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The Best Restaurants in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Last Updated: 12th June 2023


HONG KONG


Nestled within the historic and enchanting neighborhood of Sheung Wan lies a treasure trove of character, tradition, and culinary brilliance. This charming district has emerged as a coveted destination for discerning palates seeking the crème de la crème of dining experiences. Whether your palate yearns for the zesty delights of Thai cuisine at Samsen or the refined elegance of French fine dining at Racines, here's our round up of the best restaurants in Sheung Wan and why:


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Racines


With French classics reimagined through a contemporary lens, Racines serves up a symphony of flavours that resonates with the nostalgia of childhood, the bonds of family, and the enduring spirit of friendship. Founded by Chef Johan Ducroquet and F&B Expert Gregory Alexandre, the intimate fine dining joint sits on the hill of Upper Station Street. The cosy space features an open kitchen to watch the mastery of its chefs, with a seasonally changing menu crafted by Chefs Romain Dupeyre and Adrien Castillo to keep gourmands coming back. Indulge in the velvety allure of creamy chicken liver parfait, savour the briny elegance of Bouchot mussels, and surrender to a gustatory journey that pays homage to the beauty of seasonal ingredients. At Racines, epicurean delights await, as every dish unravels a story of culinary craftsmanship, artistry, and unwavering dedication to gastronomic excellence.


Address: 22 Upper Station St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong SAR | Website: racineshk.com| Whatsapp: +852 5742 6539 | Email: info@racineshk.com | Instagram: @racines.hk


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Bianco & Rosso


Nestled in the perfect cross junction between Shin Hing Street and Gough is the elegant Bianco & Rosso which boasts exquisite West-Mediterranean culinary delights, upscale regional bodega-inspired interiors as well as the title of Hong Kong's first House of Vermouth, aptly reflected in the venue's title that pays homage to the renowned Vermouths Bianco & Rosso. Here you'll find protein and produce favoured throughout Spain, Italy and Southern France incorporated into their menu with elevated touches like the zesty Mediterranean octopus carpaccio, the luxurious caviar-topped bluefin tuna cornetto and handmade ricotta ravioli bursting with aromatic porcini cream. You won't want to miss trying their exquisite cocktails either, after all, it just wouldn't seem justifiable to visit the House of Vermouth without sampling their pride-of-place negroni. - Daniella Wu


Address: 29 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong | Website: biancoandrosso.com | Phone: +852 2813 1669 | Email: info@biancoandrosso.com | Instagram: @biancoandrosso.hk | Facebook: @biancoandrosso.hk


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Rêveri


At Rêveri, founders Jessica Kesumo and John Law bring together a team of passionate chefs to create an intimate dining experience at the heart of the vibrant neighbourhood. The dishes are a delicately crafted fusion of contemporary Pan-Asian flavours with Western cooking style.


Address: 20 - 24, Mercer Street, Sheung Wan, Mid-levels, Hong Kong | Website: reverihk.com | Phone: +852 6778 7278 | Email: reservation@reverihk.com | Instagram: @reveri.hk | Facebook: @reveri.hk



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UMI


Under the masterful guidance of sushi virtuoso Makota Harada, whose expertise spans over three decades, Le Comptoir's UMI offers a luxuriously refined experience that showcases the artistry and precision of Edomae sushi. Prepare to embark on a culinary voyage like no other, where each morsel tells a story of unrivaled craftsmanship and a relentless commitment to delivering an extraordinary sushi dining experience. At UMI, the sea's treasures unfold in a symphony of flavours, inviting you to savor the epitome of Japanese culinary heritage.


Address: Shop 3, G/F, 159 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong | Website: umi.hk | Phone: +852 2956 3177 | Email: umi@lecomptoir.hk | Instagram: @umihk | Facebook: @umionhollywoodroad


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RŌNIN


Vibrant, delicious and exciting, RŌNIN is an izakaya-style dining bar ticking all the boxes for those looking to embark on a fancy night out. From a rich Japanese whisky to a tasting menu of fresh seafood that varies according to the market's availability, this is the place to wine, dine and wile away the night.


Address: 8 On Wo Lane Ground Floor (Kau U Fong) Central, Hong Kong | Website: roninhk.com | Phone: +852 2547 5263 | Email: seats@roninhk.com | Instagram: @ronin_hk | Facebook: @ROHongKong


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Embla


In 2022, Swedish Chef Jim Löfdahl founded Embla in hopes of bringing contemporary Nordic cuisine to the vibrant city of Hong Kong. The inspiration for the name came from Norse mythology's first man and woman, Embla and Askr, and the cuisine highlights the radiant cultures of the Nordic region. Holding an intimate relationship with farmers, the restaurant presents seasonal menus for a multi-sensory dining experience.


Address: 11 Upper Station Street Hong Kong, Hong Kong | Website: embla-hk.com | Phone: +852 2559 8508 | Email: info@embla-hk.com | Instagram: @emblahk | Facebook: @emblahk | Twitter: @restaurantembla




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Bouillon

Tucked away on Pound Lane is the chic hidden gem of a restaurant led by Parisian Chef Johan Ducroquet with a vision to deliver a captivating yet classical Parisian bistro dining experience. The intimate rococo-style splendour, inviting booth tables and a big screen playing a various stream of clips from old iconic French films all work together to create a unique, elegant and rather cinematic atmosphere for diners to enjoy revisited quintessentially French classic dishes and creative recipes in. French to the core down to its philosophy and produce, Bouillon prides itself on utilising ultra-fresh and artisanal seasonal products as well as on their extensive wine selection of up to 100 different wines hailing primarily from eco-friendly and family-owned wineries. Between the tried and true classics like garlic buttered escargots or the indulgent French onion soup and more creative plates like the piquant grilled squid with chorizo and ratatouille or the spectacular passionfruit crème brûlée, there is the perfect dish waiting for every diner at Bouillon Bistro Parisien. - Daniella


Address: 6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong | Website: https://bouillonhk.com/ | Phone: +852 2886 0056 | Email: contact@bouillonhk.com | Instagram: @bouillon.hk| Facebook: @bouillon.hk|



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Honjo


Savour an extraordinary culinary journey at Honjo, where the essence of Japan converges with contemporary innovation. From impeccably prepared sashimi and delectable grilled meats to exquisite sushi creations, each dish is a testament to the harmonious blend of tradition and creativity.


Address: 1/F, 77-91 Queen’s Rd West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong | Website: honjo.hk | Phone: +852 2663 3772 | Email: info@honjo.hk | Instagram: @honjohk | Facebook: @honjohk


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Yardbird


In keeping with the lively streets of Sheung Wan, Yardbird is a highly recommneded buzzing modern izakaya. The restaurant offers masterful yakitori, delicious food and drinks in its radiant dining space.


Address: G/F, 154-158 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong | Website: yardbirdrestaurant.com | Phone: +852 2547 9273 | Email: info@yardbirdrestaurant.com | Instagram: @yardbirdyakitori | Facebook: @yardbirdrestaurant


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Samsen


Featured in our Wan Chai neighbourhood guide, Samsen's Sheung Wan outpost cements a spot in this guide for its authentic and iconic representation northern Thai flavours. Here, you will experience true Bangkok-inspired and Northern Thai flavours with classic dishes such as Khao Soi and Massaman curry.


Address: 23 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong | Website: samsen-hk.com | Phone: +852 2234 0080 | Email: hi@samsen-hk.com | Instagram: @samsenhk | Facebook: @SamsenHK



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TATE Dining Room


The multi-award winning chef-proprietor Vicky Lau is not only artful in her cooking, but in her rich in storytelling. The beautiful two-Michelin-starred TATE serves as a blank canvas to her colourful expression of her passion towards nature, culture and innovation. Her statements towards haute cuisine is grounded in traditional craft, avant-garde in choreography and contemporary in sophistication.


Address: 210 Hollywood Road , Hong Kong | Website: tate.com.hk | Phone: +852 2555 2172 | Email: info@tate.com.hk | Instagram: @tatediningroom | Facebook: @TateDiningRoom



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Hansik Goo


The Michelin-starred Hansik Goo is home to the talented Korean Chef Mingoo Kang. The minimalistic interior reflects the chef's simple dedication to his family and roots in Korean cuisine. The authentic home cooking style menu features many iconic dishes with the chef's personal touches, making each dish ever more intimate and delicious.


Address: 1/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street | Website: hansikgoo.hk | Phone: +852 2798 8768 | Email: info@hansikgoo.hk | Instagram: @hansikgoo | Facebook: @hansikgoohk



Bonheur


Bonheur, which translates to 'happiness' in English, is a French fine dining restaurant at on the 6th floor of The Pemberton that seeks to deliver happiness through cooking. From the authentic French cuisine to the wine pairing, down to the desserts, you can taste the chefs' love and passion for their craft.


Address: 22-26 Bonham Strand Floor:6, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong | Phone: +852 2544 6333

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