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  • Writer's pictureFaye Bradley

The Trendiest Thai Restaurants in Hong Kong

For those familiar with Thailand's vibrant and energetic atmosphere, especially the bustling streets of Bangkok and Phuket, finding authentic Thai cuisine outside the country can be a challenge. To satisfy our cravings, we embarked on a quest to discover the best and trendiest Thai restaurants in Hong Kong, where the eclectic vibe and mouthwatering flavors of Thailand come alive.

Sip Song

Sip Song, situated on the picturesque Repulse Bay Beach, offers a trendy beachfront dining experience. Helmed by Head Chef Nuch Srichantranon, who hails from Bangkok, Sip Song draws inspiration from vibrant Thai night markets. The menu showcases a fusion of Thai and Australian influences, with must-try dishes such as the Kai Loog Keuy (Thai scotch egg) and the Kang Phet Ped Yang (red-roasted duck curry).

Sip Song, Shop 114 & 115, The Pulse, 28 Beach Rd, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2328 8385,

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Mak Mak

Mak Mak, located at The Landmark in Central, brings the flavors of Bangkok cuisine to the heart of the city. Another gem from JIA Group, Mak Mak serves regional favorites in a retro Bangkok setting reminiscent of the 1960s. Behind its unassuming takeaway stand exterior lies a spacious dining room where you can savor a sit-down meal.

Shop 217A, 2/F Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2983 1003,

Thai Dao

For a delightful al-fresco dining experience, Thai Dao in Sai Kung offers sweeping views of the beach, kayakers, and swimmers. This seafront eatery serves a selection of large platters, including Thai appetizers and whole roasted chicken, providing a casual haven for those seeking a relaxed meal by the sea.

9 Sha Ha Village, Tai Mong Tsoi Road, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, +852 2792 6189,


Aaharn, located within the colonial compound of Tai Kwun, explores the realm of Thai fine dining under the guidance of Chef David Thompson. Recently awarded a Michelin star in 2020, Aaharn delights guests with authentic Thai dishes made from quality ingredients and fresh Thai herbs and vegetables sourced directly from the region. Rice plays a central role in every meal at Aaharn, following the Thai tradition of "kup kao," and wine and cocktail pairings are recommended to enhance the dining experience.

Aaharn, 1/F Armoury Building, 02 Tai Kwun Centre, 10 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2703 9111,


Samsen, nestled in Sheung Wan, has garnered considerable attention since its opening. The Thai restaurant, known for its consistent high standards, initially gained fame through its first outpost in Wan Chai, which earned a Michelin star. The menu features bold flavors presented in a street-style fashion, with the mango sticky rice being a highly sought-after dish upon arrival.

Samsen, G/F, 23 Jervois St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2234 0080,


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