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The Ultimate Guide to Tseung Kwan O Waterfront Restaurants in Hong Kong

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Tseung Kwan O's buzzing waterfront only recently came to life in the past two years, particularly this year with its surge in new restaurant openings. The waterfront promenade is the perfect place to spend a weekend afternoon, from biking along the sea to tucking into international eats in al-fresco locations with the family. Venture out of the nearby shopping malls and soak in the summer sun at these Tseung Kwan O Waterfront restaurants.


This post was last updated on 4th February 2022.


For fresh pasta: Pici


For foodies in-the-know, Pici needs no introduction thanks to its citywide presence that spans from bustling Soho to its flagship in Wan Chai. This Pirata Group pasta specialist serves delicious fresh daily-made Italian dishes that fulfil home-cooked cravings in a buzzing neighbourhood space. From the aromatic tagliolini truffle to the hearty classical lasagna, Pici has something for everyone. We strongly suggest trying the tasting menu to nibble a bit of everything, but remember to save room for dessert – the panna cotta is divine. – CSP Times


Pici, CAPRI Place – O’South Coast, No. 33 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, +852 2633 9200


For French deli: LQV


Situated just by the cycle paths of Alto Residences, LQV is the newest opening by popular Parisian food group Le Quinze Vins. This bright cosy space is a combo bistro and deli, serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The dine-in menu features classic French dishes like the signature steak tartare, Croque Monsieur with truffle ham and 18-month Comté cheese, Bourgogne snails, tomato and burrata salad, and slow-cooked duck leg. They also offer a selection of weekly specials that change every few weeks depending on seasonal produce. Want some extra goodies to bring home? Take your pick of high-quality French ingredients including chilled meats, artisan cheeses and wines from their takeaway counter. Bon appétit! – Jasmin Woolf, Contributor

LQV, Shop 4B, G/F, Alto Residences, 29 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, +852 2324 9008


For modern cha chaan teng: HOOMAN HOUSE


HOOMAN HOUSE serves modern cha chaan teng variations from Kaya French toast to rainbow Cheung fun. The all-day dining hub welcomes pets too, in line with its sister establishments HOOMAN Cafe in West Kowloon Cultural District and Superhooman in Tin Hau. — Faye Bradley, Editor


HOOMAN HOUSE, Shop No.17 G/F Papillons Square, 21 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwun O, NT, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, +852 2618 8277


For burgers: Burger Friends Forever (Burger BFF)


Satisfy your burger cravings at Burger Friends Forever, a specialist in the indulgent feasts. The menu varies with many different types of toppings from foie gras to crispy soft shell crab with mango. A bolthole gem, Burger BFF entices with its aromatic smells from outside and will delight the taste buds with its juicy burger interiors. Be sure to try the KETO burger for a unique spin on the classic dish. – Aiden Bradley, Contributor


Burger Friends Forever (Burger BFF), Shop G22A, G/F, Monterey Place, 23 Tong Chun Street, O'South Coast, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 6113 1497


For Taiwanese comfort food: First Love


With red lanterns hanging from the ceiling, bookcases full of books and homey wooden furniture, a visit to First Love will make you feel as though you’re in Taiwan. Come on the weekend, families and their pets throng to this popular waterfront establishment for Taiwanese classics like bubble tea, braised pork rice, beef noodles and even robatayaki-style barbecue. If you’re able to, come on a weekday, grab a book from their bookshelf and enjoy a few drinks outdoors. – Jasmin Woolf, Contributor

First Love, Shop G26, G/F, Papillons Square, 21 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, +852 2219 0191


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For all-day dining & drinking: Oolaa TKO


Popular restaurant group Oolaa adds another feather to its cap with the debut of its new Tseung Kwan O location. The space itself is huge, bright and airy, with lots of seating options, although it does get packed out at the weekend. The menu selection is extensive – from breakfast and set lunches to happy-hour drinks and sharing platters, there is something for everyone. To celebrate their new opening, Oolaa TKO is offering a special happy-hour deal available all day, every day. Why not make the most of the lovely summer weather and get a few friends together to enjoy some alfresco drinks at this new neighbourhood joint.– Jasmin Woolf, Contributor


Oolaa TKO, Shop G16, G/F, Capri Place, 33 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, +852 2369 2866


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For healthy brunch: Fleur


Australian brunch spot FLEUR offers scrumptious all-day breakfast food in a sophisticated setting. The expansive venue takes a modern approach to classic brunch dishes, with highlights like the beef cheek eggs benedict and the grilled miso salmon risotto hash. And don't be fooled by the pretty displays – it tastes just as good as it looks. If that's not enticing enough, check out their impressive selection of beverages. Caffeine lovers flock here to try the funky espressos but we're returning for the superfood iced tea. – Faye Bradley, Editor


Fleur, Shop 1B, G/F, Papillons Square, 21 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, +852 2833 6963


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For omakase: FICUS JP


Serving a brilliant selection of sushi, sashimi and washoku options, FICUS JP is an authentic Japanese restaurant that's famed for its delectable omakase menu. Sit at the chef's table to watch the food be made in front of you – from slicing the fresh catches of the day to rolling the handmade sushi served on the countertop for immediate indulgence. Come hungry and well early in the evening to fully experience the restaurant in its glory, while expecting attentive, friendly staff who are more than happy to recommend beverage pairings. After all, what's an omakase without sake? – Faye Bradley, Editor


FICUS JP, Shop G12, G/F., Monterey Place, O'South Coast, No, 23 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, +852 2890 6133


For pizza: Café Bohème

With its big postcard-style windows, indoor-outdoor seating and uninterrupted view of the ocean, Café Bohème’s gorgeous new space is the perfect place for a lazy weekend brunch or evening drinks. Inside, a huge, colourful graffiti-style mural takes centre stage, while the sleek cement floor and bright, edgy furniture create a chilled industrial vibe. They’re all about hearty comfort food here, so expect much loved Italian classics like refreshing salads, thin-crust pizzas and freshly cooked pastas. Don’t leave without trying their desserts either, especially their homemade Tiramisu – you’ll thank us later! – Jasmin Woolf, Contributor

Café Bohème, Shop 8, G/F, Alto Residences, 29 Tong Yin St, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, +852 2661 2238

For Thai food (and pan-Asian): Chilli Lime


From the same group that brought us Bacco in Sai Kung, Chilli Lime is a pan-Asian venture in Tseung Kwan O with a core focus on Thai cuisine, with some Indian favourites. Experience mouth-watering classics, like the aromatic Pad Thai and the massive dosa, perfect for sharing. The restaurant merges modern touches in its recipes, while the cocktail list is popular for weekend respites. Dine outdoors on the plush lounge chairs for a comfortable sitting, best spent with friends and family after a day at the beach. – Faye Bradley, Editor


For Japanese izakaya: ChiKushiyaki House


ChiKushiyaki House is a modern Japanese izakaya that specialises in, as the name would suggest, skewered meats and vegetables. In addition to the more unique offerings like Hastumoto chicken and classic crowd favourites such as Canadian pork belly and tender beef tongue, other must-tries include the aubergine with a garlic miso sauce and grilled pineapple spiced up with brown sugar and Sichuan peppers served alongside vanilla ice cream. This summer, they’re also serving fresh oysters flown in from Iwate and Murotsu, Japan. Oh, and did we mention the restaurant has a sea view? – Jasmin Woolf, Contributor


ChiKushiyaki House & Bar, Shop 6A,1/F, Monterey Place, 23 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, +852 2303 0903