Sheung Wan Restaurants
163 Hollywood Rd., Sheung Wan
Street art is having a big moment in Hong Kong, and this brand-new, much-hyped restaurant is arguably its epicenter. There are installations from Takashi Murakami, Kaws, Koons, and Mr. Brainwash—a distractingly cool backdrop for the fusion French fare. The food stands up on its own, though a meal here is really more about the scene.
108 Hollywood Rd., Sheung Wan
When you've maxed out on dim sum and just want a simple café where you can tuck into the paper, and maybe a bagel and lox or some avocado toast, Classified is a nice choice. So welcome, in fact, that there are something like nine outposts scattered across the region. They do a reliably great English and Irish breakfast and the coffee is better than what you'll find in most joints. Other locations include Stanley, Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, Repulse Bay, Central, and Happy Valley.
Lock Cha Tea House
The K.S. Lo Gallery, Hong Kong Park, Sheung Wan
When you’ve had too much pork, turn to this sweet, traditional Chinese tea house, which serves vegetarian dim sum. Beyond dumplings, they offer more than 100 varieties of tea (which are also for sale in the shop).
33-35 Bridges St., Sheung Wan
Yard Bird doesn’t take reservations, which doesn’t deter the crowds from lining up every night: The menu is all about chicken, served yakitori style, and it doesn’t disappoint. While the focus seems specific, they’re unsparing in skewering and barbecuing every part of the bird, from the neck to the heart, to the liver (you can get basic breasts, too). For vegetarians, there are plenty of delectable sides, including sweet corn tempura and eggplant salad.
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