The best restaurants in Central, Hong Kong

The best restaurants in Central, Hong Kong
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If you’re looking for the best restaurants in Central, Hong Kong, this list may be exactly what you need for some inspiration. Central is not only the central business district in Hong Kong, it is also home to a great many delicious restaurants. Whether you are having your lunch break from work or looking for spots to hang out with your friends at night, Central is a bustling area with plenty of options.

Holly Brown

Holly Brown is a vibrant Western dessert and coffee shop in Central, Hong Kong. Not only are their dishes tasty, the ambience is also gorgeous and Instagram-worthy. You might expect such a restaurant in the Central district to be expensive, but their prices are generally affordable. Holly Brown often provides different promotions as well, from free flow wine to weeklong all-you-can-eat gelato with a set dinner.

Their famous gelato comes in 12 flavors, ranging from our all time favorite Tiramisu to their unique Blue Vanilla. Their cakes are also of a generous size to make sure your sweet tooth is satisfied.

To add to your Instagram story, order their mouthwatering waffles, souffle pancakes, Danish toasts or milkshakes. Their guilty pleasures are more pleasurable than guilty.

Address: G/F, 22 Stanley Street, Central

Saku Noki

Saku Noki is one of the best restaurants in Central if you’re looking for Japanese cuisine. Most of their seafood is imported directly from Japan, so their sashimi is exceptionally fresh. The freshest ingredients plus friendly staff makes Saku Noki a must-visit in Central.

If you plan on having a relaxing night chatting with your friends, go for their skewers and Japanese sake. Their grilled Japanese eel and grilled oysters are also top choices. There are limited seats though, so make a reservation prior to your visit just in case.

Address: G/F, 32 Staunton Street, Central

Vietnam Fast Food

Hidden in a small, easy-to-miss lane in Central, Vietnam Fast Food is an unpretentious restaurant that will hit the spot if you are on a tight budget or in a hurry. It is rare to find a restaurant with such fairly priced food in Central, which is a rather expensive district. In fact, it’s kind of an insider-secret – many of those who work in Central buy take-away from this fast food shop. Their lunch sets cost just a little more than HK$50. For even more of a deal, the afternoon tea sets are at a lower price at the same portions. Although many may shy away from the concept of eating chicken feet (and their texture), we found the shop’s chicken feet salad to be excellent. If you are feeling courageous enough to have a go at something a little different, this is the place to give them a try.

Address: G/F, 12 Tit Hong Lane, Central

Ivan the Kozak

When speaking of the best restaurants in Central, Ivan the Kozak must not go unmentioned. This restaurant serves authentic Eastern European cuisine, which can be uncommon to find in Hong Kong. Beautiful and exotic, Ivan the Kozak is stylishly decorated with Russian and Ukrainian elements.

There are so many dishes on the menu to captivate your attention. Hong Kongers are fond of borscht, in fact a Hong Kong-style borscht is served in many restaurants in the area. However, not many people are aware that borscht actually comes from Ukraine, and is a famous dish in Russia and Slavic countries as well. If you are a fan of borscht, you must try this quintessential soup prepared authentically at Ivan the Kozak. Aside from borscht, the baked rabbit in sour cream sauce is also a unique dish that you won’t find elsewhere. Lunch sets are priced around HK$150, but will make you feel like you’ve been transported to Eastern Europe.

Address: 1/F, Parekh House, 63 Wyndham Street, Central

Hot Pot Land

Hot pot is a Hong Kong favorite, no matter what season it is. Hot Pot Land on Wyndham Street provides a wide range of items for you to personalize your meal from six different soup bases and up to 26 different meat options, excluding seafood. To make your experience at Hot Pot Land even better, there are a few dim sum items if you are feeling like adding more variety to your meal.

Address: 3/F, Winning Centre, 46-48 Wyndham Street, Central

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