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Packed with shops, offices and people, you can easily find yourself immersed in the renowned hustle and bustle of Hong Kong’s Central. As one of the busiest neighborhoods in the city, the restaurants around Central are diverse and plentiful. So, it’s no surprise that we have a brand-new selection of eats for you to check out in the area.
With Soho and Lan Kwai Fong close by and also filled with restaurants, you can quickly get lost among the many options when choosing a place to grab a bite. And, if that happens, not to worry! Read on for some of our new top picks for the best restaurants in Central.
A signature modern British restaurant placed amid the streets of Central, Mr. Wolf serves the “classic pub grub food” that you crave. The restaurant is just a 5-minute walk from Central station and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner (as well as weekend brunch and a Sunday roast!) Be sure to stop by for the happy hour on the terrace from 3 to 9 p.m. every day.
Address: 5/F Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road
Recently opened in 2021, the Aussie Grill by Outback is situated straight across the street from exit D2 of Central station. Emphasizing bold and unique Western flavors, it’s the perfect place to enjoy quality Aussie grill specialties – like burgers, ribs, fries – with quick service.
Address: G/F, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen’s Road
BÊP is bringing authentic Vietnamese cuisine to Hong Kong. The name BÊP means “kitchen” in Vietnamese, and the restaurant’s second location encompasses an atmosphere reminiscent of Vietnamese street cafes. The majority of the staff came from Vietnam, hence the authentic pho recipes, fried spring rolls and vermicelli with housemade nouc mam (fish sauce).
Address: G/F, 88-90 Wellington Street
Hidden in the streets of Lan Kwai Fong, this restaurant serves modern Indian cuisine by Culinary Director Balaji Balachander of Benares fame. The restaurant comprises three parts – the Chai Bar, Kitchen and Dining Hall – and is accessed through the entrance of British bar Hugger Mugger. Signature dishes include the Chaiwala dal curry, chicken tikka tandoori, cheese chaska and pani puri with jal-jeera.
Address: Basement, No. 43-55, Wyndham Street
Operated by Chef Ricardo Chaneton, Mono offers a reinterpretation of Latin American cuisine complemented by Chef Ricardo’s French fine dining skills. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere at Mono’s open Chef’s counter where you can watch the creative process. Having ranked No. 1 on Asia’s best restaurants in 2019 and receiving a Michelin star in 2022, Mono is a must-visit for foodies in Central.
Address: 5/F, 18 On Lan Street
La Vache! has just one signature dish on its menu– its classic steak and frites. Paying homage to the Parisian tradition of entrecôte steakhouses, La Vache! serves generous portions of this French classic for HK$398 per person. Be sure to stop by for Happy Hour from 3 to 6 p.m. for a steak sandwich, unlimited French fries and a martini. You can also book your table in advance!
Address: 48 Peel Street, SoHo
A Japanese cooking technique, Kushiyaki refers to grilled meat and vegetables on a skewer. Keyaki prepares kushiyaki using real charcoal and bincho charcoal skewers, which imbues the ingredients with a rich, smoky flavor. You can choose the skewers you want or order a course meal that will guide you through a variety of meats and vegetables. Then, pair your skewers with a selection from Keyaki’s diverse range of Japanese sakes, wine and draft beer.
Address: G/F, 14 Wo On Lane
Chef Shane Osborn opened Arcane as a solo venture serving modern European cuisine prepared with a French technique. Osborn is the first Australian chef to achieve one and two Michelin stars. Alongside its Michelin star, Arcane boasts premium quality produce from Japan, France and the United Kingdom and artwork from Flowers Gallery, a London and New York-based contemporary art gallery.
Address: 3/F, 18 On Lan Street
Tsim Chai Kee Noodle Shop
Famous for its classic Wonton noodles offered at just HK$34, the Michelin-recommended Tsim Chai Kee Noodle Shop is one place you cannot miss out on in Central. Choose from three toppings – wontons, sliced beef or minced fish ball – or you can mix them in any combination, but the classic wontons and noodles are the most popular. Be prepared to wait in line during peak hours.
Address: Shop B, G/F, Jade Centre, 98 Wellington Street
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