Has it already been a year since our last 30 Best Eats dining awards? In the time since our last awards announcement, new restaurants have emerged and reputable chefs have switched nests — but what has not changed is our passion for discovering delicious bites and enticing eateries to put on your radar.
This year, we present our 30 Best Eats 2022 winners’ list once again — and we couldn’t be more proud! Congratulations to all the winners on their much-deserved victories!
See the full list of winners (in alphabetical order by establishment name) below:
A shining component of Central’s bustling dining scene, A Lux by Dining Art Group is an intimate, sophisticated restaurant specializing in Italian-French culinary art. With devoted chef Chung at its helm, A Lux puts forward specially curated menus featuring the finest seasonal ingredients, with handmade pasta as its prized signature dish. Drop by to discover how traditional techniques intertwine with an innovative spirit to create a medley of refreshed classic flavors — and don’t forget the many exquisite wines on offer!
Shop M2, M/F, Baskerville House, 13 Duddell Street, Central, 2663 9938
More than an awardee of two Michelin stars, French fine dining frontrunner Amber, headed by chef Richard Ekkebus, also wears the Michelin Green Star as a badge of pride. Having pledged to engage in an ethical, sustainable supply cycle, Amber sources regional, organic and traceable produce whenever possible to ensure our gourmet indulgence does not lead to negative outcomes, be it on the level of biodiversity, morality or social responsibility.
7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 2132 0066
It’s true: everybody loves ARGO. The crown jewel of Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, ARGO is, as of this moment, Asia’s third best bar and the world’s 28th best bar, which is testament to its exquisite cocktails and elegant neoclassical interior. Newcomers to the bar will certainly find their new choice of poison among signature drinks such as the Cocoa-aged Single Origin Negroni and the ARGO Martini, while frequent guests can RSVP for a buffet lunch led with international delicacies.
8 Finance Street, Central, 3196 8882
Many Hongkongers’ go-to spot for fresh-out-the-oven breads and pastries alike, artisan bakery Bakehouse is, without exaggeration, a ray of sunshine beaming where it stands. Brainchild of former Four Seasons pastry chef Grégoire Michaud, this absolute gem of a café-bakery hybrid has in store most things made with flour, sugar and love. Yes, that includes croissants, danishes, scones, tarts and other bite-sized delights you’d randomly crave for somewhere between lunch and supper.
Multiple locations including 14 Tai Wong Street East, Wan Chai
We get it, we all come to Castellana for the truffles, and the authentic Piedmont flavor. Neutral tones, leather seating and pristine white tablecloths echo throughout the dining space, directing your focus to the palate — after all, you’d want to savor every part of the signature White Truffle Menu as the feast unfolds. Do request to sit at the chef’s table and witness Chef Romeo Morelli work his Piedmontese magic before your very eyes.
UG-1/F, Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central, 3188 5028
Chickpea is the epitome of millennial eating culture: it’s nutritious, it’s to-go, it’s got options. With locations across some of the most convenient addresses south of the Victoria Harbour, this endearing takeaway joint is here to supercharge your meals with freshly made hummus, pita pockets, salads and so much more. Next time you’re needing a little pick-me-up, dine swift and healthy with Chickpea.
Multiple locations including Shop 3, Union Commercial Building, 12-16 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 5518 4445
China’s 5000 years of civilization means that even the most common dish on our everyday dining table is the result of 5000 years’ worth of culinary wisdom and flavor revision. Taking this rich history to heart, CHINESOLOGY injects contemporary imagination into the majestic Tang Dynasty-themed menu without departing from its core: showcasing the beauty of each ingredient while sparking interaction and enjoyment. Which means its selection of unique Chinese herbal cocktails will come in handy.
Shop 3101, Podium Level 3, ifc mall, Central, 6809 2299
At Clarence, the furthest ends of the globe meet to give rise to a new world of redefined flavors. With more than a decade of cooking under his belt, Chef Olivier Elzer reimagines the French cuisine with techniques he picked up during his tenure — from the signature “Yakifrenchy” style combining French classics with Japanese robata; to The Plat Principal menus’ fish and meat dishes cooked on the bone as per Hong Kong tradition, each concept is a love letter to the past and a venture into the future.
25/F, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, 3568 1397
Bridging the gap in the Hong Kong dining scene for Burmese cuisine, Club Rangoon was founded by restaurateur Nelson Htoo to promote more than just the taste of the country’s delish food, but also the rich culture and loving memories associated with Myanmar. Journey into this lesser known gourmet landscape in the comfort of Club Rangoon’s stylishly subdued interior, with a Myanmar-inspired cocktail in hand.
33 Aberdeen Street, Central, 2503 3077
COA is a familiar name to casual partygoers and seasoned connoisseurs alike, much thanks to its consecutive placements at the “50 Best Bars” lists since the year 2020. Founded by cocktail bar veteran Jay Khan as a way to cast the spotlight on 100% agave tequila and traditional mezcal, COA is all about immersing its patrons in the authentic taste of Mexico. Printed on its 41-page bible of agave spirit cocktails are signature mixtures such as La Paloma de Oaxaca and Ancho Highball, plus a new drink each week celebrating seasonal ingredients of the bartenders’ choice.
Shop A, LG/F Wah Shin House, 6-10 Shin Hing Street, Central, 2813 5787
Sometimes, you gotta reward yourself for, well, just making it through the work week. Drop by Domain @ EAST Hong Kong for a light, laid-back lunch when the clock strikes 12:30pm, because technically it is part café, part co-working space. From refreshments you’d expect from a neighborhood lounge to healthy fruit-based beverages, Domain @ EAST Hong Kong is home to everything that makes your nine-to-five go by like a breeze.
1/F, EAST Hong Kong, 29 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing, 3968 3777
Cantonese cuisine makes even the most critical epicure wish their stomach was a bottomless pit, given the vast variety of dishes and cooking techniques covered in just one menu. Such sentiment is especially true when you’re seated at the modern luxe dining hall of Dynasty. Enjoy countless time-honored Cantonese classics — encompassing everything that lives between the skies above and the deepest of waters below — as the glorious view of the Victoria Harbour further strikes you with wonder.
3/F, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 2802 8888
To experience “the best of both worlds” might be talk of pop culture novelty, so Embla aims for the next best thing: to serve the most spectacular tastes of each season to you on a platter. Operating on an eco-centric principle with aspirations for only the finest and freshest flavors, this Nordic fine dining restaurant sources in-season produce from ethical production cycles. Each spoonful savored at Embla is nature’s blessing in its rawest form.
11 Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan, 2559 8508
Nostalgic, filling, timelessly delicious — what else is there to say about Siu Mei (or “roast meat”)? Hongkongers’ favorite feel-good food receives a modern yet faithful twist courtesy of Good BBQ, a trendy takeaway chain prioritizing flavors and social responsibility. A stellar bowl of Char Siu rice by Good BBQ does not discriminate: those who are on a meat-free diet will be delighted to dig into its vegetarian-friendly Impossible™ counterpart.
Shop 2, G/F, 39 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 9852 1062
With a name that translates to “homeland” in German, Heimat is chef-owner Peter Find’s tribute to his Central European motherland. Drawing inspiration from cuisines from Berlin, Bavaria and beyond, this Lan Kwai Fong hotspot does its subject proud via a modern, refined flavor profile. Make the most out of your visit by going for the six-course tasting menu spotlighting classic dishes such as See Zunge “Finkenwerder Art” and Frankfurter Grüne Sauce, priced at $1280.
8/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, 2881 1022
Enjoy Nordic gastronomic delight at Hjem, a Sheung Wan-based restaurant born from co-founders Elin Fu and Nelson Htoo’s immense longing for the Norwegian town of Hamar. With calmness and contentment on its forefront (or storefront, seeing how the venue is a harmony of neutral tones and wood textures), Hjem invites you to open up your heart for little blissful moments in life, and to raise your appetite for its Scandi weekend brunch menu, available any time of the day.
161 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, 2362 9193
We are no stranger to the traditional cuisine of Hong Kong, but no one does it better than Hong Kong Cuisine. Under the leadership of Head Chef Silas Li, this La Commanderie des Cordons Bleus de France member restaurant carries local dishes to the contemporary era while preserving the taste of home we all know by heart. Make room in your stomach for everything from dim sum to autumn must-eat crab dishes.
1/F, Elegance Court, 2-4 Tsoi Tak Street, Happy Valley, 2893 3788
Ya hungry, pal? Head down to Hungry Pal on Lower Elgin Street to grab mouthfuls of spectacular bites and as many classic cocktails as your heart desires. With sizzling Black Angus Ribeye, mouthwatering Baby Back Ribs, crispy Prawn Scampi and an entire menu of elevated pub grub on offer, this cozy eatery knows exactly what it’s doing when it tells you to “come hungry”.
11 Lower Elgin Street, Central, 2635 4555
There are a million diets you can adopt in pursuit of health, and Infiniti C keeps you on track while satisfying your sweet tooth with treats straight from fairytale illustrations. Bringing forth Instagrammable yet gluten-free, keto-friendly cakes alongside tantalizing vegan pastries, this mindful eating pioneer is certainly worth your weekly visit. Take more bites, and don’t think twice.
Multiple locations including Shop A, G/F, Kings Hill, 38 Western Street, Sai Ying Pun, 2468 2848
JAJA aims to bust the myth that ditching meat and dairy restricts your meals to an eternal cycle of green and greener. Staying true to its positive and wellness-oriented philosophy, this Wan Chai-based veggie haven wins you over with vibrant signature dishes such as the Living Maki Platter as well as an array of colorful dessert cups. Whether or not you’re ready for this life-long dietary commitment, here’s one thing we can all agree on: going vegetarian has never felt (and looked) so fun.
6/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 2877 3999
Mostly Harmless likes to keep us guessing what’s on the menu, and we enjoy every moment of it. With a team of friendly creatives behind the bar and local farmers as its suppliers, this minimalist venue tucked away on the quieter end of Sai Ying Pun is known for its cocktail omakase rotation featuring the best fruits of the season. Yes, it means some of the drinks might be a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence; but hey: it also means more 100% Hong Kong flavors are on the way. Cheers!
110 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun
Secret clubs, in contrast to your other exclusive members-only clubs, are surrounded by a fog of mystery — do they actually exist? Where are they located? And how do we join? Passage N is precisely an establishment of such nature. Thanks to, presumably, the dedication of members and staff to keep it hush-hush against the public’s prying eyes, not much is known about this club outside the establishment itself. All we can say is: it’s a beaut.
Oh, pasta, who doesn’t love pasta? Not only emblematic of Italian cuisine, this millennium-old staple has also become the comfort food of those who need a cheat meal packed with carbs, regardless of culture. Recognizing our universal adoration of pasta, beloved Pici keeps it real and 10/10 by serving freshly hand-rolled pasta each day while encouraging us to share. ‘Cause what’s better than good food and the warm company of friends?
Multiple locations including G/F, No. 24-26 Aberdeen Street, Soho, 2755 5233
Forget bar-hopping, Pirata is a one-stop fix to your every craving after nightfall. Situated among the busy streets of Wan Chai, this two-story bar and restaurant encompasses a spacious dining area and a charming outdoor lounge to make sure you’re never bored with the view. Proudly announcing its identity built upon Italian authenticity, Pirata draws you in with fresh ingredients, sparkling flavors and a sense of hospitality. Try out everything that catches your eye on the menu — the night is still young.
29-30/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, 2887 0270
While Hong Kong has no shortage of cafés in all styles known to humankind, not many of them are as inviting and vertically accomplished as Preface Coffee & Wine. Standing at five stories high, this coffee place doubles as a hub for like-minded individuals to exchange ideas, a spot for coffee connoisseurs to sample different house brews and, most importantly, a sun-lit workspace for those who have the freedom to work anywhere.
G-5/F, 11 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, 2693 3980
Catering, in the traditional sense, is meant for sizeable occasions filled with peckish attendees and guests. While Relish can more than effortlessly fulfill such demands, it also aims to cater to a select audience with an appetite for a fancy moment or two in their everyday lives. Promising exceptional dishes and sophisticated sensibilities, Relish will be your trusted ally, whether it’s a huge milestone celebration or a weekend outing you have coming up.
Request a quote here or call 3481 1924
It’s just like any other weekday evening. Your taste buds are yearning for the rejuvenating touch of your most favored spirit, and SOMM is here to quench that thirst. Having opened its doors in 2019, this neo-bistro boasts a relaxed yet elevated ambiance, serving as the perfect introduction to its repertoire of champagnes, wines and sakes of over 1600 varieties. SOMM is where you treat yourself to classic selections and innovative blends alike.
7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 2132 0055
Tealosophy believes that tea is not only just about the taste — but also about the experience. Setting itself apart via zen Japanese interiors and a befitting tatami tea room with floor-length windows leading sunshine inwards, this artisan tea house is an oasis of slow-living you can find in, ironically, one of the busiest districts of Hong Kong. Take a break as you sip on Tealosophy’s signature hand-dripped specialty tea: you deserve it.
G/F, 38 Wyndham Street, Central
Although the fight over whether pineapple is a qualifying pizza topping is nowhere near settled, our passion for this iconic Italian dish is indisputable. Enter The Pizza Pig, your next go-to neighborhood pizza place. Making a name for itself with impressive sharing-size (though no one’s stopping you from eating one whole) 30″ inch-long pizzas, this eatery by the waterfront will certainly capture your heart with its offerings of fun, bursting flavors.
Shops G10 & G11, Monterey O’ South Coast, 23 Tong Chun Street, Tsueng Kwan O, 2611 9791
At The Sixteenth, the motto is “Four times the fun”. This ambitious project by F&B hall of famer Pirata Group introduces four dining spaces, four cuisines, four completely different but equally enticing vibes, and four reasons to dine out as often as possible. We have the Italian-themed La Favorita, the Japanese-styled Honjokko, the retro-inspired TMK Funk & Rolls, and the alfresco terrace called Tempo Tempo — it’s time to do the eeny, meeny, miny, moe.
2/F, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay. Make a reservation here