Looking for date night options in Yau Tsim Mong? We’ve rounded up our personal faves on the Kowloon side for some serious romancing, any day of the week. From casual and laid-back meals to intimate and extravagant feasts, there should be something for everyone here (and if not, hit us up in the comments!):
A Classic Date Night
Morton’s Steakhouse at The Sheraton boasts fantastic harbor views and a lively atmosphere to boot. The USDA Prime steaks are imported go perfectly with the curated wine and cocktail lists. The steakhouse also serves classic American desserts like cheesecake and key lime pie.
Insider tip: Let staff know of any special occasion and they’ll be sure to make a fuss of you.
Morton’s The Steakhouse, 4/F Sheraton Hotel, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2732-2243, www.mortons.com/hongkong.
An Alfresco Adventure
Live music, a waterfront promenade, skyline views and an elegant dining atmosphere – what more could you ask for? Located on Tsim Sha Tsui East’s row of harborfront hotels, the comfortable and spacious restaurant offers alfresco dining and a gastro-pub atmosphere. Couples can enjoy inventive cocktails, a variety of quality steaks, fresh seafood, freshly made pasta and wood-fired pizza.
Insider tip: The beef Wellington topped with foie gras and served in a red wine sauce is a must-try.
Shop G7/G8, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, 2722-7050, www.wooloo-mooloo.com.
A Michelin-Starred Experience
Two-Michelin-starred Yan Toh Heen is one of Kowloon-side’s finer Cantonese establishments — and with sweeping views of Victoria Harbour to boot. Executive chef Lau Yiu-fai presents his dishes in a contemporary style, with a menu focusing on innovative presentation and seasonal ingredients. Signature dishes include the braised imperial bird’s nest with crab meat roe, the barbecued suckling pig, and the wok-fried lobster.
Insider tip: Be sure to ask for a window seat when making a reservation.
InterContinental Hotel, Lower Level, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2313-2323, hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com.
A Feisty Feast
Popular Temple Spice Crabs is located at the intersection of Temple Street and Nanking Street, lovingly dubbed “Spicy crab corner”. Get your hands dirty at this no-fuss street eatery and prepare to get your fill of fresh and garlicky seafood. These dishes can be quite spicy, so remember to pair the fried seafood with an ice-cold beer. TSC is the perfect spot for a cheap and cheerful date.
Insider tip: Bring chewing gum if you want to keep your breath fresh after the meal!
210 Temple street, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2487-3688.
A Swiss Affair
Looking for traditional Swiss fare? Try Chesa, a 50-year-old alpine-style chalet located in The Peninsula Hotel. Welcoming and cosy, Chesa is a haven for raclette and cheese fondue lovers. Couples can enjoy a a cheesy (like, literally) meal in a relaxed and unpretentious setting. Running on the slightly pricy side, Chesa is an excellent option for special occasions.
Insider tip: Finish with a Lindt chocolate fondue with seasonal fruits.
1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2696-6769, hongkong.peninsula.com.
A Sizzling Supper
There are plenty of branches across the city, but this Korean gem still tops our list: Sorabol on Nathan Road offers up authentic Korean barbecue, hot pot and other classic dishes using Korea-imported ingredients as well as organic vegetables grown on the mountains of Huizhou, Guangdong Province.
Insider tip: Ask the incredibly helpful staff for recommendations if you’re unsure of what to order.
Shop 4B, 4/F, FoodLoft, Miramar Shopping Centre, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2375 2882, www.sorabol.com.hk.
A Vegetarian Journey
South Indian establishment Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant offers authentic Indian recipes with a slight Chinese twist. With options like crispy dosa, piping hot curries and a wide array of Indian street food, the dishes here pack a punch. Sangeetha is a must-try for curry and veggie lovers — and lovers in general.
Insider tip: Prices here are incredibly reasonable, making it a good choice for the end of the month.
UG 1-5 & 31, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2640-2123, sangeetha.com.hk.
A Taste of the south
Chung King Mansions is home to some of the most authentic and delicious South Asian fare in Hong Kong. Syed Bukhara has made a name for itself as one of Hong Kong’s most popular Malaysian-Indian restaurants. A no-fuss fast food setting, SB is perfect for an easy breezy date night. Follow the scent of the simmering meats and spices to the restaurant signage calling out in bright green and orange. Go for the Mutton Bukhara biryani with fragrant hints of nutmeg, bay leaves and star anise, paired with aromatic basmati rice.
Insider tip: Make sure you try the Indian chai tea. Syed Bukhara is also completely Halal-friendly.
Shop 15-16, G/F, Chungking Mansions, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.