Escaping the bustle of downtown Hong Kong, Tin Hau offers a more peaceful respite from city life. Nestled between Causeway Bay and North Point, the small neighborhood abode is home to boutiques and lesser-known spots that are nonetheless favored by locals. Recently, the once-quiet neighbourhood has seen an increase in new and trendy openings, from hipster cafes to vintage stores. Venture into this cozy and charming neighbourhood to explore another side of Hong Kong.
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Taking a modern spin on the nostalgic Cantonese ‘siu mei’ setting, Chop Chop is a trendy spot for locals and tourists looking for their dining fix. Cooking in collaboration with the legendary “Hong Kong God of Cookery” Chef Dai Lung, the restaurant is in good hands, serving up dishes from the signature char siew to classic egg fried rice. A popular venue come weekends and evenings, Chop Chop showcases traditional Cantonese fare in all its glory, amid sophisticated surroudings.
F, Shop 3 G, 18 Wang On Road, North Point, 3618-7718. Open every day.
Tin Hau Temple Garden
One of Hong Kong’s historic Tin Hau Temples, the namesake sanctuary is located on 10 Tin Hau Temple Road, just east of Victoria Park. Originally built by the Tai family in the 1700s, the temple is famous for its fine Shek Wan figurines on its roof and eaves, plus its dedicated tribute to Tin Hau, the Goddess of the Sea. In 1868, the monument was moved inland due to land reclamation, yet remains very similar to its original form.
Ming Tak Mansion, 10 Tin Hau Temple Road.
Embracing a “coffee by day, cocktails by night” concept, Superhooman is a secludedly chic restaurant and bar within the Tin Hau neighborhood. Enter the venue through its floor-to-ceiling doors which welcomes guests from all over, including pooches. The food menu comprises pan-Asian delights, including Japanese- and Korean-inspired dishes, while the cocktail list — curated by celebrity bartender Shelley Tai — includes unique craft creations and by-tap mixes.
G/F, 16 Tsing Fung Street, Tin Hau, 9181-1193. Open every day.
Combining French fare with Asian influences, AnOther Place takes up 2,000 square feet of space, comprising its bar area (and balcony), dining area and sophisticated wine shop. The private kitchen vibe is sleek in decor, while its menu is set to impress, available in a four- or six-course meal. There’s a no-charge BYOB concept here, meaning you won’t have to worry about the drinks bill – but if you do forget to bring the booze, the in-house wine shop can help you out.
5/F, Sea View Estate Block C, 8 Watson Road, Tin Hau, 2979-0064. Open every day except Sunday.
Sister Wah Beef Brisket
For a more local flavor, Sister Wah Beef Brisket is a traditional Chinese noodle shop serving its signature beef brisket in clear broth. Recognized by the Michelin Guide, the restaurant has been around for generations, now helmed by the sons of the legendary Sister Wah. There are only six tables available at this longstanding gem, but be sure to queue up if you have to – it’s well worth the wait.
13 Electric Road, Causeway Bay/Tin Hau, 2807-0181. Open every day.
Prisma Coffee by The Fine Cup
Opening its doors in 2014, Prisma Coffee by The Fine Cup is a staple neighborhood coffee spot, popular amongst locals and visitors. Grab your morning brew here, or simply spend the day soaking in the rich coffee culture with a friend, or solo. Not sure what you’re feeling? The friendly baristas will be happy to help.
G/F, 3A Watson Road, Tin Hau, 3460-3725. Open every day except Sunday.
Offering more than just its coffee shop concept, Preface Coffee is a tech- and design-driven workshop hub that welcomes creatives to learn and create. Spark ideas with a cup of coffee from the reliable baristas, while taking in the chic buzz of the venue and its surroundings.
G/F, Parkview Centre, 7 Lau Li Street, Causeway Bay/Tin Hau, 2777-7821. Open every day.
Picnic at Victoria Park
One of Hong Kong’s favorite public local attractions, Victoria Park is an open-air relaxing space. Visitors include sports enthusiasts, tourists and picnic seekers. Grab a few essentials from any nearby supermarket and perch yourself on some greenery. Don’t forget to bring some beer on a sunny day.
1 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay, 2890-5824. Open every day.
Staycation at TUVE Hotel
Boutique hotel TUVE is a stylish acccommodation, tucked away within the Tin Hau neighborhood. The gray and white color palette makes it a minimalistic haven, attracting design-savvy individuals who have a keen eye for contemporary fare. Stop by on a weekend break for a staycation, then explore the rest of its surrounding area to get a further glimpse into the local district.
16 Tsing Fung Street, Causeway Bay, 3995-8899.
Around the Block…
Tai Hang is another hipster spot dotted with boutiques, restaurants and things to do and see in an equally peaceful district. Find charm and a unique atmosphere in this up-and-coming neighborhood. Plus, it’s within walking distance of Tin Hau.
Read our neighbourhood guide for Tai Hang here