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By Leanne Mirandilla | April 24th, 2019
  • HK Island, Tai Hang

The once sleepy neighbor to buzzing Causeway Bay has come into its own with chic restaurants, cafes and boutiques combined with local flavor lending the area a distinct charm.

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Old Timer

Lin Fa Temple

Lin Fa Temple
Photo: Iskahgoirla/Wiki Commons

A declared monument, this temple was constructed in the 19th century and is dedicated to Kwun Yam, the goddess of mercy. Take in the unique octagonal hall and dragon-themed ceiling mural, relax in the garden, or even have your fortune told by the temple experts. This is also where the historic Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance takes place every year during Mid-Autumn Festival.

Lily Street, Tai Hang. Open daily from 7:30am to 5pm.

Newcomer

Little Tai Hang

Little Tai Hang
Little Tai Hang

Boutique hotel and serviced apartment complex Little Tai Hang opened in 2017, bringing a healthy dose of quirk to the neighborhood with its charming, contemporary aesthetic. It’s also home to restaurants and bars that offer up a variety of tipples and nibbles, from contemporary European fare at Tipsy Restaurant and Bar to upscale comfort food at BOND.

98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, 3899-8888.

Eat Here

Elementary

Elementary
Elementary

Spearheaded by the same team behind Mama Malouf and The Catch, Elementary serves Aussie sharing plates amidst chic surrounds. Think burrata with vegetables ($138), “fancy poutine” with oxtail gravy and blue cheese ($158) and braised short ribs with truffle mash ($498).

15-16 School Street, Tai Hang, 2362-2812. Open Tuesday to Sunday. 

Second Draft

Second Draft
Photo: Courtesy of Dishtag

A collaboration between renowned chef May Chow and the team behind TAP (The Ale Project), Second Draft pairs modern Asian fusion cuisine with local craft brews; wash dishes like flower crab pasta ($198) down with an IPA by Young Master Ales.

98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, 2656-0232. Open daily.

Drink Here

Unar Coffee Company

Unar Coffee Company
Unar Coffee Company

The Insta-worthy exposed concrete walls and expertly brewed coffee of this hole-in-the-wall coffee joint sees a steady crowd of hipsters spilling onto its front step. Besides a perfect espresso, the menu is also filled with creative, adventurous latte flavors including banana, crème brûlée, and even cucumber.

15 Sun Chun Street, Tai Hang. Open Tuesday to Sunday.

Les Pucelles

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Les Pucelles

This unassuming Parisian wine bar serves over 100 wines and champagnes alongside bistro snacks such as cheese and cold cut platters, and even caviar. The red wood panels, dangling chandeliers, and wine barrels flanking the walls will transport you straight into the heart of Paris.

G/F, 26 School Street, Tai Hang, 2346-9855. Open daily.

Shop Here

Microwave

Microwave
Microwave

Pay a visit to this boutique if you’re looking to peruse vintage pieces or pieces by interesting independent designers — all electro-bright and 1980s-inspired.

G/F, 7 School Street, Tai Hang, 2566-8823. Open Monday to Friday, 2-7pm. 

Journalize

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Journalize

Veering into Causeway Bay territory is this quaint stationary shop, which is full of all manner of journals and letter-writing supplies.

6A Moreton Terrace, Tai Hang, 3565-6455. Open daily, 1-9pm. 


Around the Block

Tai Hang is only a short walk away from shopping mecca Causeway Bay, where you’ll find shopping malls, plenty of foodie destinations, and Victoria Park.

How to get here:

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