Gough Street is one of Hong Kong Island’s best known streets with an eclectic mix of restaurants, but that’s not all there is. It’s a groovy, chill-out street filled with independent shops with a unique NoHo vibe, and it’s calmer and less crowded than its neighboring Aberdeen Street and Hollywood Road. Here’s our rundown of some of the best spots on Gough Street:
Rare by Oulton is an antique gallery founded by father & son duo, Timothy & Oliver Oulton. The showroom covers two floors of rare pieces and wonderful objects, and notably one of the world’s largest original Dunhill Table Lighters Collection, as well as antique custom Louis Vuitton and Maison Goyard trunks.
Monday-Sunday 11am-8pm, 2673 3468
Shugetsu is a Michelin recommended ramen joint originates from Shikoku, Japan, and is the branch’s first international outlet. The restaurant specializes in tsukemen: cold ramen noodles dipped into a warm concentrated ramen broth. Other than the signature tsukemen, you can also find regular ramen and a ton of sides to choose from, such as deep fried chicken soft bones, dumplings, and oden.
Tuesday-Sunday 11:30am-3:00pm, 6:00pm-9:30pm, 2850 6009
Known for their artistic flower arrangements, The Floristry uses the very best fresh and dried flowers and foliage for the made-to-order bouquets and flower jars. Visit their shop on Gough Street for an immersive floral-filled shopping experience within a unique coffee and installation space.
Monday-Sunday 10:30am-7:00pm, 9016 2324
Everyone’s seen the line on Gough Street and we all know why: Kau Kee has arguably the best beef brisket in Hong Kong. We have tried them all over and the others just do not come close, and we see exactly why it keeps both locals and tourists returning again and again.
Monday-Saturday 12:30pm-10:30pm, 2850 5967
Sitting directly opposite Kau Kee and surrounded by Gough Street’s street art is one of HK’s favorite dai pai dongs – Sing Heung Yuen, famous for its tomato broth instant noodles and macaroni. We recommend getting the macaroni and beef in tomato soup, lemon honey crispy sweet buns, and an iced drink of your choice for a satisfying lunch.
Monday-Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm, 2544 8368
Chicano serves up some of the city’s greatest Mexican food in addition to a cozy and welcoming ambience. On the menu, you will find a variety of delectable offerings showcasing the perfect traditional Mexican taste, including tacos, tamales, seafood and meat dishes for sharing, salsas, desserts and, of course, Mexican cocktails!
Looking for your personal signature scent? Take a trip to Gough Street and visit Scented Niche if you’re after something that no one else will be wearing or is much less heard of. The shop houses independent international brands, including Carthusia, NICOLAÏ, and cult favorite Carrière Frères. All of the perfumes, candles and home scents available here are very much in the niche and exclusive category.
Monday-Sunday 11:30am-8:30pm, 2608 2206
Bedu is a modern Middle Eastern restaurant and bar that somehow feels suitable for an everyday meal and special celebrations alike. The menu ticks all the boxes flavor-wise, expect lots of scrumptious dishes like Beetroot Labneh, hummus with flatbread and pickles, Truffle Duck Tagine, Garlic Prawn Mujaddara and the infamous Honey Baked Feta.
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