Everyone loves a good steak, and we know exactly where to get one. Loosen your belts for some of the best steakhouses in Hong Kong.
Buenos Aires Polo Club
One of the newest kids on the block, BAPC by the Black Sheep group dishes out premium Argentine Black Angus cuts in a posh and classy setting. The steak menu is simple: choose from rib-eye, sirloin, chateaubriand and tenderloin, or go for the bone-in sharing platters. There’s also a U.S Prime beef outside skirt available for those who want to chew against the grain. Enjoy with a glass or Argentine red and duck fat fries.
7/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, 2321-8681.
The Butchers Club Private Kitchen
This private kitchen in Aberdeen kickstarted the whole Butchers Club business, and you’ll see why after having a meal here. Gather a group of no more than 18 friends and book a date in advance. Dinner starts with a ginormous seafood trough of lobster, oysters and other goodies before moving on to the star of the show: a custom dry-aged 300-day grain-fed Rangers Valley rib rack, intensely chargrilled and trimmed to your liking. A meal here will easily set you back at least $1,000 per person, plus however much the custom dry-aged beef costs (at $450 per kg). Best to skip lunch on the day.
13C Sun Ying Industrial Centre, T9 Tin Wan Close, Aberdeen, email@example.com.
This London implant rocks a tacky-chic look, with cowhide furniture and walls — but you’re here for what Gaucho does best, which is glorious, dripping-red Argentinian steak. Choose from sirloin, rump, rib-eye or fillet in multiple portion sizes, and have the meat marinated in different olive oil and chimichurri mixes, paired with different sauces, and slow-grilled to perfection. Can’t decide? Go for the tasting plate ($448), where you can sample three different cuts all at once. You can also top off your steak with a fried egg, stilton cheese or even anchovy butter.
5/F, LHT Tower, 33 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 2386-8090.
Grand Hyatt Steakhouse
The cozy, dark wood interiors at the Grand Hyatt Steakhouse set the perfect stage for big celebrations or festive dinners. There’s ample choice of prime US, Canadian or Japanese cuts here, including a 38oz Canadian AAA grade Porterhouse for those with monstrous appetites. The restaurant’s lobster bisque and French onion soup are particularly popular as well, so be sure to have room for appetizers as well as the showstopping mains. There’s also an upstairs private dining corner for those looking for an even more exclusive vibe.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 2584-7722.
Okay, so technically this is a steak frites place, but we’ll overlook the technicalities because La Vache! is one of the best — and most affordable — steak establishments in Hong Kong, when you’re hankering for some red meat. Pay a set price of $278 per person and dig into a sizeable portion of entrecote (or rib-eye) steak served with unlimited beef-fat fries and a walnut salad. The steak pieces come pre-cut into neat little strips for easy handling.
48 Peel Street, Central, 2880-0248.
Atelier Vivanda is as trendy and hipster as they come, and it definitely has the menu to back it up. The Akrame-affiliated restaurant doesn’t exclusively serve cow — you pay a set price of $448 and get your choice of meat, appetizer, side and dessert — but there are some juicy Angus flanks nonetheless. Four courses not enough to fill you up? Add $198 to upgrade to the larger-sized rib-eye. It must be mentioned that although the meat is appropriately delicious at Atelier Vivanda, the potato sides are out of this world. Take your pick of unlimited Gratin Dauphinois, mashed potatoes and other variations.
9A Ship Street, Wan Chai, 2109-1768.
This industrial-chic restaurant on Hollywood Road serves everything from Australian wagyu skirt steak to USDA Prime T-bone Black Angus rib-eye. There’s even a dedicated dry-aging room where Blue Butcher cures all its prize cuts with pink Himalayan salt. Besides red meat, you can also chow down on sharing plates and sides and enjoy some creatively named cocktails like “Fig & Cheese” or “Pork Chop & Apple Sauce.”
108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, 2613-9286.
InterContinental Hotel’s Steak House + Wine Bar
Looking for baller steaks with careful, intricate service? This may well be it. The InterCon’s Steak House + Wine Bar garnered esteem (and Michelin star) for the city’s first-ever charcoal grill. Choose from a brand-new menu of perfectly grilled New York strips, filet mignons and dry-aged prime beef, or from an equally impressive list of surf and turf options.
To complement your beef, diners are also lavishly presented with eight different types of exotic rock salts, 12 types of mustards — which include international classics and special blends — as well as an array of steak knives from light sword-like Japanese cutters to heavier, classic American carvers. Don’t forget to order the steakhouse’s famous warm chocolate fondant cake — which is now also available in matcha flavor — to end your meal on an even sweeter note.
Basement, Intercontinental Hotel, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2313-2323.
Stone Nullah Tavern
For some all-American goodness in your quest for beef, Stone Nullah Tavern should be at the top of your list. Much like its sister restaurants Linguini Fini and Posto Pubblico, it’s known for its farm-to-table concept of using local sustainable produce, serving up generous American portions of modern stateside staples such as buffalo wings and pork cheek chili nachos.
Stone Nullah’s meats are equally of good quality as they are delicious: choose from an 8oz organic filet mignon (which can be served with seared foie gras) or a 24oz dry rubbed porterhouse — for $498, it’s arguably the best rate for its size in the city. Wash it all down with a neat glass or two of American whiskey from Stone Nullah’s extensive collection.
69 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, 3182-0128.
[Updated Aug 2016]