Tseung Kwan O is becoming quite the hip neighborhood. Maybe it’s the waterfront appeal, or perhaps it’s the presence of the French school that makes the area expat-friendly, but this up-and-coming destination has been hit with a slew of new restaurant openings in recent month. So, we headed over to check out all the new additions and come up with this definitive list of our top restaurants in Tseung Kwan O.
Hot on the heels of the success of its original storefront in Elements, District 8 is the new kid on the block of Tseung Kwan O’s F&B offerings. Situated in an idyllic spot on the neighborhood waterfront, this chic little spot brings Parisian-style steak frites to a charming new location in Hong Kong. With laidback vibes, alfresco seats, and classic French fare, you could almost fool yourself into thinking you’d hopped on a plane to Paris. On the menu are bistro favorites like French Onion Soup, Mussels Marinières, Beef Tartare, but there are also a few Hong Kong-inspired plates like XO Escargots and Roast Bone Marrow. As for the steak frites, you’re spoilt for choice with options like Westholme Station Wagyu, Rangers Valley Hanger, O’Connor Striploin, and Chateaubriand. Don’t skip the wine list—there are 40 labels available by the glass.
Shop 10, Greenwich Village, G/F, Alto Residences, 29 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, 3500-5860, district8.com.hk
Another hot addition to the neighborhood is this casual joint by Pastis Group which combines French flair with delicious tapas. Kick things off with a plate of 30-month Iberico Bellota, then make your way through small plates like Pan Con Tomato Y Ayo (bread with tomato and garlic), Croqueta de Trufa (truffle croquettes), and Bouquerones Au Vinagre (marinated white anchovies). For mains, tuck into heftier Spanish-inspired plates like Pork Cheek Basquaise, Chorizo Sausage, Sauteed Prawns, and Octopus. There are also three classic Paella options, along with moreish desserts like Churros and Crema Catalana. Plus, everything is made with fresh Spanish ingredients for maximum authenticity, so you know it’s good.
G05, The Monterey, 23 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, 6277-2293, pastistapas.com
One of the neighborhood’s most popular restaurants, JOMO Kitchen & Health Hub inspires locals work on their wellness and indulge in the “Joy of Missing Out. This two-for-one joint features a fully-equipped gym where visitors can work up a sweat before retiring to the adjacent restaurant—or alfresco area—for a meal. There are coffees and cakes aplenty—so maybe not so healthy—along with a slew of brunch offerings that are guaranteed to sate your appetite. Get here early though—it’s always crowded.
G01, G/F, Monterey Place, 23 Tong Chun Street, O’South Coast, Tseung Kwan O, 2331-3003; jomocnc.com
Since opening in 2018, Amare has become a staple for local diners thanks to a menu of fresh Italian dishes inspired by Italy’s Romagna region. On the menu, you’ll find a range of decadent pastas—hello black truffle carbonara!—hearty pizzas with a range of toppings, and other regional favorites. The indoor and outdoor spaces offer plenty of options for diners, which is why you’ll see couples, families, and even pets while you’re here.
Shop G02, G/F, Monterey Place, 23 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, 2576-2398, www.facebook.com/amarebistroandwine
Who knew Tseung Kwan O had its own neighborhood spot for Taiwanese? Well, just about anyone who lives here, since First Love is a great spot for Taiwanese fried chicken, braised pork rice, and even crabs and grilled meat. Situated right by the waterfront and offering both indoor and alfresco seating, you’ll often see diners with their pets enjoying a hearty Taiwanese meal here.
Shop G26, G/F, Papillons Square, 21 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2219-019, firstlovehk.com
Tseung Kwan O a hotspot for Hong Kong’s French community—it is where the French school is located, after all—so it makes sense that there would have to be a decent bakery nearby. Rise specializes in French artisanal bakery—the type you get at almost every local bakery in France, but that’s more rare outside the country. You’ll find a wealth of delicious French breads and pastries here, as well as a menu of all-day bistro fare. If you’re in the mood to pick up a few skills yourself, Rise also holds classes and Master Chef courses.
Shop 4, G/F, Alto Residences, 29 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, 2703-9388, gotorise.com/en/
Restaurants with a view are a dime a dozen in Tseung Kwan O, but few do it with such pizzaz. Tucked away in the Hong Kong Velodrome Park, this hidden gem of a café has incredible panoramas over the lawn and lake, which are best enjoyed while tucking into the menu of European-inspired dishes. In fact, you’ll have plenty to choose from since the extensive menu features everything from pizza and pasta to burgers and sandwiches.
Shop G53, G/F, Hong Kong Velodrome, 105-107 Po Hong Road, Tseung Kwan O, 2632-7107, thealchemistcafe.com
If you’re in the mood for Japanese while you’re in the neighborhood, you’ll want to make a beeline for this parkside spot. The menu here boasts “Wa Modern” Japanese dishes incorporating the best seasonal produce. The surprisingly chic spot qualifies as high-end dining for Tseung Kwan O, and its food certainly lives up to expectations—expect premium ingredients like Miyazaki A4 Wagyu, Hokkaido scallops, South African abalone, and so much more, all fresh off the teppanyaki grill. Be sure to pair your meal with a selection from the list of over 100 booze options.
Shop G06, The Parkside, 18 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, 3618-8212, facebook.com/Teppanyaki.Mihara
It’s not quite the Anglo-Indian fare of India under the British or the unique French-Indian creole cuisine of Pondicherry—instead, Madira’s menu draws on classic dishes from Southeast Asia and India, and pairs them with western favorites. Think Samosa, Roti Chanai, and Satay with Nachos, Baby Back Ribs, and Tacos. The restaurant also offers daily specials and happy hours, a shisha menu, and weekend lunch specials.
Shop G21, G/F, Papillons Square, 21 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, 2869-9933, communityconcepts-hk.com/madira/
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