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[Hong Kong] Tsim Sha Tsui restaurant guide

More and more, I find myself eating out at Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon side due to the number of new restaurants popping up. Here's a list of some of my favourite spots! For a comprehensive list of my favourite / highly recommended restaurants in Central, click here. Here for Causeway Bay and here for Hung Hom, and here for Sheung Wan. As with all the neighborhood guides, the list is constantly being updated.

$ - Low range

$$ - Mid-range

$$$ - Upper mid-range

$$$$ - Supa fine


Afuri $

The most anticipated ramen shop opening of 2020! This super hyped restaurant from Tokyo is famous for its signature yuzu shio ramen, which people line up for. There's also tonkotsu, tantanmen and tsukemen available in both yuzu and spicy flavours.

Cuisine: Japanese, ramen

Tel: +852 2815 2177

Address: 2/F, The One, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.

Koh-i-Noor $

A cosy, family-owned Indian restaurant located inside a pharmacy and up the stairs. I really loved the sizzling tandoori chicken plate, the fish curry, vindaloo and samosas! The biryani is also worth ordering.

Cuisine: Indian

Tel: +852 2369 0783

Address: 1/F, 16 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Sangeetha $

Super authentic vegetarian South Indian food. I love their huge dosas stuffed with potatoes and spice, and their various curries with basmati rice. You won't even realize you're not eating meat, the meal is so filling and flavourful!

Cuisine: Indian, vegetarian

Tel: +852 2640 2123

Address: Shops 1-5 and 31, UG/F Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Gontran Cherrier $

The Hong Kong flaship store by globally recognised French pastry chef, Gontran Cherrier. The croissants - the flaxseed and original - are some of my favourites in HK, as well as their incredibly flaky pain au chocolat. I swing by every time I happen to be in K11 Musea shopping mall (which is a lot).

Cuisine: Croissant, pastry

Tel: +852 3892 3890

Address: Shop B205-B207, B2/F, K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Chee Kee $

Come here for the delicious and authentic Hong Kong-style won ton noodles or congee dishes. Very local feel, the kind where you might have to share a small table with strangers.

Cuisine: Hong Kong, congee

Tel: +852 2368 2528

Address: G/F No.37 Lock Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Tandoori Nights $$

I come here for a FEAST on weekdays if I feel like it - definitely my favourite Indian buffet in town! The deal includes a drink (mango lassi, chai, etc), your pick of appetisers, dosas made to order, pick of three different curries, pulao rice and desserts. Naan is served to the table directly.

Cuisine: Indian, buffet

Tel: +852 2971 0009

Address: 2nd Floor, Eastern Flower Centre, 22-24 Cameron Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Chatterbox Cafe $$

The legendary chicken rice from Mandarin Orchard in Singapore is finally in Hong Kong's swanky K11 Musea shopping mall. The flavour-rich chicken rice set goes for about HK$118, and there's also a good laksa for HK$158.

Cuisine: Singaporean, chicken rice

Tel: +852 2352 2173

Address: Shop B110, Level B1, K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui,

The Cheesecake Factory $$

I honestly debated putting this here - but if you're having a bad day and craving for deep fried indulgence, this is the place to go. I don't even like the cheesecake, too sweet. But I love the fried mac and cheese, mozzarella sticks, Parmesan-crusted Louisiana chicken pasta, quesadillas, nachos and retro-style chocolate milkshake.

Cuisine: Singaporean, chicken rice

Tel: +852 2352 2173

Address: Shop B110, Level B1, K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui,

Din Tai Fung $$

Of course I had to add this TST branch of DTF, because often people forget it's there. Sometimes I crave a good xiao long bao and drunken chicken, so I'll come here for a quick and casual meal before a movie date at iSquare.

Cuisine: Shanghai, xiao long bao

Tel: +852 2730 6928

Address: Shop 306, 3/F, Silvercord, 30 Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Bayfare Social $$

Love this new gastromarket concept that's hidden away on the fifth floor of the ultra-luxe Rosewood Hong Kong. The value-for-money eats include Spanish tapas, a deli counter for sandwiches like classic Reubens and Cubanos, pastas and noodles, and a dessert counter for some of the best sorbets I've had in Hong Kong. My full review is here. Takeaway or dine-in OK.

Cuisine: Spanish, Asian fusion

Tel: +852 3891 8732

Address: 5/F Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Capo TST $$

Great for an authentic Italian pizza, calzone, and grilled meats. The people who run this charming little restaurant are very passionate about what they do, and it shows in the food!

Cuisine: Italian

Tel: +852 2523 9009

Address: Shop 4C-D, Tower 1, PL/F, China Hong Kong City, 33 Canton road, Tsim Sha Tsui


Henry $$$

Hong Kong's first proper southern barbecue restaurant, located within Rosewood Hong Kong. Go here for the dry-aged USDA prime steaks, traditional sides like corn grits and cajun fries, and the most delicious desserts (cornbread souffle and chocolate fondant!).

Cuisine: American, steakhouse

Tel: +852 3891 8732

Address: 5/F Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Legacy House $$$

Another restaurant by Rosewood, showcasing Shunde cuisine at its finest. It serves hard-to-find dishes like minced fish soup with citrus peels and fried milk, but also classics like Peking Duck and Cantonese-style roasted meats.

Cuisine: Chinese, Shunde

Tel: +852 3891 8732

Address: 5/F Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Rech by Alain Ducasse $$$$

Such a romantic restaurant with beautiful service and interior design, styled like the ocean. You can start your meal with a glass of champagne while watching the sun set behind the harbour, and tuck into delicious seafood like fresh French oysters, ceviches and fish dish mains. The madeleines at the end are divine!

Cuisine: French

Tel: +852 2313 2323

Address: Lobby Level, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Shang Palace $$$$

The chef here is so talented, love the finesse and elegance of his traditional Chinese dishes.

Cuisine: Cantonese

Tel: +852 2733 8754

Address: Kowloon Shangri-La, 64 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Angelini $$$$

A high-end Italian restaurant with a formal atmosphere. Excellent pastas and risottos.

Cuisine: Italian

Tel: +852 2733 8750

Address: Kowloon Shangri-La, 64 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Tosca $$$$

Another fine dining Italian, this time with a gorgeous view high up in the Ritz Carlton. Specialises in southern Italian, Tuscan cuisine. Huge fan of the red prawn risotto and white cauliflower soup, when they're in season!

Cuisine: Italian

Tel: +852 2263 2270

Address: Level 102, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Rd, West Kowloon

Hoi King Heen $$$$

Very intricate, old-Hong Kong style recipes here. A great place to take guests who are visiting, to showcase some delicious and traditional eats like coconut soup and minced beef claypot rice infused with pork lard.

Cuisine: Cantonese

Tel: +852 3891 8732

Address: 5/F Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Haku $$$$

Japanese-style omakase menu with unique Argentinian accents throughout. Chef Agustin Balbi serves up innovative fusion dishes and often partners up with world-renowned chefs for outstanding four-hands dinners.

Cuisine: Japanese, South American

Tel: +852 2115 9965

Address: Shop OT G04B, Ground Floor, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui


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