9 Best Restaurants in Causeway Bay

Where to Eat in Causeway Bay

    Causeway Bay has a complete range of restaurants to please the many types of shoppers who descend on this bustling area of downtown Hong Kong. Everything from quick street food snacks, hole-in-the-wall local eateries, international fast food, and a fair number of fine dining restaurants can be found in Causeway Bay.

    Due to the cramped nature of the streets and alleys around here it can be quite tricky to find something to suit your mood, so to help you out we have collected our very favorite restaurants in Causeway Bay for you convenience. This is in no way an exhaustive list, but if it is your first time in Hong Kong, we assure these are the places to check out first.

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    Din Tai Fung

    Din Tai Fung is a prominent Taiwanese dim sum restaurant in Causeway Bay, along with several branches in Kowloon and the New Territories. Must-tries include its expertly crafted xiao long bao, a sort of dumpling stuffed with a range of fillings such as black truffle and pork.

    You can also find a wide range of savory and sweet dim sum at Din Tai Fung, as well as full-sized meals like fried rice, braised beef noodle soup, and deep-fried pork chop. 

    Location: Shop G3-11, G/F, 68 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay Hong Kong

    Open: Daily from 11.30am to 10pm

    Phone: +852 3160 8998

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    Alto 88

    Alto 88 Hong Kong occupies the 31st floor of Regal Hong Kong Hotel in Causeway Bay. The food is contemporary Italian cuisine, which is beautifully plated and a firm favorite of the business lunch crowd. If you are looking for a meal with a stunning view of Victoria Harbour. this rooftop restaurant is highly recommended.

    Prices are on the high side but you'll be paying for quality – a tasting menu costs around HK$888, consisting of dishes like sea urchin tagliolini, braised wagyu beef cheek, and chocolate ravioli. There’s a fantastic wine list to complement your meal at Alto 88 Hong Kong. 

    Location: 31/F, Regal Hong Kong Hotel, 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 12pm to 3pm and from 6pm to 11pm, Sunday from 11.30am to 3pm and from 6pm to 11pm

    Phone: +852 2837 1799

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    Eighteen Sharp by Franck Muller

    Eighteen Sharp by Franck Muller serves modern Chinese cuisine from a western perspective, with a focus on premium quality seafood and meticulous preparation. This sophisticated restaurant is on the 3rd floor of Maison Franck Muller, a flagship venue by the famous Swiss watchmaker. 

    Prices start from HK$580 for its seasonal menu, but the restaurant also offers a la carte options such as mantis shrimp with sea urchin, baked prawn with sake and crab roe, and baked lobster tail.

    Location: 3/F, 15 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 12pm to 3pm and from 6pm to 10.30pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +852 6299 3293

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    Ta-Ke Hong Kong

    Ta-Ke Hong Kong serves premium sushi and classic Japanese dishes, with fish flown directly from Japan. Dishes are stylishly plated but stay true to the flavors of Japan, thanks to Head Chef Hara Eisaku's 20-year-long stint at several Michelin-starredrestaurants from around the world. 

    Ta-Ke Hong Kong offers an extensive a la carte menu, but opt for the chef's special omakase menu (HK$1,880) to enjoy the fresh taste and fatty cuts of fish, as well as signature dishes like abalone risotto and monkfish liver with crispy wafer. 

    Location: Shop G01, Lee Garden Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 11.30am to 3pm and from 6pm to 11.30pm, Friday–Sunday from 11.30am to 4.30pm and from 6pm to 12.30am

    Phone: +852 2577 0611

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    Cat Island Café

    Cat Island Cafe in Causeway Bay is one of the best spots in Hong Kong for a meal with feline friends. Pancakes, pizzas and cute cupcakes are the order of the day, with a range of coffees and teas. Located on the 3rd floor of Po Ming Building, the café is quite hard to find.

    It’s a member’s only club, but registration can be done on the spot. The kitties’ well-being is carefully considered, to the point that every guest is given a small booklet containing information about how to interact with the animals.

    Location: 3/F, Flat D, Po Ming Building 2-6, Foo Ming Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

    Open: Daily from 11am to 9pm

    Phone: +852 2710 9953

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    Ichiran

    Ichiran Causeway Bay is an authentic ramen joint that originates from Hakata Fukuoka. It's popular among Japanese expats due to its seating layout, which sees individual seating booths divided by partitions built tightly on either side.

    The signature ramen is made of tonkotsu stock (made from pig bones), resulting in an ultra-rich flavor, with pork, spring onion, and springy noodles. Ichiran is self-service, which means you can customize your order with the provided sheet and pay for your meal at the onsite vending machine. 

    Location: Lockhart House Block A, Shop F-I, G/F, 440 Jaffe Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

    Open: 24/7

    Phone: +852 2116 4802

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    Yee Shun Milk Company

    Yee Shun Milk Company specializes in steamed milk pudding in various flavors and toppings. This local dessert is available hot or cold, making it suitable for any season in Hong Kong.

    Try the original double skin steamed milk pudding to enjoy a delicate and smooth texture that melts in your mouth, If you're feeling adventurous, Yee Shun Milk Company also has flavors like chocolate milk, coffee, and ginger. 

    Location: 506 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

    Open: Daily from 12pm to midnight

    Phone: +852 2591 1837

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    Putien

    Putien is an exclusive restaurant brand from Singapore, with dozens of outlets throughout Asia. It's one of the best spots in Causeway Bay for authentic Fujian Chinese cuisine, thanks to its extensive range of noodles, porridge, seafood, and meat dishes.

    Main dishes start from around HK$11, with standouts such as Putien lor mee (noodles with pork belly, prawn and clam braised in pork broth), stir-fried chilli crab, and bamboo herbal prawn. 

    Location: 7/F 7A, Lee Theatre Plaza, 99 Percival Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

    Open: Daily from 11.30am to 3pm and from 5.30pm to 10.30pm

    Phone: +852 2111 8080

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    Francesco by Franck Muller

    Francesco by Franck Muller goes to prove that fusion food, when done with care and skill, can bring new life to classic dishes. Combining Japanese dishes with Italian elements, this restaurant's seasonal menus include lobster bisque with homemade ricotta cheese, seared Hokkaido scallops, and teriyaki chicken wings. 

    There’s also an interesting range of signature sake cocktails to enjoy – a must-try is Felicita, which has yuzu sake mixed with rum, vanilla liqueur, and triple sec. 

    Location: 2/F, 15 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 12pm to 3pm and from 6pm to 10.30pm

    Phone: +852 6299 3292

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