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Hong Kong’s Most Unique F😋odie Experiences: LocalHood's Recos.

Hong Kong is renowned for its world-class dining scene, offering everything from Michelin-starred elegance to vibrant, no-holds-barred street food. In today’s culinary world, diners seek more than just exquisite food; they crave unique dining experiences that combine exceptional meals with unforgettable ambiance and entertainment.

            Luckily for us, Hong Kong boasts an incredible number of unique dining experiences: have dinner on a traditional wooden sampan at Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter or even head to a restaurant called ‘Cooking Haha’ to catch your own shrimp from tanks and grill it at your table (as fellow LocalHood volunteer Winnie has delightfully shared here)!

            Here, we delve into three more of Hong Kong’s most unique foodie experiences that promise to elevate your dining to the next level!

-        Kau Sai Chau Golf and Dining

Embark on a scenic boat ride from Sai Kung’s Kau Sai Chau pier to the Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course for a dining experience that combines gastronomy with golf. Nestled amidst the lush greenery and offering panoramic views of the unspoiled natural landscape, this restaurant provides a serene escape from the city's hustle and bustle. As you savor a meal here, not only do you get to enjoy the fresh air and picturesque scenery, but you also have the unique opportunity to observe golfers in their element, perfecting their swings on the course. The restaurant, owned by Hong Kong’s prestigious Jockey Club, offers a diverse menu that caters to all tastes, making it a perfect spot for a leisurely lunch or a relaxing dinner after a day on the greens.

Address: The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course, Sai Kung

-        Transformers: The Ark

For fans of the iconic Transformers franchise and those looking to dine in a setting unlike any other, Transformers: The Ark in Causeway Bay offers the world’s first immersive Transformers-themed dining experience. Step into a realm where the boundary between reality and science fiction blurs, surrounded by memorabilia and decor inspired by the beloved movie series. Here, the menu is as playful as the setting, featuring comfort food favorites like deep-fried chicken and fries, all served in an immersive setting (watch out for a possible surprise attack by the Transformers’ mortal enemies: the Autobots!). Whether you’re dining with kids or simply a kid at heart, Transformers: The Ark promises a fast-food experience unlike any other.

Address: Shop A&B, G/F&1/F, Soundwill Plaza, 38 Russell Street, Causeway Bay

-        Hutong

Elevate your dining experience with Hutong's Feng Wei Brunch, a luxurious affair available only on weekends and public holidays. This brunch extravaganza features an unlimited selection of dim sum and Northern Chinese specialties. Enhance the opulence with a free-flow champagne package, with Veuve Clicquot making a lavish yet affordable option or Dom Pérignon representing the ultimate indulgence. The brunch is further enriched with authentic Chinese performances and activities, ranging from traditional dance to calligraphy, making it an engaging experience for all ages. With complimentary dining for kids aged 5-12 and a panoramic view of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour that simply can’t be beat, Hutong offers the perfect blend of entertainment and gourmet delight for anyone seeking a refined culinary adventure!

Address: 18/F, H Zentre, 15 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

-        Tung Po Restaurant

Any list of unique Hong Kong dining experiences would be incomplete without mentioning the incomparable, not-for-the-faint-hearted Tung Po Restaurant! Having moved from its iconic location at the North Point Cooked Food market to a new home in Wan Chai, Tung Po has not lost an ounce of its zany charm. Here, the menu boasts well-executed versions of well-loved Cantonese classics like sweet and sour pork and egg fried rice, but it’s the unique customs that set Tung Po apart. Learn the art of opening beer bottles with chopsticks, then pour your beer into traditional rice bowls to accompany your meal. The lively atmosphere is further amplified by a soundtrack of loud Cantopop hits and nostalgic karaoke tunes from the 80s and 90s (Backstreet’s back, after all!) , ensuring that a night at Tung Po is always filled with fun, laughter, and a dash of the unexpected.

Address: 2/F, KONNECT, 303 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai

-        Café Match Box

Time travel into 80s Hong Kong at Café Match Box, a retro-styled eatery in Causeway Bay. Owned by film art director Angelo Castilho, known for his work on "Chungking Express" (1994),  this café brings the nostalgia of old Hong Kong to life. Enjoy classic Cantonese cha chaan teng such as baked pork chop rice and fluffy egg sandwiches amidst decor that includes red minibus replica seating, retro cassette tapes, and vintage movie posters. A visit here offers a taste of the city's past, both in ambiance and cuisine.

Address: Shop C&D, G/F, Fashion Walk, 57 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay

Each of these unique dining experiences in Hong Kong offers more than just a meal; they provide a gateway to new adventures, stories, and memories, making them must-visit destinations for foodies and adventurers alike. The team at

LocalHood is excited to see what new experiences await as Hong Kong’s foodie scene reignites post-pandemic! Enjoy!!


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