An amazing skyline that matches up to the best in the world and a vast expanse of sea nurturing the beauty of it all – Hong Kong is all this and more. If your travel plans have this world city on the list of destinations, you are sure to have the time of your life. A financial destination that attracts people from all over the world, the city knows just how to have fun too.
Whether you are heading to this island city on business or leisure, you can surely count on celebrity spotting as one of the perks on your list. Plenty of restaurants here cater exclusively to those who will settle for nothing less than first-rate fine dining, the kind celebrities will always head to, and here are the top 5 among them.
Hong Kong, 3 Kau U Fong, Central / Sheung Wan
When the name of a restaurant has celebrity in it, it is sure to entice the stargazer in you. You can’t go wrong with your choice here as the restaurant on the first floor of the Lan Kwai Fong Hotel has indeed catered to a long list of celebrities. The food here is of course the main draw and whether you have a celebrity in your sights or not, you’ll be sure to enjoy the great cuisine prepared here. Even a dish as simple as Almond and Pig Lung Soup is made in such a way that it becomes mouthwatering. The luxurious interiors and the delectable dishes on the menu have earned this restaurant two Michelin stars and that is enough to attract even the most high profile celebrities.
On Lot 10
34 Gough St
If you’re in Hong Kong and wished you were back in France instead, heading to On Lot 10 will take care of your taste buds and appetite for sure. If you are lucky enough, you might even come across a famous celebrity seeking to satiate the same urges as yours! The ambience of the restaurant is simplistic and fresh and the food here is voted as among the best you can find in the city. Casual French dishes at their best, each one you order will take you back to French shores thanks to the traditional touch mixed with the right amount of originality. Whether it’s your humble Caesar Salad or the Seared Fish with Couscous, you cannot go wrong with your choice.
Shop A & 1/F, 84-90, Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Two Michelin stars make this restaurant one of the best foodie places in Hong Kong and when you add to it some possible celebrities, things get even better. The Cantonese dishes here imbibe the essence of the East well, and the dishes with rare ingredients like Sea Cucumber and Bird’s Nest are popular with those who love to experiment with their food. The usual fare is a hit with the crowds too, ranging from Braised Goose Web with Pork Tendon to Deep Fried Crab Claws with Peppercorn Salt. The ambience is beautiful with a purple and gold combination yet it certainly underplays the class the restaurant otherwise carries.
Lan Kwai Fong Tower, 2nd Fl., 33 Wyndham St, Hong Kong
Any restaurant that calls itself Gold certainly has a reputation to live up to and Harlan Goldstein’s establishment certainly does just that. The celebrity chef’s signature dishes are a must-try here and go amazingly well with the beautiful wines on the list. Quite expensive in terms of price, even when compared to restaurants in the best cities around the world, the menu as well as ambience sure does live up to the name and price range. While your eyes feast on the celebrities that often drop by here, you can also allow your taste buds to experience the joy of dishes such as Lobster Spaghetti with Napoli tomatoes and Wild Boar Ragout Tagliatelle – all adding up to a top of the line experience indeed!
Above & Beyond
28/F, Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
One look at the view Above & Beyond offers and you will know why the name is simply perfect for this restaurant. The mesmerizing view of Victoria Harbor is one you will never forget and even celebrities from around the world make it a point to catch the view if they are visiting Hong Kong. The Marinated Shredded Chicken, Smoked Egg with Oolong Tea Leaves and Black Truffles and the Pan Seared Kagoshima Pork Belly are favorites here. These and other dishes from Chef Joseph Tse are the only things that can draw you away from the view, apart from your favorite celebs of course!
As you enjoy fine cuisines from around the world, all in a city that is replete with the magic of Asia, the sight of your favorite celebrity is sure to make your evening even more of a fairy tale. With this list of restaurants in hand, you just cannot go wrong!