Impress your guests, wow a date – our top picks for Hong Kong restaurants with a view.
10. Best balcony view of Central
With jaw-dropping views and sophisticated decor, SEVVA’s awesome balcony is the place to meet your guests.
Located in the heart of Central, the penthouse restaurant is divided into five areas including two dining rooms, a terrace, taste bar and a Ms. B’s cake corner. Depending on the occasion, guests can stay intimate with a cocktail or two created by renowned mixologist Joseph Boroski, or enjoy the full dining menu which includes dishes like sweet and sour tiger prawns, fresh crabmeat salad and BBQ wagyu short rib.
25/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, 2537 1388, www.sevva.hk
9. Best for dates.
ALTO is the place to be for Tom Dixon fans. The restaurant is Tom Dixon Design Studio’s first project in Asia, and it’s designed to perfection. Think blackened timber tabletops, green marble, terrazzo flooring and many of his signature hanging pendant lights. Matching the stunning interiors is a clear view of Victoria Harbour from its 31st floor location in Causeway Bay. The food focuses on grills including wagyu steaks, USDA beef, and Australian lamb. There are plenty of sides to complement the meats, from watermelon salad with chili-roasted feta, to bone marrow with chimichurri and toasted bread. There is also a large wine menu, and a beautiful private room that seats up to 10 guests.
18 Tang Lung St, Causeway Bay, 2603 7181, diningconcepts.com/restaurants/ALTO
8. Best view of Hong Kong island
Hutong serves Northern Chinese food in a setting that resembles a traditional Beijing courtyard house, complete with terracotta tiles, traditional red lanterns, and antique wooden furniture. However, in contrast with an actual hutong, this restaurant has expansive views of Hong Kong’s skyline through floor to ceiling windows that run the length of the building. Service at Hutong is excellent making it perfect for entertaining and parties. Signature dishes include crispy deboned lamb ribs, bamboo clams steeped in Chinese rose wine and chilli padi, and crispy soft shell crab with Szechuan red pepper. The restaurant also serves a generous 18-course Feng Wei brunch on weekends.
28/F, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3428 8342, hutong.com.hk
7. Best Southside seaview
The Ocean is easily one of the most stunning restaurants in Hong Kong. Its view, rather than overlooking the skyline, offers views of Repulse Bay in all its azure blue glory. The interiors are designed to match—the ombre walls, light fixtures, glassware and cushions are all in various shades of blue. If that wasn’t luxurious enough, the cutlery and decorative blankets are from Hermès. Given the restaurant’s name, the menu by Michelin-starred Chef Olivier Bellin is entirely focused on seafood. Dishes can be ordered à la carte, but five- and eight-course degustation menus are also available. You won’t regret requesting a round booth facing the windows.
The Pulse, 303-304. 3/F, 28, Beach Road, Repulse Bay, 2889 5939, theocean.hk
Le 39V is the Hong Kong outpost of the Michelin-starred Parisian restaurant that bears the same name. Founded by Chef Frédéric Vardon, the restaurant serves classic French dishes with unbeatable views from its 101st floor location in one of Hong Kong’s most iconic buildings. Signature dishes include the Niçoisé-style red mullet, thick monkfish served with shellfish, blue lobster ravioles printed with herbs, and a religieuse au chocolat. The details are executed perfectly here, from the music, to the service, to the lighting.
Shop A 101/F International Commerce Centre West, 1 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2977 5266, jcgroup.hk/le-39v-hong-kong
Wooloomooloo PRIME has taken the best of the world’s steak and brought it to Hong Kong. As you’d expect from a steakhouse, Wooloomooloo PRIME serves the best cuts from Australia and the U.S as well as various seafood options and serving a range of the finest wines. Sitting a top of The ONE, the restaurant stretches across 10,000 sq ft with an open kitchen, private dining room and an open terrace that offers spectacular views of Tsim Sha Tsui and the surrounding Victoria Harbour.
21/F, The ONE, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2870 0087, www.wooloo-mooloo.com
aqua serves up a winning combination of Japanese and Italian flavours from the top level of One Peking. Situated in a luxe setting,
the restaurant, along with aqua spirit, the bar on the second floor, offers unrivalled panoramic views of Hong Kong Island. The menu revolves around sushi, sashimi platters as well as Italian signatures. If you’re there during the day, indulge on aqua’s brunch which offers unlimited medley of Italian appetisers, hand-made Italian pasta, a main course and the restaurant’s signature dessert platter.
29-30/F, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3427 2288, aqua.com.hk
CÉ LA VI
With features like a rooftop bar, lavish restaurant and a club lounge, no doubt
CÉ LA VI has become one of Hong Kong’s hot spots. The restaurant is lead by Executive Chef Phillip Pak where diners will find modern Asian cuisine with a Japanese twist. The club lounge is dark and moody – perfect for cocktail and small bites, it then escalates to a beautifully decorated restaurant that gives off a romantic and intimate atmosphere. To top things off, the rooftop bar is home to a sparkling view of the city’s skyline and Victoria Harbour.
25/F, California Tower, 30 D’Aguilar Street, Central, 3700 2300, hk.celavi.com
New York celebrity chef, Michael White, brings a mouth-watering menu of Italian cuisine to Al Molo. The menu revolves around signatures like pasta, pizza and risotto, as well as a selection of seafood and meat dishes. It is beautifully complemented by the restaurant’s desserts and a comprehensive wine list. Seating up to 150 guests, the restaurant is decked out with wooden tables and is lined with a wine cellar. Take advantage of Al Molo’s terrace on a sunny day for an alfresco dining experience that faces out onto Victoria Harbour.
Shop G63, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2730 7900, www.diningconcepts.com
Sitting on 8,000 sq ft of space with a large outdoor terrace in the heart of Causeway Bay, Seafood Room is a heaven for seafood lovers. Matching its cuisine, the decor is ocean-themed, using blue hues and green glass panels. Seafood Room’s menu is heavily focused on Asian, Mediterranean and South American-inspired seafood. With over 50 dishes, the menu revolves around 12 sections namely carpaccio, sashimi, tartare, ceviche, seafood platters and more. There are chicken and Australian wagyu rib eye for those craving a bit of meat.
26/F, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, 3708 9668, www.seafoodroom.hk