So you are on a panoramic sightseeing spree of the third-largest harbour in the world- Victoria Harbour Hong Kong. Where to go for some heavenly food experiences while you delight in the beautiful sights of the harbour, catching ferries shuttling back and forth, or the majestic cruise ships leaving and entering the ports? Worry not, for in this blog this is what we have come up with. Victoria Harbour’s best restaurants, presenting a diverse array of cuisines, catering to everyone’s tastebuds!
Top Places to Eat on Victoria Harbour Hong Kong
$$$$/Asian Cuisine/ Seafood/ Bar/
One of its kind, an open-air hotel overlooking the breathtaking Harbour views, Cruise provides a sumptuous dining experience. We are in love with their crispy and tasteful shrimp cakes! Moderately spiced and served with a delicious tangy sauce, they make for super good appetisers. From amongst their main course menu options, we can vouch for the delicious Seafood Tower which is basically a wholesome serving of seasonal oysters, Canadian lobsters, Alaskan kind crab and giant tiger king prawns. Served with special cruise dipping sauces, it leaves you wanting more.
Another option off their menu that we would ask you to try out is their ‘Korean Bao’. Exuding rich flavours of coriander and sesame, this fried chicken dish is served with pickled cucumbers and a bun, really balancing out the taste. Definitely, on the higher end of prices, the dining experience at Cruise is something you cannot afford quite often. But a visit once in a while will stay with you for a long, long time!
$$/Organic/ Mediterranean/ Meat/ Vegetarian
A barn themed restaurant with a unique outdoor patio, The Farmhouse is a great affordable food eatery. It allows you to relish the mesmerising victoria harbour views as you enjoy your food. If you are looking for some healthy, organic and ethically sourced seafood and meat dishes, The Farmhouse is the place to be. Their breakfast buffet provides an assortment of bread, seasonal fruits, flavoured yoghurts, steamed dumplings as well as fried noodles. Their vanilla pancakes served with blueberries, banana and maple syrup are a must-have.
You will also find a couple of good local food options on their menu. Their Cantonese fried rice, as well as the shrimp wonton noodle soup, provides just the right burst of local flavours. They also have some sweet dishes on their menu. Their rich tiramisu comprising of ladyfingers, mascarpone cream, espresso and chocolate is a heavenly combo. We suggest you do give this place if you want to eat good food and that too on a budget.
$$$$/Authentic Italian/ Contemporary/
If you crave some authentic Italian cuisine while desiring to be in the midst of the amazing Victoria harbour, Paper Moon should be your go-to restaurant option. The magnificent Victoria Harbour views from Paper Moon’s sea-view terrace are unrivalled. Their thorough Italian menu boasts a wide variety of dishes. From pizzas, antipasti, soups, salads, chops as well as Italian sweets, they have it all. Their Wild rocket salad, comprising cherry tomatoes and parmesan cheese, provides a good punch of tanginess with butteriness. We cannot get over their Pizza Edi! Layered with spicy salami, tomatoes, onions, fresh chilli peppers and mozzarella cheese, it transports you right to Italy! The dining experience at Paper Moon is definitely expensive owing to its location and food offerings, but if your budget allows, it’s a good place to visit.
$$$/ Bar/ Terrace/ Grilled Variety
On days when you feel like indulging in grilled food varieties, you may visit the Harbourside Grill. Situated in Tsim Sha Tsui, this bar-restaurant provides a spectacular view of the Victoria harbour from its terrace- Le Deck. They offer ala-carte as well as set menu options. Their A5 Wagyu sirloin is amazing and so is their yellowfin tuna served with Nicoise salad. Served with their grilled food, is a variety of tangy, peppy sauces that add a unique burst of flavours to food. We also love their Jalapeno Mashed potatoes, providing a balanced blend of spice with the mushiness. Also, their cauliflower couscous with toasted almonds is a must-have.
$$$$/ Japanese/ Fusion
HAKU presents an eclectic take on traditional dishes from Japanese cuisine. While ingredients are sourced directly from Japan, the cooking techniques alternate between Argentinian and modern European. The open kappo-style kitchen of HAKU connects the visitors with the chefs, distantly involving them in the hard work that goes behind in creating each dish to perfection. They typically serve an eight-course meal that comprises the must-have sumptuous dishes from the Japanese cuisine. We for one really love their Nagasaki tuna and caviar. Made with fatty tuna, topped with Kristal caviar and served with a side of rice, the dish exudes balance in taste.
Also, their Kagoshima A4 Wagyu is something that everyone must try. Tender beef cooked over binchotan charcoal and served with delicious truffle sauce of bursts with rich flavours, it is simply too good! Since HAKU specialises in a fusion of Japanese cuisine with European culinary modes, it is expensive. The typical eight-course meal costs about Hong Kong Dollar 1380 per person! Not a convenient food option, but if your budget allows and you are looking to splurge money on a unique dining experience then do try out HAKU.
$$/ Italian/ Contemporary
If you are looking for a pocket-friendly Italian dining experience, Cucina is the place to be. Providing you with an opportunity to consume your favourite food in the midst of amazing Victoria harbour sea views, this restaurant is a foodie’s dream come true. We are in love with their red shrimp spaghetti that combines the sourness of tomatoes with the spice of shrimps, making a perfect amalgam. Another item off their menu that we really like is the San Marzano Tomato Soup. Served with Parmesan cheese sauce and crispy garlic bread. It just tastes divine. If you have a sweet tooth, don’t forget to try out their classic meringue served with vanilla ice cream. It will have you wanting more.
Situated on the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry terminal, Shabab provides an authentic yet inexpensive Middle Eastern and Arabic food experience. Their main course meal is served with either a side of fries, rice, lentil soup or spicy aubergine dip (mutabal). The menu is generally simple but features the best from the middle eastern region. We love their shawarma served with Hummus and Falafel. The salad served alongside the menu is freshly prepared. Their chappal kebabs are tender to the core and the beef is spicy yet sumptuous. Overall, Shabab is a good place to grab a quick, affordable yet delicious snack.
Address: Shop KP-39A, Star Ferry Pier
$$/Middle Eastern/ European/ Kosher/
If you are looking for kosher meals near Victoria Harbour, worry not since Mul Hayam is a convenient eatery serving savoury Kosher meals. It is divided into two sections, where one is reserved for the reading of Jewish scriptures, the other is a restaurant serving food in a buffet setting. The food items are diverse and spread across Jewish traditional, Middle Eastern, European as well as Asian options. From their amongst their menu, Spring rolls and Tong Choi Chicken are quite famous. Coupled with beef skewers and baked Norwegian salmon, the meaty options presented at Mul Hayam are quite unique.
If you have a sweet tooth, their soft chocolate cake served with ice cream is a perfect frozen treat. Talking of the meal costs, the food is affordable given the hearty portion size which comes to be complemented with good food presentation. We would say that Mul Hayam is a decent food option if you are looking for Kosher meals in Hong Kong.
Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant
$$/ Indian/ Vegetarian
Looking for South Indian vegetarian food options near Victoria Harbour? Then don’t forget to try out Sangeetha Vegetarian House. Serving delicious and authentic Indian vegetarian dishes, this restaurant is a favourite amongst many HongKonger’s. With diverse set of menu, it offers its customers a wide array of dishes to choose from. On their menu, the vadas are typically very popular since they come to be presented in multiple flavours including plain, onion and pepper. Their creamy Palak mutter is just the right amount of spicy, exuding the richness of the spinach sauce cooked in a mix of onions, tomatoes and herbs. Their thali stands out for its perfect presentation of the six essential flavours to South Indian cuisine: sour, spicy, sweet, bitter, salty, pungent.
The Uttapam’s on their menu, a pancake served with a filling of peas, presents a tasty blend of crispness and juiciness. Overall, the food is fairly priced and is affordable. The next time you crave some authentic Indian vegetarian food, do try out Sangeetha Restaurant.
$$$$/Indian/ Asian/ Vegan Friendly
Another Indian vegan food eatery to try out near Victoria Harbour is CHAAT. The restaurant presents a fantastic outdoor view of the harbour, in the midst of which you can savour your favourite food. From their menu, we love the butter chicken served with a side of garlic naan that simply transports your imagination to the dhabas of India, famous for the flavoursome presentation of Desi food. If you are a spice lover, their chilli cheese naan is a must-have. The generous amounts of cheese oozing out of the crispy, spicy naan makes it is a wholesome treat. Equally good is their octopus biryani, a taste you will crave time and again.
We also love their lamb samosas served hot with appetising sauces. Though the food experience at CHAAT is great, it expensive. We suggest trying out the food combos only if your budget allows.