Hong Kong’s best romantic restaurants combine impeccable cuisine, dedicated service, often amazing views – and a price that you will remember for as long as the fantastic meal. In this list of the best places for couples, we’ve tried to combine a nice selection of swanky rooftop restaurants, some colonial charm and, in case you think white table cloths and string quartets are so last-century, some funky modern venues, too. 

    No matter what you plan to do in Hong Kong with your loved one, a romantic meal will be part of the trip, so this list is invaluable for finding the right vibe and style of cuisine to suit.


    Pierre at Mandarin Oriental


    Pierre is a 2-Michelin-starred restaurant on the 25th floor of  Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. It has all the requirements of a romantic restaurant, thanks to views over Victoria Harbour and reimagined French cuisine by renowned Chef Pierre Gagnaire. 

    A meal at Pierre is one of the most remarkable dining experiences money can buy. The chef's signature style intensifies the flavours and textures of traditional French dishes. While he's not in the kitchen on a daily basis, his vision is as strong as ever, with seasonal menus to reflect the freshest ingredients and Hong Kong’s seasons. 

    Location: 25/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Rd Central, Hong Kong

    Open: Monday–Friday from 12pm to 2.30pm and from 6.30pm to 10pm, Saturday from 6.30pm to 10pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +852 2825 4001


    Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental is an award-winning restaurant in Central Hong Kong. With renowned Dutch chef Richard Ekkebus leading its culinary team, expect an extensive menu of fantastically plated dishes using high-quality ingredients and minimal seasoning.

    The restaurant offers an ala carte menu that’s usually popular with regulars, but opt for the degustation menus (prices start from HK$1,788) if you’re here for the first time.

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    Location: 7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong

    Open: Daily from 7am to 10.30am, 12pm to 2.30pm, and 6.30pm to 10.30pm

    Phone: +852 2132 0066


    208 Duecento Otto

    Sheung Wan

    208 Duecento Otto has been a mainstay of the Shueng Wan dining scene for many years. With a downstairs bar and a cosy-yet-cool upstairs bistro, the restaurant is known for its fantastic Neapolitan pizzas, along with a range of classic and signature recipes.

    The intriguing appetisers and light bites are also outstanding – cured meats and Italian cheeses are prominently featured on the menu. You can also enjoy a roasted lamb rack or slow-braised ossobuco if you want the complete Italian dining experience.

    Location: 208 Hollywood Road, Tai Ping Shan, Hong Kong

    Open: Monday–Friday from 12pm to 10pm, Saturday–Sunday from 11am to midnight

    Phone: +852 2549 0208


    Tin Lung Heen at The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong


    Tin Lung Heen at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong serves excellent dim sum from 102 floors above the ground. In fact, for the cost of a few drinks at the hotel’s adjacent Ozone bar, you can enjoy a fantastic lunch. This restaurant was awarded 2 Michelin stars for the exquisite balancing of flavours.

    Dinner at Tin Lung Heen is a sophisticated (and pricey) affair – its Michelin Degustation Menu costs HK$1,928 per person. You can also order from an a la carte menu, which consists of delicacies like baked cod fish with cheese, braised superior bird’s nest, and pan-fried Kurobuta pork with foie gras and onion. 

    Location: Level 102, International Commerce Ctr. 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong

    Open: Monday–Friday from 12pm to 3pm and from 6pm to 10.30pm, Saturday–Sunday from 11.30am to 3pm and from 6pm to 10.30pm

    Phone: +852 2263 2270


    The Pawn

    Wan Chai

    The Pawn Hong Kong occupies a late-1880s building in Wan Chai, with a restaurant and bar concept across 2 floors. The al fresco dining space is one of the best spots to enjoy views of Hong Kong Island.

    The food menu covers a good range of rustic-style dishes – appetisers include homemade sourdough rosetta, sashimi, and Hokkaido squid, while mains range from pasta, USDA steaks, and seafood dishes. After dinner, head downstairs with your date to enjoy some fine cocktails or speciality gins at The Pawn Botanicals Bar. 

    Location: 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 12pm to 1am, Friday–Saturday from 12pm to 2am, Sunday from 11.30am to 1am

    Phone: +852 2866 3444


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    One Harbour Road at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong takes classic Cantonese dishes and delivers them in a home-cooked style. Expect world-class delicacies including crab claw, wagyu beef and abalone. 

    The idea is to allow the inherent flavours to shine through. This means you won’t find molecular foam or dry ice steaming off the plate. Set lunches at One Harbour Road start from HK$600, while the signature dinner set menu costs around HK$1,068 (additional HK$550 with wine pairing).

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    Location: 7th & 8th Floor, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 12pm to 2.30pm and from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, Sunday from 11am to 2.30pm and from 6.30pm to 10.30pm

    Phone: +852 2584 7722


    Wooloomooloo Steakhouse

    Wan Chai

    Rooftop views and prime Aussie steaks make Wooloomooloo Steakhouse a sure-fire success. The dining room is decked out in leather and dark wood, while the views from the floor-to-ceiling windows can only be topped by taking a digestif out on the Wooloomooloo Steakhouse Rooftop Lounge.

    Enjoy a huge range of premium cuts on the a la carte menu, or opt for the 2-course deal (HK$138–HK$168) on weekdays. You can find the second outlet of Wooloomooo Steakhouse on the waterfront promenade of Tsim Sha Tsui East.

    Location: 31/F & Rooftop, The Hennessy, 256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

    Open: Daily from 11.45am to late

    Phone: +852 2893 6960


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    Sheung Wan

    Yardbird is an award-winning restaurant run by a group of talented young chefs from North America. The menu consists of creative western/Japanese yakitori presented in stylish inventive portions. 

    A full range of chicken cuts are available and all heavily seasoned, but done with a skill for fantastic results. Located in SoHo, Yardbird is about 350 metres west of the Sheung Wan MRT station. Thanks to its izakaya-style setting, it's popular among couples looking to enjoy a casual date in Hong Kong. 

    Location: 154-158 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 6pm to midnight (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +852 2547 9273


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    Mott 32


    Mott 32 is an upmarket restaurant that specialises in Peking duck, barbecue pork, and roast goose. The dining room is very stylish and modern, featuring a custom-designed duck oven in the centre, so you can be assured of the quality and succulence.

    A convenient point about the menu at Mott 32 is that the dim sum menu is available in the evening, not just for breakfast or lunch (as is the norm in Hong Kong). If you're planning to have the Peking duck at Mott 32, you need book a table in advance as the process of preparing the dish takes 48 hours.  

    Location: Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong

    Open: Daily from 12pm to 2.30pm and from 6pm to 11pm

    Phone: +852 2898 3788

    Paul Smith | Compulsive Traveller

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