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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“Lan Kwai Fong and Soho are often buzzing with fashionable locals and trendy tourists seeking a cool place to hang out at trendy bars, restaurants, clubs and drinking dens. Both nightlife districts are located in Central Hong Kong and are easily accessible via MRT, bus, and trams. Lan Kwai Fong is crowded every night and gets especially packed on festival days and New Year’s Eve.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Night Market
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“If you want to get some cheap souvenirs for friends and family, this is the place to go. Along the street of vendors you can also get a reading from a fortune teller or tarot card reader. The market closes at midnight. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Times Square is considered the first of its kind, the first "vertical mall" in Hong Kong. Due to the high land price in Hong Kong, and the higher yield on retail property, Times Square departs from the common western model of the flat shopping mall. The space allocated to retail is configured over 9 stories. The mall and lifts to the office tower are accessible by long escalators linking the ground floor podium and the first level of the mall.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“You can hike to the peak from Kennedy Town or HKU. Google routes to follow.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Entertainment
“While in the Tsim Sha Tsui area, take a leisurely walk along the Avenue of Stars to find handprints of famous Hong Kong movie stars, such as Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, and Michelle Yeoh.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The Peak is amazing especially on a sunny clear day- hiking on a fine day is well worth the effort, otherwise the tram is a great experience. Buy your tickets before to avoid the queue! The hike will take around 1.5-2 hours round trip.. At the top you can enjoy a glass of wine at The Peak Lookout which has a fantastic view, or lunch at one of the restaurants. The view is breathtaking, at the top turn to the right . and follow the path to t he viewpoint for the perfect photo.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Route
“-Knustsford at Tsim sha Tsui : Nice restaurants & Bar for chill -Land kwai Fong at Central : Nice Bar & restaurants for chill and clubbing ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Place to shop
“One of the largest shopping mall in Hong Kong. You can find most of the things here.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“One of the top places to visit on Lantau. Would recommend even hiking there from Shek Pik reservoir”
  • 45 locals recommend
Park
“Why I like here is because there is a public pool!. It is good for exercise. In the morning, local Hong Kong people do Tai Chi here. I like to buy ice cream at Macdonald stand in the park also. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“For super delicious Thai cuisine at one of Sheung Wan's hippest restaurants!”
  • 74 locals recommend
Landmark
“One of Hong Kong’s oldest temples and a declared monument, atmospheric Man Mo Temple is dedicated to the gods of literature (‘Man’), holding a writing brush, and of war (‘Mo’), wielding a sword. Built in 1847 during the Qing dynasty by wealthy Chinese merchants, it was, besides a place of worship, a court of arbitration for local disputes when trust was thin between the Chinese and the colonialists.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Park
“Yo u can see animals and birds in this park as well as exotic plants. All free. Perfect for a chilling day. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Very close walk (10 mins) and a quick find for nature in the city. Otherwise head to Hatton Rd for access to the many trails of HK Island.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Route
“Feng shui subscribers regard an aquarium of goldfish to be more than just a pretty face: it’s also an auspicious addition to one’s home that can bring good luck, so it’s no surprise that this popular pet trade is even more prominent in Hong Kong. Tung Choi Street North – better known as the Goldfish Market – is lined on either side with shops devoted to the raising of many types of fish, from weirdly shaped goldfish to colourful tropical species with gaspingly high price tags. In between, you’ll also spot a few amphibians and reptiles crawling about; not to mention some impressive saltwater aquarium setups complete with coral.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Transit Station
“Just a few MTR stops will bring you to Tsim Tsa Tsui. Shop till you drop, All kinds of brands and luxuries there.”
  • 38 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Thai Restaurant
“For super delicious Thai cuisine at one of Sheung Wan's hippest restaurants!”
  • 74 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“The area now consists of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, art galleries and antique stores of Staunton Street and Elgin Street. SoHo also is home to the first full-time comedy club in Asia, The TakeOut Comedy Club Hong Kong.[1] Hong Kong taxi drivers usually regard "SoHo" to mean either Staunton Street or Elgin Street.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Must go to their roof top bar , open at 6:00 pm so you can see their sun set view. Not too recommend their restaurant . But still very nice view and food.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Yardbird is a modern izakaya that specializes in chicken yakitori. A ‘no reservations,’ family-style restaurant that combines the highest level of service with the best quality food and drinks in a fun and relaxed environment. Highlights: Chicken meatball, Corn Tempura, Liver Moose, The KFC (Korean fried cauliflower), Rice Cakes, Chicken and Egg Rice, Peanut butter ice cream. As well as their extensive list of cocktails and Japanese Whiskeys. P.S. Walk-in only. If you want to eat inside without a wait, pop in early before the crowds settle in. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“Great good and good value for the quantity and quality. Nice ambiance. 2 mins away - just down the street! ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Lounge
“Outdoor bar, excellent venue for an after work drink, if the weather is good”
  • 37 locals recommend
Dumpling Restaurant
“The legendary Taiwanese dim sum restaurant opened their first Hong Kong branch in Causeway Bay before moving onto an additional three other locations dotted around town, although this is still our favourite. The expertly crafted xialongbao (a sort of twisted dim sum with a range of fillings) are by-now legendary and an absolute must try, especially the fancy black truffle and pork. Other highlights include tofu with crab roe and the classic salabao steamed buns with a range of fillings. One of the best things about Din Tai Fung is the food is typically less oily than other dim sum joints around town. Opening Hours: 11:30 - 22:00 Address: G/F, Delay No Mall, 68 Yee Wo St, Causeway Bay Tel: +852 3160 8998 ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Gastropub
“It used to be one of the biggest pawn shops in Hong Kong, now it has been preserved and transformed into a Wan Chai staple, request a seat at the balcony for brunch or an afternoon drink, and just watch the hustle and bustle of Wan Chai”
  • 34 locals recommend

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