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Hong Kong’s best Chinese fusion restaurants

Time Out Hong Kong
  • Written by Time Out Hong Kong

Hong Kong is teeming with restaurants that offer unique cuisines from around the world, but it’s also home to Chinese restaurants that have perfected the flavours near and dear to our hearts. If you want to enjoy the best of both worlds, our city has plenty of restaurants that blend Chinese cuisine with global influences. From down-to-earth eateries to exquisite dining venues, here are our picks for the best Chinese fusion restaurants in the city. 

Down-to-earth eateries

Crispy aromatic shredded duck served with pancakes from 1908bc

1908bc

Named after the year in which London’s first Chinese restaurant opened, 1908bc serves up Cantonese dishes with British influences. From British classics like fish and chips with pea mash to fusion dishes such as crispy aromatic shredded duck served with pancakes or barbecued honey pork ribs, 1908bc presents a perfect blend of British and Chinese culture and flavours. Decked out with simple yet elegant furnishing, 1908bc offers a laidback atmosphere that’s perfect for you to unwind with friends.

Enjoy a beer with East-meets-West comfort food at Second Draft

Second Draft

If you want to grab a few beers while enjoying great bites, then look no further than Second Draft. Located in Causeway Bay, this popular gastropub serves draught beers on tap from around the world and local breweries like Young Master Brewery. Pair your beers with East-meets-West comfort food such as jer jer (sizzling) buffalo wings, chicken liver pâté served with deep fried mantou (Chinese steamed bun), or fuyu (fermented bean curd) carbonara. 

Little Bao’s menu features a blend of international and Chinese flavours

Little Bao

Inspired by the endless cuisines that Hong Kong has to offer, Little Bao presents a cross-cultural menu full of international and Chinese flavours. Start your meal off with sharing appetisers like drunken clams and seaweed poppers and make your way to steamed baos that hold indulgent fillings such as slow-braised pork belly, fried chicken glazed with Chinese black vinegar, and more. For dessert, enjoy sweet treats like green tea and salt-flavoured ice cream sandwiched between baos. 

Exquisite dining experiences

Hong Kong Cuisine blends traditional and modern flavours to create exquisite Cantonese dishes

Hong Kong Cuisine 

As a member of La Commanderie des Cordons Bleus de France, Hong Kong Cuisine is a fine dining restaurant that has a passion for preserving the essence of Chinese cuisine. Paying homage to Hong Kong’s culinary heritage, their innovative menu features refined Cantonese dishes that embrace traditional and modern flavours. Expect a unique and indulgent blend of contemporary flavours — think winter melon stuffed with bird’s nest, and roasted duck and braised pigeon stuffed with crocodile tail fin. 

The Chinese Library is located in the former police headquarters

The Chinese Library

Located in the historical setting of Tai Kwun Get me there {{title}} {{taRatingReviewTotal}} {{taRatingReviewText}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info ’s former police headquarters, The Chinese Library’s environment exudes elegance and charm of a bygone era. The menu has a heavy emphasis on regional Chinese cuisine, including dishes from Sichuan, Shanghai, Guangdong, and Chiu Chow. Their dishes are prepared with utmost reverence, such as the roasted 45-day imperial Peking duck with five homemade sauces, or the chrysanthemum ‘thousand cut’ silken tofu in chicken broth.

Enjoy cocktails infused with Chinese herbs at Chinesology

Chinesology

Inspired by Chinese culinary traditions, Chinesology is a restaurant and bar that presents a modern take on cuisine from the Tang dynasty. The restaurant’s menu redefines Chinese dining through four themes — presentation, concept, happenings, and offerings. Here, you’ll find a variety of dim sum, seafood dishes with abalone and fish maw, and roasted meats, among other luxurious dishes. Head to Chinesology’s bar area to try out cocktails infused with Chinese herbs, such as the Tietini with oolong and Tieguanyin tea, or Thanks Emperor, a cocktail inspired by Yang Guifei, Emperor Tang’s most beloved concubine. 

Get a table by Hutong’s floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy views of the harbour

Hutong

If you’re not shy of fiery flavours, head over to Hutong to enjoy a large variety of northern Chinese dishes. Serving up dishes like mapo tofu, flaming Peking duck, and crispy soft-shell crab with Sichuan dried chilli, Hutong’s offerings are tongue-tingling and irresistible. For those who enjoy a tipple, Hutong has a selection of signature cocktails that incorporate Chinese flavours like botanical cherry-infused baijiu or mandarin liqueur. Be sure to grab a table by their floor-to-ceiling windows to admire a sweeping view of the Victoria Harbour as you enjoy your sumptuous feast. 

Stress-free casual dining

Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel is known for their locally inspired desserts

Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel

Since opening his first store in Harbour City in 2020, award-winning French pastry chef Dominique Ansel has been winning Hongkongers over with his baked goods. His unique pastries and desserts feature local elements, such as cakes that resemble pineapple buns and lemon tea boxes. Local flavours can also be found in Dominique’s savoury pastries, such as croissants filled with French omelettes and thick slices of char siu, or scrambled egg stuffed inside a homemade turnip cake English muffin.

Dig into a medley of fusion dishes at Ho Lee Fook

Ho Lee Fook 

The SoHo Get me there {{title}} {{taRatingReviewTotal}} {{taRatingReviewText}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info area is home to some of the city’s most sought-after restaurants and bars, and among them you’ll find Ho Lee Fook, a Chinese fusion restaurant that stands out from the rest. As soon as you enter the venue, you’ll be immersed in an opulent, playful interior reminiscent of a Shaw Brothers film set. Enjoy a medley of fusion dishes like steamed live razor clams with glass noodles, Hong Kong-style curry beef cheek claypot, and Australian lobster with e-fu noodles and cheese sauce. 

DPD serves up dai pai dong favourites in a casual dining environment

DPD 

Short for dai pai dong, DPD is a contemporary take on Hong Kong’s iconic open-air eateries. Rather than sitting on plastic stools around foldable wooden tables that you commonly see in dai pai dong restaurants, DPD has an elevated appeal in a casual dining environment. On their menu are dai pai dong favourites like sweet and sour pork, steamed chicken with scallions, and braised eggplant with salted fish in an earthenware pot. You can also find Western-inspired Chinese dishes on DPD’s menu, such as baked pork chop rice and baked spaghetti.

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