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The hungry hour: a guide to late-night eats in Hong Kong

Timeout Hong Kong
  • Written by Timeout Hong Kong

Welcome to Hong Kong, Asia’s food paradise, a city that never sleeps. And that means you’ll never have to worry about not being able to find food when hunger strikes during a fun night out. From authentic local dishes to exquisite international cuisine, indulge in your late-night cravings with our handpicked selection of eateries located in some of the liveliest districts. 

Late night crowd of people standing outside a popular dessert shop in Hong Kong

Yau Tsim Mong

A bowl of mango sago with pomelo dessert from Kai Kai

Kai Kai

Satisfy your late-night sweet cravings at Kai Kai, a Michelin-recommended local dessert shop known for their affordable traditional Chinese sweet soups. Enjoy servings of mango sago with pomelo, sweet potato in sweet ginger soup, and tofu skin soup with ginkgo and Job’s tears, among others.

Opening hours: daily 12pm–12:30am 

Large hotpot filled with a cooked chicken surrounded by plates of other meats

Hawkers Centre

Perfect for group gatherings, especially in the winter season, hotpot holds a deep-rooted place in Hong Kong's culture. The city boasts numerous hotpot venues that remain open until late hours. Warm your tummy with Hawkers Centre’s nourishing soup bases, including MSG-free fish maw chicken broth, Alaska king crab and clam broth, as well as pork stomach chicken pot with white pepper. Dip in a variety of ingredients like abalone, hand-cut Angus beef, handmade meatballs, and a wide range of fresh seafood.

Opening hours: Monday–Sunday 1pm–12am

Kushi by Skewer Kitchen

Kushi by Skewer Kitchen is an izakaya in Mongkok serving delectable skewers in various styles, including renditions from Japan, Korea, Thailand and Sichuan. Indulge in their diverse selection of grilled chicken, beef, lamb, duck, pork, seafood and vegetable skewers. Whether you’re a meat lover or vegetarian, there’s something for you.

Opening hours: daily 6pm–12am


8Five2 Restobar

Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, 8Five2 Restobar serves Mexican cuisine using authentic ingredients sourced from Mexico. Dine in their expansive space, which includes an al fresco area perfect for gatherings, enjoy bites of quesadillas and fajitas, and wash them all down with craft cocktails.

Opening hours: Tuesday–Saturday 12pm–2am, Sunday–Monday 12pm–12am

Wan Chai

Bowl of ramen noodles served on a table from the restaurant Ichiran in Hong Kong


Ichiran is popular among solo diners. The Japanese ramen restaurant chain offers wooden individual booths that offer privacy at its finest. To place your order, simply complete the order sheet and select your preferred ramen. Then, hand in your order to the server located behind the bamboo curtain. Be prepared to queue up though as they get really busy, especially during evenings.

Opening hours: daily 10am–4am

Sticky rice rolls and a bowl of

Shanghai Hong Kong Noodle Shop

The Shanghai Hong Kong Noodle Shop in Causeway Bay serves Shanghainese cuisine round the clock. Beyond their delectable noodles, the Shanghainese-style sticky rice rolls, savoury soybean milk, and chicken with wine sauce are all must-tries.

Opening hours: 24 hours

Kui Kee Seafood Restaurant

Hong Kong’s open-air food stalls called dai pai dongs are a beloved gathering spot for locals. Kui Kee Seafood Restaurant brings street flavours to life with their Cantonese stir-fries, including their signature oyster omelettes and stir-fried clams with black bean sauce.

Opening hours: daily 5pm–3am

Central and Western

Lit up exterior of GRILL restaurant in Lan Kwai Fong


Grill is a Thai-style street food restaurant located in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong. Try their signature, juicy meat and veggie skewers served with a variety of seasonings such as satay sauce, spicy coriander sauce, green curry sauce and green chilli sauce. Elevate your street food experience at the standing tables placed outside the restaurant.

Opening hours: Monday–Sunday 11am–5:30am

Bowl of Block 18 Doggie’s Noodles being served

Block 18 Doggie’s Noodle

Rest assured, there’s no dog meat in these doggie noodles – the name refers to thick glutinous rice noodles that look like dog tails, a popular street snack in Hong Kong since the 1950s. Head to Block 18 Doggie’s Noodle after bar hopping to enjoy a comforting, hearty bowl of noodles served in rich broth with mushrooms and minced meat.

Opening hours: 24 hours

Beyrouth Bistro

Looking for satisfying bites after partying or bar hopping in SoHo? Take a stop at Beyrouth Bistro. This family-run Middle Eastern eatery, founded in the 1990s, serves authentic Lebanese food like hummus and delicious kebabs made from quality lamb legs prepared for 24 hours.

Opening hours: Monday–Thursday 8am–10pm, Friday–Saturday 8am–4am, Sunday 8am–10pm


Yuen Hing Restaurant

Tucked in a Central alley, Yuen Hing Restaurant has more than 50 years of history. The cha chaan teng offers outdoor seats where guests can dig into specialties like Hong Kong-style barbecued meats known as siu mei, which restaurants usually hang in storefront windows with its juices still dripping.

Opening hours: 24 hours

Information in this article is subject to change without advance notice. Please contact the relevant product or service providers for enquiries.

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