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- Try unique Italian dishes at Dough Kitchen
- Experience classic HK canteen meals at Shun Hing
- Spend the perfect brunch at Elementary HK
- Experience authentic cuisine at Chor Bazare Indian and Thai Cuisine
- Order a plate of delicious French cuisine at Warren
- Indulge in your favorite Japanese dishes at Kona
- Go drinking at Les Pucelles
- Try late night drinking at Mustard Cafe & Bar
- Meet a new pal at Buddy Bar
- Swing by OMA Specialty Coffee
- Taste world-class coffee at Fineprint
- Get something sweet and savory at Dough Bros
- Satisfy your sweets craving at Cookie Vission
- Get a customized candy at Papabubble
Welcome to Tai Hang, a laid-back and charming neighborhood in Hong Kong that is quickly becoming the go-to destination of foodies.
It boasts a plethora of culinary delights from all over the globe that would expand your palate greatly.
From classic Hong Kong canteen dishes to savory Indian plates, Tai Hang has something no matter what you’re craving. The exciting mix of flavors you’ll get from different restaurants would make you want to hit this spot quite often.
In this ultimate foodie’s guide, we’ll take you on a journey through the neighborhood’s best restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, so prepare to tantalize your taste buds!
1. Try unique Italian dishes at Dough Kitchen
Address: 10B Sun Chun St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2688 7008
- Monday – Sunday 12:30 PM – 3:15 PM; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
Dough Kitchen is an Italian restaurant in the Tai Hang neighborhood.
They serve the kind of dishes you usually think of when you think Italian, like pizza and pasta. They also have antipasti, salads, soups, risotto, and several main dish options.
They also serve red wine, white wine, sparkling wine, special drinks, and non-alcoholic drinks.
Their margherita pizza is probably the best dish here; however, their carbonara is another worthy contender.
2. Experience classic HK canteen meals at Shun Hing
Address: 5 Ormsby St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2576 6577
- Sunday, Tuesday – Saturday 7 AM – 3 PM
- Monday Closed
Shun Hing is one of the popular restaurants in Tai Hang that attracts a lot of local foodies – including us!
They’re quite known for their char siu egg rice, which is what most first timers usually order. It’s something we’d also recommend so you can understand just how worth the hype it is!
If you’re feeling adventurous and want to order something that’s not the most raved about, we’d suggest getting the baked pork chop rice!
3. Spend the perfect brunch at Elementary HK
Address: 15-16 School Street, School St, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
Contact details :+852 2362 2812
- Monday Closed
- Tuesday – Friday 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM; 5 PM – 10 PM
- Saturday & Sunday 9 AM – 10 PM
Elementary HK mixes Asian, European, and Middle Eastern influences to create interesting and innovative dishes. As foodies who are obsessed with brunch, we highly suggest going here on Saturdays or Sundays at around 9 AM – 4 PM.
That way, you’d get to try their EFT (Elementary French toast brioche) that is made of rhubarb sorbet, white chocolate sauce, berries, baby basil, and pistachio.
There are usually lines outside Elementary HK, so don’t be surprised! That just means that it’s good!
Most items on their menu are made for sharing, so we recommend bringing company. However, you can also order them even when you’re going solo. We won’t judge!
4. Experience authentic cuisine at Chor Bazare Indian and Thai Cuisine
Address: G/F, 14 Sun Chun St, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
Contact details: +85222679100
- Monday – Sunday 11 AM – 11 PM
If you’re looking for a guaranteed authentic Indian and Thai cuisine, let us point you in the right direction – Chor Bazare. They have an extensive number of available dishes on the menu because they have a separate one for Indian and Thai.
It could be overwhelming if it’s your first time trying out Indian and Thai dishes, but don’t fret – that’s why we’re here! We’ve tried numerous dishes and listed our favorites in our tips section below.
- From their Thai menu, here are our top suggestions: gai yang takrai and tom kha ghai.
- As for their Indian dishes, we recommend trying their curries because each one is from a different region in India. You’ll get to try how different kinds of curry are made in this Asian country.
5. Order a plate of delicious French cuisine at Warren
Address: Hong Kong, Tai Hang, Warren St, 9號地下1 舖
Contact details: +852 2256 1208
- Monday – Sunday 12 PM – 10 PM
Warren is quite popular among local foodies. Aside from their impeccable plating techniques, you see, they offer an intimate setting for those looking for a refined and sophisticated ambiance.
Their menu takes you on a trip to classic French cuisine – although they do spice up some dishes with a few twists. Their servings are quite generous and you’re guaranteed to fall in love at every bite.
If you’re meeting someone for a date, we suggest taking them to Warren. It’s cozy and intimate, so you two can enjoy each other’s company over food and drinks.
6. Indulge in your favorite Japanese dishes at Kona
Address: 16 Lin Fa Kung St W, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2881 6339
- Monday – Thursday 6 PM – 11 PM
- Friday – Sunday 6 PM – 11:30 PM
Kona is a Japanese restaurant in Tai Hang. Expect a lot of the classics here: skewered dishes, noodles, rice meals, grilled mains, sashimi, fried food, and some appetizers.
This is pretty much classic izakaya food, so as you may expect, you can pair your food with good sake and beer here. We recommend it when you need to relax with a few friends!
Our favorite items on their menu are mostly ones under their grill menu like Kona wings, Kagoshima wagyu steak, and Chilean sea bass, to name a few.
7. Go drinking at Les Pucelles
Address: 26 School St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2346 9855
- Monday – Sunday 6 PM – 2 AM
Another French restaurant to add to the list of must trys in Tai Hang is Les Pucelles. It’s sort of a hidden gem because not a lot of locals know about it.
What will attract you first to this restaurant is their cozy ambiance, while its interior exudes typical French sophistication. They also have an extensive collection of wine!
We highly recommend this place if what you’re looking for is a laid-back night of drinking. If you’re a fan of wines you’ll surely have an affinity for this place.
8. Try late night drinking at Mustard Cafe & Bar
Address: 12 King St, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2897 1800
- Monday 4PM – 2 AM
- Tuesday – Sunday 5 PM – 2 AM
While Mustard is the best of both worlds (cafe & bar), their vibe is more perfect for late night drinking. It’s quite small, but the place has its own charm.
This is one of the more hidden gems in Tai Hang because not a lot of locals have discovered this place. However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t get crowded every so often, so try to come here close to opening time to avoid running out of seats, especially on weekends!
Their French spring chicken with truffle thyme might just be the best thing on their menu. Once you try it, you’re quite likely to understand why!
9. Meet a new pal at Buddy Bar
Address: Hong Kong, Tai Hang, School St, 22號號地下 號
Contact details: +852 2882 9780
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday 5:30 PM – 2:30 AM
Another good place to go drinking in Tai Hang is the Buddy Bar. Because the place is so intimate and small, we find that this a great place to meet new people.
If you go here a couple of times, by the way, you’ll see plenty of familiar faces because Buddy Bar has numerous loyal customers.
Go here if you just want to chat and get to know your company more. It’s not really a place to go dancing or the right location to bring your group of friends.
10. Swing by OMA Specialty Coffee
Address: G/F, 9 Wun Sha St, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
- Monday – Sunday 8:30 AM – 6 PM
Hong Kongers love their caffeine, so of course, there’s also a great coffee option in Tai Hang.
They only serve the classic coffee flavors we all know and love. As of writing, they also have 3 choices of beans – we like the valle de cauca most, but your mileage may vary.
Aside from their coffee and other non-coffee options, they also have quite a selection of food on the menu. It’s a brunch and breakfast place all in one!
Hit this place up if you want good, quality breakfast! It’s the perfect breakfast spot for all kinds of foodies because they have veggie dishes too. We suggest trying the sourdough breakfast (if you don’t have dietary restrictions) and the OMA veggie breakfast.
11. Taste world-class coffee at Fineprint
Address: 1 Lily St, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 5331 5205
- Monday – Sunday 6 AM – 6 PM
This cafe has a western feel, so it stands out quite a bit in the area even though the design is clean and subdued. It seems to be especially popular with the hipster crowd, though.
The owner of Fineprint is said to be the champion of a barista competition in Australia, so the drinks are guaranteed to be made by an expert coffee craftsman. Note that they have tea too, though!
Don’t leave without trying out their food! Their sourdough is to die for.
12. Get something sweet and savory at Dough Bros
Address: Ming Sun Building, Shop G, G/F, 90 Tung Lo Wan Rd, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2301 1108
- Monday – Sunday 11:30 AM 11 PM
Here’s something different – Dough Bros, a pizza place and a donut place rolled into one!
Their pizzas are made of sourdough so they’re extra-tender. They also come in classic flavors like pepperoni and margherita, though they also have some nice signature pizzas, including a really nice special truffle pizza.
Their doughnut options are not as extensive, having only 7 flavor options – nutella, custard, strawberry, lemon pie, morning matcha, oreo, and banoffee pie.
If you can’t fully decide on what to order, you can also order one whole pizza with two different kinds of flavors! That way, you get to try as much as you can.
13. Satisfy your sweets craving at Cookie Vission
Address: Shop D, 6 Wun Sha St, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
Contact details: : +852 5545 5655
- Monday – Sunday 8 AM – 9 PM
Get yourself a little treat at Cookie Vission in Tai Hang. And by little treat, we don’t mean literally because their cookies are 150g each!
Alot of their flavors are quite innovative, so this is a must-visit spot for all foodies that have a sweet tooth! For example, they have hojicha cookies, spiced smores cookies, key lime cream oatmeal cookies, blue cheese cookies, and many more.
The doughnut flavors are just as good! We suggest the maple bacon donuts, piña colada donuts, and strawberry milkshake donuts.
They usually update their menu, so when you go, you might find new, different flavors! That’s one of the reasons why we love going here. There’s something new to try everytime.
14. Get a customized candy at Papabubble
Address: 34 Tung Lo Wan Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2367 4807
- Monday – Sunday 10 AM – 8 PM
Papabubble is a candy store all the way from Barcelona. It’s possible you’ve heard of them because their brand is quite famous.
Their method of creating sweets is quite different from the usual because it’s 100% made manually. You’ll even see the staff making the candy in the store in front of you.
With that in mind, their candies are guaranteed fresh! Moreover, their ingredients are kept to a minimum with only water, sugar, glucose, colors, and flavors. Now, that’s something you don’t hear a lot!
- Want to take your love for sweets to the next level? Join Papabubble’s several workshops like rock candy workshop and lollipop workshop.
- You can also ask them to make you a customized candy! You can add your friend’s name, your company’s logo, a fun drawing – you name it, they’ll add it.