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Guidebook for Hong Kong

Laura

Guidebook for Hong Kong

Food Scene
Western Style Restaurant: Fab little hole in the wall Japanese fusion restaurant perfect for a fun dinner for 2. Be sure to sit at the counter to see the chefs preparing your meal. And then head upstairs after for a nightcap.
OKRA Hong Kong
110 Queen's Rd W
Western Style Restaurant: Fab little hole in the wall Japanese fusion restaurant perfect for a fun dinner for 2. Be sure to sit at the counter to see the chefs preparing your meal. And then head upstairs after for a nightcap.
Western Style Restaurant: A long running (rare in HK) and well loved Hong Kong restaurant. And just steps from the flat :)
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Yardbird
154-158 Wing Lok St
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Western Style Restaurant: A long running (rare in HK) and well loved Hong Kong restaurant. And just steps from the flat :)
Western Style Restaurant: Laid back awesome little chicken shop with a focus on top quality healthy ingredients. Great for lunch or dinner.
Little Birdy
Western Style Restaurant: Laid back awesome little chicken shop with a focus on top quality healthy ingredients. Great for lunch or dinner.
Western Style Restaurant: Creative and inspired tapas restaurant. So much to love on their regularly rotating menu!
BRUT!
Western Style Restaurant: Creative and inspired tapas restaurant. So much to love on their regularly rotating menu!
Cheap, cheerful, beautiful space, and always tasty. My favorite Vietnamese spot in HK.
BEP Vietnamese Kitchen
88 - 90 Wellington St
Cheap, cheerful, beautiful space, and always tasty. My favorite Vietnamese spot in HK.
Western Style Restaurant: Just a few blocks away you'll find the newly opened Spanish tapas restaurant Pica Pica. This is a hot new ticket in HK, so be sure to call in advance for a booking!
Pica Pica
317 - 321 Des Voeux Rd Central
Western Style Restaurant: Just a few blocks away you'll find the newly opened Spanish tapas restaurant Pica Pica. This is a hot new ticket in HK, so be sure to call in advance for a booking!
Belgium style beer house with the best selection of beer in Hong Kong by far! Great for just drinks, but also go for dinner, or light nibbles. Local and relaxed scene.
Blue Supreme
21 Tung St
Belgium style beer house with the best selection of beer in Hong Kong by far! Great for just drinks, but also go for dinner, or light nibbles. Local and relaxed scene.
Essentials
Best and largest grocery store in the hood
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Fusion
378 Queen's Road Central
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Best and largest grocery store in the hood
Closest organic grocery store. Small, but a good selection.
Organic Plus (SYP)
233 Queen's Rd W
Closest organic grocery store. Small, but a good selection.
Dry cleaner and next day laundry service
Sunshine Laundry Convenience Store
40 Queen's Road West
Dry cleaner and next day laundry service
Closest Pharmacy/Chemist. English is limited, so bring a photo of what you're after.
Man Tak Pharmacy
Closest Pharmacy/Chemist. English is limited, so bring a photo of what you're after.
Arts & Culture
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.
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Man Mo Temple
124-126 Hollywood Rd
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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.
Old colonial-era Central Police Station complex turned centre for heritage and arts. It's part museum, part art gallery, and houses several restaurants, cafes, and shops. It's finally open after 8 years of renovation and is worth a visit.
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Tai Kwun - Centre for Heritage and Arts
10 Hollywood Rd
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Old colonial-era Central Police Station complex turned centre for heritage and arts. It's part museum, part art gallery, and houses several restaurants, cafes, and shops. It's finally open after 8 years of renovation and is worth a visit.
Old Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters, now used as a mixed-use venue for arts and design. The courtyard always has an interesting installation, market, or cultural activity taking place. And surrounding the courtyard are 2 buildings housing artist studios, shops, and restaurants. Best on weekends.
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PMQ
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Old Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters, now used as a mixed-use venue for arts and design. The courtyard always has an interesting installation, market, or cultural activity taking place. And surrounding the courtyard are 2 buildings housing artist studios, shops, and restaurants. Best on weekends.
Sightseeing
Known as “Chop Alley.” Instead of a signature, traditionally people used a hand-carved seal or stamp, typically in stone or jade, with the Chinese characters of your family name. This stamp is called a chop. Get your own made in a day.
Man Wa Lane
Known as “Chop Alley.” Instead of a signature, traditionally people used a hand-carved seal or stamp, typically in stone or jade, with the Chinese characters of your family name. This stamp is called a chop. Get your own made in a day.
On Des Voeux Road West, nicknamed “Dried Seafood Street”, about 200 shops have been providing Hong Kong families with their banquet staples for almost half a century.
Des Voeux Road West
On Des Voeux Road West, nicknamed “Dried Seafood Street”, about 200 shops have been providing Hong Kong families with their banquet staples for almost half a century.
Indians in the British military were referred to as 'lascars'. Many lascars came to Hong Kong during its early colonial days to work in the police force. A small community of Indians grew around Upper Lascar Row, where the police headquarters were located. By the 1920s, the neighbourhood bazaar had evolved into a market for antiques and second-hand items. Later, it became known as a place that sold stolen goods. In Cantonese, stolen items are called 'rat goods' and the people who buy them are called cats - hence its nickname 'Cat Street'.
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Upper Lascar Row
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Indians in the British military were referred to as 'lascars'. Many lascars came to Hong Kong during its early colonial days to work in the police force. A small community of Indians grew around Upper Lascar Row, where the police headquarters were located. By the 1920s, the neighbourhood bazaar had evolved into a market for antiques and second-hand items. Later, it became known as a place that sold stolen goods. In Cantonese, stolen items are called 'rat goods' and the people who buy them are called cats - hence its nickname 'Cat Street'.
Take the tram or hike up (my preference) to the peak for incredible views of Hong Kong. In typical Hong Kong form there are shops and restaurants at the top.
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Victoria Peak
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Take the tram or hike up (my preference) to the peak for incredible views of Hong Kong. In typical Hong Kong form there are shops and restaurants at the top.
Drinks & Nightlife
Fun basement gin bar with a hidden door and speakeasy vibe.
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Ping Pong 129 - Gintonería
129 Second St
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Fun basement gin bar with a hidden door and speakeasy vibe.
For a super relaxed vibe, head to Craftissimo, a beer store turned outdoor chill bar.
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CRAFTISSIMO Sheung Wan
22-24A Tai Ping Shan St
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For a super relaxed vibe, head to Craftissimo, a beer store turned outdoor chill bar.