Wands ahoy! Harry Potter-themed café opens in Mong Kok

Is there any franchise out there more beloved by the millennial generation like Harry Potter? (That’s a rhetorical question; there is not.) Understandably then, the Coconuts Hong Kong office freaked out a lot when we learned that Hong Kong’s finally got its first Harry Potter café. 9¾ Café — named after the hidden Hogwarts Express platform at ...

Iconic Wan Chai bar Carnegie’s lives to see another day after new investors step in

Iconic Wan Chai bar Carnegie’s lives to see another day after new investors step in

In July, we broke the news that one of Hong Kong’s most iconic bars, Carnegie’s, would be forced to close due to slowing business and a rent hike. Coconuts Hong...

Hungry Lawyer: Terroir Parisien, a casual French bistro in the heart of Central

Hungry Lawyer: Terroir Parisien, a casual French bistro in the heart of Central

Terroir Parisien, the casual bistro by multiple Michelin-starred Chef Yannick Alleno, recently launched its first Asian location in the center of Hong Kong’s business district....

Hooters landlord threatens LKF restaurant with eviction, demands HK$1mil in overdue rent

Hooters landlord threatens LKF restaurant with eviction, demands HK$1mil in overdue rent

Oh, how the not-so-mighty have fallen. Hooters, that semi-lurid American boobs-and-wings restaurant chain, is facing eviction a little over a year after making its overly...

Street joints and empires in noodle-crazed Hong Kong

Street joints and empires in noodle-crazed Hong Kong

From decades-old holes in the wall to multi-million dollar businesses, Hong Kong’s noodle scene is a moneyspinner in a city that runs on quick and affordable comfort food....

Hungry Lawyer: Okra Kitchen, Hong Kong’s cool neighborhood izakaya

Hungry Lawyer: Okra Kitchen, Hong Kong’s cool neighborhood izakaya

As a former resident of and frequent traveler to Japan, I tend to be skeptical of Japanese food in Hong Kong. It is often too glam, too expensive and of average quality. There...

Hong Kong’s No.1 fast food chicken is 100% Filipino: South China Morning Post

Hong Kong’s No.1 fast food chicken is 100% Filipino: South China Morning Post

Two editors of the Hong Kong English-language newspaper South China Morning Post (SCMP) ranked five fast food fried chicken spots in the city, and the Philippines’ very own...

Hungry Lawyer: Café Hunan serves up authentic flavors from Chairman Mao’s hometown

Hungry Lawyer: Café Hunan serves up authentic flavors from Chairman Mao’s hometown

In March of last year, I wrote about a cozy little Sichuan restaurant in Sai Ying Pun called Bashu Garden. It became one of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood and for...

Iconic steakhouse Sammy’s Kitchen faces closure after rent raised by landlord

Iconic steakhouse Sammy’s Kitchen faces closure after rent raised by landlord

One of Hong Kong’s oldest and most famous steakhouses is facing closure due to a massive rent spike from the space’s new landlord. Founded by veteran hotel chef Yip Luen...

Shake Shack to open first Hong Kong outlet (of many) next year

Shake Shack to open first Hong Kong outlet (of many) next year

Fast food lovers, your prayers have been heard. US burger chain Shake Shack has announced that it’s going to open a Hong Kong outlet next year as part of the brand’s...


 

Coconuts Hong Kong Food & Drink

We cannot stress this enough: it is absolutely not an exaggeration to say that Hongkongers are obsessed with food. How could we not be, with our humble but delicious cha chaan teng fare (which we maintain is the original and best fusion food), vast array of world-class international cuisine, and perhaps most importantly, dim sum that truly touches the heart? Here, people live to eat, rather than eat to live. With that in mind, it’s hardly surprising that the Coconuts Hong Kong Food & Drink section is always pretty popular. In this section, you’ll find all the latest foodie news (i.e. restaurant openings, special deals, guest chefs, etc) under our Food Buzz tag. Over in the straightforwardly named Food Guides & Features tag, you’re spoiled for choice: we’ve got a breakdown of the city’s best vegetarian and vegan eats, tips on how to make the most of hairy crab season, an insider’s guide to Korean specialties in Tsim Sha Tsui’s thriving K-Town, and a feature on the weirdest food you can find in Hong Kong. Under Restaurant Reviews, you can either check out our in-depth, feature-length Coconuts Critic’s Tables reviews on restaurants both old and new, or skim the hot recommendations on hidden local gems and buzzy new eateries via Coconuts Hot Spots. We also cover nightlife in Hong Kong here, whether we’re talking about great club nights, brilliant band showcases, a happy hour you simply cannot pass up, or a listicle of the best parties this season. Dig in, Coconauts!