The Best Restaurant Delivery and Takeaways In Hong Kong
The fourth wave of Covid-19 has resulted in another period of strict social distancing measures: not only are bars closed, but for two weeks from 10 December onwards restaurants will only be allowed to operate dine-in services until 6:00pm. It's a repeat of those earlier waves, when many restaurants and bars pivoted to takeaway and deliveries in order to keep surviving. In tough times like these, it's important we support the dining industry in any way we can.
Editor's note: This story was originally published on March 30, 2020 and was updated on 10 December, 2020 following new social distancing measures by the Hong Kong government. While we aim to keep this story as updated as possible, we recommend contacting restaurants directly should you wish to order from them or arrange takeaway.
Arcane x Waves Pacific
Earlier this year, Shane Osborn of Arcane and Cornerstone partnered with gourmet purveyors Waves Pacific to launch unique At Home kits with easy to follow cooking instructions. The Arcane x WP At Home Culinary Box includes delights such as Mayura beef striploin, spanner crab, N25 Osetra caviar (and pearl spoons to serve it with), Unzen eggs, vanilla bean and a bottle of Domaine Thibault Liger-belair “Les Deux Terres” 2017 for HK$1,580. The Cornerstone set, priced at HK$500, features Ōra King salmon fillet, Rangers Valley wagyu bavette, Japanese boneless chicken thigh, 10 Japanese Taiyouran eggs and two cans of Peroni. It's a surefire way to cook a meal worthy of The Final Table.
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The new Italian restaurant at LKF Tower will soon be launching an extended takeaway menu, but for the week of Christmas (24-31 December) a special festive menu will be available for HK$2,841. The five-course feast includes several of chef Andrea Zamboni's signatures, from fish cannoli with tomato coulis and pesto sauce to his decadent tiramisu alla Milanese. Diners can enjoy 25 per cent off their bill when opting for self pick-up through orders on the Lan Kwai Fong Delivery Direct platform.
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Rosewood Hong Kong’s popular restaurant Bayfare Social continues their delivery and self pick-up services, and many of the restaurant’s signature dishes are on offer for delivery: kale salad with Brussels sprouts, charred broccolini, avocado and ricotta; burrata with baby beetroot, heirloom tomatoes and pesto; corned beef sandwich with sauerkraut and Emmental cheese; together with hot courses such as macaroni and cheese with parmesan and smoked bacon; Chinese dan dan noodles; and a variety of baked goods and beverages on offer. The minimum spend for delivery is HK$1,500 for Kowloon addresses, HK$2,500 for Hong Kong island addresses from. North Point to Kennedy Town, and HK$3,500 to addresses in Sha Tin and Fo Tan.
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Black Sheep Restaurants
The dine-in ban means no restaurant can operate dine-ins past 6:00pm, but Black Sheep Restaurants' in-house delivery platform Go ensures that they are still able to operate delivery to ensure gourmet offerings around the city. Don't miss their festive delivery offerings either to brighten your holiday dining plans, featuring menus for parties of two upwards—select from offerings by chef Braden Reardon of Carbone, Buenos Aires Polo Club, or Osteria Marzia. The group's five-day weeknight meal plan named Black Sheep Supper Cult, where guests can enjoy a meal from one Black Sheep Restaurant per night, is still going strong. The current menu features Greek restaurant Artemis & Apollo, Vietnamese restaurant Chom Chom, modern Chinese restaurant Ho Lee Fook, Italian trattoria Osteria Marzia, and Thai restaurant Soul Food. Meal delivery from Black Sheep Restaurants Go services is available from Kennedy to Tai Hang, up to the Peak. For more delivery options available, please visit here.
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Cafe Gray At Home
Since launching earlier this year in response to the pandemic, Cafe Gray Deluxe’s home delivery service has been expanded to include more restaurant signatures and an extensive selection of wines, beers and bottled cocktails curated by chef-sommelier Leo Au. Prepped and packed so that all you need to do is follow simple instructions to cook and assemble, new additions to the menu include Cafe Gray Deluxe’s shakshuka, a chicken curry kit, and s'mores served with matcha ganache and maple bacon. Each item is big enough to serve two, and everything is priced at HK$250 for ease (the dessert is HK$140). For drinks, a range of wines and bottled cocktails (choose from Negroni, Old Fashioned or Espresso Martini) are also available. Apart from the Cafe Gray At Home sets, diners can now also order Café Gray Deluxe signatures via Deliveroo—from their iconic short rib of beef, to a comforting pastrami sandwich.
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Chilli Fagara / Chillitarian / Hot 'N' Meen
Have yourself a spicy little Christmas with Chilli Fagara's fiery fare, available both for takeaway and delivery. Their greatest hits include the homestyle mapo tofu, Chilli Fagara chicken, and cumin lamb. Vegetarians can also order from the brand's plant-based sister kitchen, Chillitarian, which features dishes such as kung pao tofu, vegetable dumplings and black truffle spicy fried rice. If noodles are your thing, you can also look into the restaurant's Hot 'N' Meen delivery-only concept, which serves bowls including lamb and leek soup noodles, dan dan mein and chilli chicken noodles.
Date By Tate
One of the most sustainable delivery options in Hong Kong, Date By Tate's Gastronomy Box is the creation of Tate's chef Vicky Lau. The beautiful, reusable tiered wooden tiffin holds six courses of intricately crafted dishes. The festive edition of the gastronomy box (available 8-31 December) includes bread and butter, plus dishes such as smoked scallop and eel with pink potatoes and creme fraiche; soy sauce poultry roulade with aubergine caviar and celtuce salad; wagyu beef en brioche with Sichuan beef jus; and spiced apple tart, along with a selection of mignardises. The set comes with proper brushed brass cutlery for recreating that fine dining experience at home. The boxes are priced at HK$1,180 per guest and a minimum order of two is needed for delivery; a limited number is available from Tuesday to Saturday.
Surely offering one of Hong Kong's most luxurious takeaway and delivery options, Maxime Gilbert's Ecriture A La Maison was a hit during the earlier waves and continues to serve up haute French cuisine delivered to your door. The restaurant has started its takeaway and delivery offerings from 10 December and will continue through to 23 December, with ten starters, seven meat and seafood dishes, and six desserts available to order from the platform. In addition, set menus for two and four are also available, priced from HK$1,688. For more please information please contact the restaurant at +852 2795 5996, or the Ecriture Home Delivery Website here.
Enjoy a Nordic Christmas with a gourmet box by Frantzen's Kitchen, packed full of festive treats. The cold section includes Västerbotten cheese pie, house-smoked Norwegian salmon gravlax while the hot section features classics such as Jansson's Temptation (a Swedish potato and anchovy casserole) and meatballs. For dessert, enjoy a simple but indulgent chocolate tart. Each box is priced at HK$1,200 and serves two people, with discounts given for purchases of two or more boxes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your orders by 21 December.
The JIA Everywhere service takes the esteemed restaurant group’s menu offerings to your doorstep. The service is divided into two parts – gourmet meal box delivery and bespoke catering. Meal box menus are available in seven Jia Group restaurants including Mak Mak, Meen and Rice, Chachawan, and 208 Duecento Otto, with a minimum of ten boxes per order. Alternatively, guests can select from restaurants’ sharing set menus or a la carte dishes to be delivered, where orders need to be placed 48 hours in advance with payment.
Jia Group also offers a ‘chefs at home’ option where guests can experience the true restaurant experience at home from establishments such as Duddell’s and Louise. Ando At Home and Stereo By Mono were two of the most popular offerings during the earlier lockdowns, with chefs Agustin Balbi and Ricardo Chaneton respectively designing menus that would encapsulate the flavour of their restaurants, ready to serve in a home setting.
One of the group's newest openings, Bibi & Baba, is now also on the platform; choose from two sets (the Bibi or the Baba), which serves up for four and includes many of the Peranakan restaurant's greatest hits, from ayam buah keluak (braised chicken with betel nut) to beef rendang and homestyle kuehs. 22 Ships' home delivery options, courtesy of Tatler Dining Rising Star awardee chef Antonio Oviedo, include set menus such as the En Tu Casa ("in your home") which includes a range of signature dishes including pan con tomate; grilled octopus with mojo picon and potato foam; whole grilled turbot Bilbaina with black potatoes and coriander mojo; roasted suckling pig with grilled gem lettuce and pomegranate; and burnt Basque cheesecake as dessert.
Delivery orders above HK$800 on Hong Kong Island can enjoy free delivery. For Kowloon orders above HK$800 delivery cost is HK$200 per order, and HK$300 for New Territories. For more information please visit here.
Wan Chai’s Jouer Patisserie is extending an offer on their same-day gourmet delivery service that features lunch sets and afternoon tea selections available from 12:00pm to 6:00pm daily. The Home Office lunch set includes options such as a comforting mapo fusilli for an East-Meets-West fusion dish, served alongside a hearty daily soup and a sweet signature macaron to finish. Use the code SAMEDAYXYPQ to enjoy HK$50 off your order, which can be placed on the Jouer website.
From now until 31 December, LKF Group's Kyoto Joe is offering a variety of options including a takeaway party menu for four persons, priced at HK$1,380. Included are a range of hot and cold dishes, from sashimi salad and tempura shrimp rolls to fried Nagoya udon and robatayaki grilled chicken thigh. Enjoy 25 per cent off if you opt for self pick-up.
Lai Sun Dining
Lai Sun Dining is working with Foodpanda and Openrice for their takeaway meals and deliveries across 10 of the group’s restaurants, and they are offering 30 per cent discounts for self pick-up takeaway orders. Some of the group’s menu highlights include Ciak's fresh buffalo burrata with organic tomatoes, basil, and balsamic dressing, Margherita pizza and various pastas. China Tang is also available on the platform, presenting signatures such as Sir David's hot and sour soup with shrimp and even luxurious items including abalone and fish maw. The celebrated steaks and chops from Beefbar are also available toon order. Other participating restaurants include Chiu Tang, Old Bazaar, Canton Bistro, and Prohibition Grill. For more information please see the Lai Sun Dining website.
Get a taste of Spain at home with La Rambla's delivery and takeaway offerings, thanks to Leading Nation's new online ordering platform Alfred's. The La Rambla At Home menu includes both classic and contemporary tapas options, ranging from their perennially popular truffle bikini sandwich to the picturesque avocado lobster (lobster salad with sliced avocado, salmon roe and ponzu). Different tiers of takeaway dinners for two priced from HK$880 includes a bottle of red sangria, sangria de cava, or signature La Rambla gin and tonics.
Little Bao Diner / Happy Paradise
Little Bao Diner’s celebrated baos and rice bowls are available on Deliveroo, and now Happy Paradise—which reopened earlier this autumn—is also available on the platform. May Chow’s proud creations such as pork belly bao; LB fried chicken; truffle fries, and the popular yuzu chilli fried chicken donburi are now available as a la carte selections as well as lunch set menus, while Happy Paradise signatures such as cumin fried chicken with daikon pickles are also available for ordering. For orders outside of Central, you can Whatsapp the restaurant on +852 6794 8414. Orders can be placed here.
Maximal Concepts’ Mott 32 showcases two seasonal menus for takeaway. From December 14 to 25, the Christmas set menu includes ten dishes including roasted turkey salad; signature barbecued pluma Iberico pork; foie gras; a soup course; apple wood-roasted 42-day Peking duck; braised Brussels sprouts, wagyu beef noodle and more with a festive matcha chocolate yule log for dessert. The four-course Christmas set menu is priced at HK$1,388 for two persons. Alternatively, the Peking turkey menu features a crossover between the festive classic and Mott 32’s signature dish. The large free-range bird is barbecued whole and served in three different ways: Peking duck-style with condiments; minced turkey cups on prawn crackers; and shredded turkey salad with greens, Chinese sweet pickles and cranberry dressing. The Peking turkey menu requires 24-hour advanced online order. It serves six to eight persons, priced at HK$1,880 per set, and is available from now until December 30, 2020.
Okra Hong Kong
Support this independent izakaya by chef Max Levy, where irreverent dishes such as the El Pollo Loco chicken sando, fish maw with dashi, and atsuyaki tamago with white Alba truffle will bring a bit of light to your dining room. The sake collection is also available for takeaway, with 20 per cent discount for pick-up orders. The restaurant's takeaway service is available daily from 12:00pm to 9:00pm—Whatsapp +852 2806 1038 to place your orders.
Simon Rogan at Home was one of the highlights of previous waves, and it's back with a proper festive menu for the holidays spent at home. Available starting 15 December until 23 December, the festive three-course menu is priced at HK$380 and includes caramelised chestnut and celeriac soup with hazelnut; roast turkey with roast potato, pickled cabbage, sprouts, and parsnip; and Christmas mince pudding with brandy custard. Of course, the restaurant's signature Irish soda bread and whipped brown butter is included as well. Stay tuned for updates of their other upcoming Simon Rogan At Home menus.
Stephanie Wong's French-Japanese bistro in Star Street is a gem, and you can support it by ordering takeway or delivery direct from them or via Foodpanda. Their set menus and a la carte items are all available, and there will be a special Christmas takeaway feast that includes many of the restaurant's greatest hits: shrimp toast, house pickled onions, salmon roe and mint; roasted French spring chicken with glutinous rice stuffing; and new items such as white Alba truffles with salted egg yolk tofu toast. To order, Whatsapp the restaurant on +852 9164 2001.
Sake Central will be open for a simple set dine-in lunch from 12pm-6:00pm daily, while those living and working in Central can enjoy food delivered via Deliveroo until 10:00pm.
You can also order food and sake direct from the restaurant between 12:00pm and 11:00pm if you are outside of Central by contacting the team via the website or by emailing email@example.com.
Ser Wong Fun
Traditional Cantonese concepts are popular in delivery to the home as well. Central’s Ser Wong Fun are joining other establishments in the area, bringing Cantonese nourishing double-boiled soups and its celebrated stir-fries and noodles and rice dishes to your home. Starting from 6:00 pm of July 15, 2020, the popular restaurant is expanding the proximity where delivery covers. Guests are encouraged to contact the restaurant and placed orders at least 90 minutes ahead, with delivery time estimated at the time of order placement. The minimum spending per order for Hong Kong island is HK$300, with HK$20 deliver fee. Orders beyond HK$450 can enjoy free delivery. Minimum spending for Kowloon orders is HK$500 (with an additional HK$40 for delivery. Free delivery when orders exceed HK$650) For New Territories, minimum spending is HK$750 per order (with an additional HK$80 for delivery), with free delivery for orders beyond HK$900. Guests placing order valued at or beyond HK$1,000 can enjoy a 10% discount. An online order service will be available soon. Most of the restaurant’s a la carte dishes are available for delivery, including perennial favourites such as glutinous rice with Chinese cured meats and crispy lemon with lemon sauce. For more information and placement of delivery orders, please contact the restaurant at +852 2543 1032 or +852 9301 4054.
Smoke & Barrel
A truly meaty barbecue feast is possible at home with Smoke & Barrel's takeaway and delivery menu, which essentially includes everything currently available on their a la carte, available from 6:00pm to 10:00pm daily. Items such as the Carolina pulled pork, cider-glazed baby back ribs and cornbread are some of the more travel-friendly offerings. To order, call the restaurant on +852 2866 2120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get your yakiniku fix at home—Iwatani gas grill included, if you need one—with Yakinikumafia's special Christmas takeaway bundle. 12 sets are available each day and include a lavish selection of premium Ozaki wagyu cuts, alongside their signature cucumber and daikon pickles, fresh sesame salad and crucial condiments. To wash it all down, bottles of refreshing yuzu IPA are also included. The sets are priced from HK$2,080 (without the gas grill, for two persons) to HK$3,280 (without the gas grill, for four persons); add HK$600 extra if you want the full gas grill included as well. Place your order via Alfred's, the restaurant's parent company platform.
Contemporary yakitori restaurant Yardbird is also offering delivery on their popular dishes. Guests can order through Deliveroo to sample some of the best dishes from the Sheung Wan restaurant. Highlights such as the iconic sweet corn tempura; brussels sprouts with black garlic and crispy garlic; and the KFC, aka Korean fried cauliflower; together with the crowd-pleasing chicken and egg rice and katsu sando are also available for delivery.
For your Sunday's Grocery fix of roasted pork belly sando, chicken schnitzel sando, or chicken fingers you can also order via the Yardbird app, seven days a week from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Delivery options are also available on Deliveroo here.
From now until 1 January, the little sister brand of Yung Kee is offering a takeaway menu for six persons priced at HK$3,800 featuring Cantonese favourites, from abalone with celtuce and termite mushroom to smoked baby chicken, and the restaurant's iconic White Rabbit Candies custard. Orders can be placed via Deliveroo.