Neighbourhood Guide: What To Eat, Drink And Do In Wong Chuk Hang
Traditionally an industrial district, since the opening of the MTR at the end of 2016, Wong Chuk Hang has seen countless businesses move to the Southside – and with them, many restaurants have followed suit. From tacos and burgers to sundowners and private kitchens, we’re letting you know where to eat and drink in the area, as well as listing our picks for what to do and where to shop when you’re there.
Where To Eat & Drink
Found in the Ovolo Southside hotel, this colourful eatery offers a menu of fresh, South American inspired plates. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks, it’s a great pit spot to know for any time of day when you’re exploring Wong Chuk Hang. The terrace is also perfect for enjoying a selection of small plates and drinks al fresco.
Komune, 4/F, Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, komune.com.hk
Above by Komune
Also located in Ovolo Southside, Above by Komune can be found on the hotel’s 23rd floor and promises sweeping views of the Southside. The ideal location in the area for sundowners, the bar can also be rented out as an event space for private parties and gatherings.
Above by Komune, 23/F, Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, komune.com.hk
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Beef & Liberty
A Hong Kong favourite when it comes to burgers, Beef & Liberty always delivers. A recent addition to the Wong Chuk Hang dining scene, the location opened in the summer of 2019 and offers a full menu of quality burgers, sides, salads, desserts, drinks and more. For the vegetarians out there, Beef & Liberty pulls out all the stops with its popular Falafel burger, along with a range of dishes featuring Impossible meat.
Beef & Liberty, G/F, One Island South, Shop No. G07, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, beef-liberty.com
Te Quiero Mucho Taqueria
If it’s tacos that you’re craving, Te Quiero Mucho Taqueria is the place for you. Serving vibrant and authentic Mexican fare, the menu focuses on tacos, burritos and tortas, bringing the original flavours from Guadalajara. Wash yours down with a zingy cocktail or a refreshing Aguas Fresca from TQM’s extensive drinks list.
Te Quiero Mucho, Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, www.tqm.hk
Editor's note: Te Quiero Mucho Taqueria is currently closed, but the food menu can be enjoyed at Komune on the 4th floor of Ovolo Southside.
Africa Tea & Coffee
This hidden gem serves teas and single-origin coffee from around the continent as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our favourite item on the menu is The Rolex, which is not a high-end timepiece, but a Ugandan wrap made with chapati stuffed with scrambled egg and vegetables.
Africa Coffee & Tea, Suite 1501, 15/F 41 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, africacoffeeandtea.com
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Serving speciality coffees and teas–and featuring its very own in-house roastery – Sensory ZERO is a great choice for an afternoon pick-me-up in Wong Chuk Hang. Expect the likes of hand-drip single origin coffees, piccolo lattes and home-made ginger lattes.
Sensory ZERO, G01, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, sensoryzero.com
Popular with Wong Chuk Hang office workers, Golden Monkey is a Southeast Asian food court concept serving modern takes on classic dishes. The menu includes favourites such as Vietnamese beef salad, Malaysian chicken curry, banh mi, laksa and more.
Golden Monkey, Shop GF 08, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, goldenmonkeyhk.business.site
The Loft is Pirata Group’s test kitchen and event space, which also doubles as a popular lunchtime haunt in Wong Chuk Hang. Not only is the space available to rent for private parties – all catered by Pirata Group favourites–but it also serves sandwiches, pizzas, salads and more to dine-in or take-away.
The Loft, 1/F, The Factory, 1 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, piratatheloft.hk
Launched in 2011, Pomegranate Kitchen is a Hong Kong catering and events company based in Wong Chuk Hang. Chef and owner Maria Bizri specialises in Mediterranean cuisine, with the space suited for everything from private events to corporate meetings. Menus on offer include family-style feasts, canapes, junk menus and lunch deliveries.
Pomegranate Kitchen, 4B, Sing Tech Factory Building, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, pomegranate.com.hk
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Nam Long Shan Road Cooked Food Market
Located right by Wong Chuk Hang’s MTR, this cooked food market is full of affordable eats. Amongst local-style cha chaan teng’s its worth trying the popular Thai restaurants, Green Curry House and Pattaya Thai Food.
Nam Long Shan Road Cooked Food Market, 1 Nam Long Shan Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
What To Do
Young Master Ales Brewery
As the makers of some of the city’s most popular craft beers, Young Master Ales is worth a visit. Brewery tours are run on Saturdays (in both English and Cantonese) and feature a guided tour and an insight into how the craft brewers make everything from its Classic Pale Ale to its sour and locally-inspired Cha Chaan Teng Gose. Although no alcohol is authorised to be consumed on site, the brewery does feature a shop where brew fans can pick up bottles to take home, along with a range of merch.
Young Master Ales Brewery, G/F, Sungib Industrial Centre, 53 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, youngmasterales.com
A homeware haven hidden inside an industrial building, Mirth stocks a colourful array of globally-sourced furnishings, interior accessories, artwork, stationary and more. If you're looking for unique and eye-catching pieces to complete your decor, you're sure to find it at Mirth.
Mirth Home, Unit A, 3rd Floor, Yally Industrial Centre 6 Yip Fat Street Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, mirthhome.com
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Whether you’re shopping for pre-loved designer pieces, or looking to give your unwanted pieces a new home, HULA can help. This designer consignment store was founded by Sarah Fung, who buys and sells pre-loved (but still mint condition) designer items out of the spacious showroom that can be found in Wong Chuk Hang. Expect Chanel handbags, Balmain blazers and everything in between.
HULA, 5A Evergreen Industrial Mansion, 12 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, thehula.com
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Get creative and enjoy a different kind of weekend activity at Artjamming. Complete with all the tools you need to create your own masterpiece, you can either reserve a spot for couples or small groups, or choose to book out the whole studio for private parties and corporate events. Choose between painting on a canvas, tote bag or a white t-shirt–and be sure to bring your own drinks and snacks to complete with experience.
Artjamming, 4D, Yally Industrial Building, 6 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, artjamming.com
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Red Doors Studio
If you need to reset and relax, make a trip to Red Doors Studio in Wong Chuk Hang. The studio strives to offer effective holistic solutions through reintroducing time tested ancient practices in order to centre, heal and uplift, including sound healing, guided meditation and gong baths.
Red Doors Studio, Flat A, Floor 21, Lee Fund Centre, 31 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong, red-doors.com
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Along with shopping, eating and drinking, Wong Chuk Hang has a plethora of art galleries for you to explore. Offering both classic and contemporary arts, take a look at our guide to the best art galleries in the area to plan your route.
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