Neighbourhood Guide: Where To Eat, Drink And Shop In Tin Hau
1/10 AnOther Place
Described on its website as "your speakeasy wine-n-dine spot", AnOther Place is the definition of a hidden gem; stashed away in an unassuming industrial building, this chic French restaurant takes up 2000 square feet of space and boasts stellar views of Victoria Harbour.
The ever-changing seasonal menu is creative, featuring dishes that draw from both French and Asian influences. Dine a la carte, or treat yourself to AnOther Place's four- six- or eight-course menus.
AnOther Place, 5/F, Block C, Sea View Estate, 2-8 Watson Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong, +852 2979 0064; anotherplace.com.hk
2/10 Chop Chop
Hong Kong style BBQ meats are an art—and while many have attempted, few have been able to take this street food staple to the next level without butchering it entirely (apologies for the pun). For the longest time, options were limited to your neighbourhood "siu mei" dealer or dishing out serious cash at a high end Cantonese restaurant. That is, until Chop Chop came along.
Chop Chop serves traditional style Hong Kong roasted meats done exceptionally well, and in a lively, modern setting. You'll find all the familiar favourites, from cha siu to crispy pork belly, soy sauce chicken and roasted goose. Enjoy with a glass of wine or an ice cold Hitachino Nest beer.
Chop Chop, Shop 3, G/F, 18 Wang On Road, North Point, Hong Kong, +852 3618 7718; chopchophongkong.com
3/10 Midwest Vintage
Vintage shopping is hard to come by in Hong Kong, but Midwest Vintage offers a solid fix for lovers of pre-loved fashion. As well as vintage tees and military garb, you'll find a universe of unique pieces including customised leather and denim jackets made in house, Levi's jeans and shorts, quirky accessories and so much more.
Midwest Vintage, Shop 58, G/F, Victoria Centre, 15 Watson Road, North Point, Hong Kong, +852 2328 8757, midwest-vintage.com
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This weird and wonderful basement robatayaki is covered in vintage Japanese toys and posters. We recommend sitting at the front room bar so you can watch the chefs pick up your selections on large wooden paddles—in traditional robatayaki style—before they're grilled to order. Pair your order with sake from their impressive selection, which rivals that of some of Hong Kong's best izakayas.
Dishes you shouldn't miss are the thick cut pork belly skewers, and the crab meat served in its shell topped with a barely cooked egg, which is served with toasted bread to mop up the goodness.
Ganguya,16 Ngan Mok Street, Tin Hau, Hong Kong, +852 2348 7800; keyakihk.com
5/10 Etsu Sushi
This quaint and cosy sushi restaurant has been a local favourite for years. Serving fresh seafood flown in directly from Japan, diners will find a balanced menu of both traditional and creative sushi and sashimi dishes, from sea urchin and juicy scallop to minced tuna with quail egg wrapped in nori. Reservations are a must, and do leave room for dessert—their sesame ice cream is to die for.
Etsu Sushi, 23 Tsing Fung Street, Tin Hau, Tin Hau, Hong Kong, +852 3580 8851
There isn't a single day you won't see a snaking queue outside this charming eatery—and for good reason. Owned and operated by a lovely local couple, Camper's serves soul-hugging Japanese-style comfort foods like curry rice bowls, udon, ramen and salads, all of which are homemade and free from nasties like additives and MSG.
It's also one of the few restaurants in Tin Hau that offers better-than-decent vegetarian options.
Camper's, 127 Electric Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong, +852 2889 7377
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7/10 Preface Coffee
If you're an aspiring coffee connoisseur, you'll appreciate this part-cafe part-workshop space which, as well as serving perfect cups of coffee, hosts regular workshops.
Preface Coffee, Parkview Centre, 7 Lau Li Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2777 7821; prefacenomad.com
8/10 NOC Coffee
It has all the things we know and love about NOC Coffee's outlets around Hong Kong—great coffee, hearty brunch plates and delicious pastries—in a quiet little cul de sac in Tin Hau.
NOC Coffee, G/F, 23 Mercury Street, Tin Hau, Hong Kong, +852 3619 7500, noccoffeeco.com
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9/10 The Foot Room
Exploring Hong Kong's neighbourhoods can be exhausting. Head to The Foot Room, put your feet up and allow yourself to melt into the spa's soothing surroundings. Aside from foot massages, they also offer full body massages, ear and navel candling and more.
The Foot Room, 57 King's Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong, +852 9320 6680; facebook.com/thefootroomhk
10/10 TUVE Hotel
If bare bones minimalism is your cup of tea, then lap it up with a staycation at TUVE. Inspired by photographer Kim Høltermand' Sweden’s Lake Tuve artwork, the urban hideaway is the epitome of industrial glam with its concrete, metal, grey marble and natural wood interiors.
TUVE, 16 Tsing Fung Street,Tin Hau, Hong Kong +852 3995 8899; tuve.hk
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