The Tatler Guide To Megabox Mall, Hong Kong
Instantly recognisable due to its bright red facade, MegaBox in Kowloon Bay is the largest shopping mall in eastern Kowloon at 19 stories and 1.1 million square feet. Its stores encompass everything that might be of interest, including fashion, home decor, sports, electronics, health, books, music, and children's items.
Entertainment options include a cinema complete with an IMAX theatre as well as the largest ice rink in Hong Kong. Younger children will enjoy indoor play area Playhouse. There's also a free shuttle that goes to and from the nearby Kowloon Bay MTR station.
Part of the UA group of cinemas, which has been around for over 30 years, UA MegaBox is the only cinema in the Greater China region that boasts the IMAX 12-Channel Immersive Sound System in its IMAX theatre.
Its nine theatres seat from 47 to 260 people and are equipped with D-BOX, Dolby Atmos, or Laser Projection technology. Also of note is the UA POP movie merchandise store. Catch a variety of films here, from local favourites to international box office hits.
MegaBox Best Restaurants
Skip the restaurant chains and food-court-style establishments in favour of some truly gourmet eats. There's Siu Shun Village Cuisine, which earned a "Bib Gourmand" commendation from the Michelin Guide for simple yet delicious dishes. River fish is imported daily from Shun Tak County and prepared in the Shunde regional style, which is known for its focus on the ingredients and light, natural flavours.
There's also Madison's, which serves up contemporary European fare in stylish surrounds. Think hand-made pasta, slow-cooked meats, and plenty of salads, burgers, and seafood dishes, besides.
Palace One is the place to go for dim sum and other Cantonese classics done in style, while Achacha Food & Beverage Boutique is the ideal spot for beer lovers, considering it boasts over 200 local and imported craft and fruit varieties.
Order a savoury crepe, Western meat or risotto main to go along with your brew. If you're out with the family or seeking somewhere a little more casual, sushi joint Kokonoi Sushi offers sushi, sashimi and donburi in a setting designed to look like the inside of a Shinkansen train. After ordering via a tablet, your food arrives directly to your table on a mini Shinkansen train figure via a conveyor track, too.
Things to do in MegaBox
If you're looking to immerse yourself in retail therapy, a branch of Japanese department store Aeon sprawls at 101,000sqft across the first and second floors of the mall. Browse through handbags and accessories, lifestyle and household goods, as well as fresh and cooked food and other groceries. This branch also offers items from Aeon's private daily necessities brand, Topvalu.
MegaBox Tom Lee
Musical maestros—or those with musical little ones—will find everything they need at the MegaBox location of Hong Kong musical instrument megastore Tom Lee. Check out classical musical instruments from every section of the orchestra, as well as guitars and amps, drum sets, electric keyboards, music production equipment and home entertainment systems, and other accessories. Music scores and other printed materials related to music are available, too.
MegaBox Ice Skating and Ice Hockey
Mega Ice at MegaBox boasts the only international-sized ice rink in Hong Kong that can accommodate international hockey leagues; it's also the largest, at 26 by 57 metres. It's been known to host Olympic qualifiers and skating contests, and it even aims to bring events such as the Asian Figure Skating Championships to the city. It's also available for rent for performances, birthday parties, and other private events.
Figure skating, synchronised skating and ice hockey lessons are available to those looking to brush up their skills, and skate sharpening services and accessories such as gloves and knee pads are available at the rink's shop.
MegaBox features a multi-storey, 1,000 space car park that accommodates mid-sized vehicles up to 4.1 metres tall (3.4 metres for private cars). There are also electric car chargers and spots for guests with disabilities.
Check out the special offers available in conjunction with the mall's cinema, restaurants, and retail outlets, and download the My Kowloon East (MyKE) app to keep abreast of the parking situation in real-time. The car park is open every day, 24 hours a day.
MegaBox Hong Kong, Enterprise Square V Tower 2, 38 Wang Chiu Rd, Kowloon Bay, +852 2989 3000