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Hong Kong Wan Chai & Causeway Bay Neighbourhood Guide

Wan Chai has a reputation for being a red-light district area, especially if you’re a foreigner in the area. More recently, parts of Wan Chai like Ship Street and Star Street have gone through a change. Run down shops and dodgy bars are being replaced with trendy burger joints, tapas bars and designer boutiques. But there’s still plenty of local culture here - just visit Wan Chai wet market to see a real local scene. Stay in this area if you want a bit of the old mixed with a bit of the new. Nearby Causeway Bay is known for its shopping and Japanese restaurants. Start at the Sogo department store and wander down to the Times Square mega-mall, popping into the many shopping centres along the way.

Best Hotels in Wan Chai & Causeway Bay

J Plus Hotel By YOO

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The first hotel in Asia designed by award-winning Philippe Starck, J Plus Hotel by YOO offers free drinks of 24 hours, afternoon cakes and evening wine at the lobby. Newly renovated in 2014, this hotel ... Read more

Hotel Indigo Hong Kong Island

€ € €

This stylish boutique hotel is situated in the Wan Chai business district, a 5-minute walk from Wan Chai MTR Station. It houses a roof-top infinity pool, a 24-hour fitness centre and 2 dining options. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is provided. Read more

The Upper House

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Boasting a panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and the city, The Upper House is centrally located in Hong Kong Island right on top of Pacific Place, the city’s premier shopping mall. Directly links to Admiralty ... Read more

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Best Restaurants in Wan Chai & Causeway Bay

22 Ships

€ € €ModernSharing PlatesTrendy

Reviewed by: EataCity - Hungry Hong Kong - That Food Cray - The Dim Sum Diaries -

Ship Street is a little lane in the middle of Wan Chai that is now home to a handful of trendy restaurants and is a reflection of the change this area has gone through. It’s ... Read more


€ €24 HrsFunJapaneseNoodles

Reviewed by: Daniel Food Diary - EataCity - Eat with Jess - Hungry Hong Kong -

Open 24 hours, Ichiran is the perfect place for a midnight snack, specifically tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen. There’s some fun Japanese gimmicks here - each customer gets their own little stool and booth, and ... Read more

Fook Lam Moon Restaurant

€ € €CantoneseTraditional

Reviewed by: Daniel Food Diary - EataCity - Michelin - World's 50 Best -

This is the flagship branch of the legendary high end Chinese restaurant, Fook Lam Moon. Michelin stars, Miele guide, and Asia’s Best 50 Restaurants - FLM has won all these awards with its traditional Cantonese ... Read more

Serge et Le Phoque

€ € € €Date NightFrenchSeasonalSet MenuTrendy

Reviewed by: EataCity - Michelin - New York Times - World's 50 Best -

Hidden in the middle of the Wan Chai wet market, Serge et Le Phoque is unlike other French restaurants in Hong Kong, most of which are stuffy places located in upmarket hotels. Instead, Serge et ... Read more

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Best Bars in Wan Chai & Causeway Bay

Café Gray Deluxe

€ € € €CocktailsUp MarketViews

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Perched on the 49th floor of Upper House, Cafe Gray Deluxe has sweeping views of Hong Kong harbour. The interior exudes luxury with stylish leather furniture, dark timber tables, and a 14m polished stone bar ... Read more

Ham and Sherry (Back Bar)

CocktailsSharing Plates

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Ship Street, a little lane in the middle of Wan Chai and home to a handful of trendy restaurants, epitomises the change this area has gone through. It’s fitting that trendy British celebrity chef Jason ... Read more

Stone Nullah Tavern

BarGood Value

Reviewed by: EataCity -

The best happy hour in town. Every weekday from 5pm to 7pm, drinks start at $1 with prices doubling every 20mins. The bar can get quite packed during happy hour - filled with others who ... Read more

The Pawn

€ € €BarOutdoor Area

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Large, multi-storey drinking/eating establishment from British celebrity chef Tom Aikens, housed in the historical Woo Cheong pawnshop building. Have a drink outside on the first floor balcony overlooking the bustling streets of Wan Chai and ... Read more

Ted's Lookout


Reviewed by: EataCity -

Hipster cocktail bar at the top of the trendy Star Street area. The place has a New York Lower East Side feel with American-style cocktails and tapas. There’s also an outdoor area with a fake ... Read more

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Best Cafes in Wan Chai & Causeway Bay

The Cupping Room - Wan Chai

€ €BreakfastGreat Coffee

Reviewed by: EataCity -

The word is definitely out. This small 2-storey cafe gets packed full during the weekends for brunch. The coffee is the star here - they recently earned second place at the World Barista Championships and ... Read more

La Station


Reviewed by: EataCity -

New coffee shop in Wan Chai, launched by three French entrepreneurs. The small space is decked out like a European train station, hence the name La Station. The coffee is decent and they also offer ... Read more

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Best Food Market in Wan Chai & Causeway Bay

Wanchai Market


Reviewed by: EataCity -

Wan Chai Market, the wet market housed in the old market building since 1937, has moved into the new market complex on the lower levels of "The Zenith", a newly built residential development located just ... Read more

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Best Street Food in Wan Chai & Causeway Bay

The Butchers Club Burgers

€ €BurgersFavouriteHip

Reviewed by: EataCity - Fuck Yeah Noms - Hungry Hong Kong -

The Butchers Club only serves burgers and damn good ones at that. The dry aged beef patties are juicy, full of meaty flavour, and cooked to medium rare with proper smokey chargrill flavor. You can ... Read more

Trusty Congee King


Reviewed by: EataCity - Fuck Yeah Noms - Michelin -

Congee is a very common Chinese breakfast dish where rice is cooked low and slow until the grains have completely broken down into a smooth porridge. Unlike Western oatmeal porridge, congee is more savoury than ... Read more

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What to See and Do in Wan Chai & Causeway Bay

Victoria Park

Victoria Park

Largest public park on Hong Kong island

Happy Valley Racecourse

Happy Valley Racecourse

Popular horse racing venue from British colonial times

Times Square Hong Kong

Times Square Hong Kong

Square in the middle of buzzing shopping area