21 great wine restaurants in Hong Kong
Star Wine List's Hong Kong ambassador Reeze Choi has searched the restaurants in the "City of Life" to find the best spots for drinking really good wine. Here's his guide to the best wine restaurants in town.
By Reeze Choi
Phone: 2395 0200
Address: 44 Peel Street, Central
Hidden in a semi-basement on Peel Street, Central, we can find 121BC, an Italian wine osteria. In such a location with its extremely low-key exterior, you may wonder how it can sustain. But once you try their food and wine you know their key to running so well all these years. Delicious Italian plates are good for sharing. Its capacity, with its long wooden table in the middle of the dining room, makes it a good place for hosting a private party.
Phone: 3185 8388
Address: 25, H Queen's, HK 香港島, 80號 Queen's Road Central, Central
Arbor is a 1-star Michelin French restaurant in Central, Hong Kong Island. Earning the Michelin star within the first year it was opened, Arbor sticks to set menu only to ensure their best culinary arts. Over 1,000 labels are featured on the wine list; most of them are highly acclaimed French labels. The restaurant manager and the sommelier are very knowledgeable; they are more than competent in handling such a big wine list, the serving temperature, and recommendations for guests. Don’t hesitate to ask for the wine pairing from the team.
Phone: 2110 8853
Address: 2/F, Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central
Beefbar is a 1-star Michelin steakhouse in Central of Hong Kong Island. The place to go for beef lovers. Beefbar sources its beef from some of the best origins in the world; and it serves a great variety of different cuts of beef. There you may enjoy an a-la-minute beef tartare prepared in front of you. It features a wide range of wine selection, showcasing their collection around the restaurant. In the wine list, you can find a lot of French and Italian wines as well as some lovely new world wines such as Australian and American wines. There is ample choice of beef-friendly red wine from thos...
Phone: 2152 2872
Address: 41 Elgin Street, Central
Belon is a 1-star Michelin French restaurant in Soho area in Central. Also on the list of Asia’s Best 50 restaurant, Belon serves delicate and fancy French dishes. You can tell that the sommelier is a lover of organic/natural wines with a glance at the wine list but there are also more classical choices. The selection is all about small producers and limited production. You will find many special and interesting wines on the list. Besides the wine selection, the open bar and cocktail list are also a good reason for a visit.
Phone: 2321 8681
Address: 7/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central
Buenos Aires Polo Club is an Argentinian steakhouse located in LKF Tower, a restaurant hub in Central. It is managed by one of the biggest F&B groups in Hong Kong – Black Sheep Group, with Master Sommelier Arnaud Bardary in charge of its wine program. The restaurant does a classic South American grill menu with an interesting wine list full of Argentinian wines, which is extremely rare in Hong Kong. Some of the selections are exclusively sold at this place. The posh dining room is decorated with polo mallets and paintings of horses. Here you can sit back at the leather sofa seats and enjoy...
Phone: 3196 8888
Address: 8 Finance Street, Central
Caprice is a 3-Star Michelin French restaurant in Central, Hong Kong Island. Managed by Four Seasons Hotel, Caprice is one of the best places to enjoy a luxurious gastronomic experience in Hong Kong. Besides the stunning Victoria Harbor view, one should not miss the classic bar next to the restaurant, which serves the best French cheese selection in town from their air-conditioned cheese cellar. Caprice's wine has a French focus. The sommelier has always prepared some good stories about the wines in the wine list for you to discover.
Phone: 2593 2593
Address: 9/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central
Hailing from New York, Carbone is a New York-style Italian restaurant in Central, Hong Kong Island. Its wine list encompasses all 20 wine regions of Italy, as well as some other important wine countries. I personally love their old New York-style interior with tiled-floor. The wine team is led by a Master Sommelier, so the wine service is solid.
Phone: 2525 9191
Address: Level 3 Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central
Duddell’s is a Cantonese restaurant in Central, Hong Kong Island. Not only is it a fine dining restaurant of traditional Cantonese food, but also an art space that showcases the owner’s collection of Asian classic art pieces and holds temporary exhibitions and other cultural events. Its first floor is the dining area; and the second floor is a bar and lounge with contemporary artworks. Its wine list is created by a talented sommelier, and it is very diverse in terms of nationalities and styles. You can find bottles from smaller wine producing countries such as Switzerland and Israel. If you...
Phone: 3185 8338
Address: Shop 403, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Épure is a 1-star Michelin French restaurant at Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui, one of the most lively areas in Kowloon. The wine program is managed by an experienced wine director. The wine list focuses on French wine, covering a huge price range from a few hundred dollars to over two-hundred-thousand a bottle. You can find fine wines there such as Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. They do a lovely wine pairing for their tasting menu. Besides an awesome wine cellar inside the dining area, they also have a small cheese cellar where they store their nice cheese selection. It is a place for lovers of...
Phone: 3101 9521
Address: 4 & 6 St. Francis Street, Wan Chai
Francis is a bistro style restaurant in Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island. At the foot of Bowen Hill is a gentrified area with vintage shops, boutiques, and many bars and restaurants. Francis is among the most outstanding places in the small neighborhood for food to share and a glass of wine. Casual setting, delectable Middle-Eastern plates at approachable prices. Besides the regular wine list, you may ask the sommelier for their handwritten “hidden wine list” to discover some limited wines. The regular wine list is small, but it won’t disappoint you. Francis is walk-in only.
Phone: 2473 9066
Address: 15 Gough Street, Central
Gough’s on Gough is a British restaurant in Central, Hong Kong Island. To get to the restaurant, you first need to walk up a spiral staircase to the second floor, then you will be amazed by its interior. I personally think that the interior of Gough’s on Gough is one of the best restaurant interiors in town. Such a fantastic design is created with all handmade materials. The wine promotion here is quite diversified: ranging from Sunday free flow package, wines of the month promotion, to wine pairing menu. Their regular beverage list is also nice. The beverage manager here is also the restaur...
Phone: 2115 9965
Address: Shop OT G04B, Ground Floor, Ocean Terminal, Habour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Haku is a restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, for the Japanese kaiseki-ryōri haute-cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. The wood slat and grey stone interior elements give the small restaurant a cozy yet classy ambience. The heart of the restaurant is a lovely bar counter where guests can closely watch the chef and the sommelier’s choreographed service. The restaurant only serves a set menu. The wine list shows a strong emphasis on lesser known and small production wines of great quality. Here you may expect one of the best and most creative wine pairing experiences in town.
Phone: 2166 9000
Address: Shop 401, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central
L’atelier de Joël Robuchon Hong Kong is a Michelin 3-Star French Restaurant in Central, Hong Kong Island. Created by one of the most legendary chefs, L’atelier de Joël Robuchon Hong Kong presents two dining concepts in two divided areas in the restaurant: L'Atelier, the sushi-bar kind of section, and Le Jardin, the more exquisite section. The food there is outstanding. An exceptionally long wine list contains over 3,500 wine labels, focusing on fine rare wines. The glass wine cellar that extends from the front door to the dining space showcases the spectacular bottles from Henri Jayer Richeb...
Phone: 2898 3788
Address: Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Road Central, Central
Mott 32 is a Cantonese restaurant located in the basement of Chartered Bank Building in Central of Hong Kong Island. It is managed by a quite sizable F&B group – Maximal Concepts, which created other brands in other cities including Vancouver and Las Vegas. You won’t be disappointed by its impressive interior design, as well as its food and wine. You’ll be able to find Chinese yellow wine and Chinese white wine in their selection. They also have a well-selected sake list. Their Coravin service allows for more fine wine by the glass. The mouth-watering classic dim-sum and Cantonese dishes...
Phone: 3101 1081
Address: G/F, 9 Ship Street, Wan Chai
Mr Brown is a casual restaurant located in Ship Street, Wan Chai, one of the foodies’ favorite areas in Hong Kong. Mr Brown is a smoke and grill house which takes inspiration from a variety of cuisines and the dishes are sharing-friendly. The urban loft-style interior makes the restaurant stand out in the street. Their wine selection emphasizes small and quality production. Don’t forget to check out the underexplored wines prepared for you by their sommelier.
Phone: 2617 0891
Address: 61 Hollywood Road, Central
Neighborhood is a bistro-style restaurant in Central of Hong Kong Island. Always on the list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, the quality of the food and wine at Neighborhood is consistently high. Down a little alleyway from Hollywood Road, it may be a bit hard to locate on a first visit. The small restaurant hand-picks every single item in its menu. The one-page menu lists out all the food and beverage it offers; and it’s changed every now and then to keep you surprised. Less is more, one can attest.
Phone: 2832 7123
Address: H Code, 2/F, 45 Pottinger Street, Central
PIIN Wine Restaurant is a wine restaurant that serves Cantonese food in Central, Hong Kong Island. Owned by a Bourgogne winery owner, this restaurant is a new addition to the Burgundy-focused market in the city. Piin serves over 2000 labels, most of them are Burgundy wines and fine wines from other regions. On its by the glass list you can find 30 fine wines to be served by Coravin, offering an exceptional chance for trying different premium wines without getting a whole bottle. It does a wine-pairing menu that matches its traditional Cantonese dishes with all fine wines. Certainly a place to...
Phone: 3555 1900
Address: G/F, Club Wing, Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen
Prohibition Grill house & Cocktail bar is an American style steak house in Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen. Located next to one of Hong Kong’s landmarks – the Ocean Park, the restaurant’s interior design is made from sustainable and environment friendly materials to match the theme. The old-school style grill house serves a classic American menu. The wine list covers all important wine regions, but it focuses on American wines. Whisky pairing is one of the highlights at the moment. It also has a lovely selection of aperitifs and digestives.
Phone: 2537 8859
Address: Shop 202, 18 Chater Road, Central
Otto e Mezzo Bombana is a 3-star Michelin Italian fine dining restaurant in Central, Hong Kong Island. Most famous for having the best white truffle in town, it is also hailed as one of the best places for Italian cuisine, especially pasta. The restaurant has its own ageing cellar and wine cellar that showcase their meat, cheese, and wine. The Italian-focused wine list became complete and well-structured after the revamp by general manager Marino Braccu. Wine is served with the delicate Zalto glasses. Their wine service is always promising. A cocktail bar extends from the main dining room fo...
Phone: 2898 3788
Address: 32 Wyndham Street, Central
The Flying Elk is a casual Nordic cuisine restaurant in Central, Hong Kong Island. The Flying Elk Hong Kong is a collaboration between the Frantzén group, headed by the famous 3-star Michelin Swedish chef, Björn Frantzén, and Maximal Concepts. The selection of the wine list is quite classic, and the design is easy to read. There is also a nice list of beer and cocktail, offering some Nordic style specials. The prices of the food and drinks are all reasonable at this easygoing restaurant.
Phone: 2263 2270
Address: Level 102, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Road, West Kowloon
Probably the highest restaurant in town, Tosca is a 1-star Michelin Italian fine dining restaurant in West Kowloon. It is managed by Ritz-Carlton Hotel. There you can enjoy high-quality Italian delicacies with a stunning bird’s-eye view of the Victoria Harbor from the 102nd floor of the ICC building. While it has a huge range of Italian wine, it also lists a good mix of wines from around the world. The sommelier team presents deep knowledge about Italian wine; their service and recommendations are impeccable.