Eating your way around the best local food is a must in any destination. Hong Kong offers many must-try dishes and whilst it may be known for its thriving street food scene, its restaurants offer plenty of style and flavour. From traditional fare to the international cuisine embraced by this cosmopolitan city, Hong Kong is brimming with great places to eat.
The number of themed restaurants is growing fast in Hong Kong, making them popular haunts for tourists and locals alike. Explore the best ‘themed’ eateries in Hong Kong just in time for your upcoming trip by reading our rundown below.
Charlie Brown Café
Who doesn’t love Snoopy and his companion Charlie Brown? At the Charlie Brown Café, you can join the Peanuts gang for a host of coffees, beverages and snacks. You should try the café’s signature drink, the Charlie Brown Frappuccino, a cookies-and-cream flavoured beverage that’s well-loved by visitors.
It’s not just a great selection of drinks and snacks you can enjoy. The café is decorated with a variety of displays and huge screens play much-loved episodes of this famous cartoon.
Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine Dim Sum Restaurant
You can’t take a trip to China without seeing the country’s most revered animated character. Hong Kong is home to several Hello Kitty themed cafes and restaurants. The Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine Dim Sum Restaurant is a great eatery to enjoy an evening meal and the tea culture that’s synonymous with the city and nearby mainland China.
In addition, the restaurant is also famous for its Hello Kitty themed dishes. But it’s not just its dim sum that sports the iconic red bow and whiskers as The Takeout explains:
“When the food arrived the har gow were facsimiles of Hello Kitty’s head. Her iconic hair-bow was made from tapioca flour wrappers dyed yellow-and-red, her eyes and nose appearing to be sesame seeds, and the three whiskers on each cheek drawn on. Ma lai go, the steamed sponge cake, received the same make-up.”
9 ¾ Café
Harry Potter fans will love Hong Kong’s 9 ¾ Café. It’s the first magic-themed eatery of its kind in the city, and its dishes and decoration certainly won’t disappoint. In addition to enjoying themed props that wouldn’t look out of place in any of the films, the café serves a selection of drinks which are strangely served in lightbulbs.
The magic of this unique experience will excite any fan of the famous film franchise. In fact, you’ll feel like an extra from the films as the soundtracks play in the background.
B Duck Café
Rubber ducks aren’t just for bath time. The B Duck Café offers a unique, duck-themed dining experience thanks to its 3D duck themed dishes. Its duck face-shaped cheesecake is a showstopper and the jelly dish complete with bubble bath inspired foam is definitely worth a taste.