The best Chinese New Year feasts in Hong Kong


Our roundup of the best Chinese New Year specials in Hong Kong. Prices are per person unless stated otherwise.

Café 8 Degrees
G/F, Harbour Plaza, 199 Kowloon City Rd, 2126 1988; $868-$1,668. Café 8 Degrees is serving Chinese New Year menus featuring whole abalone, fish maw, conpoy, dried oyster, prawn, mushroom, chicken and more, with condensed sauce made from braised from abalone and Chinese ham, until 11 February.

The Chinese Restaurant
Hyatt Regency, 18 Hanoi Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3721 1891; Chef Lo has prepared some decadent ingredients for this Chinese New Year’s lo hei. Scrumptious items  include fried lobster fillet in spicy salt with vegetables in a sesame sauce, which a adds a neat aroma to the dish ($488).

Greater China Club
Unit A, 10/F, D2 Place, 9 Cheung Yee St, Lai Chi Kok, 2743 8055; 18 Jan-22 Feb. $3,888-$8,888. Greater China Club celebrates its first Chinese New Year with a decadent twist on traditional banquets. Its menus feature delights such as wok-fried prawns coated with oats and egg yolk.

Wooloomooloo Prime
21/F, The One, 100 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2870 0087; Feb 9. $1,288. Wooloomooloo offers one of the best views of the city’s fireworks display and diners are invited to the lounge and terrace to witness the pyrotechnics. Begin your meal with starters like a Boston lobster tower before rounding it all off with a dessert or selection of cheeses.

25/F, Prince’s Bldg, Central, 2537 1388; 11-22 Feb. $520 per dish. Sevva is serving up lo hei for good fortune in the year of the monkey. The dish features lobster, Balik salmon and vegetables. Each guest will also be offered a complimentary red date tea upon arrival.

Le Garçon Saigon
12-18 Wing Fung St, Wan Chai, 2455 2499; 5-10 Feb. $468 for five. Celebrate Tet (the Vietnamese New Year, this year February 8) with a banquet menu commencing with a platter of Vietnamese cold cuts. An entire yellow beer can chicken is on offer to bring good fortune in to the New Year, too.

Café Malacca
2/F, Hotel Jen, 508 Queen's Rd W, Western District, 2213 6613; Jan 29-Feb 28. Café Malacca are tossing up good luck with traditional Malaysian and Singaporean dish, Lo Hei Yee Sang ($220). Known as the 'prosperity toss' for the unique way it's served, the dish is comprised of 27 ingredients including raw fish and mixed vegetables.

Lily and Bloom
5/F & 6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St, Central, 2810 6166; 8-11 Feb. American restaurant and bar Lily and Bloom is serving a special Lunar New Year menu featuring inspired dishes such as local seafood carbonara ($388), lightly grilled abalone with fresh uni cream sauce and sliced ‘golden’ oyster ($388).

Ming Court
Level 6, Cordis, 555 Shanghai St, Mong Kok, 3552 3052; $8,888. Celebration menus will be available until 31 March and include eight treasure consommé with fish maw and abalone and sautéed wagyu beef with foie gras among the delicious options at this Michelin two-star restaurant.

Spring Moon
1/F, The Peninsula, 19-21 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2315 3160; Feb 9. $1,628. Spring Moon says goodbye to the year of the goat with an indulgent six-course meal and a
live performance by a Chinese orchestra. Also included is an invitation to watch the fireworks from the hotel’s seventh floor.

T’ang Court
1/F, Langham Hotel, 8 Peking Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2375 1133; 8-14 Feb. Executive chef Kwong Wai-keung has created a variety of traditional Lunar New Year dishes, including steamed egg white with bird’s nest ($588). Dim sum is also available, and includes golden-fried goose liver dumplings to promote prosperity ($98 for three).

Dong Lai Shun
Basement 2, The Royal Garden, 69 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui E, 2733 2020; $1,388-$2,388 for six persons. Dong Lai Shun has created two special Chinese casseroles for the Lunar New Year – a spicy Chinese-style casserole and a traditional mutton dish. Both are available for dine-in or takeaway until February 29.


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