Hong Kong's best restaurants for Chinese New Year

Words by Cathrine Levandowski

22 January 2018


Fancy dinner with a side of fireworks? Try one of these seven restaurants.

Looking for the finest food and views of Hong Kong's impressive Chinese New Year fireworks? Take your pick from our list of the city's top choices with unbeatable locations, giving you front-row seats to watch the display.

Every year, Hong Kong showcases an extravagant display of fireworks to celebrate the country's most important annual holiday: Chinese New Year. Essential to traditional Chinese New Year celebrations, fireworks and firecrackers are believed to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck for the coming year. This year's fireworks in celebration of the Year of the Dog will light up the sky on the 17th of February at 8pm.

An auspicious Chinese custom is to celebrate with a spectacular feast to pave the way for a prosperous year ahead. If you're looking for somewhere special to spend the evening, explore Quintessentially's list of the city's top dining spots with the best harbour views. With delicious feasts and unbeatable locations, giving you front-row seats to watch the display, we can't think of a better way to kick start a prosperous lunar new year.


On any given evening, Hong Kong's city skyline is a breathtaking sight but the fireworks displays make it even more spectacular from the Tsim Sha Tsui side of Victoria Harbour. Here are our top restaurant picks with guaranteed amazing views.

Hutong at One Peking

For a delicious traditional Cantonese New Year feast framed by decor that transports you back to the historic streets of Beijing, Hutong is unmissable. Enjoy an impressive New Year fireworks eleven-course dinner menu priced at HK $1,888 per person, with squid, crab, scallops, abalone, lobster, shrimps, as well as Angus beef and Iberico pork.

As bookings are limited, please do contact your Lifestyle Manager for availability.

28/F, One Peking,
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Yan Toh Heen at InterContinental

Celebrate in style at the two-Michelin-starred Yan Toh Heen inside the luxury five-star InterContinental Hotel. With sweeping views of the fireworks from its prime front row location on the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade, the exquisite eight-course dinner is an unforgettable experience.

Contact your Lifestyle Manager to book your eight-course Fireworks Dinner priced at HK$2,888 per person, courtesy of award-winning Chef Lau Yiu Fai. Chef Lau's special menu highlights include: BBQ suckling pig, double boiled sea cucumber with fish maw, wok-fried lobster, braised whole abalone and steamed garoupa fillet. The menu is rounded off with a dessert of glutinous rice dumplings and chilled red date pudding with bird's nest.

18 Salisbury Rd
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Felix at The Peninsula

If you prefer western cuisine, Felix at the Peninsula is at the top of the list. Located on the 28th floor of the Peninsula Tower, it boasts sensational scenic views over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island, perfect for watching the Chinese New Year fireworks display.

Felix is offering a five-course fireworks dinner menu for HK$2,088 per person, consisting of marinated red prawn with shredded dried scallop, Boston lobster and abalone, roasted pigeon, with a choice between the seafood option of pan-seared tilefish and the non-seafood option of wagyu beef tenderloin. The experience finishes with a delicious chocolate dessert with white chocolate ice cream.

28/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong,
19 – 21 Salisbury Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Island

Fancy seeing things from the Hong Kong Island side? These restaurants offer an altogether different firework experience.

Café Gray Deluxe at The Upper House

With a special six-course fireworks dinner at HK$1,388 per person, Café Gray Deluxe is a visual feast.

The menu this year includes chicken consommé, followed by sakura shrimp crusted halibut and soy-glazed beef short ribs. The chilled ginger and sago soup is balanced by the dessert milk chocolate mousse with poached quince, rounded off by walnut cookies, ginseng-coffee 'macarons' and organic chocolate mendiants. Vegetarian menus are also available.

49/F, The Upper House,
88 Queensway, Pacific Place,
Admiralty, Hong Kong

Man Wah at The Mandarin Oriental

For authentic Cantonese cuisine with a modern touch, Man Wah at The Mandarin Oriental is offering a seven-course menu to celebrate.

Contact your Lifestyle Manager to book this delectable feast consisting of pan fried oyster, roast suckling pig, chilled abalone, braised chicken soup, lobster, Japanese sea cucumber and much more, for HK $1,988 per person.

25/F, Mandarin Oriental Hotel,
5 Connaught Road,
Central, Hong Kong

Lung King Heen at Four Seasons Hong Kong

Situated on the harbour front in Central is Lung King Heen, which means "view of the dragon". If you want the ultimate Cantonese dining experience, this is it. As one the world's first Chinese restaurant to be awarded a three-Michelin-star rating and with an unrivalled view of the entire Kowloon side, prepare for am exceptional culinary experience.

This special Lunar New Year menu is priced at HK $2,080 per person or HK$ 2,880 per person with wine pairings, for an eight-course feast of traditional Chinese dishes with a modern twist. It includes shrimp dumplings, crispy suckling pig, BBQ pork with honey, braised abalone and foie gras, wok-fried chicken, steamed fried rice wrapped in lotus leaf, and a dessert of red bean cream with glutinous rice dumplings.

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
8 Finance Street
Central, Hong Kong

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