Admiralty is the heart of the business district in Hong Kong and the neighbourhood for many of Hong Kong’s top five-star hotels and residences. Housing many stellar F&B venues, Pacific Place ranks as one of Hong Kong’s top malls for dining and relaxation.
On your next trip to shop, stay, or explore this interesting neighbourhood, here are our recommendations for the best restaurants in Admiralty, from chowing down on affordable lunches, to gorging on buffets, to enjoying the finer meals in life.
Best restaurants in Admiralty for lunch
Located inside the luxe Island Shangri-La, cafe TOO is Admiralty’s premium buffet, sampling treasures from Japan, Australia, the Americas, Italy, and even locally in Hong Kong, including home-grown Yat Lok Roast Goose and On Lee Noodle. Weekday lunch offers begin at HKD568 and weekend dinner buffets cost HKD838 upwards. Indulge in tasty plates of char kway teow, kung pao chicken, pomodoro pasta, tuna nicoise salad, fresh sashimi, and more.
Located originally on the quaint street of Kau U Fong in Central, Cô Thành relocated to Admiralty in 2022, expanding their space and menu. Here you can enjoy the rich and deep flavours of Saigon. To get started, try the beef and pork broth of bun bo hue (HKD138), dig your teeth into a bahn mi bo la lot (HKD118) for the flavours of betel leaf, grilled beef, and pâté, and enjoy a classic pho tai nam (HKD138) with beef-bone broth and premium rare beef. You must end your meal with kem chuoi (HKD58), or banana and coconut ice cream.
Emmer Pizzeria & Café
Emmer Pizzeria & Café is located in the gardens above Pacific Place and serves a healthy menu packed with Italian pizzas and panini made with organic ingredients, fresh salads, wine, and incredible coffee. On those perfect-weather days, sit outside and enjoy a classic margherita pizza (HKD108) and serving of stracciatella (HKD108). The baked eggs and chorizo (HKD95) and green shakshuka (HKD89) are musts for weekend brunch.
The Hawk & Aster
Serving the well-heeled shoppers of Pacific Place, open-fronted The Hawk & Aster reflects differently in the mega-mall with a bright all-day dining programme and strong selection of French wine, cocktails, and beer. On their concise menu, the fish sandwich (HKD185) is perfect for a juicy, salty bite, so too with the Wagyu burger (HKD240), made with 100% Ozaki beef. The Avruga smoked caviar tater tots (HKD125) are a real rare fun item to eat. We always order the grilled spring chicken (HKD210) for the perfect mashed potatoes drenched with chicken jus.
Best restaurants in Admiralty for dinner
This Mediterranean fine-dining spot at The Upper House boasts legendary views of its Hong Kong Island surroundings and far-sighted Kowloon. Salisterra fuses Italian, Greek, French, and Spanish recipes to highlight the strength of warm European cuisines. Crispy beef tongue (HKD278) is a dish unique to Salisterra that plays up on the texture and umami flavour of the cut. The sunchoke penne (HKD308) transports us to sunnier times in Italy, as does the seafood risotto (HKD468). End your dinner with freshly baked madeleines (HKD148).
Housed in the JW Marriott hotel, JW Café offers an expansive range of premium Cantonese classics, Japanese dishes, burgers, sandwiches, Asian favourites, and healthy desserts in its repertoire at the fine-casual restaurant. Try the JW cheese and bacon beefburger (HKD220) if you want to feel that Marriott love. The restaurant’s chicken and abalone congee (HKD220) and Hainanese chicken rice (HKD280) are served to a high local standard. The all-day breakfast (HKD280) is our recommendation for the morning-loving folks.
Dim Sum Library
Contemporary Hong Kong dim sum is on show at Dim Sum Library, an all-day-dining spot located centrally on the first floor of Pacific Place. Elevated beyond your neighbourhood Cantonese haunts, both the lunch and dinner menus are expansive and rich with bold flavours. Our recommendations include the Wagyu beef puff (HKD96/3pc), crystal har gow (HKD75/3pc), fried lamb fillet (HKD298), scallop fried rice (HKD208), wok-tossed kai lan (HKD148), and oolong crème brûlée (HKD65).
Hidden in the quaint botanical haven of Asia Society’s Hong Kong home, AMMO is a unique contemporary European restaurant that’s afforded a spacious venue in Admiralty, utilising prime imported ingredients to craft elegant French, Italian, and other Western recipes. The à-la-carte menu features memorable dishes such as French sea bass ceviche (HKD178), lobster macchiato (HKD148), Hong Kong typhoon shelter fettuccine (HKD318), aqua pazza bouillabaisse (HKD288), and fried chicken (HKD128).