Whether you’re looking for a healthy vegan burger or craving an all-time favourite like a cheeseburger, these are our top spots to get the best burgers in Hong Kong
One of the world’s most popular foods, burgers are simply irresistible. While we enjoy eating healthy salads from a bowl, having that steak on a plate, and eating freshly-baked bread from the best bakeries in Hong Kong, you have to admit that those three things taste better when they’re together in the form of a burger. If it’s been a while since the last time you ate a good burger, look no further as we’ve listed down our picks for best burgers in Hong Kong. Now brace yourself for that heavenly first bite of melt-in-your mouth cheese, perfectly cooked patty and fluffy baked buns!
The best burgers in Hong Kong
Honbo, which literally means hamburger in Cantonese, serves classic American-style burgers in Wan Chai that will have you coming back for more. Made using fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers and their signature potato milk buns, these are some of the best burgers in Hong Kong, and they’re available in both vegan and meat options. Don’t miss their signature Honbo Burger and our favourite Soft Shell Crab Burger with the delicious Thick Cut Sweet Potato Fries on the side. And while you’re here, don’t forget to snap a picture or two – or maybe more – in front of their “One More Bite” neon lights, which has certainly made this cute burger place a popular Instagrammable spot. PS Honbo has a location inside The Mills too!
Read our full review of Honbo.
Learn more about Honbo.
Brando’s Burger Joint
This cracking pop-up burger spot in Kennedy Town has all the cool kids talking and for all the right reasons. Brando’s is the epitome of the ‘good things in small packages’ adage: a little restaurant takeover with a restrained menu that prioritises taste and good service over excess options. Get your burger spicy or tuck into the veggie option that brings together mushrooms and halloumi in a match made in heaven. Finish with some crack pie, and you’ll need to walk home.
Brando’s Burger Joint pops up every Wednesday from 1pm inside Mama Malouf, G/F, 93 Catchick St, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong. To book, slide into their DMs on IG @BrandosBurger
The Butchers Club Burger
Serving only burgers with beer and bourbon, The Butchers Club Burger is famous for their juicy bacon cheeseburgers. Their delicious creations have even made it to the Michelin Guide in 2016 and 2017, so there’s no denying that their burgers are some of the best in Hong Kong. The restaurant dry ages the Black Angus beef at their own facility in Hong Kong after being sourced from and reared at a farm in New South Wales, Australia according their specifications, resulting in unique flavour profiles that The Butchers Club Burger is famous for. Vegetarians and vegans won’t want to miss trying out the Beyond Burgers that they serve.
See why The Butchers Club Burger made it to our list of top 5 burger spots in Wan Chai.
The Butchers Club Burger has locations across Hong Kong.
A guide to the best burgers in Hong Kong is not complete without this Sai Ying Pun mainstay. Crafting everything from outrageous flavour combos to classic cheeseburgers, fish burgers, chicken burgers and veggie burgers (with no fake meat in sight), you’ll always be happy with a trip to Electric Ave. (Psst… word on the street they are moving to Sheung Wan soon too!)
Electric Ave, 301 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 2858 8883
Beef & Liberty
With locations across the city (and in Shanghai), Beef & Liberty is a modern beefsteak club that offers some of the best burgers in Hong Kong. They use hormone-free grass-fed beef from Scottish Longhorn cattle that is reared in the heart of the Highlands within the Cairngorms National Park, which is best enjoyed with their selection of craft beers from the local brewers. Another thing we love besides their burgers? Beef & Liberty is regularly involved in charity programmes, donating part of their revenue to organisations like The Nature Conservancy and Hong Kong Cleanup, leading green campaigns and many more. They have great veggie options too.
Beef & Liberty do more than just burgers! Find out why it made our list of best brunches in Hong Kong.
Beef & Liberty has branches across Hong Kong.
Craving for burgers while pulling an all-nighter to work or looking for a hangover cure after a night out with friends? Burger Joys in Wan Chai is always ready to serve you in those wee small hours, as this delicious burger joint is open from 11am up until 6am! While they don’t have a huge selection of burgers, their creations – especially their signature double cheeseburger – are still some of the best, using 100% USDA Black Angus beef patties that’s ground in-shop and cooked in red wine butter and paired with their soft and fluffy Brioche Bun. Their vegetarian burger is also bomb, and don’t miss a side of the tattiest tots in town.
Burger Joys has branches across Hong Kong.
Another place where you can find a healthy burger is MANA! Cafe. This vegan cafe serves healthy, organic and plant-based food, including burgers. While they only have two options of burgers, the vegetarian Classic Burger and the vegan Babylon! Burger, these burgers are definitely our top picks, especially when paired with the chips and dips.
See why MANA! Cafe is on our list of favourite happy hours in Hong Kong
MANA! Cafe has branches across town
Enjoy freshly ground burgers and fries as you get transported to a 19th century American diner at Burger Circus, which attracts crowd with their cute train carriage-themed dining room. Cheeseburger, including its different variations, remains the signature, but there are also other unmissable choices such as Veggie Burger, Spicy Chicken, and Fish Fillet. To top it off, don’t forget to get the sides and pair them all with their selection of house-made milkshakes or sodas.
Burger Circus, G/F, 22 Hollywood Road, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2878 7787, 中環蘇豪荷李活道22號地舖
Love beers and burgers? Look no further than Beeger2, which specialises in serving beers with burgers. Overlooking the beautiful harbour views, this place serves some of the best burgers using juicy homemade patties and offers a wide selection of craft beers from around the world.
Beeger2, Flat J, G/F, May Sun Building, 1-15 Smithfield, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, p. 2812 2328, 堅尼地城士美菲路1-15美新大廈地下
Veggi Monster (CLOSED)
Once upon a time, being healthy – or vegan in this case – meant that it was difficult to enjoy a good burger, especially when most of the burger joints use meat as their ingredients. Luckily, it’s no longer the case with the rise of healthy burgers like those at Veggi Monster, a vegan deli you can always rely on for their healthy rendition of burgers, salad, and wraps. Their charcoal bun burger, Burger in Black, is easily the favourite, which is unique in not only the appearance but also the ingredients, using melted soy cheese, black truffle sauce, and a patty made of black beans, potato, quinoa, and bread crumbs. Another winner is the Tofu Lover, which uses tofu and beetroot patty with mustard sauce.
See our complete review of Veggi Monster (which started our addiction).
Veggi Monster, G/F, Shop 1B, Cheungs Building, 1 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2886 0325, 上環永樂街1-3號世瑛大廈