Hong Kong gives more than just wonton, sushi, and pasta! Instead of your go-to meal, why not spice things up with a unique dining experience in Hong Kong?
From Michelin-starred fine dining restaurants to iconic street food stalls, we’re blessed with countless options when it comes to dining out in the 852. In fact, if you want to go beyond your usual steakhouses and free-flow brunches, there’s a whole other side of the culinary world just waiting for you to discover! Embark on a unique dining experience in Hong Kong to test and expand your palate.
Awaken your senses with unique dining experiences in Hong Kong
Seek your way to Jing, a private room hidden within Auntie Āyi at Pacific Place. The Editor’s Choice of “Best Unique Dining Experience in Hong Kong” in our Love Local Awards 2023, this hidden restaurant offers an immersive multi-sensory banquet that transports guests back to the cultural splendours of China’s ancient Song Dynasty. With 360-degree visuals projected onto the walls and table, accompanied by music and storytelling that bring the feast to life, Jing delivers a unique and exclusive dining experience in Hong Kong that’s guaranteed to impress, whether you’re there for a party, celebration, or business gathering. Indulge yourself in a spectacular symphony of sight, sound, and taste as you sample Jing’s eight-course menu. All crafted to spotlight the authentic culinary traditions and legendary figures of the Song Dynasty, delicacies include Su Shi Slow-cooked Pork Belly; Emperor Gaozong’s Orange-flavoured Crab Meat; General Yue Fei’s Smoked Whole Goose; Madam Song’s Fish Broth; and more.
Ready to embark on this breathtaking culinary adventure? Reserve the private room (for 8 to 10 people) via Jing’s WhatsApp hotline at 9801 3006 to enjoy your next lunch or dinner in style!
Jǐng, wellwellwell, Shop 002, LG 1, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, p. 9801 3006
2. Savour Cinema
Popcorn often makes a good film even better, so imagine when film and food truly come together – and that’s exactly what Savour Cinema is all about! Started by Alison Tan and Amanda Kwan in 2020, Savour Cinema debuted with a dinner event with food and cocktails inspired by the legendary Spirited Away – paired with a screening of the film too, of course. With a different film for each event, this unique dining experience in Hong Kong unfolds in real time as the movie plays. Guests get to sample dishes specially designed to convey ineffable emotions from particular scenes, and progress through an edible journey made up of visual and abstract moments. From meticulously fashioning an interactive “May Queen” flower display for a Midsommar dinner, to presenting courses in tinned fish cans for Chungking Express, Savour Cinema makes movies come to life in unexpected ways.
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Learn more about Savour Cinema.
3. Dinner in the Dark
Are you a foodie that always wants your camera to eat first? Sorry, but you won’t stand a chance at Dinner in the Dark! One of the signature experiences organised by Dialogue in the Dark HK Foundation, the special fine dining journey immerses you in complete darkness, depriving you of sight and thus heightening your senses of taste, smell, and touch. Try to distinguish the foods you sample and challenge your palate. Promoted as an “impactainment” experience, Dinner in the Dark combines entertainment with social impact, inviting you to engage and connect with those who are blind, deaf, or disabled.
Dialogue in the Dark Jockey Club Dialogue Experience Place, Unit B, 7/F, D2 Place One, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2310 0833
4. The Magistracy
The historic building of Hong Kong Supreme Court has welcomed its renaissance 100 years later, now transformed into The Magistracy. Through world-class storytelling and hospitality, The Magistracy delivers a special dining experience that connects Hong Kong’s past and present. Pay homage to the building’s heritage over dinner at the Dining Room, where you can savour London-inspired classics, while admiring the surrounding grandeur and antique architecture. Need some fresh air? Take yourself to the Botanical Garden terrace to sip on the finest gin and tonics, as you revel in this outdoor oasis for a truly unique dining experience in Hong Kong.
The Magistracy, Tai Kwun, 1 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2252 3177
Event catering and design company Relish prides itself on creating the best “concept to completion” events in Hong Kong. For a truly one-of-a-kind experience, rely on Relish to take care of everything, from the decor to the entertainment. Having worked with individual clients as well as corporate giants such as Art Basel and Google, your vision will be brought alive with finesse and attention to detail. Be it a cocktail party inspired by nostalgic Hong Kong foods, or a corporate launch event featuring fun-sized bites, Relish can do it all with its own special touch. Plus, excellent food and drinks packages are available to create a one-of-a-kind occasion for everyone involved. With a spacious private venue in Wong Chuk Hang, Relish will help you to customise the indoor and outdoor spaces into your dream come true!
Relish, 22D, Yally Industrial Building, 6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, p. 3481 1924
6. Aqua Luna
Whether you’re a local or a visitor in Hong Kong, you’ve most likely spotted the iconic Aqua Luna before as it gracefully made its way across the Victoria Harbour… The good news is: you can hop aboard, too! Dine in style at sea and indulge in a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. Featuring tasty bites crafted by Dim Sum Library, Aqua Luna offers a range of unique dining experiences, such as the Dim Sum Cruise which brings you to our city’s secret fishing village, Lei Yue Mun. Or, you can opt for the Dinner Cruise to enjoy the spectacular Symphony of Lights while indulging in a Northern Chinese buffet dinner, created by the talented team at Hutong. The two-hour voyage will be enjoyed from either the climate-controlled interior or the open-air rooftop deck, both ensuring picture-perfect scenery and an unforgettable experience.
Aqua Luna, Central Pier 9, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2116 8821
7. Pata Negra House Group
Hungry for ham? Head to Pata Negra House Group to unearth the world of Spanish gastronomy and explore the finest Iberico ham collection with a lavish tasting experience, hosted in Asia’s first Iberico Ham Cellar. There are several different packages you can sign up for, including the Signature Experience, which features an eight-course tapas menu curated by Michelin-starred chef Heloise Fischbach (with our fave being the Iberico Pork Rice); and the Prestige Experience, which offers Spanish delicacies such as caviar, foie gras, and rare Rubio Dorado ham. Both packages come with a guided tour, tasting menu, and an exquisite ham and sherry pairing. By the time you walk out the door, you’ll have a belly full of decadent ham – and rare insight into the prized ingredient, too! Pata Negra House Group’s unique dining experience provides the ideal team activity for friends, corporate groups, and events.
Pata Negra House Group, Unit 1A, 6/F, Lee Sum Factory Building, 28 Ng Fong Street, San Po Kong, Hong Kong, p. 2517 1808
8. Transformers: The Ark
Here’s one for the families: did you know that the world’s first Transformers-themed restaurant is located right in Causeway Bay? Transformers: The Ark is a premium fast-food joint with a quirky interior that transports you to the world of Autobots. Spot your favourite character as they cross into our reality via the LED screens, before tucking into a burger stamped with Transformers logos. Finally, die-hard fans of the franchise should definitely visit the souvenir shop after your meal for exclusive merch and limited-edition collectibles. (We want Optimus Prime!)
Dig in with your little ones at these kid-friendly restaurants in Hong Kong.
Transformers: The Ark, 38 Russell Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong