Fresh Off the Boat

Hong Kong

Once known as a small coastal town made up of numerous fishing communities, Hong Kong’s cultural heritage owns seafood as a way of life. The city has a longstanding reputation for unbeatable fresh seafood dishes, boasting a gastronomical capital of over 60 Michelin-awarded restaurants and a fusion of international cuisine styles. From high-end bistros to hidden hotspots, these unmissable restaurants offer the best of the ocean’s bounty in Hong Kong.

  • Gastronomy
  • Dine
  • Cafes & Restaurants
  • East Asian
  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Big Groups
  • Guangdong

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Under Bridge Spicy Crab (Ascot Mansion)

橋底辣蟹

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

If there’s a dish that emerged from Hong Kong’s bygone typhoon shelter culture, it’s the classic spicy crab. Under Bridge is a well-known spot that serves the iconic dish with their own flavorful twist of toasted garlic, shallots, and spring onions. The restaurant also offers other hearty specialties including Sautéed Scallops, Stir-Fried Squid, and Boiled Spicy Whelks with Chinese Wine—all approved by no less than the late but great Anthony Bourdain!

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Loaf On

六福菜館

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Tucked in Sai Kung, a town with humble beginnings as a fishing village, Loaf On gives fish and crustacean lovers a culinary delight with each visit. You can’t go wrong with a Michelin-starred experience, after all. Try their Razor Clams in Black Bean Sauce, Fish Soup with Tomatoes, and Steamed Scallops topped with Garlic and Glass Vermicelli.

  • +852 2792 9966
  • 49 See Cheung Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, China
    西貢市場街49號

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Aberdeen Fish Market Yee Hope Seafood Restaurant

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Look for this underrated seafood gem in Hong Kong’s sole wholesale fish market. A little help from a Cantonese-speaking friend is needed to score a table, but all the fuss is worth it once you taste their sumptuous offerings. From steamed fish to scallops, every dish served is thoroughly cooked with flair and skill. It’s a nondescript nook, giving you space to devour your seafood plate in a glorious, guilt-free way.

  • +852 2177 7872
  • Aberdeen Wholesale Fish Market, 102 Shek Pai Wan Rd, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

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Lamma Rainbow (Rainbow Seafood Restaurant)

天虹海鮮酒家

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Family-owned Rainbow Seafood Restaurant has been serving a fun dining escape to locals and tourists alike since 1984, giving away free boat rides to hungry guests from nearby piers. Their specialties are best enjoyed with company, their portions massive enough for sharing between big groups. Make sure to order signature dishes such as Rainbow Fish Garoupa, Baked Lobster with Butter Sauce, and Spicy Prawns.

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Ming Court

明閣

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Another entry recognized by the Michelin Guide, Ming Court captivates guests with its Oriental glamour and innovative cuisine. Boasting influences from China, Europe, Australia, and Japan, guests are treated to a light seafood menu best enjoyed with their selection of fine wines. Highlights include hard-to-resist dumplings, wontons, and the famous Yeung Chow Fried Rice with Sea Cucumber, which is a favorite among Chinese emperors.

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廣東名門

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Chinese Legend is a go-to-restaurant for guests to bring their ultra fresh catch from the famous Sam Shing Street located nearby. The chefs are trained to cook dishes suited to your liking; but if you’re a bit undecided, their menu is teeming with seafood classics you can choose from such as Boiled Oyster with Spicy Wine in Stone Pot, Crispy Cheese Baked Jumbo Shrimp, and Braised South African Abalone.

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Sing Kee Seafood Restaurant

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Situated in the heart of Sai Kung is a no-frills, three-story diner that stands out from the rest of the dining choices in the area with its cleverly curated menu. Sing Kee is a contemporary favorite among locals, serving sweet and simple seafood best enjoyed with an ice cold glass of Tsing Tao beer. Their offerings include Steamed Scallop with Wine, as well as Fried Salt and Pepper Abalone, to name a few.

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GLASSHOUSE

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

There’s no better place to unwind in the neighborhood than in The Glasshouse, a scenic restaurant perched on top of Braemar Hill. The elaborate dishes featured on the menu include traditional recipes spiced up with classy twists. Sample their Signature Caesar Salad topped with runny egg and soft-shell crab for a mouth-watering burst of flavor; or the Singapore Noodles with Serrano jam and red lobster for a sweet and juicy finish. Finish off your meal with refreshing cocktails created by award-winning mixologist Jimmy Yeung.

  • +852 2351 6600
  • Hong Kong, Yuen Long, Shop 1028 1029Shop 1028-1029, Level 1, Yoho Mall

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Oyster & Wine Bar

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Nestled on the 18th floor of the Sheraton Hotel, this dining destination stands proudly as a haven for oyster lovers. An evening at the restaurant gives you an unparalleled view of the Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline while indulging in jet-fresh oysters and expertly prepared seafood dishes. Sommeliers and oyster specialists are at your service, in case you need a professional to advise you on the dishes that suit your palette.

  • +852 2369 1111
  • Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel And Towers, 20 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

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The Chairman

大班樓

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Since opening in 2009, this elegant seafood restaurant remains to be one of the most popular purveyors of Cantonese cuisine in Hong Kong. The Chairman takes pride in using organic ingredients from local suppliers, offering fresh and flavorful dishes skillfully created by chef-restaurateur Danny Yip and his team. Indulge in the restaurant’s bestsellers: Steamed Fresh Flower Crab in Aged Shaoxing Wine and King Prawns cooked in Fish and Rice Broth.

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