Table for One, Please!

Hong Kong

Here’s a scenario: You put on beautiful clothes, show up at a restaurant, and ask for a table for one. You are then greeted with a look of dismay by the restaurant manager and other guests who throw questionable glances at you. It’s quite a common experience for many individual diners, emphasizing the faux pas in restaurants that are unwelcoming to the idea of dining solo. Fast forward to today, the pandemic has significantly changed the way we live—including the way we eat out. As restaurants reopen to the public, Hong Kongers are not exactly keen to share tables, much less dine in crowded spots, to decrease the chances of contracting the virus. What once looked as an odd and daunting experience is now an encouraged practice, much to the comfort of those who love the solitude of dining alone. Relish a meal best enjoyed alone in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong’s coolest neighborhood. Consider these spots for some quality me-time when you’re in the area!

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ICHIRAN (Causeway Bay)

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World-renowned for its strictly solo dining set-up, Ichiran serves their signature Tonkotsu Ramen bowls in this hip neighborhood. Savor their ramen with no distractions in their unique flavor concentration booths! All you have to do is place your orders through a vending machine, pay, and wait for your steaming bowl of ramen through the invisible curtains. No frills and full of comfort, the way ramen should be experienced!

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Sushi yorokobu 鮨㐂

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One look at the minimalist Japanese-style interiors of Sushi Yorokobu, you’ll know it’s made for dining solo. The generous portions and traditional Edomae-style dishes have turned this neighborhood favorite into a go-to-spot for that omakase fix. Owner and skilled master chef Tango Lai curates the selection himself, with a high level of detail and finesse considered for every offering. Indulge in their Sashimi Platter — a selection of deep-sea pond fish, peony shrimp, and other mouthwatering surprises in one order.

  • +852 3426 2777
  • Hong Kong, Causeway Bay, Jardine's Bazaar, 66號亨環18樓

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Via Tokyo

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We all have bad days when we just want to distance ourselves and eat our feelings. Luckily for green tea lovers, you can enjoy anything and everything matcha at this famous Japanese dessert cafe! Via Tokyo is well known for their soft-serve ice cream, but connoisseurs looking to try out new matcha creations will definitely enjoy the Matcha Cream Kakigori Cake.

  • +852 2895 1116
  • Hong Kong, Causeway Bay, Leighton Rd, 106-126號, Leishun Court, 地下1A-1B號舖

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BRICK LANE (Causeway Bay)

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Inspired by three bankers’ nostalgia for British fare in Hong Kong, Brick Lane is known as one of the hippest restaurants to serve refined English comfort food in Causeway Bay. The menu includes classic eggs benedict, crispy fish and chips, and a meaty Guinness-laden steak pie you wouldn’t want to share with anyone!

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Little Bao Diner

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Owner and Asia’s Best Female Chef awardee May Chow launched the Little Bao concept in 2013 and, since then, has more than mastered the art of delivering jaw-droppingly good baos every single time. The flagship restaurant serves up generous servings of dishes including fried chicken, seaweed poppers, and of course, the classic pork belly bao which you can dig into without worrying about being turned away!

  • +852 2555 0600
  • Shop H1 , 9 Kingston street , Fashion walk, G/F, Opposite the Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

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Cedele

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For a hearty, guilt-free brunch, head over to Cedele. They offer comfort food made using natural ingredients and prepared delicately with artisan technique. The menu includes delicious grain salad bowls topped with Miso Mirin Salmon, deli sandwiches, and pandan coconut desserts.

  • +852 2110 0490
  • Shop C, G/F, 58-64 Paterson Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

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John Anthony Hong Kong

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What do you get when you mix Chinese food and Wes Anderson’s nostalgic color palette? John Anthony. Aside from its quirky motif, this bar and restaurant provides a haven for introverted art lovers with their menu of delectable delicacies such as Pink Rosé Lobster Har Hap and Beetroot Dumplings.

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NOC Coffee Co - Closed

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This quaint neighborhood cafe is popular not just for its stylish interiors, but also for its enticing array of fresh house-roasted coffee and delightful baked goods. Feel the soothing atmosphere of NOC with a breakfast meal for one! Pop in early for a cup of their signature pour-over coffee and crunchy homemade egg tarts—you’ll be ready to take on the rest of a grueling day in an instant!

  • 1 Sunning Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

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蔦 Tsuta Ramen

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Ramen is one of those dishes inherently made for solo dining and Tsuta ups this experience as the world’s first ever ramen restaurant to garner a Michelin Star. Unsurprisingly, there’s an hour-long waiting queue to get a bowl despite prices being higher than other places in town. The secret to the popular recipe lies in the aroma of their truffle oil and their addicting three-broth soup, which results in a pleasantly balanced recipe you’ll devour all for yourself.

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Alto

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When you’re looking for a “getaway” in Causeway Bay, this restaurant perched on top of the V Point Tower offers a solitary oasis with its chic interiors and sprawling views. ALTO serves the finest grilled dishes created by head chef Mike Boyle, including a range of exclusively sourced beef, lamb, and seafood steaks.

  • +852 2603 7181
  • 31/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

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Roganic Hong Kong

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Get your fix of fresh and healthy food you can enjoy alone at this Michelin-starred restaurant in Causeway Bay. Roganic flawlessly executes an experience that stands out from the rest—using only garden-fresh ingredients from the New Territories and combining them with the contemporary style of British cuisine. Their excellent offerings include Soda Bread and Whipped Cultured English Brown Butter, Yellow Chicken with Garlic and Chili, and Chamomile Cake.

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