I think we can all safely say that we’re looking forward to a bigger and brighter Year of the Tiger. Family gatherings and traditional dishes are at the heart of Chinese New Year celebrations, and restaurants are ideal for taking the pressure of cooking a lavish home-cooked meal yourself. Many excellent Hong Kong restaurants have prepared fantastic menus to celebrate Chinese New Year in style. Whether you wish to eat out or take in, Little Steps has compiled a list of our Top 10 CNY dining and takeaway options in Hong Kong this year.
Renowned for being the world's first Chinese restaurant to be awarded three Michelin stars, it's not a surprise that Lung King Heen at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is going above and beyond this Lunar New Year. Chef Chan Yan Tak has created an exquisite Chinese New Year Tasting Menu (HK$1,680 + 10% per person) featuring dishes such as Abelone Casserole, Deep Fried Japanese Oyster, Simmer King Prawns in a spicy plum sauce and more! There are also Year of the Tiger recommendations available a la carte such as Whole Crispy Pigeon and Braised Sea Cucumber with Pig's Tongue and Mushrooms.
For families who looking for something simpler, Lung King Heen has also put together a special Chinese New Year Dim Sum menu with traditionally-inspired dishes such as Baked Barbecue Pork Tartlet with Sea Moss, and Baked Whole Abalone Puff with Diced Chicken.
Lung King Heen, The Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 3196 8882, www.fourseasons.com
CNY menu is available from February 1 to 6, 2022
If you're looking to tuck into exquisite Chinese cuisine in a stunning environment, Holt's Cafe at Rosewood Hong Kong is a firm favorite of ours. Holt’s Café offers an upscale and contemporary take on Hong Kong’s traditional Cha Chaan Teng culture and they are offering a great set menu called A Taste of Traditional Canton for HK$588 per person. The menu features Braised Chinese Mushroom, Chinese Seafood Soup, Fried Tiger prawn with Braised Seacucumber and Caviar, finished off by Pan-Fried Glutinous Rice Cake or Red Bean Soup With Rice Dumpling
Whilst not your traditional Chinese New Year feast, Italian staple Pizza Express offers a special Chinese New Year Takeaway menu. Starting at HK$388 and serving 2-3 people, the menu includes staples such as pizza, a mixed salad, and Pizza Express's famous dough balls with Nutella. There are four different sized takeaway sets, with the largest serving 25 people and coming in at HK$3,888 - not that we recommend dining as a group of 25 these days!
For those who care to dine in for lunch, the Golden Celebration (HK$588 for 2 or HK$888 for 4) includes a special Chinese New Year starter of Mussels; a choice between four main dishes; and a Coconut Sherbet to finish.
Pizza Express, multiple locations around Hong Kong, https://www.pizzaexpress.com.hk/chinese-new-year-2022
Dine-in CNY Menu is available from January 20 - February 15, 2022.
CNY takeaway sets are available for pick up from January 20 - February 15, 2022.
Upscale eatery Duddell has also created its own "Poon Choi" version for takeaway starting at HK$2,488(from $2,388 Early Bird Price, until Jan 16). Orders can be made through Jia Everywhere, and delivery and pick up are available from Jan 23, 2022 (place your order 4 days in advance).
You can also usher in the Year of the Tiger with handmade CNY cakes made by the Duddell's team. The cakes come in three flavors: turnip cake, rice cake, and taro cake, and are packaged in beautifully designed limited-edition boxes by G.O.D. resembling old-school Chinese tea and soup bowls. They also offer various gift sets and CNY Hamper.
Chinese dining icon, Hutong, is offering a multi-course Chinese New Year lunch this year Featuring dishes such as Hutong Lobster "Lo Hei," Chicken marinated in Sichuan chili, Aromatic Peking duck, this 9-course indulgence is sure to start the new year off right. The menu comes in at HK$680 + 10% per person, with the option of adding Wine Pairing for HK$388 per person.
They also have a takeaway option of Chinese Turnip and Cod Cake for HK$188. All takeaway items must be pre-ordered at least 48 hours in advance. Place your order from now until February 9 by contacting +852 3428 8342 during opening hours. Self-pick-up is available at Hutong until February 11, 2022.
Hutong, 28/F One Peking, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong +852 3428 8342, www.hutong.com.hk
CNY menu is available from January 8 - February 11, 2022
Celebrate the incoming Year of the Tiger at Man Ho Chinese Restaurant in JW Marriott. This Michelin-starred restaurant has prepared a special Chinese New Year Feast for the whole family. The menu features mouthwatering dishes like braised dried oysters with black moss, Yusheng Abalone and so much more! They also have an array of amazing hampers filled with foodie treats (turnip cake, candied walnuts and more!) that you can order as a gift or share with your own family at home. You can order the gastronomic treats, from January 24 - 30, 2022
Man Ho Chinese Restaurant, 3/F, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2810 8366, https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/hkgdt-jw-marriott-hotel-hong-kong/dining/man-ho-chinese-restaurant/
CNY menu is available from February 1-10, 2022
For those who are looking for some spice in their life, head to Chilli Figara this Chinese New Year. They have prepared a limited-edition menu that incorporates symbolic and traditional ingredients for their festive dishes, that are bound to deliver fortune and favor in the Year of the Tiger. The menu features an impressive spread with dishes like stir-fried premium mud crab, Sichuan-style taro bird nest with water bamboo and wild mushrooms (for the vegetarians), crispy-fried mandarin fish in tangy chili sauce and so much more!
If you are looking for a CNY hamper, Chilli Figaro has not one, but two wonderful hampers (starting from HK$698) on offer stuffed with their iconic sauces, spices and other gastronomic delights.
Chilli Fagara, 7 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2796 6866, https://www.chillifagara.com/
CNY menu is available from January 17 - February 15, 2022
Another Michelin-starred restaurant on this list, Ling Tung Heen a traditional Cantonese restaurant in Jordan is serving a beautiful feast of sharing dishes for the whole family to enjoy. The Chinese New Year Menu revolves around seafood and traditional flavors, such as sautéed tiger prawns with water chestnuts and broccoli, braised whole abalone, marinated kind razor clams with shredded chicken, and more.
Prefer to dine in, no problem! Ling Tung Heen is offering a unique private home dining experience with the Deluxe Abalone Poon Choi takeaway set to be shared by groups of 6 (HK$2,888), Highlights of this menu include roasted goose, abalone, marinated chicken, pork knuckle, and more.
Yat Tung Heen, Level B2, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Hong Kong, +852 2710 1093, https://www.yattungheen.com/
CNY menu is available from February 1 - 15, 2022
For the families who like to keep it traditional, head to Yue whose kitchen is run by chef Jacky Chung Chi-Keung who creates delicious modern Cantonese dishes. To celebrate The Year of the Tiger, this establishment is offering a feast of close-to-heart classics like roasting suckling pig; deep-fried crab shell with crabmeat and onions; fried rice with abalone; Lo Hei salad and more.
Yeu's head chef also created two Chinese New Year desserts – the Okinawa Brown Sugar Ginger Pudding and the Parma Ham Turnip Cake, ideal for gifting. Make sure to check out their gourmet CNY hamper too!
Yue, Level 2, Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel, 9 Yi Tung Road, Tung Chung, Hong Kong, +852 2535 0028, https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/hkgsc-sheraton-hong-kong-tung-chung-hotel/
CNY menu is available from January 1 - February 28, 2022
Trendy restaurant Radical Chic is merging their Italian and Asian roots to create a very special menu to celebrate The Year of the Tiger. The staff at Radical Chic is looking forward to honouring Chinese New Year with you and their incredible new menu crafted for this special period. The menu will feature Italian classics with a Chinese touch, you can look forward to the classic Grouper and Sichuan pepper pigeon, finished off by refreshing yet spicy sorbet or a tangerine tart. Yum!
Radial Chic, International Commerce Centre (ICC), Shop B1, Level 101, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3618 7880, https://www.radicalchichk.com/
CNY menu is available from January 25 - February 6, 2022
Got kids? Little Steps Asia gives you the scoop on all the things to do and see with babies, toddlers, and kids in Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bali, Jakarta, Macau, and beyond. From family-friendly hotels, kids and baby shops, the best schools and after school activities, pregnancy tips and meet-ups and more – we have you sorted.
Sign up to receive the free Little Steps email newsletter packed with news, offers, and hidden treasures for families.