West Kowloon Neighborhood Family Guide – Hong Kong

Where To Explore, Eat, Shop And Play In West Kowloon

West Kowloon Harbor

In recent years, West Kowloon has not just developed into a beautiful residential area but is also a growing arts and culture hub. Stretching from Austin Station down to the waterfront at West Kowloon Station, this area is known for its multiple green open spaces perfect for a weekend family picnic or for a simple sunset stroll by the promenade with our fur friends. West Kowloon also has its share of delicious restaurants and fun activities to do with our kids.

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    Cafés & Tea Shops

    West Kowloon Neighborhood Family Guide
    • Café Bohème - This place is known for its delicious artisanal pizzas. Give this café a go while gazing out across the harbor with the family.
    • Curator Creative Café - Bring art to life by customizing your own latte art with its very own latte printing machine. Its menu will also change from time to time incorporating with its exhibit themes to keep encourage customers to come back and try something new.
    • Daily Tea Time by Don't Yell At Me - Come swing by for some delicious hand-shaken Taiwanese drinks with different flavors to choose from. And, why not pair it with a savory croffle? Yum!
    • LockCha Tea Shop - A local favorite for tea lovers offering some of its finest tea.
    • Hooman by the Sea - One of the most visited pet-friendly cafés in the area, packed with delicious treats for both our pups and hoomans galore.
    • Rest Coffee Gin - Perfect for coffee and matcha lovers and is also an amazing spot for a sunset date. Also comes with an impressive gin menu.
    • Wabisabi Coffee Kissa- A comfy location that serves lovely Japanese treats with a good mix of Japanese-Italian fusion dishes.
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    Best Family Friendly Restaurants

    West Kowloon Neighborhood Family Guide
    • Art Park Food Trucks - Food trucks are open daily from 12:00nn to 7:00pm with a great selection of vendors available for everybody to feast on.
    • Café Deco Pizzeria- Part of the Café Deco Group, this yummy pizzeria offers Italian food with an Asian twist. Check out its website for amazing offers and deals such as the Buy-3-Get-1-Free set lunches.
    • Crepes and Bakes - The name says it all! This innovative French bakery is located at the new Hong Kong Palace Museum and everything savory and mouth-watering can be found right here.
    • District 8 - Located in Elements is a beautiful Parisian bistro perfect for family weekend brunches, celebrations, or for a romantic evening. Serving delicious bistro favorites that come with a lovely wine menu.
    • Fam - A fun, hip, contemporary dim sum spot found in Art Park. The interior is absolutely adorable!
    • Fini's - A beloved family favorite, Fini's finally makes its way into opening a branch in West Kowloon!
    • Kitchen W - Perfect for celebrations, weekend brunches, and afternoon tea gatherings.
    • Monsoon - Situated in Elements mall is an Asian-fusion-inspired menu that comes with a delicious selection of meat and veggie choices.
    • Tango Argentinian Steak House - With locations all around Hong Kong, this is the right spot to satisfy one's steak cravings. Also comes with a fun kids menu.
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    Indoor & Outdoor Activities

    West Kowloon Neighborhood Family Guide

    There are so many things to do! Whether an indoor or an outdoor activity, there's always something for you in West Kowloon.

    • Art Park (also known as "Nursery Park")- With easy access to cafés, food trucks and restaurants, this spot offers large green spaces where families can relax, play or picnic on its lawns.
    • Elements Rooftop Playground - Located on top of the Elements shopping center (RF by elevator) is equipped with different play areas.
    • Elements Skating Rink - The Rink is one of Hong Kong's largest indoor skating rinks.
    • Free Space - Found in the heart of Art Park, this area provides weekend programs of live music and cultural events.
    • Sky 100 Observation Deck - Sky100 is a 360-degree indoor observation deck on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre. The deck offers views of Hong Kong Island, Victoria Harbour, the Kowloon Peninsula and Tai Mo Shan in the background. Perfect place for families and tourists! Make sure to plan ahead and book your tickets beforehand.
    • Pet Zone - There is a designated area where owners can allow their pets to go off-leash and socialize with other pets.
    • Sky Corridor - Located at the top of the West Kowloon MTR station, is a hidden spot where you can get a great view of the harbor.
    • SmartBike - A unique way to explore the area, the SmartBike encourages visitors' to be able to use it all around the area with easy access to all the venues along the waterfront promenade. Renting SmartBikes are available every Tuesday to Sundays and on public holidays. There is a charge of HK$30/hour for Adult and Junior SmartBikes and HK$120/hour for Family Bikes.
  • Growing Up Pavillion West kowloon

    Arts, Culture & Museums

    West Kowloon Neighborhood Family Guide

    West Kowloon is certainly making its mark as the ultimate arts and culture district in Hong Kong with these amazing places to visit.

    • Growing Up Pavilion - Its' name symbolizes Hong Kong's growth in nurturing its arts and culture scene. It is a highly photogenic spot due to its unique architectural design, perfect for photographers, artists and Instagrammers.
    • Lyric Theatre Complex - This large complex includes 3 theatres and is one of the most beautiful cultural venues in Hong Kong.
    • M+ - Known as Hong Kong's global museum of visual culture, is a wonderful place that showcases twentieth and twenty-first-century art.
    • Hong Kong Palace Museum - A museum where it promotes an appreciation for Chinese cultural heritage.
    • Xiqu Centre - A beautiful performing arts theatre that nurtures local artists and promotes Chinese traditional theatre.
  • Elements West Kowloon


    West Kowloon Neighborhood Family Guide

    From luxury brands to lifestyle stores, you can find it in West Kowloon.

    • Elements - A large shopping mall conveniently located at the West Kowloon MTR station provides a large range of luxury shops and cosmetic brands. It comes equipped with an indoor skating rink and a private babies room, which is a rare find in Hong Kong.
    • The Other Shop - Located in M+, The Other Shop has an amazing selection of books, stationery, art prints and more inspired by M+. There is a zero-waste section for customers to bring their own containers when purchasing skincare and toiletries.
    • Natural Is Best - A snack shop that offers savory delicacies from many parts of the world.
  • W Pool Hong Kong


    West Kowloon Neighborhood Family Guide

    Some of the most beautiful hotels are located in the heart of West Kowloon.

    • The Ritz Carlton - A beautiful luxury hotel that has an amazing range of activities for kids adorably called "The Ritz Kids."
    • W Hong Kong - A luxury hotel with an amazing outdoor pool, is a family favorite for a staycation. Pets are also welcome!

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