There’s more to this chaotic neighbourhood than first meets the eye. Beyond the flashing advertisements and immediate, endorphin spikes of stimulation lie twisting streets that hide late-night izakayas, spacious parks and boutique stores. It’s home to mega malls and department stores — Times Square, Hysan Place, Lee Garden and SOGO — with international heavy-hitter brands jostling for space. But for those in the know, there are calm, leafy lanes where locals buy their coffee, design forward concept stores and multi-level bookstores. Causeway Bay is also a gastronomic hub that showcases every kind of cuisine from Michelin-starred British to popular Japanese haunts.



Less than 10 months after opening in Hong Kong last year, Roganic was awarded a Michelin star for its innovative take on British cooking. Helmed by Chef Simon Rogan, who found acclaim with his restaurant of the same name in London, the focus is on fresh, seasonal ingredients and high-quality produce. Much of it is sourced from Rogan’s own farm in the Lake District. Although it’s located in Sino Plaza shopping mall, interiors bring the outdoors in with logs as room separators and branches hanging from the ceiling. 

Sino Plaza, UG/F 08, 255 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay;


Roganic’s sister restaurant comes in the form of an intimate private chef’s table experience. There are just 12 seats in the restaurant, and all diners are seated together from 7.30pm, guided through their tasting menus by a chef, while a sommelier pairs wine to the meal. Aulis turns local vegetables from organic farms in the New Territories and herbs grown in the restaurant itself, into colourful and creative plates.

Sino Plaza, UG/F 08, 255 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay;

Din Tai Fung

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Photo by Chen Xiaomei, South China Morning Post at Getty Images

Born in 1970s Taiwan, Din Tai Fung has found fame globally for its delicate xiao long bao with their tasty broth fillings. In 1993, The New York Times rated it one of the top ten gourmet restaurants in the world and it has since gone on to achieve a Michelin-star, which it has retained for the past decade. At peak times, it’s hardly a surprise to find long queues at the Causeway Bay branch, but rest assured, the dumplings, folded and steamed in an open plan kitchen, are well worth the wait. 

68 Yee Woo Street, Hong Kong;


Tucked inside an unassuming building, this impeccable Italian restaurant is a popular spot for work lunches, given it’s affordable yet elevated menu. To start, warm homemade bread is served with generous glugs of their delicious olive oil, followed by a selection of tasty Piedmont-inspired salads and slow-cooked meats. The carbonara ‘au koque’ is Castellana’s speciality with a creamy egg-based sauce that’s poured over the homemade tagliatelle at the table. 

10/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay;

Sushi Yorokobu


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Here chefs work at a sleek U-shaped bar in the centre of the restaurant, using only the freshest fish for their sashimi and sushi rolls. Helmed by chef-founder Tango Lai, Sushi Yorokobu offers traditional Edomae-style omakase, impeccably served on stylish Japanese porcelain with finesse. 

18/F, Aura on Pennington, 66 Jardline’s Bazaar, Causeway Bay



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Gone are the days when Hong Kong’s outpost of Tsuta, the world’s first Michelin-starred ramen joint, served only two types of ramen. Now there’s the choice of a shoyu (soy-based), shio (salt-based), miso (fermented soybean paste), tonkotsu (pork broth), or mala (chicken broth), as well as the brand’s signature tonkotsu soba made of premium black pork bones and trotters that are boiled for over five hours, with kelp and shiitake mushroom, and drizzled in a rich, black garlic oil. It’s served with marbled pork or teriyaki chicken and vegetables. 

No. 2, G/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay;

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Super sleek, NOC’s Lee Garden branch enjoys floor to ceiling windows that let the sun shine in from aptly-named Sunning Lane. A little bench outside is where locals sit with their dogs and cold brews, but heartier offerings can be ordered in the minimalist space indoors. There, find a selection of cakes and pastries, plus a healthy menu that subscribes to the brunch zeitgeist with smashed avocado on toast and acai bowls.

No g23, Lee Garden Three, 1 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay;

Elephant Grounds 

For good, strong, ethically-sourced brews, head to Elephant Grounds for a caffeine hit. It’s beans are sourced from small farms around the world, and roasted in-house to create signature blends. The original espresso is curated from beans from Papua New Guinea, Colombo, and Brazil. Reflecting a commitment to sustainability, interiors are suitably earthy, with plenty of reclaimed wood adorning the walls, and plants and moss on the ceiling. 

Shop C, 42-48 Paterson Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay;



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Whether you’re planning a date night or retreating from the chaos below, rooftop bar Alto has you covered. Perched on the 31st floor of V Point Tower, it boasts breathtaking views of Hong Kong. Choose a glass from the compact but well-curated wine list and some snacks from the grill-centric menu and settle in. The black truffle fries have our seal of approval. 

31/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay;

Lau Haa Hotpot Restaurant


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Prepare to be whisked away to the Hong Kong of the 70s – this double-storeyed hot pot haven brings a vintage ambience, with its neon displays, retro folding gates and iconic barber shop lights. Customise your hot pot with a huge selection of soup bases, such as their signature mala broth, mixed vegetable borscht and refreshing coconut chicken soup; heap these with ingredients from udon noodles and bean curd puffs to all kinds of meats. Pair with a mix of condiments from the loaded sauce tray – the possibilities are endless.

B/F & G/F, Block A, Lockhart House, 441 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, @lauhaahotpot


Contemporary Indian restaurant Leela puts a creative and sustainable spin on the cuisine. Antiquity and modernity join forces to present a dining space influenced by traditional Indian architectural techniques, highlighted with golden tints. Try their Chicken Baida Roti, where the juiciness of the meat goes hand in hand with crispy, flaky textures, or the Wah Kee Farm Pork Pandi Curry, which is made even more flavourful by a fusion of spices. Leela’s cocktail and wine list are specifically designed to pair with their diverse menu, and their large selection of chutneys are sure to pique your appetite.

Shop 301-310, Lee Garden Three, 1 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay, @leela.hkg

Teppanyaki Mihara Goten

Indulge in a multisensory experience in the form of a trip to Teppanyaki Mihara Goten. Here, the interactive nature of kappo cuisine – where dishes are prepared right in front of you – meets the artistic flair of the teppanyaki tradition. At the restaurant’s helm is Chef Terufumi Mihara, who is uniquely inspired by French, Italian and Chinese flavours; savour the grilled king crab crepe or the luxurious A5 Kumamoto Wagyu Beef Tenderloin, all plated exquisitely.

3/F, CUBUS, 1 Hoi Ping Rd, Causeway Bay,

Takumi Mixology Salon


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Translating into ‘artisan’, Takumi Mixology Salon definitely lives up to its namesake. The guest experience is at the heart of this cocktail room; enjoy the tailored service, where you’ll be asked about your flavour preferences and given the chance to explore new tastes as part of a personalised cocktail. Signature drinks are also available, such as the ‘Zen’, a blend of Takumi sandalwood vodka and hojicha, among other ingredients; meanwhile, the ‘Bartender’ showcases fruity notes with its pink grapefruit and yuzushu.

3/F, CUBUS, 1 Hoi Ping Rd, Causeway Bay, @takumihk

Sukiyaki Nakagawa

Causeway Bay’s urban haven Cubus is home to Sukiyaki Nakagawa, serving up mouth-watering renditions of the western Japanese tradition. Only the finest ingredients are used, from Yumepirika rice to French duck breast, to ultra-elusive Hokkaido A5 wagyu beef. Menus span up to a decadent ten courses, with the deluxe ‘Itaru’ dinner set featuring fresh seasonal sashimi, foie gras and Inaniwa udon in a tangy lime broth alongside their signature sukiyaki.

Shop B, 3/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, @sukiyaki.nakagawa




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Named after the Hong Kong area code +852, this concept store curates street and skate culture with a collection that includes little-known labels and international brands never-before sold in Hong Kong. At the shop, sign up to their newsletter for events and news about the skateboarding scene.

1/F 522 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay;

B’In Select


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Founders Anthony and Doris curate accessories, bags, home décor and lifestyle goods from every corner of the world at their shop B’In Select, short for Believe in Design. International brands include Eone Timepieces and Wewood watches, Clima water bottles and kitchenware imported from Japan. It also serves as a platform for quality local designers.

Kiosk 8&11, 1/F Fashion Walk, 11-19 Great George Street, Causeway Bay;



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This terracotta-toned concept store, inspired by planet Mars, is a haven for contemporary streetwear brands. It’s the brainchild of local stylist Hilary Tsui, who has curated a female-driven retail experience that sells everything from sneakers and athleisure to cosmetics and body products. A cafe serves coffee, cookies from the Cookie Department and elaborate iced coffees to browsing customers. 

55 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay;

Eslite Bookstore

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Photo by Stefan Irvine/LightRocket at Getty Images

Good bookstores in Hong Kong are few and far between but, by any standards, Taiwanese chain Eslite is mega. It takes over three stories of Hysan Place and sells both Chinese and English books, has a dedicated and diverse magazine section, and a wide selection of stationery and accessories. 

8/F-10/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road Causeway Bay;

Shun Kee Typhoon Shelter

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Photo: ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP at Getty Images

Jump on a boat from Causeway Bay pier, near the pedestrian footbridge connected to Victoria Park, for a taste of life on board a sanpan. Shun Kee, the first floating restaurant to return to the typhoon shelter, serves up Cantonese dinner of the freshest seafood, to a group of 12 people or under. 

You must book for dinner, and the minimum charge is $800 per boat, which includes the $300 boat rental fee.

Five Elements 


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An oasis of calm, Fivelements Habitat Times Square is a 15,000 square foot sanctuary for yoga, sacred arts and plant-based cuisine. The retreat, which was first founded in the luscious green hilltops of Ubud, Bali, brings a range of holistic practices based around the Balinese healing philosophy of Tri Hita Karana.

Level 13A, Tower One, Times Square, 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay;

Sandbox VR


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Get a glimpse of the latest in cutting-edge technology at Sandbox VR! This full-body VR experience for up to six people features virtual worlds curated by experts from the gaming industry. Challenge your friends Squid Game style, with trials inspired by the hit Netflix show, collaborate in futuristic space shooter Amber Sky 2088, or go head-to-head in fighting game UFL.

23/F, Soundwill Plaza II, Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, @sandboxvrhk



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Dive into this action-packed adventure hub in the heart of Causeway Bay. With seven themed escape rooms making up its Causeway Bay headquarters, there’s much to explore – ‘Project Ultra’ sees you and your teammates investigate a secret government lab, while you’ll scour the Emperor’s mausoleum for a fabled elixir in ‘Qin Immortal Life’. Crack the codes and escape using clues scattered around the rooms, but don’t be tripped up by red herrings – 45 minutes will be up before you know it!

6 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, @lost_hk

Hysan Place #URBANHOOD


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Spanning two basement floors, #URBANHOOD is retail heaven Hysan Place’s newest addition – it’s a culinary and lifestyle destination with roots in minimalist urban design. Treat yourself to pan-Asian dishes ranging from fresh poke bowls to comforting pots of Korean tofu stew. If you’re feeling thirsty, head over to Le Jus on the bottom floor and try their Instagrammable, all-natural smoothies; they’re perfect for sipping on whilst browsing the quirky collectibles at Pop Mart or having a stroll through sustainable lifestyle store, Slowood.

B1/F & B2/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay,