7 places to eat at during Chinese New Year in Hong Kong

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Heading to Hong Kong for Chinese New Year and worried that everything might be closed? Well, no need to worry about finding food because Skyscanner is here with a handy guide to all the restaurants that WON'T be closing during the festive season.

1. Hong Kong Disneyland

Ring in CNY with some delicious seasonal dishes at one of Disneyland HK’s many restaurants. Photo: AsiaOne

Ring in Chinese New Year at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort for some luck, health and happiness to the year ahead!

Share hugs and snap some memories with your favourite Disney characters decked out in Chinese New Year outfits. You will also be able to savour a special menu of Chinese delicacies bursting with different flavours to satisfy everyone in the family.

The Chinese New Year food choices are endless and can be found throughout the whole park and all dining locations at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Hollywood Hotel.

Sample some crispy skin on a roasted suckling pig, feast on crunchy deep-fried sliced garoupa in corn sauce and don't forget the Plaza Inn's signature dim sum - including the giant steamed lobster dumpling (S$37 - S$91).

To impress your family with something grand treat them to the signature dishes by Crystal Lotus like Tasmanian crab and pumpkin stuffed in whole crab shell, and stuffed whole dried scallops in Mickey winter melon soup (S$37 - S$91).

You are bound to find something to enjoy together as a whole family, served up with fun and excitement.

Address: Lantau Island
Nearest MTR: Disneyland Resort
Phone: +852 3550 3388
Opening Times: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 - 21:00
Prices start from: S$18 (100 HKD)
Visit their website here: Disneyland

2. Ho Lee Fook

Ho Lee Fook brings the good fortune directly to your mouth this CNY. Photo: Ho Lee Fook

Ho Lee Fook, which literally means good fortune for your mouth is a funky and uber cool Chinese kitchen located in Soho, Central.

Inspired by Hong Kong's old school "cha chaan tengs" or tea restaurants, and the spirit of late-night Chinatown hangouts in New York of the 60's, Hong Kong lifestyle and design company, G.O.D. provided the design and decor of the restaurant itself.

Some of the people's favourites include the renowned "Mom's mostly cabbage, a little bit of pork" dumplings that comes with a dip of sacha soy dressing. This restaurant deserves all the accolades they have coming their way.

For Chinese New Year, they will also have their very own banquet menu which will be available from February 7th - 10th. Some of the dishes include steamed oysters in with vermicelli, hair moss in XO sauce, half crispy skin chicken and mushroom hot pot "Lo Han" style.

This New Year banquet will cost S$85 per person. Taiwanese-born chef Jowett Yu's inventive approach to Chinese flavours is to be devoured with an open mind and a strong appetite.

Address: G/F No. 1-5 Elgin St, Central
Nearest MTR: Sheung Wan
Phone: +852 2810 0860
Opening Times: Monday - Sunday from 18:00
Prices start from: S$18 (101 HKD)
Visit their website here: Ho Lee Fook

3. Cuisine Cuisine

Enjoy not only the food but also the fireworks with family and friends this CNY at Cuisine Cuisine IFC. Photo: TripAdvisor

Located in the heart of Hong Kong's most prestigious money district, in the classy confines of IFC Mall, Cuisine Cuisine IFC is known by many as the "tycoon canteen" because of its big-money clientele.

Auspiciously decorated with Feng Shui touches and classical Chinese motifs, the restaurant treats diners to excellent food and wonderful views. Their dim sum menu contains old standards done exceedingly well, along with some surprises like black truffle, unique to this establishment.

Reservations are recommended, and it would be a good idea to wear something a little dressy, as you don't know who you'll be rubbing elbows with here.

For Chinese New Year, they will be serving a special dinner set menu (S$182 per person) with the highlight of crispy minced crab meat cakes as well as braised fish maw and seafood soup in pepper broth.

For smaller gatherings, an a la carte menu with dishes promising good fortune features steamed turnip stuffed with assorted fungus and the stunning, crispy golden-brown deep-fried sole fish, which is a meaningful dish symbolising a wish for abundance in the coming year.

Address: 3101-3107, Podium Level 3, IFC mall, Central
Nearest MTR: Central
Phone: +852 2393 3933
Opening Times: Lunch Time : Monday - Friday: 11:30 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 22:30; Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: 11:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 22:30
Mains start from: S$21.50 (118 HKD)
Visit their website here: Cuisine Cuisine

4. Lung King Heen, Four Seasons Hotel

This Chinese New Year, come see what Lung King Heen has cooked up for your dining delight. Photo: Lung King Heen

This Lunar New Year year, why not enjoy a feast prepared by some of the finest chefs in the world? The Four Seasons' Lung King Heen, overlooking the gleaming skyline and sprawling harbour of this pearl of a city, mixes mind-bending textures and flavours to create a world-class meal.

Sumptuously appointed interiors and world-class views will enhance every bite you take. Signature dishes include truffle dumpling king, thousand year egg grouper rice rolls and barbecued pork with honey and crispy scallop with fresh pear.

Reservations are recommended, as meals here are in demand, and don't forget to dress up a bit; they recommend smart casual. Trust us; you'll be glad you packed the extra clothes.

Address: 8 Finance St
Nearest MTR: Central
Phone: +852 3196 8888
Opening Times: Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30; Sunday: 11:30 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:30
Prices start from: S$11 (60 HKD)
Visit their website here: Lung King Heen

5. T'ang Court

Dig into award-winning cuisine at T’ang Court on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. Photo: The Langham Hong Kong

T'ang Court, recently awarded Three Michelin Stars, is conveniently located in Tsim Sha Tsui harbour, the perfect place for a post-feast stroll with the family.

The food offered at T'ang Court reflects the classic timelessness of the Tang Dynasty, also known as China's golden age. Spoil your family with elegant Cantonese masterpieces flawlessly served in a posh environment.

Their reputation is undoubtedly well-established locally; they received a Gold with Distinction Medal in The Best of Culinary Awards organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board two years in a row.

Their braised garoupa head and brisket with roasted pork or their stir-fried lobster are two of many must-try dishes here.

Address: 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Nearest MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui
Phone: +852 2132 7898
Opening Times: Monday - Friday Lunch 12:00 - 15:00, Dinner 18:00 - 11:00; Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays Lunch 11:00 - 15:00 Dinner 18:00 - 23:00
Mains start from: S$16 (90 HKD)
Visit their website here: T'ang Court

6. Wooloomooloo

Wooloomooloo offers up delicious Aussie beef and more. Photo: Wooloomooloo's Facebook page

If you're feeling lavish and want something more western instead of traditional Chinese fare, how about some New Year steaks? Wooloomooloo Prime is an Australian steak house, perfect for the serious steak lover.

They serve premium Australian Black Angus beef, grain fed for 150 days. Even if you aren't a fan of red meat, you'll have plenty to choose from; their seafood selection is exceptional as well.

Their sauteed garlic prawns comes especially recommended. While dining, take in an eyeful of their stunning 270-degree view of the surrounding cityscape. If you time your visit right, you may even be able to catch the Chinese New Year fireworks from your dinner table.

After your meal, step outside to the terrace for a moment of serenity and savour the spectacular views of Tsim Sha Tsui and Victoria Harbour.

Address: Level 21 The ONE, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Nearest MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui
Phone: +852 2870 0087
Opening Times: Daily 11:45am till late
Prices start from: S$42 (230 HKD)
Visit their website here: Wooloomooloo

7. The Chairman

Seafood is still available on the menu, with delicious crab. Photo: TripAdvisor

Conveniently located in Central, this elegant restaurant specialises in traditional Cantonese fare. Chef Kwok Keung Tung emphasises on high-quality and seasonal produce, mainly organic, and has also banned MSG from his restaurant.

Patrons rave about his crab steamed with ShaoXing wine and chicken oil, but don't be afraid to sample some of the other dishes on his menu, which regularly has new features.

The Chairman has its own small farm in Sheung Shui where experts carefully cure their own preserved meat and pickle freshly picked vegetables from their organic garden.

They are eco-friendly too so you won't be able to find shark's fin, sea cucumber and bird's nest and can rest easy that you are not contributing to the depletion of our oceans.

Address: No.18 Kau U Fong, Central
Nearest MTR: Central
Phone: +852 2555 2202
Opening Times: Lunch Time : 12:00 - 15:00; Dinner Time : 18:00 - 23:00
Dinner sets start from: S$109 (598 HKD)
Visit their website here: The Chairman

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