7 Hong Kong restaurants for the frugal foodie

These 7 restaurants will fill you up without breaking the bank.

by Michael Carl Budd

Hong Kong, according to several indicators, is the most expensive country in the world.  For the traveler on a budget, making it out in the black can seem like a real chore.  Happily, Hong Kong is home to gems like Tim Ho Wan, the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world. Tim Ho Wan and these six other budget to mid-range restaurants showcase some of the best of regional cuisine at great price point.    

Tim Ho Wan 86

Shop B, C, D on G/F Seaview building No 2-8 Wharf Road, North Point

This award-winning eatery serves some of the city’s best dim sum.

- Fodor's

Tsui Wah 76

Jaffe Rd

This 24-hour grub spot is a minute's walk from Lan Kwai Fong, the nerve center of Hong Kong's nightlife.

- Travel + Leisure

Ming Kee Jumbo Seafood Restaurant 72

G/F, 3-7 Luen Fat Street, Bauhinia Garden , Wan Chai

Hidden away on a relatively remote island south of Hong Kong, Ming Kee offers a real glimpse of what locals, especially expats, like to do when they want to get away from their skyscraper offices.

- Condé Nast Traveler

Tung Po 78

2nd Floor, 99 Java Road Municipal Services Building, North Point

The food is Hong Kong cuisine with fusion innovations, and you should wash everything down with a cold beer.

- Fodor's

Lin Heung Tea House 76

G/F 160-164 Wellington Street, Central

This is a throwback to another era, opened more than 80 years ago and one of the few teahouses still selling dim sum from trolleys.

- Frommer's

Kau Kee Restaurant 79

G/F., 21 Gough Street, Mid-Level, Central

It's all very basic and you'll have to share your table but the food is delicious. Beef noodles are the speciality; different cuts of meat with a variety of noodles in a tasty broth or spicy sauce.

- Michelin Guide

Little Bao 76

G/F 66 Staunton St.

Slide into one of the dozen seats at the bar and tuck into the delicious baos—fluffy steamed buns sandwiched with all types of delicious ingredients.

- Fodor's

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