Compared to many European or US cities, Hong Kong restaurants open pretty late. Long working hours and even longer shopping hours means neighbourhood restaurants will often open until 11 PM, many even later.
Below us our pick of the best spots in Hong Kong to get some late night eats. There is a mix of fast food takeaways and more sober restaurants that are a recommended visit no matter what time of the day it is. Whether it's an emergency kebab delivery or 24 hour round the clock ramen, you'll find something for you below.
If your need for late night food isn't alcohol driven and you're after a good meal – come to Ichiran. The only overseas branch of this consistently crammed Japanese chain, Ichiran serves the best bowl of ramen noodles in Hong Kong - and that's some claim. Like the canteen ramen restaurants that it was inspired by, Ichiran remains true to its 1960s roots with self service ordering and individual booth seating. The constant queue that snake outside the door shouldn't put you off – turn over is quick – and is testament to the quality of the ramen. Highly recommended and open twenty four hours. There is no delivery option.
Sometimes it has to be a kebab – especially if you've just fallen out of a pub. Ebeneezer's has been serving up lamb and chicken kebabs to drunk people in Hong Kong for twenty years. With several chains around the city, including Wan Chai and Lan Kwai Fong, it's the city's most popular kebab stop. Although that's not saying much. The kebabs will remind you Hong Kong is a long way from Turkey or Greece, and really can only be recommended if you've had a few pints. Ebeneezer's also serves pizza slices and other food you'll wish you hadn't eaten in the morning. The food is take away only. Branches are open late with the Wan Chai, Lan Kwai Fong and TST shops open until 6 AM. They also do delivery.
A Hong Kong classic. The novel sized menu at Tsui Wah is a waltz through Hong Kong comfort food, and alongside the usual pork and rice and broth based noodle dishes you'll find classic Hong Kong and western mash ups like toasted sandwiches laced with peanut butter or chicken pasta with scallions. The food isn't gourmet, but it is good and the prices are some of the lowest you'll find in Central. Like with many neighbourhood Hong Kong restaurants service is at best functional at worst brusque, although the interiors with their cushioned seats and mirrored walls are a cut above the usual Hong Kong canteen. There are branches of Tsui Wah all over Hong Kong – both the Canon Street and Jaffe Road branch in Causeway Bay and the Wellington Street branch in Central are 24 hours.