If you travel to Hong Kong on Thanksgiving, you may be missing the epic American holiday dinner. The good news is most major four- and five-star hotels serve grand feasts (at a considerable price) that replicate the spread you traditionally eat back home. However, if you want to spend less, a few local restaurants hold a dedicated Thanksgiving Day meal. Pull up a chair to a table filled with transplants from the U.S. seeking a taste of home and some Chinese people born in the U.S. looking for comfort food. The meal will always be filling and the conversation good, but make sure to book in advance.
Main St. Deli, located inside The Langham, a posh hotel in the heart of the Tsim Sha Tsui district, is one of the only restaurants in Hong Kong where you'll find a real Reuben sandwich and New York Cheesecake, among other comfort foods from the U.S. For the 2019 holidays, the deli offers a Thanksgiving meal to-go that includes turkey, stuffing, gravy, and other sides for groups of six to 10 ($2,158 HKD or $276 U.S.) or 16 to 20 people ($3,588 HKD or $459 U.S.). You can order turkey, sides, and desserts separately. Once your food is in hand, hightail it to your room for a private dinner, then hit the pool to work off the food.
Just place your order online 48 hours in advance. The restaurant will deliver to certain areas with a fee.
Perched atop Victoria Peak, this institution located in a heritage house has been serving fine Asian and Western food since 2001. At the Peak Lookout, you'll dine among some grand families of Hong Kong all enjoying a traditional spread from the U.S. Expect first-class food and refined service for a Thanksgiving meal with turkey, stuffing, and other trimmings, and of course, dessert, plus a large outdoor terrace with South China Sea views.
One fun place to celebrate Thanksgiving is at Fini's, an Italian American restaurant and bar that makes New York-style pizzas, pasta, and more. Located in both Soho and Wan Chai, Fini's offers a diversity of holiday choices, including turkey, seafood, mac n' cheese, desserts, and other options on a special menu in late November of 2019. Both locations will prepare to-go Thanksgiving dinners for five to eight people, which include roasted turkey, several sides, and dessert and costs $2998 HKD ($383 U.S.).
Call your location of choice to confirm the details.
For something different, meat-lovers will like Hunter & The Chase on Queen's Road Central, which specializes in wild ingredients like North American and Australian game, free-range products, and wild-caught seafood. The restaurant's Thanksgiving Frenzy ($588 HKD per person or $75 U.S.) comes with roast turkey, salads, sides, and desserts.
The holiday meal (minimum four people) is available from November 28 through December 1, 2019. Make your reservation online in advance.
On November 28, 2019, only, American restaurant Commissary in Pacific Place, Admiralty, will serve up a Thanksgiving Free-Flow Dinner feast for $398 HKD ($51 U.S.) plus a 10 percent service charge. For free-flow drinks, visitors will pay an extra $198 HKD ($25 U.S.). The meal includes a carving station, a make your own taco option, a salad bar, and a choice of desserts.
Acclaimed chef Jamie Oliver values both healthy and traditional meals. So for a Thanksgiving feast that's gentle on the waistline, hit up the Causeway Bay or Tsim Sha Tsui locations of Jamie's Italian in Hong Kong. Enjoy the Roasted Turkey Plate Special through November 30, 2019. A whole roasted turkey costs $888 HKD ($113 U.S.), and a turkey set with trimmings goes for $1688/$1888 HKD ($216/$241 U.S.) for pick-up or delivery.
Located in California Tower in Central, Porterhouse, the chic steakhouse known for its grilled meats and fresh seafood, is a nice option for the holiday, with its Thanksgiving Celebration held November 15-30. A set dinner menu goes for $588 HKD per person ($75 U.S.) and must be ordered by November 25, 2019. Creative items include roasted squash and ginger soup with amaretto and vanilla-poached apple and pumpkin pennette lisce.
If you'd like to eat in the comfort of your home or hotel, Ali Oli’s Thanksgiving menu makes it easy to order pre-cooked turkeys with gravy, stuffing, and various sides and desserts. The bakery can cater to gluten-free, vegan, or dairy-free diets. Customers can also buy a kit for making their own mulled wine.
You can have your order delivered to Hong Kong island or Kowloon for an extra fee, or pick your food up at the Sai Kung location.
For an American Thanksgiving feast, head to Kinship in the Central area. This restaurant that focuses on farm-to-table fresh meals is hosting a 2019 three-course holiday dinner on Thanksgiving Day for $488 HKD ($62 U.S.), plus a 10 percent service charge. Visitors will find holiday classics by Chef Chris Grare, including starters like chicken and potato potage and entrees including slow-cooked turkey breast, and for vegetarians, a dish of creamy polenta, roasted mushrooms, and charred sweet peppers. Lovely desserts are included.
Call or email the restaurant in advance to reserve your spot.