With a new MTR station and a proliferation of new restaurants opening up, Kennedy Town is making a name for itself as a foodie haven for hungry Hong Kongers. Never a girl to turn down a challenge, food blogger Christy Ma (aka lolleroll) did the rounds to find us the best bites in this up-and-coming area.
Kennedy Town is not an area I logically visit often since I live on the other side of Hong Kong, even beyond the “dark side”. But this place is now blessed with a convenient MTR station and a whole host of new restaurants to visit. So where should you eat?
Laid-back Comfort: Fish & Chick
Fish & Chick is perfect if you are in a group of 3 or 4 people and are looking for something casual. Their food is honest and delicious, while portions are quite generous. We tried their Crab Croquettes Salad, which had a thin, crusty edge and a very crabby interior. The Roasted Chicken and Fish and Chips were both super juicy – impossible to choose a favourite as they were all cooked extremely well!
Fish & Chick, 25 New Praya, Kennedy Town, (+852) 2974 0088
Crab Croquettes Salad ($100)
Fish and Chips ($130)
Fancier French: Bistro Du Vin
Bistro Du Vin is one of those places people will only commend and praise – something well deserved, as documented in my review a while back. It’s not “fine dining” type of fancy, but for something a little nicer and formal in the area, this French bistro is a more-than-excellent choice. We sampled their Pigeon Sous Vide ($220) which as always, was executed to perfection. Plus, I just discovered that they make heavenly-good freshly baked Madeleines too!
Bistro Du Vin, 1 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, (+852) 2824 3010
Madeleines ($80 for 3 pieces)
On the Go: Sunday’s Grocery
Sunday’s Grocery is known for its “sando”s (sandwiches, because I really asked what they were!), but the only downside is that they don’t actually have a proper seating area; it’s more of a takeaway, on-the-go type of shop. We had the Chicken Katsu Sando which was served on a really delicious piece of brioche bread. The Sweet Potato Chips on the side were also addictively good. They also sell a wide range of interesting products here, including lots of Japanese whiskies.
Sunday’s Grocery, 66-68 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, (+852) 2628 6001
Something Social: Shoreditch
I loved the interior and vibe of Shoreditch – it’s perfect for small or larger group gatherings, and the menu fits well into that setting too. The Pork Belly was delicious but the Sticky Toffee Pudding is something I demand you save your stomach for! During my food tour of Kennedy Tour, I had eaten over ten dishes and I still managed to stomach this at the end of it all! It’s super tasty and not overly sweet too.
Shoreditch, 8 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, (+852) 2242 3777
Salt Crusted Pork Belly ($198)
Sticky Toffee Pudding ($98)
Coffee and Desserts: Waffling Beans
Waffling Beans is a great choice in Kennedy Town that I recently discovered. They serve a range of different comfort dishes with waffles on top, but their coffees are surprisingly amazing and definitely worth trying. It’s a great place for a casual catch up session over coffee or dessert to end the night. The 7th Heaven (waffle with Belgian chocolate, strawberries, and whipped cream) is a must order!
Waffling Beans, G/F Shop 9 New Fortune Hse, 4-8 North Street, Kennedy Town, (+852) 2855 8890
7th Heaven ($75)
Hungry for more? Why not check out more of our culinary adventures in the restaurant reviews below? Bon appétit!
El Mercado Peruvian-Japanese Fusion
Bistro Du Vin
The Walrus Oyster Bar