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9 best restaurants on Peng Chau

By Lily Valette 28 May 2024

Header images courtesy of Lily Valette

Located between Hong Kong Island and Lantau Island, just opposite Discovery Bay, is Peng Chau. Peng Chau is one of the lesser-visited outlying islands in Hong Kong compared to neighbours Cheung Chau and Lamma Island. With convenient ferry service available from Central, secluded beaches, colourful architecture, old-world charm, and enjoyable family walks, there’s just as much to love about this little gem.

Peng Chau offers plenty of entertainment for a day out, and although it is fairly small— less than one square kilometre in size—there are plenty of places to eat and fuel up. Read on to find out what we think are the best restaurants on Peng Chau.

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Photo: Lily Valette

Hoi King Seafood Restaurant

This cash-only seafood and dim sum restaurant serves everything you would expect from a local island eatery. Every dish is priced the same, with small, medium, and large portions available. Take your pick from the steam station outside, which has siu mai, shrimp dumplings, barbecue pork buns, pork ribs with black bean sauce, wontons, various rice dishes, and more. Open from sunrise till 2.30 pm, Hoi King Seafood restaurant has outside seating shadowed by an orange tarp noticeable from far away.

Hoi King Seafood Restaurant, 13–15 Peng Chau Wing On Side Street, Peng Chau

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Island Table Grocer Café

For those who love discovering new cafés in Hong Kong, you’ll be glad to know that Peng Chau is home to quite a few appealing options, including Island Table Grocer Café. Boasting an aesthetically pleasing design, and located in a wide square bathed in sunlight, the pet-friendly café has both indoor and outdoor seating.

The usual coffee orders are up for grabs, as well as the white shakerato (coffee shaken with ice and sugar), orange coffee, and a cheeky Baileys latte. Café grub includes croissants, pain au chocolat, smashed avocado toast, hummus and baba ghanoush with pita bread, and the signature homemade sausage roll.

For a proper meal, there are two types of lasagna and three different eight-inch pizzas to choose from. Finally, for a sweet indulgence, order the affogato or the homemade crème brûlée cheesecake.

Island Table Grocer Café, 9C Peng Chau Wing Hing Street, Peng Chau

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Kim Yuen Restaurant

This Hong Kong tea restaurant is located right next to Island Table Grocer Café. Although it doesn’t have a sign in English, it’s easily recognisable by the red Chinese characters surrounding the shop’s entrance. Enter the small space and discover its nostalgic décor, with old-school booths inviting you to enjoy all sorts of toasts, buns, soup, meat chops, and noodles, among others.

The Hong Kong-themed memorabilia spread around Kim Yuen includes trompe l’oeil wallpaper resembling the tiles of MTR stations, and stickers representing mahjong tiles, a red minibus, signposts, and more.

Kim Yuen Restaurant, 15 Peng Chau Wing Hing Street, Peng Chau

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The Edible Projects

The Edible Projects (TEP) is more than just a café. Founded by the Hong Kong-based foundation LoveXpress for the integration of autistic individuals in society, TEP hires and empowers autistic youths to work in the café. The charity business also has a location in Sham Shui Po. Located on the ground floor of a quaint yellow house, the shop is welcoming, with wooden furniture adding charm to both its indoor and outdoor areas.

On the menu, you’ll find rotating specials, frittata with mixed greens, an Angus beef sandwich with cheese and pesto sauce, Japanese chicken pasta, Italian herb sausages, and more. Desserts include a Basque cheesecake and the Chocomisu, a tiramisu with coconut milk. Feeling thirsty? We recommend you try the refreshing Frizzies in mint and lime or tropical flavours. TEP is closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays, but will welcome you any other day of the week from 11 am till 5.30 pm.

The Edible Projects, 1K Wing On Street, Peng Chau

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Shinn Meikann

Shinn Meikann is a yōshoku, also known as a westernised Japanese restaurant. It serves breakfast from 8 am till 11 am, including the Hakata-style tonkotsu ramen with barbecue pork, chicken breast, and Sichuan bamboo shoots. The stars of the daytime menu are the fresh Emperor and spicy Queen ramen. A variety of udon and skewers are also on the menu, from sausages to chicken and pork.

Shinn Meikann, 3 Wing On Side Street, Peng Chau

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Nicky’s Bakery

It doesn’t get much better than coffee and a pastry, and you can get both things fresh out of the oven and off the espresso machine at Nicky’s Bakery and partner Nostomania Coffee. Nostomania is a local coffee distributor, and it once had its own lovely café on Peng Chau, in the same space that used to be home to the Old China Hand pub with its iconic red façade. The café sadly closed at the end of 2023, but luckily for loyal customers, Nostomania now sells its coffee just a few streets away at Nicky’s Bakery.

The giant cat painting on the outside wall caught our attention first. Modelled after the owner’s cat, it is pictured trying to balance a cup of coffee on its head. Nicky bakes cookies with an array of flavours available: sea salt and butter, fig and oatmeal, chocolate, and Earl Grey tea, to name a few. Pair the cookies with a Nostomania cup of joe before going on a walk around the island, or stash them away in your bag for when you get peckish on the ferry ride home!

Nicky’s Bakery, 38 Wing On Street, Peng Chau

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Hoho Kitchen

If you’re looking for a place that is photogenic and delicious at the same time, head over to Hoho Kitchen. You’ll notice the restaurant from the outside thanks to its blue walls, wood panels engraved with Chinese characters, plants, and massive window.

When you enter, you’ll leave that Instagram-worthy look behind you, swapped for white tiles and laminated tables, true to the original look of the eatery when it opened back in 1993. Drinks include Hong Kong milk tea, Horlicks, and Ribena, among others. For food, sandwiches, soups, curries, rice, and plenty of noodles and toasts are on offer.

Hoho Kitchen, 29 Wing on Street, Peng Chau

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Come Be Rich Restaurant

We had to recommend this Hong Kong-style eatery just because we’re hoping its name will be auspicious and bring us good fortune! While we can’t guarantee that you’ll leave the restaurant with a new-found pot of gold, at least you’ll walk away with a full belly.

Specialising in delights from the fryer, you can sample anything from cashew noodle stir-fry, scallops with glass noodles and garlic, grilled fish in salt and pepper sauce, crab, squid, shrimp, and more seafood cooked just the way you like it upon request.

Come Be Rich Restaurant, 54 Peng Chau Wing On Street, Peng Chau

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Today Bakery

If you’re not on Peng Chau long enough to enjoy a sit-down meal, or you are cooking your own lunch at the barbecue pits, or you are simply in need of a snack, there are plenty of bakeries on Peng Chau to satisfy your carb cravings. Today Bakery is located in one of Peng Chau’s many meandering streets, and has all the local treats you could possibly want: egg tarts, pineapple buns, sponge cakes, red bean bread, and more.

Today Bakery, 27 Peng Chau Wing On Street, Peng Chau

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Lily Valette


Born and raised in the French countryside, Lily arrived in Hong Kong looking for an adventure. Passionate about books, she spent some time in Parisian publishing houses and is the author of an illustrated book about hair. Life in Hong Kong for her entails looking for seaside places to eat and a lot of hiking.