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A new hawker centre-inspired food hall has opened in Tsim Sha Tsui!

By Annette Chan 29 September 2021

Header image courtesy of 70s Food Dining 

Friend groups with diverse tastes and foodies on the hunt for Hong Kong’s latest and greatest dining options, rejoice—a new food hall has opened in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Adding to the district’s already rich and varied dining offerings, 70s Food Dining by Vintage House is an elevated take on Malaysian- and Singaporean-style hawker centres. Fittingly, the two-storey space’s seven food outlets will feature Southeast Asian cuisine alongside Chinese and international fare. Here’s what to expect.

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Located on the busy Granville Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, you can spot 70s Food Dining from a mile away by its Victorian-inspired façade, with grand arches and double doors giving way to an expansive main dining hall. 

Inside, the décor has a vintage Southeast Asian vibe—hawker signs, bamboo lamps, patterned tiles, and parquet floors—with modern touches in the form of rich royal blue banquettes, neon flamingo motifs, and more.

Spanning 7,500 square feet, the two-storey food hall comprises the ground-floor dining hall with six food stalls and a full-service Italian-Japanese fusion restaurant on the first floor. Each of the food stalls represents a distinctive cuisine, with the largest being 亞洲香味屋 (which roughly translates to “Asian Perfume House”), where a former Mandarin Oriental chef whips up Southeast Asian dishes like Wenchang chicken rice, Singapore noodles, nasi lemak, and roti.

Another stall representing Southeast Asian cuisine is Thai Grill, a casual eatery serving popular bites like pad Thai, tom yum goong, and grilled skewers with an array of homemade dipping sauces.

At 凱之味 (Hoi Zi Mei), health-conscious Hongkongers can find lighter takes on popular local dishes like cart noodles and dim sum, as well as a wide range of vegan options (including vegan shark fin soup!).

At Ma Spicy Cuisine, the speciality is Sichuan’s famous numbingly spicy broth, which is used as a poaching liquid in various lip-tinglingly fiery dishes—try it in the boiled fish with pickled cabbage and chilli.

Finally, American-style comfort food can be found at Treasures Burger. Customise your USDA beef burger with a host of toppings, or go for the fried chicken burger with a side of grilled corn on the cob, onion rings, and cheesy fries for a proper feast.

The final stall, Earth 520, offers light and refreshing drinks like lychee rose sodaosmanthus oolong tea, and more. For the full Earth experience, head upstairs to try unique Japanese-Italian fusion—we’re talking artfully plated pasta and risotto, binchōtan-grilled meats, and light desserts.

70s Food Dining is now open for business; once Covid restrictions lift, the food hall is expected to be open 24 hours a day (perfect for late-night munchies and post-karaoke snacking).

70s Food Dining, G/F & 1/F, 46 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2866 0111

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Annette Chan

Senior editor

Annette is an editor and copywriter with a lifetime of experience in hunting out the most interesting, odd, and delightful things about her beloved home city. Having written extensively about everything from food and culture to fashion, music, and hospitality, she considers her speciality to be Hong Kong itself. In her free time, you can find Annette trying out new dumpling recipes or playing Big Two at her favourite local bars with a cocktail in hand.

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