Most people want a perfect relationship. We just want a hamburger that tastes as good as it looks in the commercials! And so, we went on a hunt to find the best burgers in Hong Kong, which as proved to be a divisive subject even within the Localiiz team. Read on for our best picks and see if you agree with our choices. As the wise Channing Tatum once said: “Life is too short to miss out on beautiful things like a double cheeseburger!”
Ranked by Big 7 Travel as the 32nd Best Burger in the world, Burger Joys in Wan Chai may be the answer to our burger prayers! They pride themselves on using only USDA Black Angus beef patties that are cooked in a unique red wine butter and their brioche buns that are soft, fresh and fluffy thanks to their top-secret recipe. Opt for their Signature Double Cheese Burger ($139) to get a real taste of this world-ranking goodness.
Burger Joys, Shop E, G/F, De Fenwick, 42–50 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai | (+852) 2787 1288
A favourite of expats, The Big Bite serves their burger and fries Canadian-style. The Big Bite ($65) burger is sandwiched in a plaited bun to ramp up its aesthetic, with their Canadian sirloin patties are seasoned and grilled to perfection. It tastes best with a side of their Poutine Fries ($36); who can resist crispy fries with a layer of gravy on top? Time to get your Canadian on!
The Big Bite, Shop 4B, G/F Kar Fu Building, 196–202 Java Road, North Point | (+852) 2327 3263
After spending years researching the ideal meat-to-bun ratios, patty recipes, and cheese melt-ability—to name a few factors of perfecting a hamburger—Beef and Liberty is more than eager to share their burger obsession with everyone. Try the classic Bacon Cheeseburger ($132), made with Wicks Manor English bacon, raclette cheese, and caramelised onions, and tell us whether they’ve nailed it or not!
Beef and Liberty, locations across Hong Kong
Burger Circus takes after its name and sure has fun with its burger! Made from five ounces of USDA-certified prime three-way chuck, the burger patties are freshly ground throughout the day, grilled to order, and served on a pillowy, toasted bun. If you are true burger fanatic, then you’ve got to order their Go Big Deal of 20 Burgers and 20 Fries ($1,988) with a selection of classic, cheese, veggie, spicy chicken, and fish fillet burgers delivered to your doorstep for your next burger party!
Burger Circus, G/F, 22 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 2878 7787
One of the global burger joint giants, Shake Shack made a name for itself with their buns, crispy fries and frozen custards. All their patties are made with 100 percent all-natural Angus beef and no hormones and no antibiotics ever. All burgers are cooked medium unless otherwise requested, served on a non-GMO Martin’s potato roll. Make sure to put in an order of their crispy ridged fries topped with their special blend of cheddar and American cheese sauce. A gulp of their frozen custard or shakes would be the best finishing touch for this meal!
Shake Shack, locations across Hong Kong
Another household name for burgers, Five Guys also arguably has some of the best burgers in town. Two hand-formed patties fresh hot off the grill and placed on a soft, toasted bun are the basics, but you can choose to add whatever toppings you want before they wrap it up in aluminium foil to keep the flavours and heat in. They promise to use only fresh ground beef for their patties, and to honour this promise, they are no freezers in any of their locations—just coolers to keep the meat fresh for the day!
Five Guys, locations across Hong Kong
Honbo is a grassroots burger restaurant that is deeply connected to local farmers, brewers, and artisans. With a mission to celebrate the best that Hong Kong has to offer, their vegetables are harvested in Yuen Long and their ingredients are delivered fresh to their doorstep every day. Try their Honbo 2.0 Burger ($138), made with four two-ounce beef patties, triple cheese, pickles, onions and house sauce. Think you can tackle the whole thing?
Honbo, locations across Hong Kong
A store with “butchers” in its name sure sounds reliable if you’re looking for a quality burger! After the primary cuts of beef have been used for the brand’s signature dry-aged steaks, gorgeous secondary cuts of rump, chuck, and brisket are first dry-aged and then ground in the restaurant and sprinkled with a secret seasoning blend in front of the customer before it goes on the grill. With only burgers, fries, beer, and bourbon on the menu, you will be in for a good time!
Butchers Club Burger, locations across Hong Kong
Since 1928, Triple O has been around serving buns to customers in Vancouver. Fast forward to now, Triple O has also become a staple in Hong Kong’s burger scene. Their Original Burger ($59) is a must-try, with a 100 percent Australian beef patty and a massive slice of pickle on top. Be sure to ask for an extra serving of their signature Triple “O” sauce for maximum enjoyment!
Triple O, locations across Hong Kong
Electric Avenue in Sai Ying Pun is also serving some of Hong Kong’s best burgers quietly in a hidden corner of the Western District. With every burger, you get free fries and soda too! They also have a limited edition section on their menu for seasonal special burgers that are bound to surprise you. Don’t forget to try their Five-Hour Hand-Cut Bone Marrow Chips ($70) too!
Electric Avenue, G/F, 301 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun | (+852) 2858 8883