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Best places for cheesecakes in Hong Kong

By Localiiz 19 April 2024

Header images courtesy of Mandarin Oriental

When life gives you lemons, forget the lemonade and make a lemon cheesecake instead! Cheesecakes are ubiquitous across the city, from New York-style slabs to light and fluffy takes featuring traditional cream cheese flavours all the way to fruity combinations. Read on for our top places to go for the best cheesecakes in Hong Kong.

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Photo: Mandarin Oriental

The Mandarin Cake Shop

The Mandarin Cake Shop has been making cheesecakes for decades, and despite attempts at reinvention, it is agreed that the recipe from 1963 is the best, and thus, its signature product is named the 1963 Mandarin cheesecake in its honour. Sour cream, cream cheese, and almond powder make up the bulk of the cake. A seasonal fruit cheesecake is also available for order, with mixed fruit, blueberry, mango, raspberry, and strawberry.

The Mandarin Cake Shop, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central

Photo: Butter (via Facebook)


Butter is a one-stop-shop for all of Black Sheep Restaurants’ most popular baked treats, so it’s no surprise that you should find a classic New York cheesecake on the menu. Made with a vanilla cookie crumb base, it is a rich and creamy delight that pares the popular dessert down to basics. It comes with no extra frills, but it boasts a robust flavour.

Butter, 34B Staunton Street, Soho, Central

Photo: Carbone Hong Kong (via Facebook)


Speaking of Black Sheep Restaurants, Carbone does a killer cheesecake as well that’s not offered on Butter’s online shop. At the end of your meal, desserts come rolled out on a trolley for your pleasure, and our favourite has to be the New York lemon cheesecake, a rich, creamy, and citrusy finisher that goes perfectly with a swill of limoncello.

Carbone, 9/F, 33 Wyndham Street, Central

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The Cheesecake Factory

An article on cheesecakes would not be complete without The Cheesecake Factory! As an American dessert specialist, this chain offers a massive range of cheesecake flavours to choose from, and with over 20 flavours at your disposal, it’s no wonder that’s all people talk about (although the restaurant also serves other foods such as salads, steaks, sandwiches, and more). Popular options include the original cheesecake, the salted caramel cheesecake, and the key lime cheesecake. You can also dig into crossover flavours such as the Cinnabon cinnamon swirl cheesecake and the Godiva chocolate cheesecake.

The Cheesecake Factory, Shop G102, G/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui

Photo: @cwp323 (via Instagram)


Set against chic, bare concrete walls, moody pendant lights, and cool greys, the blank canvas of Ninetys paints a sharp contrast against the vibrant flavours of its dishes. Go for the avocado and lime melty cheesecake, made with sour cream, cream cheese, and yoghurt, available at the Causeway Bay location.

Ninetys Roastery, Shop 116, 1/F, Lee Garden Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay

Hanjuku Kobo (半熟工房)

Hanjuku Kobo is a fusion bakery famous for its Hanjuku cheese tart. Apart from its signature offering, which is available in multiple flavours, the Japanese light cheesecake—crafted from premium ingredients such as soft cream cheese, fine Japanese flour, and fresh butter, and made using the shop’s signature “half-baked” method—is also worth a try.

Hanjuku Kobo, Shop F5, 1/F, Luk Yeung Galleria, 22–66 Wai Tsuen Road, Tsuen Wan

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Photo: @lpmrestauranthk (via Instagram)

LPM Restaurant & Bar

LPM Restaurant & Bar—formerly La Petite Maison—is famous for its variety of French and Mediterranean delights, from carpaccios to escargots, but if you really know the menu, you would not miss out on the cheesecake, either! Its gâteau au fromage frais is a fluffy vanilla cheesecake served with a tart berry compote, and it’s impossible to skip.

LPM Restaurant & Bar, Shop 1, 1/F, H Queen’s, 23–29 Stanley Street, Central

Photo: Veda


Veda at Ovolo Central presents a delightfully unique take on the cheesecake with its chai masala burnt cheesecake. A gluten-free and vegetarian treat, this Basque-style burnt cheesecake is balanced with confit berries for a sinfully sweet finish to your meal.

Veda, Ovolo Central, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central

Sbakery by Mama Soo

Following an age-old family recipe crafted by a certain Mama Soo, Sbakery offers simple, no-frills New York cheesecake in a variety of flavours. Apart from the classic NY cheesecake, the tiramisu cheesecake and Earl Grey cheesecake are also on our list of must-tries. If a whole cheesecake is too much to commit to, Sbakery’s creations are also available by the slice or in 16 mini-bite sets which come with banoffee, cookies and cream, rum and raisin, and coconut flavours.

Sbakery by Mama Soo, 22–24A Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan

First published on 30 March 2020. Written by Ching Yuen. Last updated by Celia Lee.

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