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Lunar New Year 2023: Hong Kong’s best Chinese New Year menus

By Celia Lee 13 January 2023 | Last Updated 16 January 2023

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Lunar New Year is approaching, and you bet restaurants in Hong Kong are going to bring out their A-game for the Year of the Rabbit. From delicious banquets for you to share with your family to speciality lunch and dinner buffets, here is our list of the best Chinese New Year menus in Hong Kong for this festive season.

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Yong Fu

One-Michelin-starred Yong Fu Hong Kong is the city’s go-to restaurant for authentic Ningbo cuisine. Serving up a series of Lunar New Year meals this January, your gathering will be well-taken care of with the year-end 10-course Ningbo banquet menu for 10 people, available from 6 to 21 January, featuring a selection of traditional Ningbo dishes transformed with premium ingredients, innovation, and modern techniques.

Yong Fu, Shop 2, G/F & 1/F, Golden Star Building, 20–24 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai

Hotel Icon

Hotel Icon will be busting out all their best culinary chops this CNY. Expect a spread of traditional and international foods at Silverbox Ballroom’s auspicious seafood buffet. A live martial arts and Chinese acrobatic performance will accompany your buffet experience, and a selection of festive cultural activities, such as calligraphy workshops and lucky draws, will also be available on 25, 28, and 29 January during brunch buffets and 18 to 20, 26, and 27 January during dinner buffets. Book your spaces now!

Over at Above and Beyond, you can enjoy a selection of specially curated dishes at the Michelin-recommended restaurant. A total of six mouth-watering LNY items have been added to the restaurant’s extensive menu in time for your celebrations. Don’t forget to give the restaurant’s very own abalone lo hei a try—this Malaysian delicacy is transformed into a sharing plate where traditional and modern ingredients meet. Book your table here.

Not fancy dining out this CNY? Hotel Icon has a prosperity abalone poon choi and smoked salmon lo hei takeaway that lets you enjoy your holiday free of the stress of cooking or booking a table for a large group. You can order from here.

Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East | (+852) 3400 1000

Eaton Hong Kong

The Astor is bringing an exciting international buffet to the table this Lunar New Year. Featuring its signature seafood station, guests at the sumptuous seafood feast can enjoy an unlimited supply of the freshest catches! A plethora of hot seafood dishes are also on offer. Warm your belly back up with grilled Boston lobster, black pepper crab pot, grilled fish with sambal sauce, and speciality CNY delicacies! A selection of meat dishes will also be available at the buffet. Don’t forget to finish off your meal by raiding the dessert section.

Yat Tung Heen is offering a deluxe abalone poon choi and Chinese New Year takeaway menu for city dwellers who want to sit back and relax in the comfort of their own homes this Lunar New Year. Included in the poon choi menu is, of course, Yat Tung Heen’s premium poon choi made with as many as 14 ingredients! On the CNY menu, you will find delicious lobster e-fu noodles, crab vermicelli, and a delicious claypot rice guaranteed to satisfy the family. Order them here. Alternatively, if you’re down to head out for a celebratory lunch, Yat Tung Heen’s new dim sum menu is perfect for the occasion.

Eaton Hong Kong, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan | (+852) 2782 1818

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Chilli Fagara

Hong Kong’s go-to spot for Sichuan cuisine, Chilli Fagara, is serving up a delicious ma la tang spread to usher in the Lunar New Year with a kick! Featuring symbolic and traditional ingredients in each of its dishes, this gourmet spread marks a promising start to the Year of the Rabbit. From a deluxe Buddha’s Temptation filled with premium abalone, sea cucumber, and other fresh ingredients to a filling and indulgent Chinese Shaoxing drunken chicken casserole signifying unity and protection, you are guaranteed a joyous feast as you dine with your family this CNY. Book your spots now!

Chilli Fagara, 7 Old Bailey Street, Central | (+852) 2796 6866

Duddell’s

Duddell’s is serving up authentic Cantonese cuisine this January to ring in the Year of the Rabbit. The CNY dim sum lunch selection includes all of your favourite tapas as well as Duddell’s house-crafted festive puddings. Seven new à la carte dishes have been added to the menu to represent the essence of Cantonese fine-dining delicacies. If you want to have a rounded experience at your CNY feast, opt in for one of Duddell’s tasting menus— choose from six- or eight-course for your designated menu. Enjoy a series of mouth-watering delights, from deep-friend shrimp paste puff to braised pork knuckles.

If you want to take your feasting home, try out Duddell’s CNY poon choi. The traditional casserole dish includes abalone, oysters, sea cucumbers, and a plethora of premium ingredients. If you were not a fan of poon choi before, Duddell’s might change your mind.

Duddell’s, Level 3, 1 Duddell Street, Central | (+852) 2525 9191

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Ho Lee Fook

Ho Lee Fook is introducing a modern 10-course menu featuring innovative Cantonese staples. From appetising snacks, authentic Cantonese siu mei, a fusion lo hei lo mein, and a delicious housemade XO sauce egg fried rice to adorable almond mahjong biscuits, Ho Lee Fook is the perfect place for you and your family to get together. From 21 to 25 January, guests dining at Ho Lee Fook can opt-in to the Black Sheep Go special, where you get an authentically local typhoon shelter crab to pair with your meal.

Ho Lee Fook, 3–5 Elgin Street, Soho, Central

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Photo: The Legacy House

Rosewood Hong Kong

At the Rosewood Hong Kong this CNY, their specialist in Cantonese cuisine is indulging in the festivities with a series of seasonal menus. The Chinese New Year Delights menus are available for lunch and dinner between 14 January and 5 February, featuring braised Chinese cabbage roll with chestnut and Parma ham, braised rice with abalone and diced chicken, and more. Don’t forget to save space for the chilled taro pudding.

For at-home dining, The Legacy House has exclusive pick-up specials for patrons. The prosperity poon choi is an elegant version of the traditional dish, and the fu gui chicken symbolises wealth and good fortune, making it suitable for any CNY celebration.

Meanwhile, Holt’s Café offers a Chinese New Year brunch menu on 22 January, plus the Taste of Traditional Canton Chinese New Year set lunch from 23 until 27 January.

Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 3891 8732

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Jiangsu Club

Jiangsu Club is the go-to restaurant for authentic Su cuisine, one of the eight culinary treasures of China. For Lunar New Year, try the Jiangsu prosperity pot, a luxurious conception of the traditional home-style dish. For a heart-warming get-together with family and friends, the Fortune Feast and the Prosperity Feast menus are perfect for the occasion. Of note are the silver pomfret fillet cooked in Jiangsu style with 10-year-old yellow wine and the soup of morel with fish maw and conch.

Jiangsu Club, 2/F, Alliance Building, 130–136 Connaught Road, Sheung Wan | (+852) 6230 8973

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Shake Shack

A little odd on this list of traditional foods for CNY, Shake Shack’s festive offering is no less impressive. Introducing the hot honey menu, featuring a special spin on Shake Shack’s classic Chicken Shack, the hot honey chicken sandwich with honey-glazed crispy chicken and Shake Shack’s cabbage and green apple slaw to taste on a potato bun. Pair this twist on a classic with the limited-time hot honey chicken bites that are sure to wow you.

Shake Shack, locations across Hong Kong

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The Langham

The Food Gallery at The Langham is offering a selection of CNY-themed dishes at their usual buffet. Spicing things up at the restaurant are the wok-friend turnip cake with XO sauce, abalone and chicken fried rice, steamed halibut, and much more. Also available at the buffet is a spread of fresh seafood including everything from lobsters to snow crab legs to mussels. Don’t forget to sample The Langham’s very own festive puddings!

The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2132 7898

JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong

Man Ho Chinese Restaurant is inviting city dwellers to ring in the Year of the Rabbit with a selection of gourmet celebratory menus and symbolic dishes prepared with luxurious ingredients. Festive items, such as braised dried oysters with black moss and pea sprouts and braised bamboo pith rolled with sliced abalone, black moss, and pork tongue will also be available à la carte. Opt for the Ru Yi Chinese New Year reunion set for all your CNY get-togethers this festive season and enjoy decadent courses all night long!

Looking to spend CNY with family at home? A premium Michelin-starred poon choi is available for takeaway from Man Ho Chinese Restaurant. Order this from the JW eShop.

JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Central | (+852) 2810 8366

Shangri-La Hotels

Summer Palace at Island Shangri-La and Shang Palace at Kowloon Shangri-La are offering a range of auspicious Chinese New Year delicacies for their festive feasts. Highlight items include sliced yellow fin tuna lo hei, steamed tiger garoupa fillets with egg white, honey-glazed chicken liver and pork, and Shangri-La’s prestigious poon choi.

For those craving a buffet, head over to Café Too at Island Shangri-La and Café Kool at Kowloon Shangri-La. Included in both buffets are a selection of CNY delicacies such as lo hei, friend shrimps in salted egg, and double-braised chicken soup with fish maw and cordyceps flower that are perfect for ushering in good fortune for the Year of the Rabbit.

Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central

Kowloon Shangri-La, 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Kerry Hotel

A wide selection of festive indulgences is available at Kerry Hotel this January. At Hung Tong, guests can feast on a range of auspicious Chinese New Year delicacies, including stir-fried lobster fillets with truffle, braised sea cucumber with pomelo peel and shimp roe, as well as speciality craft dim sum crafted expertly by the culinary team.

Over at Big Bay Café, The Auspicious Feast Chinese New Year buffet includes a tempting range of delicious creations alongside the normal buffet offerings. Go for festive items such as braised dried oysters with sea moss, claypot rice, lo hei, and poon choi.

Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Hung Hom | (+852) 2252 5888

The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel

If you’re staying in Hong Kong this Chinese New Year, The Fullerton at Ocean Park has a plethora of seasonal offerings for you to take advantage of while you’re in the area exploring the amusement park. At Jade, enjoy a delicious dim sum meal with your loved ones and feast on limited-edition items each symbolising blessings for the Lunar New Year, such as bamboo piths stuffed with braised superior bird’s nest and deep-fried crispy spring rolls stuffed with coconut pudding. Also available at Jade is the Chinese New Year reunion feast and auspicious Chinese New Year Feast menus featuring traditional and warming dishes for you to usher in the new year satisfied and in good health.

Over at Lighthouse Café, dig into a gourmet Lunar New Year buffet available for lunch and dinner between 22 and 25 January! Each table gets a complimentary lo hei to share whilst you delve into Lighthouse Café's extensive selection of international delicacies.

Those craving something a little different this CNY can head over to Satay Inn for a delicious Singaporean meal complete with a traditional lo hei. Don’t forget to toss your portion high to welcome prosperity and good luck!

The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong, 3 Ocean Drive, Aberdeen | (+852) 2166 7388

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The Park Lane Hong Kong

The Park Lane Hong Kong is celebrating the Lunar New Year in style this Year of the Rabbit. At Platy, enjoy a Lunar New Year festive buffet with fusion dishes that have been carefully transformed by the culinary team to create innovative alternatives to traditional festive items. The perfect example would be the traditional lo hei elevated with sashimi, yuzu dressing, and black truffle. Not only are these dishes unique, but they also symbolise luck for the new year, so be sure to serve yourself a generous portion at the buffet!

The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel, 310 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay | (+852) 2293 8888

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The Murray Hong Kong

At Niccolo Room, guests can enjoy a range of lunch and dinner packages perfect for large group gatherings with family, friends, or colleagues. A selection of Cantonese staples will be served during your event, complete with festive ingredients such as fish maw, bird’s nest, and abalone. Don’t worry about these offers expiring soon—The Murray will be extending these dining offers well beyond CNY till the end of March.

For those looking for a good spread of international delicacies to choose from, Garden Lounge is offering a Chinese New Year semi-buffet dinner. Complete with CNY favourites and regional Chinese cuisines, such as Peking duck, crystal ham, and dried oyster and lotus root soup, this buffet experience is guaranteed to be one of a kind! Diners can enjoy this festive offer from 22 January till 5 February.

The Murray Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central | (+852) 3141 8888

Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong

Over at Renaissance Hotel, guests can enjoy a deluxe poon choi set menu at Dynasty. From delicious chilled, shredded abalone lo hei and Dynasty’s very own deluxe poon choi to claypot rice and sweetened red bean soup with dumplings to finish things off, you are guaranteed a traditional and satisfying LNY meal at Dynasty.

At Café Renaissance, the Chinese New Year buffet is filled with festive dishes such as abalone leo hei, abalone and chicken congee, baked lobster with cheese, and claypot rice, all elevated with a touch of opulence perfect for the new year festivities. A selection of regional Chinese and Cantonese delights will be available at the dessert station, such as CNY puddings, osmanthus flower jelly, and oolong tea chocolate cake.

Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Four Seasons is offering a luxurious new year feast to city dwellers. At the three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Lung King Heen, limited-time festive menus will be available for lunch and dinner, featuring premium ingredients traditionally only consumed during festive seasons, such as sea bass, oysters, and abalone. Leave some space for the tong yuen!

At Argo, the Chinese New Year lunch buffet will serve themed dishes designed for the occasion as well as a buffet setting. Sit back with a plate of international delicacies as you take in the view of Central in the conservatory-inspired space of the restaurant.

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central | (+852) 3196 8888

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Ying Jee Club

Two-Michelin-starred Ying Jee Club is going to give you an authentic experience of the festivities. The eight-course set menu is perfect for gathering with your loved ones and includes imperial bird’s nest broth with fish maw and steamed leopard coral garoupa. A selection of festive dim sum will also be available for lunch at Ying Jee Club where your ordinary dim sum is elevated with premium offerings from the sea.

Ying Jee Club, Shop G05 & 107–108, Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road, Central

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

At One Harbour Road this Chinese New Year is delicious a premium takeaway poon choi made to perfection for your next family gathering at home. Included in the dish are luxurious ingredients such as abalones, fish maws, sea cucumbers, oysters, and conpoy.

For those keen to dine out this Lunar New Year, One Harbour Road is also offering a range of festive dim sum and dishes specially prepared for ushering in prosperity and fortune in the Year of the Rabbit. Available from 16 to 31 January, and you can book your table here.

Over at the Grand Café in Grand Hyatt, the restaurant is celebrating the return of spring and prosperity with a selection of nourishing winter specials designed to keep you in good health through the last leg of winter. From now till 5 February, patrons will find warming and healthy options made with traditional Chinese ingredients at the dinner buffet, such as double-boiled chicken soup with Korean ginseng and Chinese sweet herb soup filled to the brim with herbal medicinal effects. You can book a table here.

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai | (+852) 2584 7722

W Hong Kong

Dive right into the new year festivities with W Hong Kong’s dining offers! At Sing Yin Cantonese Dining, a selection of CNY delicacies has been specially curated into a Chinese New Year exclusive set lunch menu and Timeless Taste for the Tradition CNY Eve dinner menu. Indulge in a delicious double-boiled chicken and conch soup with morel mushroom and bamboo pith and baked crab shell stuffed with Alaskan snow crab meat.

Over at Kitchen, festive items are available on the international buffet table during the Hop Hop Hooray brunch and dinner buffet, from the symbolic lo hei to indulgent poon choi.

W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon | (+852) 3717 2222

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Rùn

Rùn at St Regis is ringing in the year with a Chinese New Year specialities menu. Featuring premium dishes such as steamed fresh garoupa with chop chilli sauce, deep-fried lobster with salty egg yolk and crispy sliced beetroot, and pan-fried CNY pudding, you can expect a luxurious feast at Rùn this Chinese New Year. Book your spots here.

Rùn, 1/F, St Regis Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Drive, Wan Chai | (+852) 2138 6808

Aqua Restaurant Group

Aqua Restaurant Group is here to bring you exceptional gourmet offerings and a plethora of festive fun this Lunar New Year. At Hutong, enjoy a 10-course Chinese New Year dinner with limited-edition lobster dandan noodles, purple cabbage and lotus dumplings, and Hutong lo hei, available from 12 to 31 January. Don’t forget to pair your feast with a glass of Hé Píng, a cocktail symbolising peace crafted with a selection of wines, Tanqueray, basil cordial, and lychee liqueur. The Feng Wei brunch is filled with CNY specials, from aromatic Peking duck to the restaurant’s very own lo hei, available from 21 to 23 January. Enjoy live Chinese dancing every Saturday and craft workshops every Sunday with your brunch!

Over at The Chinese Library, the Chinese New Year dinner comes with six or eight courses which are available from 12 to 31 January. Featuring a delicious and symbolic lo hei and a selection of craft dumplings, you are bound to get the most of authentic Lunar New Year cuisine. Also, the unlimited dim sum brunch lets you enjoy as many appetisers, dim sum, and desserts as you can want! You can upgrade your experience with a free-flow package. Don’t forget to try out The Dispensary’s Bunny Hop, a limited-edition cocktail.

Hutong, 18/F, H Zentre, 15 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 3428 8342

The Chinese Library and The Dispensary, Police Headquarters, Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 2848 3088

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Finds

Finds at The Luxe Manor is bringing city dwellers a unique experience this Lunar New Year. By transforming the traditional poon choi, Finds presents the Nordic seafood bisque festive casserole. Filled to the brim with the finest ingredients from around the world, such as roasted crispy Austrian pork belly and grilled French spring chicken, this is the perfect pot to share at your new festive family reunion. Cooked and coated in Find’s signature Nordic lobster bisque, this innovative “poon choi” is perfect for those who are not big fans of the flavour of fermented bean curd (南乳; naam4 jyu5).

Finds, 1/F, The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2522 9318

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The Mira

A plethora of celebratory offerings are available at The Mira this Chinese New Year. At Cuisine Cuisine, guests can enjoy the eight-course Celebration set menu available from now till 5 February. Featured items include seasonal items such as braised whole abalone with pork knuckle, steamed blue coral garoupa, roasted chicken, and more. Additionally, the CNY festive special à la carte menu will be available from 22 January to 5 February for those who want to try a few seasonal dishes with their meal. Book your space here.

Over at Yamm, indulge in CNY holiday buffets! For brunch and dinner, traditional festive dishes will be made available for buffet guests to enjoy alongside the usual international grub. Ring in the new year with a refreshing lo hei or a crispy barbecue suckling pig! Don’t miss out on this seasonal treat and book now.

The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2368 1111

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Celia Lee

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Born and raised in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, Celia is passionate about culture, food, and different happenings in the city. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her scouting for new and trendy restaurants, getting lost in a bookstore, or baking up a storm at home.

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