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Originally published by Sophie Pettit. Last updated by Ching Yuen.
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as chowing down on a sumptuous cut of steak—washed down with a glass or two of red wine, of course. Thankfully, we have a plethora of top-notch steakhouses on our doorstep to satisfy our carnivorous cravings. So prepare to drool as we round up our favourite steak restaurants in Hong Kong that are a cut above the rest.
An American grill, smokehouse, and butcher concept all combined—we’re talking about Rosewood’s latest restaurant addition, Henry. The steakhouse pays homage to the time-honoured American steak tradition inspired by the flavours and ingredients of America’s southernmost states. You can walk past their butcher counter before entering the restaurant, where the meats are cured and prepared with the best charcoal grilling techniques. Signature meats include the 44 Farms Texas whisky and ash-aged beef, with choices of T-bone or porterhouse cuts, and prices are subject to weight and served and flamed table-side. Make sure to come hungry!
Henry, 5/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 3891 8732
The latest addition to the Blacksheep Restaurants familia focuses on soulful Tuscan cuisine, hearty pasta, and an expansive collection of wines from this famed Italian region. Take your pick of meat from the butcher’s counter at the front of the restaurant and in it goes straight to the kitchen and onto your table. Exclusive pours are also on the cards, as the restaurant is working directly with Italian wineries to present new and unusual wines for Hong Kong audiences. Well, time to do like the Italians do and mangia, mangia!
Associazione Chianti, Shop 2, 15 Ship Street, Wan Chai | (+852) 3619 3360
A slice of New York in the heart of Hong Kong, Wolfgang’s is a classic American steakhouse, which offers high-quality USDA prime beef that has been dry-aged for an average of 28 days in its own dry-ageing room! It comes as no surprise then that Wolfgang’s sits at the heftier end of the price scale, with cuts ranging from $480 to $920 (and even up to $2,528 if you come as a group of four looking to share). It’s well worth it though if you’re seeking a swanky setting in which to enjoy your meaty feast. The selection of delectable desserts on offer might swing it, too—hot fudge sundae, anyone? The venue also has a weekday happy hour from 5 pm to 8 pm and several free-flow drinks packages on weekends, which is a bonus.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, 1/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central | (+852) 3990 1646
Perhaps best known for its epic Disco Brunch every first Sunday of every month, this neon-lit Parisienne steakhouse is a popular haunt among carnivores looking for a bargain cut. For an unbeatable $318 per person, diners can tuck into the much-loved La Vache set menu of warm French baguette, an organic salad of crisp lettuce, radish, and walnuts, and a 10-ounce USDA prime ribeye steak with bottomless fries. The drinks menu includes a selection of cocktails, wines, and beers to enjoy with your feast, of which the Kir des Alpes ($108) is an absolute delight. Diners can also select a dessert from the trolley to round off their feast, including the triple chocolate cake, crème caramel, and sell-out tarte au citron.
A little off the beaten track—but totally worth the journey—is Top Blade, which serves American beef and bottomless truffle fries in a minimalist, concrete venue adorned with quirky neon lights. This causal eatery oozes a hipster vibe that is not commonly found in this area of Mong Kok, and, unlike other steak houses, it focuses mainly on the flat iron cut—the second most tender part from the shoulder, which is less fatty. There are two steaks to choose from here: the herby flat iron steak ($150) with roasted whole garlic and fresh rosemary, or the guest chef’s iron steak ($188), which comes with potato purée and house-made red wine sauce. Both cuts are equally delicious, but just make sure you don’t fill up on those fries before they arrive!
Top Blade Steak Lab, G/F, Wing Ying Mansion, 4A Soares Avenue, Mong Kok | (+852) 3956 2011
Not only home to one of the best views of Hong Kong, but also a pretty mean steak, Wooloomooloo Steakhouse in Wan Chai serves everything from a 10-ounce grass-fed, Queensland filet mignon ($395) to a 55-ounce short bone-in ribeye ($1,200), and everything in-between. All cuts here are wet-aged, so if you prefer the dry variety, this might not be the best choice for you, but otherwise, this is your go-to spot for top quality beef and killer views, to enjoy before or after dinner, in the famous rooftop bar above the restaurant. If you’re after live music, on the other hand, head to the Tsim Sha Tsui branch on Mody Road and lap up lively performances in the alfresco seating area alongside the waterfront.
Located in the heart of Central, trendy and contemporary one Michelin-starred steakhouse Beerbar offers top-grade meats from the United States, Australia, Japan, and Korea—i.e. the best of all worlds. Within this stylish setting, decked out with white marble walls, wooden flooring, and a stunning central marble bar serving made-to-order dishes and kickass cocktails, discerning carnivores can enjoy everything from American Black Angus to Australian Wagyu Crossbred and Korean Short Horn. With cuts ranging from between $140 and $900, the venue caters for all budgets, with some tantalising street food and adventurous sides thrown in for good measure.
Beefbar, 2/F, Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central | (+852) 2110 8853
There’s a reason the Grand Hyatt Steakhouse remains a firm favourite in Hong Kong. The sophisticated, classic American restaurant serves only top-of-the-range beef, sourced from the United States, the UK, and other parts of the world, alongside 160 labels of international wines and over 600 bottles from around the world. You definitely won’t struggle to find the perfect pairing of red wine for your Great American bison tenderloin ($680) or artisanal dry-aged ribeye from Ireland ($580). While you’re there, be sure to check out the impressive oyster market and seasonal cocktail menu—the Washington apple martini ($110) is to die for!
Grand Hyatt, Lobby Level, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai | (+852) 2584 7722
Channelling the elite “members-only” clubs of the Edwardian era, Argentinian steakhouse Buenos Aires Polo Club dishes up oodles of atmosphere with its juicy cuts. Within the masculine dining area, decorated with equestrian sporting memorabilia, an unparalleled steak knife collection, and framed oil paintings, guests can indulge in a comprehensive menu of premium meats cooked in the “asado” grilling tradition of Argentina. There are seven steaks to choose from, ranging from $298 to $808, as well as a variety of hot and cold appetisers, Argentine wines, and expertly crafted cocktails. Classic and refined, yet cosy and elegant, Buenos Aires Polo Club is a great option for old souls who appreciate the finer things in life.
Buenos Aires Polo Club, 7/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central | (+852) 2321 8681
Since launching in Chicago in 1978, Morton’s The Steakhouse has grown to over 74 restaurants including Hong Kong, where it now sits in the Sheraton Hotel overlooking Victoria Harbour. The stunning view is not the only draw to this mainstay venue, as it only serves the top two percent of US beef which falls under the designation of “Prime.” The prime beef here is aged for 23 to 28 days and is custom-cut to Morton’s specification to assure the highest quality. Whether you prefer a New York strip ($818), a Manhattan cut, or a classic ribeye ($728), you will find it here, served alongside tasty surf and turf appetisers and sides. If you have room at the end, the Morton’s legendary sundae and New York cheesecake are a must!
Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Fourth Level, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon | (+852) 2732 2343