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Originally published by Sophie Pettit. Last updated by Jen Paolini.
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. 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 Henry at Rosewood Hong Kong. The steakhouse pays homage to the time-honoured steak tradition inspired by the flavours and ingredients of America’s southernmost states.
You can walk past the butcher counter before entering the restaurant, where the meats are cured and prepared with the best charcoal grilling techniques. Signature meats include beef cuts from 44 Farms in Texas, with choices of tenderloin, rib-eye, New York strip, and more. Prices are subject to weight and served and flamed table-side. Come hungry!
Henry, 5/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 3891 8732
This addition to the Black Sheep 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—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 to Hong Kong audiences. Well, time to do as 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. Its high-quality USDA prime beef is 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. It’s well worth it though if you’re seeking a swanky setting in which to enjoy your meaty feast.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, 1/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central | (+852) 3990 1646
Perhaps best known for its epic 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 $398 per person, diners can tuck into the much-loved La Vache! set menu of warm French baguettes; an organic salad of crisp lettuce, radish, and walnuts; and a 10-ounce USDA prime rib-eye steak with bottomless fries.
Its drinks menu includes a selection of cocktails, wines, and beers to enjoy with your feast, of which the Grand Cosmo is an absolute delight. Diners can also select a dessert from the trolley to round off their feast, including the triple chocolate cake and crème caramel.
A little off the beaten track—but totally worth the journey—is Top Blade Steak Lab, which serves American beef and bottomless truffle fries in a minimalist, concrete venue adorned with quirky neon lights. This casual eatery oozes a hipster vibe that is not commonly found in other Hong Kong steakhouses, plus it focuses mainly on the flat iron cut—the second most tender part from the shoulder, which is less fatty.
There are several steaks options to choose from, with our favourites being the herby flat iron steak with roasted garlic and fresh rosemary and the guest chef’s iron steak, 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!
Home to one of the best views of Hong Kong and pretty mean steaks, Wooloomooloo Steakhouse in Wan Chai serves everything from a 10-ounce grass-fed Queensland filet mignon to a 55-ounce short bone-in ribeye 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 are 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 Beefbar offers top-grade meats from the US, Australia, Japan, and Korea—i.e. the best of all worlds. Within this stylish setting of white marble walls, wooden flooring, and a stunning central bar serving made-to-order dishes and cocktails, discerning carnivores can enjoy everything from American Black Angus to Australian Wagyu crossbred and Korean Hanwoo beef. With cuts ranging from between $160 and $980, 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 good reason the Grand Hyatt Steakhouse remains a firm favourite in Hong Kong. This 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 M5 Australian Wagyu tenderloin or premium Argentinian grass-fed bone-in rib-eye. Be sure to check out the impressive oyster market and cocktail menu.
Grand Hyatt Steakhouse, G/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
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.
Eight cuts of steak are available for you to choose from, as well as a variety of hot and cold appetisers, Argentine wines, and expertly crafted cocktails. Classic and refined, cosy yet 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 has grown to over 74 restaurants including in Hong Kong, where it now sits in the Sheraton Hotel overlooking Victoria Harbour. Its 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.” 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, a Manhattan cut, or a dry-aged rib-eye, you will find it here, served alongside surf and turf appetisers and sides. If you have room at the end, Morton’s legendary sundae is a must!
Morton’s of Chicago, 4/F, The Sheraton Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui