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NYE 2023: Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong

By Celia Lee 22 December 2023

Header image courtesy of Aqua

As we get closer to the end of the year, it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s Eve celebrations! 2023 has been a busy one, and we all deserve to enter 2024 in style. Whether you want to count down to the new year with a belly full of delicious food, or head straight to the dance floor, here’s where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong in 2023.

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Fuel up for later partying with these gourmet offerings.

Photo: Cruise Restaurant and Bar

Cruise Restaurant and Bar

Round off 2023 with a view at Cruise Restaurant and Bar! Enjoy a hearty dinner menu against the backdrop of Victoria Harbour at the rooftop restaurant, inclusive of a chilled seafood platter, slow-roasted Wagyu tenderloin, and sambal fried rice. As midnight nears, Cruise is transformed into a futuristic techno paradise complete with live DJ music, dance performances, and much more at the 2042: Cyberpunk City countdown party. Reserve a spot here.

Cruise Restaurant and Bar, 23/F, Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong, 1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point

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Salisterra

Ring in the new year with an indulgent feast at Salisterra! Guests can choose between a four- or six-course menu, each featuring mouth-watering items such as a Wagyu beef fillet topped with roasted foie gras and mushroom purée, roasted turbot with white bean purée, seasonal mushrooms, and black truffle, and a lobster consommé with creamy, aged Parmesan risotto. Dance the year away in The Green Room lounge at The Upper House! DJ Vakki will lead The House Countdown party with live beats, free-flow snacks, champagne, and wines.

Salisterra, 49/F, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

Aqua Restaurant Group

Aqua Group’s New Year’s celebrations take guests around the world with various offerings and exciting parties! Indulge in quality French-Japanese fare at Aqua! Highlights of the five-course menu include the champagne and white truffle risotto with Castelmagno cheese, and the grilled Wagyu beef tenderloin and foie gras with shiitake yakiniku sauce. Diners can party well into the night on Aqua’s rooftop Tokyo to Venice New Year’s Eve event with free-flow champagne, live performances, and DJ beats. Book here.

Over at Hutong, a six-course menu of elevated Chinese dishes highlighting black truffle-scented abalone, Hunan spicy golden king crab leg, and mala spicy lobster is on offer. Feast as you take in panoramic views of the Victoria Harbour and its spectacular fireworks. Enjoy live DJ music and performances at the New Year’s Eve fireworks party.

Another harbour viewpoint, Vista is offering a three-course fireworks dinner menu including a scallop and saffron risotto with black truffle and a double chocolate cake with berries. You can then ring in the new year with the Midnight in Milan New Year’s Eve party.

The Chinese Library is offering an eight-course dinner featuring deep-fried lobster with egg floss, five-spice Wagyu rib, and strawberry panna cotta. Alternatively, celebrate with authentic Italian comfort food at Cantina. Patrons dining at these two restaurants can head over to The Dispensary Bar for the New Year’s Eve Fever party with free-flow champagne, performances, and DJ music.

Aqua, 17/F, H Zentre, 15 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Hutong, 18/F, H Zentre, 15 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Vista, 29/F–30/F, One Peking Road, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

The Chinese Library, Cantina, and The Dispensary Bar, Police Headquarters, Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central

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Regent Hong Kong

Bid farewell to 2023 with Regent Hong Kong’s extravagant offerings! Enjoy an indulgent New Year’s Eve dinner at The Steak House with highlights such as beef tenderloin, rib-eye, and New York strip, Chilean sea bass, and a cherry clafoutis with Amaretto ice cream, cherry granite, and almond tuile to finish.

Dine with a panoramic view of the iconic Hong Kong skyline at The Lobby Lounge! The four-course dinner begins with a decadent seafood tower featuring caviar, king crab, and sea urchin, before moving onto steamed turbot with roasted artichoke and onion soubise and pan-seared Wagyu beef tenderloin with glazed salsify and black truffle, finishing with a refreshing raspberry textured yoghurt mousse with raspberry sorbet and champagne yuzu foam.

Head over to Lai Ching Heen for elevated Cantonese fare with dishes such as barbecued suckling pig with minced shrimp and caviar, steamed garoupa fillet with egg white and sea urchin, and baked fried rice with seafood and avocado in Portuguese sauce.

Alternatively, ring in the new year with quality Japanese cuisine from Nobu. The New Year’s Eve menu comprises a selection of sushi and sashimi, Wagyu tenderloin with grilled matsutake mushroom and slow-cooked daikon, and a chocolate raspberry parfait with homemade black truffle mochi to finish.

The Steak House, G/F, Regent Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

The Lobby Lounge, 1/F, Regent Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Lai Ching Heen, G/F, Regent Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Nobu Hong Kong, 2/F, Regent Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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The Aubrey

Have you thought about booking an omakase five-course dinner for NYE? You can do so now at The Aubrey! The dish sequence includes a selection of sushi and sashimi, miso black cod, and Wagyu tenderloin. Finish off your meal on a sweet note with the indulgent chocolate mille-crêpe cake. Enjoy an added champagne and sake free-flow to pair with your dinner or wait until the party begins for drinks and delectable snacks. Reserve a table here.

The Aubrey, 25/F, The Aubrey, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central

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Casa Lisboa

Travel to Europe for New Year’s Eve with Casa Lisboa’s seven-course dinner menu! Some delectable Portuguese fare is on offer, beginning with five appetisers such as the grilled octopus with roasted cauliflower purée and peppers and quail Royal with spinach and bacon. Following up are five mouth-watering entrées with must-tries such as the lobster juicy rice, Wagyu sirloin with roasted veggies and black truffle jus, and grilled seabass fillet with clams and lemon cream sauce. Finish on a sweet note with a choice of three desserts: mini egg tarts with raspberry sorbet, pear in red mulled wine, and chocolate mousse with port wine reduction. Make a reservation here.

Casa Lisboa, 2/F, Parekh House, 63 Wyndham Street, Central

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Olé

Round off 2023 with delectable Spanish cuisine from Olé! The seven-course New Year’s Eve selection includes foie gras and truffle béchamel, slow-braised Ibérico pork cheek with truffle mash and wild mushroom, and sizzling garlic shrimp for appetisers, followed by red prawn paella with sea urchin aioli and duck breast with baby green apple, sweet potato purée, and oloroso reduction. End your meal with a Manchego Basque cheesecake with quince jelly or a chocolate fondant with raspberries and vanilla ice cream. Cheers to the new year with a glass of cava as the clock strikes midnight!

Olé Spanish Restaurant and Wine Bar, 1/F, Shun Ho Tower, 24–30 Ice House Street, Central

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Te Quiero Mucho

Say adiós to 2023 with Te Quiero Mucho’s New Year Fiesta! The party begins with a sharing set of Mexican snacks and a traditional platter of grilled meats. Pair your dinner with a two-hour free-flow! Pours of margaritas, palomas, mimosas, prosecco, house wines, and beers are sure to keep the party going well into the night. Reserve a table here.

Te Quiero Mucho, G/F, The Sheung Wan, 286 Queen’s Road Central, Central

Woolly Pig Hong Kong

There’s a wide selection of menus from Woolly Pig’s restaurants! Hue Dining is serving a five-course dinner menu with truffle and morel croquette, sacchetti stuffed with smoked Ibérico pork ragu, butternut squash Wellington, and Wagyu sirloin with smoked ox cheek terrine. The menu concludes with an irresistible chocolate pistachio tart.

Celebrate with loved ones at Majo on the last day of the year! The sharing meal offers a selection of tapas and mains, highlighting croqueta de Wagyu, arroz de carabinero seafood rice with Spanish red prawn and cuttlefish, and pollo a la Catalana roasted Catalan-style yellow chicken. Finish off with the coulant de turrón, a decadent almond praliné lava cake served with vanilla ice cream.

Over at District 8, patrons can enjoy a two-course dinner menu with the choice of house-cured duck ham, wild mushroom risotto, and poached kampachi with mussels. If you have room for dessert, the French lemon tart is a refreshing choice, while the chocolate devil’s cake makes for an indulgent end to your meal.

End the year with a comforting, family-style meal at Man Mano! Guests can choose between the three- and four-course dinner menu, including delicacies such as burrata with roasted cherry tomatoes, pistachios, and fresh basil, porcini mushroom fettuccini with Parmigiano, and pancetta di maiale crispy pork belly with salt-baked beetroot, broccolini, and braised cabbage. Finish off with sharing tiramisu and cannoli with roasted chestnut cream.

Spend New Year’s Eve on the beach at Bathers! The seaside restaurant is offering a three-course New Year’s Eve dinner menu, featuring citrus-cured salmon with pomelo salad, flank steak, and seared barramundi. Round off your celebrations with a chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge sauce, or a lemon cheesecake.

Alternatively, head over to Ink for a New Year’s Eve countdown party! Guests are treated to a selection of drinks and made-to-order snacks, such as Ink-style prawn toasties with yuzu mayo and salted egg yolk, barbecue pork jowl gua bao, and pecan pie with caramel cider apples. Get a table here.

Hue Dining, 1/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Majo Tapas Paella Bar, G/F, 22 Staunton Street, Central

District 8, locations across Hong Kong

Man Mano, Shop 418, Citygate Outlets, 18–20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung

Bathers, 32 Lower Cheung Sha Village, Lantau Island

Ink, G/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Meraki Hospitality Group

Countdown to 2024 with delicious offerings from Uma Nota! Highlights of the special dinner menu include a scallop ceviche, filet mignon, and peixe no tucupi slow-cooked cobia fish fillet served with mushrooms, spinach, and crispy tempura farofa. Finish off with a rich chocolate de ouro dark chocolate mousse with castella sponge cake.

Celebrate with a curated selection of Persian, Turkish, and Jordanian cuisine at Bedu this New Year’s Eve! The tasting menu begins with sharing cold mezze, followed by grilled octopus, signature chicken with mint marination, and roasted sea bass fillet. To end the meal, indulge in a baked apple gratin with apple dressing.

Uma Nota, 38 Peel Street, Central

Bedu, 40 Gough Street, Central

Photo: Oyster and Wine Bar

Sheraton Hotels

Sheraton Hotel and Towers is offering a range of seasonal menus for your end-of-the-year celebrations. Round off 2023 on a high note with a buffet at The Café! Patrons are treated to international delicacies that are sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Over at Oyster and Wine Bar, the five-course set dinner menu features pâté en croute, Wagyu beef, and seared European sea bass fillet, finishing off with a Tick Tock Tick Tock clock-shaped chocolate dessert.

Over at Sheraton Tung Chung, enjoy a New Year’s Eve set dinner at Sunset Grill! Highlighting oyster and scallop ceviche, pigeon consommé, and beef tenderloin, the six-course menu concludes with a light and refreshing peach, guava, and oolong tea dessert.

The Café, 2/F, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Oyster and Wine Bar, 18/F, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Sunset Grill, 19/F, Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel, 9 Yi Tung Road, Tung Chung

Parties

Dance the year away at one of these countdown parties!

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Smoke & Barrel

Send 2023 on its way with Smoke & Barrel’s Bourbon Street New Year’s Eve party! This year, an air of mystery accompanies the usual celebratory cheer at the black-and-white masquerade-ball-themed event, and patrons are encouraged to come dressed in their best outfits for the occasion. Enjoy a curated dinner menu before indulging in the celebrations. Highlights include southern fried cauliflower, fried chicken bites, and black pepper beef loin. Round off your celebrations with the indulgent beer and chocolate brownies or caramelised banana and coconut cheesecake.

Smoke & Barrel, 1/F–2/F, Wyndham Mansion, 32 Wyndham Street, Central

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Aqualuna

Ring in the new year aboard Aqualuna’s New Year’s Eve countdown cruise! The historic junk takes sailors right into the middle of the city’s fireworks display, while guests can enjoy a selection of canapés and drinks on board. Reserve a spot here.

Aqualuna, depart from Sai Wan Ho Pier, 46 Tai Hong Street, Aldrich Bay, Sai Wan Ho

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Melody

Ring in the new year at Melody’s prohibition-themed party! Patrons will find a spread of mouth-watering offerings at the Dining Room and Kitchen spaces, while “forbidden” drinks are lined up at the Bar Lounge. Enjoy live vinyl DJ music as you feast! Get your tickets here.

Melody, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun

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LPM Restaurant & Bar

Welcome 2024 with elegance at LPM’s Midnight in the French Riviera party! On New Year’s Eve, guests are invited to embark on a culinary journey at the restaurant, complemented by live DJ beats that transport guests straight to the shores of the French Riviera.

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

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The Terrace at The Hari

Visit The Terrace at The Hari for countdown! On the last night of the year, the al fresco bar is transformed with lively DJ music paired with delicious food and drinks for all to indulge in.

The Terrace, 2/F, The Hari Hong Kong, 330 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai

Photo: @fshongkong (via Instagram)

Four Seasons Hotel

Welcome the new year with opulent celebrations at the Four Seasons! Caprice Bar elevates your countdown experience with a decadent selection of caviar and wine, as well as live DJ performances. Over at Argo, guests can savour across a selection of innovative cocktails and champagne while enjoying live music. Finally, celebrate by the Pool Terrace with an outdoor party! A celebration menu with a drink pairing is available for the occasion.

Caprice Bar, 6/F, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central

Argo, Lobby Level, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central

Pool Terrace, Podium 6, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central

MO Bar

Ring in 2024 with MO Bar’s New Year’s Eve countdown party! Visitors can enjoy a selection of delectable à la carte dishes from MO Bar’s kitchen alongside a variety of celebratory drinks while dancing to live DJ tunes.

MO Bar, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central

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The Murray

Say goodbye to 2023 with The Murray’s countdown parties! At Murray Lane, patrons are treated to three hours of free-flow champagne, wine, beer, cocktails, soft drinks, and bar snacks at the Timeless countdown party. Over at the rooftop restaurant Popinjays, the Uncage Yourself party invites guests to let go of their past and welcome 2024 as a new person. Enjoy a decadent buffet along with a three-hour free-flow of champagne, wine, beer, cocktails, and soft drinks. You can also glam up for The Great Gatsby party at Niccolo Room! Patrons can indulge in a snack buffet or an extravagant dinner with a five-hour drinks package that includes unlimited house wines, champagne, and soft drinks. The evening is complete with a live band performance, an open mic session, and a lucky draw.

Murray Lane, LG/F, The Murray Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central

Popinjays, 26/F, The Murray Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central

Niccolo Room, 25/F, The Murray Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central

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The Mira

Celebrate the end of the year with Vibes’ Starry and Bright New Year’s Eve countdown party! The hidden courtyard terrace is transformed into a lively party space with DJ music, live band performance, and an open bar for the occasion. Alternatively, treat yourself to the Casino Carnival New Year’s Eve party at Ballroom! Ring in the new year with good fortune and play to win at the various game booths on offer. Guests can also refuel at the buffet corner throughout the night.

Vibes, 5/F, The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118–130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Penthouse Ballroom, The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118–130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Cordis Hong Kong

Count down to 2024 with The Place’s celebratory buffet! Patrons can dig into a spread of international cuisine and fresh local produce as it gets closer to midnight. Alternatively, celebrate with Alibi—Wine Dine Be Social’s four-hour free-flow drinks package on New Year’s Eve! Guests can enjoy a selection of house champagne, wines, beers, and curated cocktails alongside live DJ music.

The Place, L/F, Cordis Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok

Alibi—Wine Dine Be Social, 5/F, Cordis Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok

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Sugar

Bid farewell to 2023 with a bang at Sugar’s The Great Gatsby Gala New Year’s Eve party! Turn up in your best retro glam fit and prepare for a night of decadent partying with drinks, snacks, and DJs spinning tracks well into the night.

Sugar, 32/F, East Hong Kong, 29 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing

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Bistro La Baie

Ring in the new year in style at Bistro La Baie’s Paint the Town Red New Year’s Eve countdown party! Come dressed in shades of red and enjoy a four-course dinner paired with free-flow drinks and midnight canapés to keep you fuelled till the clock strikes 12. Dance the night away to live DJ tunes and start your 2024 with a bang!

Bistro La Baie, Shop G02, G/F, Monterey, 23 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O

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Duddell’s

Finally, you can welcome the new year with excitement at Duddell’s Casino Royale Rendezvous countdown party! Come dressed to impress and dance to lively DJ music while enjoying other live performances, free-flow champagne, wines, spirits, selected cocktails, and mouth-watering canapés. Get your tickets here.

Duddell’s, 1 Duddell Street, Central

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Zuma

Start 2024 on a high at Zuma’s The Glitter in Our Eyes countdown party! Decorated with glitter, silver and blue decorations, and holographic elements, get ready for an unforgettable evening as you bid farewell to 2023. Arrive early and enjoy the Yashoku night brunch or the New Year’s Eve dinner menu, highlighting langoustine sashimi with black truffle and caviar, Wagyu tataki with black truffle, and chef’s premium selection of sushi and sashimi. Alternatively, head straight for the party. Reserve a table here.

Zuma, 5–6/F, Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central

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Celia Lee

Staff writer

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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