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Your neighbourhood guide to Kwun Tong

By Ching Yuen 21 July 2020

Header images courtesy of @cloudy_little (Instagram) and @kelculator (Instagram)

Kwun Tong is not just one of Hong Kong’s largest industrial areas; it is also the unlikely place that all the new cafés and fun indoor sports arenas call home. Taking up residence in the abundance of space within old manufacturing buildings, you can have a go at laser tag, bouldering, or even fishing in Kwun Tong, and round off your excursion with a fine meal. Check out our neighbourhood guide to Kwun Tong and we bet you will be planning a trip there in no time!

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Things to do

Azzita Hoverland

Looking for something crazy and fun to do? Get yourself over to Azzita Hoverland for enough excitement to last you through the week! As the name suggests, you can choose your ride from a fleet of hoverboards, hovermats (hoverboard-powered go-karts), and hoverfishes (a plastic shell driven by leaning left and right on the hoverboard underneath). Grab your weapon of choice and take yourself through different games depending on your skill and comfort level. Once you’ve mastered steering on the hoverboards, there’s always a relay race waiting for you!

Azzita Hoverland, Unit A, 3/F, Block 1, Yip Fat Factory Building, 77 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong | (+852) 3702 1160

Jungle King

If the kids are feeling restless, take them to Jungle King for some real excitement. Dive into a massive ball pit, clamber over giant wooden sculptures, zoom your way down different slides, and just let the little monkeys tackle the expansive playground structure. They also have a miniature toy kitchen, a LEGO wall, and toy cars for all sorts of entertainment. Admission is just $160 for one child and an accompanying adult for three whole hours of guaranteed fun!

Jungle King, Room C, 12/F, Camel Paint Building Block 1, 62 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong | (+852) 6886 6395

GoNature Climbing Gym

Indoor bouldering is the hottest activity trend at the moment, and GoNature Climbing Gym is a colourful playground for climbers of any and all experience level. With over 100 different climbing routes and bouldering problems, you can easily spend a whole day here. The 6,500-square-metre indoor gym comes with resident coaches, shower facilities, free WiFi, and lockers for rent. Day passes for adults start from $188, with monthly packages available from $698. For beginners, the usual amenities like shoe rental and chalk bags are also available on-site so all you have to do is show up!

GoNature Climbing Gym, Unit C2, G/F, Wing Hing Industrial Building, 14 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong | (+852) 3563 7156

Sun Museum

Sun Museum is a non-profit, non-governmental museum established by Simon Suen Foundation, which aims to promote the beauty of Chinese arts and culture. It strives to facilitate a general understanding of how the art world in Hong Kong is enlivened by a diversity of cultures and how the local community is enlightened by a wealth of Chinese traditions. Drop by to see their fascinating collections of ink paintings and sculptures for an enriching afternoon!

Sun Museum, 4/F, SML Tower, 165 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong | (+852) 2690 6790

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Photo credit: @artomitymagazine (Instagram)

Osage Gallery

Osage Gallery takes up massive warehouse space in Kwun Tong with counterparts in Beijing and Shanghai. With a general focus on promoting emerging local artists and new talent, their exhibitions are ever-revolving and past showcases have included unique VR films, sound installations, photography, sculpture, multimedia, and more. Be sure to keep an eye out on their social media for announcements on new shows or exhibitions.

Osage Gallery, 4/F, Union Hip Yip Factory Building, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong | (+852) 2793 4817

Resalaser

Resalaser is where to go if you’re looking for the best laser tag experience in Hong Kong. Using the latest technology for directional beams and low degrees of diffusion for maximum safety and fun, you can sign up for different levels of intensity at Resalaser to make the game fun for both children and adults. Beginners can try their hand at laser tag whereas experts can build up their tactical strategies, too. Admission starts at $148 per head for an hour of fun or $238 for two hours, though if you have a group above 15, you can always opt for a party package.

Resalaser, Flat C & D, 2/F, Good Year Industrial Building, 119–121 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong | (+852) 3580 0030

Photo credit: @cloudy_little (Instagram)

Kwun Tong Promenade

The Kwun Tong Promenade might be the most famous landmark in Kwun Tong, especially because of the unique art installations you can find along with it. These sculptures represent the memories of the site as a former cargo handling area, so they are crafted in the form of mechanical cranes and waste paper bundles that light up at night. It’s a fabulous photo spot and great for an impromptu picnic as well.

Kwun Tong Promenade, Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong

Photo credit: @shinykins (Instagram)

HA Cube

Fishing generally takes a lot of time and effort and rarely do you actually get a fish on your line, but what if you could fish for shrimps instead? HA Cube is an indoor shrimp-fishing space for beginners and experts alike. You get unlimited bait for just $120, and all you have to do is grab a seat, wait, and fish to your heart’s content. Usually, people can catch three to four shrimps in an hour depending on your luck, and you’re not getting measly shrimps either—HA Cube supplies their fishing pools with jumbo Thai shrimps. With seafood this fresh, what’s better than cooking it right out of the water? Take advantage of the two on-site ovens, and we would recommend bringing your own packet of seasoning to make your shrimp meal extra flavourful.

HA Cube, Unit C, 3/F, Tsun Win Factory Building, 60 Tsun Yip Street, Kwun Tong | (+852) 3565 4233

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Where to eat and drink

Twenty One From Eight

Twenty One From Eight is one of the most aesthetic eateries in Kwun Tong. A combination of a carpentry workshop, retail shop, and café all in one, you can admire their beautiful furniture pieces while taking a seat at their café. Their pastries are the focus, such as the signature Custard Cake with Tumeric Poached Pear ($42) that uses yoghurt instead of butter to balance out the sweetness and texture, as well as the Smoked Sea Salt 70% Rich Chocolate Cookies ($42) to go with your drink.

Twenty One From Eight, 11/F, Pang Kwong Building, 59 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong | (+852) 2321 1738

Photo credit: @foodie_sharing (Instagram)

Parc Antique & Lifestyle

For any lover of vintage and rustic aesthetics, Parc Antique & Lifestyle is basically paradise for them. This shop is filled with all sorts of antiques that are reminiscent of the French romantic, such as rustic clockwork, dried flowers, cabinets, and more. The space doubles as an event venue and a café, with sweet and savoury crêpes as their signature. Imagine hosting a wedding there and serving some Sakura Crepes ($98) to your guests and pouring tea into fancy little china teacups!

Parc Antique & Lifestyle, Shop B2, 10/F, Hung Fuk Factory Building, 60 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong | (+852) 5544 0534

CRAZYPIE

Funnily enough, CRAZYPIE is a dessert shop that sells all kinds of tarts in Kwun Tong! Tarts are some of our favourite desserts, especially when you have a thin crispy tart shell and fillings that are just the right amount of sweetness. Their ever-popular creations are the Matcha Tiramisu Tart ($32) with generous blobs of custard cream on top, and the Earl Grey Mochi Tart ($32) that gives it a very different texture. The shop is based in Kwun Tong but you can also reach out to them on Instagram to see if they can deliver to your closest MTR station.

CRAZYPIE, Flat U, 8/F, Camel Paint Building Block 3, 60 Hoi Yuen Street, Kwun Tong | (+852) 6601 1523

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Photo credit: @hkfoodie_3piggy (Instagram)

Tajimaya

What’s the next best thing after dessert? All-you-can-eat wagyu! Tajimaya is a Japanese hotpot restaurant that offers good-for-value dinner sets that are based on all-you-can-eat-meats. First, you pick your soup base from dashi broth, soy sauce, Chinese herbs, chicken broth, and tomato broth. Then you pick whether you want to focus on all-you-can-eat Australian Beef ($199), Japanese Kuro Wagyu ($298), or whatever other meats you like for the duration of the meal. There’s also a buffet station filled with all kinds of vegetables, condiments, and... unlimited Häagen-Dazs ice cream!

Tajimaya, Shop 22, 4/F, APM Millennium City 5, 418 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong | (+852) 2793 1232

Photo credit: @imlanki (Instagram)

Godofteppanyaki

If you’re going to be visiting the god of teppanyaki, you are going to be in for a hell of a ride. At Godofteppanyaki, they fly in seasonal Japanese seafood on a weekly basis to make sure you get the best-of-the-best when it comes to ingredients. Their omakase menu in any of their three VIP rooms will also change every week depending on what’s available. You can opt for a standard Two-Person Set ($1,080) that already includes highlights such as sashimi, codfish, abalones, sliced ribeye, and prime steak, and they will throw in a free live lobster for you!

Godofteppanyaki, G/F, 43 Tsun Yip Street, Kwun Tong | (+852) 2816 0617

Photo credits: @zoeclc (Instagram)

HOW Food Factory

The big question that HOW Dept is trying to answer is how to live well, and we think it obviously has to start with food! Their concept store in Kwun Tong is a massive exhibition space filled with furniture pieces, lifestyle accessories, clothing, and handicrafts. To enjoy the whole viewing and shopping experience, the HOW Food Factory was established to satisfy any stomach cravings in between. Opt for the Japanese-style Fried Sesame Chicken Wings ($78) for a snack or a Flat White ($38) before you make up your mind on what item to take home with you.

HOW Food Factory, Block AB, 3/F, How Ming Factory Building, 99 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong | (+852) 2805 1708

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Man Man Grill

We didn’t know that skewer BBQ places existed in Hong Kong but we are so glad we found it now in Kwun Tong! Man Man Grill is a specialised BBQ place that is meant just for skewers. These aren't just normal BBQ skewers though because you don’t need to get your hands dirty at all. The grill has special stands on opposite ends where you can balance the skewer in-between and all you have to do is twist the ends of the sticks and let the fire do all the work. You can opt for their all-you-can-eat package ($238) and just scan their QR code and get on with the ordering!

Man Man Grill, G/F, Hong Ning Building, 79–89 Hong Ning Road, Kwun Tong | (+852) 3996 9755

Photo credits: 168hungryki (Openrice)

1988

1988 is a Thai restaurant hidden in the many industrial buildings you can find in Kwun Tong and we are glad to have discovered this hidden gem. The restaurant is decorated with all sorts of potted plants like an indoor garden and there are only 30 seats in the restaurant so be sure to make a booking beforehand. We definitely recommend the Tom Yum Kung ($98) that’s more on the sour side, as well as the Pad Thai ($98) and the fatty Thai Grilled Pork Neck ($72), which are must-haves in any Thai restaurant.

1988, Shop A3, 1/F, Mai Hing Industrial Building Block A, 16–18 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong | (+852) 3689 3113

Photo credits: @caffeinedriven_foodie (Instagram)

Yuan Is Here

Yuan Is Here is a traditional Taiwanese store that is renovated to look like the local diners you can find in any Taiwanese alleyway. Their signature Yuan Minced Meat Rice ($42) is a must-try, mixed with fermented radish and pork belly cubes. Other Taiwanese staples that they excel at are the Mini Oyster Pancakes ($37) and the Crispy Chicken Bites ($37) which will make you feel like you’re instantly transported to a local Taiwanese night market!

Yuan Is Here, G/F, 28 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong | (+952) 3705 9848

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The Stadium

If you’re looking for a place to chill and catch up on your sports news, look no further than The Stadium, the perfect sports bar equipped with billiards, table soccer, and darts! They’ve got all the staple pub foods like Fish n Chips ($148) and The Stadium Club Sandwich ($128) filled with Cajun chicken, bacon, and mayo to form a triple-decker grilled sourdough. Happy hour lasts till 8 pm so y’all better come through!

The Stadium, 4/F, The Wave, 4 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong | (+852) 9311 9939

Where to shop

APM

APM is the name of a shopping mall in Kwun Tong which stands for a combination of am and pm—day and night. You can always find celebrities there doing events, or overseas artists holding fan meetings at the mall. They boast to be Hong Kong’s largest shopping and commercial complex, with an innovative late-night shopping and omni-lifestyle concept. Retailers will stay open until midnight, restaurants until 2 am, and entertainment spots till dawn! You can always find celebrities there hosting events, or overseas artists holding fan meetings at the mall.

APM, 418 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong | (+852) 2267 0500

Photo credits: Mk2010 (Wikipedia)

Domain Hall

Domain Hall is an eight-story shopping mall with an area of 45,000 square metres that boasts an extensive list of restaurants providing different dining options, and a wide variety of shops providing something for everyone. It also features a rooftop garden, and entertainment facilities including a digital playground and an open-air multi-function ball court, making it a favourite of residents around the neighbourhood.

Domain Hall, 38 Ko Chiu Road, Yau Tong | (+852) 2870 2660

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Ching Yuen

Editor

Having lived in Hong Kong, Beijing, and London sure is a fun fact whenever people try to guess Ching’s accent. She loves switching between all these language channels and her ‘mother tongue’ is just determined by how many drinks she’s had for the night! She loves movies, travelling, and exploring cities, from hidden alleys to gourmet dining, so feel free to hit her up if you need any suggestions for dinner!

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