With its hefty Japanese expat community and free and easy nightlife, it’s no wonder Hong Kong abounds with izakaya – convivial gastropubs serving Japanese-style tapas. Formerly the preserve of salarymen dreaming of home, Hong Kong’s izakaya now draw a varied, fun-loving crowd in search of a relaxing retreat to hang out. From the bustling towers of Central to the backstreets of Kowloon to the New Territories, izakaya throng Hong Kong. Just let Quandoo show you the way and take care of your reservation.
As a cosmopolitan capital that welcomes all the world’s cuisines, Hong Kong is home to izakaya of all types and sizes. Some are small traditional taverns while others offer a local or international twist on Japanese fare. Offerings range from plain and simple grilled meats all the way up to exotica such as duck tongue. In Hong Kong’s izakaya, it’s your choice. Whether you plan on ordering individual small plates at the bar, partake in buffet-style grazing, or sit down for a Japanese feast, we almost certain you’ll have a smile on your face from the word go.
Hong Kong Central’s izakaya range from regular eateries offering lunch and dinner to buzzing late-night bars that serve up their own unique takes on Japanese-inspired snacks to go with a creative line of beverages. If you find yourself in need of sustenance in Central, join the fast set who flock to Hige Izakaya. Located on the ground floor of Woodland House in Soho, Hige features a seasonal menu making much use of seafood jetted in weekly from Japan. Hong Kong’s izakaya are ideal for a relaxed evening of shared food and conversation, so rustle up some friends and go get involved.
As one of the city’s main tourist and residential areas, Kowloon is packed with places to eat and drink including many of Hong Kong’s finest izakaya. In particular, Tsim Tsa Chui fronting the harbour is a real hotbed of places to indulge in Japanese small plates. One Kowloon stalwart is the Maracas located plumb in the heart of Tsim Tsa Chui where you can enjoy traditional favourites such as crunchy sushi rolls, fresh squid creations and regular grilled meat staples in this relaxing retreat near Harbour City. Just be sure to book your table with Quandoo for a hassle free dining experience.