Small-Group Hong Kong Island Food Tour

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Small-Group Hong Kong Island Food Tour
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This half-day food tour of Hong Kong makes five stops where you sample authentic Cantonese cuisine. Taste dim sum, wonton noodle soup, traditionally roasted meat, milk tea, and an egg tart, all eaten at local restaurants. Learn from your guide about the city's mix of British and Chinese heritage, from Guangzhou influences to Western favorites. A maximum of 9 people only makes this the most immersive food tour available in Hong Kong.
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In Brief

Location:
Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Country:
Hong Kong
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday
Highlights:
Small group ensures personal service
All-inclusive tour
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Stop At: Sheung Wan, west of Central, Hong Kong China

Meet your guide in the Sheung Wan district of Hong Kong Island and follow on foot to a nearby restaurant. Arrive hungry, as you start the day with a traditional yum cha (dim sum) breakfast in a decades-old teahouse with a lively atmosphere. Find yourself transported back to a bygone era as you sample authentic dumplings still served via trolley.


Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Seafood Street, Sheung Wan, Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong China

Learn about the ingredients traditionally used in soups and visit a Chinese medicine shop originating from 1940s.


Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Central and Western District, Hong Kong China

Head to a 3rd generation family-run restaurant to savour wonton noodle soup, a local speciality that only a true master can perfect. This restaurant was established in the 1960s and recommended by the Michelin Guide.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Graham Street Market, Graham Street, between Queen's Road and Hollywood Road, Hong Kong China

Explore the local wet market and learn about local shopping habits. Visit an old Soy Sauce shop producing quality sauces in Hong Kong.
Discover Hong Kong's Milk Tea, perhaps the most pervasive legacy of Hong Kong's former British rule.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Mid-levels Escalator, Connaught Road, Central and West Distict, Hong Kong China

Take a ride on the worlds longest escalator system.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding), Whitty Street Tram Depot, Connaught Road West, Western District, Hong Kong China

Travel aboard the Ding Ding (the Hong Kong tramway) from Central through to Wan Chai learning about notable buildings that you pass by.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Wan Chai, Hong Kong China

Eat like a local at another family-run restaurant, which dates back to the pre-20th century Qing Dynasty and is renowned for its char siu (roast BBQ pork). You're served the best BBQ pork in Hong Kong, cooked in the traditional style and served with rice and house-made sauces. This is the late Anthony Bordains favourite and has a Michelin recommendation.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Hong Kong Hennessy Road, Wan Chai District, Hong Kong China

Finish at a well-established bakery, a personal favorite of a former Hong Kong governor. Sink your teeth into an Egg Tart, or
Dan Tat in Cantonese, a Chinese version of an English pastry — the custard tart. 

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hello Hong Kong: Private & Small Group Tours, Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong China

At the end of your food tour, your guide will explain how to get back to your hotel or give recommendations and directions to another point of interest.

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Dim Sum / Yum Cha Experience
  • Wonton Noodle Soup
  • Hong Kong Milk Tea
  • Egg Tart
  • Traditional dried fruits
  • Ding Ding (Tram) ride
  • Char Siu (BBQ Pork)
  • Entry/Admission - Sheung Wan
  • Entry/Admission - Central
  • Entry/Admission - Graham Street Market
  • Entry/Admission - Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding)
  • Entry/Admission - Wan Chai
  • Entry/Admission - Hong Kong Hennessy Road
  • Entry/Admission - Hello Hong Kong: Private & Small Group Tours

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Departure Point

28 Des Voeux Rd W, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Returns To

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 9 people per booking
  • Arrive hungry; it is recommended that you do not eat breakfast before the tour
  • Please bring a camera
  • Upon booking you will be sent easy-to-follow directions on how to get to the meeting point in the Sheung Wan district
  • This tour is not suitable for vegetarians or people with seafood allergies
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Please also inform us if you are travelling with children under 12 years of age.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

The tour is amazing. Terrific guidance, delicious food, fun and reveals special places one would never visit on his own (with Michalin stars!). Very recommend.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2018
Highly recommend this tour. Excellent value and you are provided with authentic Cantonese cuisine.
• Submitted 01 Apr 2018
This half day tour far exceeded our expectations both in the information we learned and the food and places we visited. It was a wonderful fast paced tour with never a dull moment. We loved the three different restaurants we went to as they epitomized Hong Kong food in three very different ways. All the food was delicious and the experience at each place was different and amazing. In addition, as we walked from place to place our guide, Richard, explained a lot about the area, Chinese medicine and herbs and the different exotic things we saw in each window. This was one of the best tours we have taken in Hong Kong. We highly recommend it. Don't miss it!
• Submitted 19 Mar 2018
It's been a while back. But it was a great tour. I especially remeber the wonton soup and the char sui. I would do this tour again when i am in Hongkong.
• Submitted 12 Mar 2018
This was a great tour with an easy pace. We got to enjoy many different types of food with the local folks It was great! The guide made sure we had plenty of food to try and it was all good. Which I had more time to try different establishments food, Highly recommend this tour. With the small group, when we all arrived, we started early instead of waiting for the right time to leave, The tour guide could answer all of the questions the group asked.
• Submitted 27 Feb 2018
I had the best time during this food tour and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting -- or even living in -- HK. I was lucky to have Mel, a Hong Kong native, as my guide. He was extremely informative, both about the food we sampled and the culture and history of Hong Kong. We had more than enough great things to eat, ranging from savory to sweet, over the course of the day. This included delicious dim sum, noodles, egg tarts, milk tea, and barbecued pork. I've been on food tours in the U.S. where you're given just a tiny taste of each item, but this wasn't the case here: we got full-sized portions at each stop! While that might seem like a lot, there was also plenty of walking over the course of the four hours, so I was never uncomfortably full. I have already recommended this to friends and loved ones who will be in town, and I would recommend it to anyone else with a strong appetite and a hunger for knowledge forgive the pun! I'll also note that my boyfriend couldn't join me for the tour, but it actually worked out great, as everyone in the group that day was flying solo. This is something you could definitely do with a friend/partner or on your own.
• Submitted 01 Dec 2017
This was such great and I truly got to see how Hong Kong was from a local perspective.
• Submitted 12 Nov 2017
This was an awesome tour! The information we were sent after booking gave all the details we needed in order to meet our guide. Our guide was Nicole and our group was a great size at just 9 of us. Nicole made the tour really fun, giving us lots of information on the areas we visited, local culture and of course the food we tried. Talking of food, it was delicious!! The info pack recommends not to eat breakfast, which is good advice as we got to eat so much!! There is some walking involved, up some short hills and steps so make sure you're comfortable with walking prior to booking. But the walking part is great as you get to walk through various markets and look at local shops. Having completed the tour, we found we had more confidence to chose to eat at local places and try new foods.
• Submitted 11 Nov 2017
Excellent time visiting various restaurants and food stalls on Hong Kong Island with Jess. Well-organized and excellent food. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is visiting Hong Kong.
• Submitted 31 Oct 2017
Been to HK couple of times and always going to the touristy places. Booked the group tour since I have a morning to kill and it turns out to be the highlight of my visit. The Tour was informative and filling to its literal sense because the foods are amazing Sure, I can buy Dim Sums, Wonton Noodle Soup, Milk Tea, Char Siu and Egg Tart elsewhere but the place that we've been to are authenticly Hong Kong. Above it all, Nicole is fantastic. She is well informed, cheerful and easy to talk to. I will book another tour with the company when I go back and will recommend it to friends that are visiting HK.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
Lots of walking, but incredible experience. There is no way you could find these gems in Hong Kong without an expert guide.
• Submitted 10 Jun 2017
This was a fun tour around the western district of Hong Kong Island. Our guide, Nicole, provided a running commentary on everything from food to Chinese medicine and local history while we walked or rode the double decker tram to various restaurants where the locals eat. Great experience!
• Submitted 05 May 2017
My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. Ben was a passionate and knowledgeable guide with lots of helpful tips. We started with breakfast of Yum Cha. Not only was the food delicious but it was a great way to start the tour as we got to talk to the others in the group around the round table. We ate at places we would never have found ourselves and where the locals ate. We particularly enjoyed the experience of the restaurant serving the Char Sui. The food was tasty but it was the frenetic atmosphere of the restaurant that is not to be missed. A most enjoyable few hours, and as the food was plentiful, make sure you bring your appetite.
• Submitted 03 May 2017
This was the highlight of our visit to Hong Kong. Our guide, Richard was knowledgeable, interesting, and just plain nice! We had amazing food in local places that we never would have found on our own. Thank you, Richard.
• Submitted 07 Apr 2017
A great tour with Matt as our guide who was exceptional, found new places and tried food we hadn't before along with lots of other info about the local area and Hong Kong, a great way to spend 4 hours, highly recommended
• Submitted 04 Apr 2017
Excellent tour. Our guide Kiki was very knowledgeable about Hong Kong and we got a good flavor of it's history. The food stops we made were delicious!
• Submitted 03 Apr 2017
Great tour for locals as well as visitors. We all learned so much about classic Cantonese cuisine, tasted food from Michelin star spots that we would have never found on our own, and toured multiple parts of the city. Richard was our guide and did a wonderful job. His enthusiasm and care for each participant was exceptional!
• Submitted 18 Mar 2017
Wow, this Food walking tour totally exceeded our expectations!! I am a foodie and was excited to have the opportunity to eat at a Michelin Star Restaurant...little did I know that we were going to eat at 3 different Michelin Star Restaurants!! Nicole was a fantastic guide and she shared many stories and loads of information about the city that we would not have known. We were so lucky to have a small group, only 5 of us including Nicole, making easier to get into many of the restaurants. MOst of the places we went, we would never have found on our own....every looking for them. The Dim Sum was out of this world, the Milk Tea surprisingly delicious, and the Roasted Meat - Char Siu BBQ Pork and steamed Bok Choy was....life changing and I can't forget the yummy custard pie! I highly reccommend this tour! Do be sure to COME HUNGRY!!
• Submitted 27 Feb 2017
An excellent way to get to know the real Hong Kong food. Our tour guide Ben was very informative and friendly. The food and company in our group of 5 was great and we had a really enjoyable few hours of eating, walking and talking. Thanks Ben!
• Submitted 26 Feb 2017
Really nice food tour! We have been on places you cannot find on your own. Same with the great food! This tour is definitely really expensive, but it's worth the money.
• Submitted 08 Feb 2017
This has been one of the best tours we have taken. Our guide Ben was informative and friendly. We ate in places you wouldn't even know existed. All the food options were well chosen by Ben and were delicious. Not only did we taste different foods on the tour but Ben also showed us street markets and a temple a long the way.The walk was easy and we learnt so much about Hong Kong. This was my 6th visit to Hong Kong and of all the different tours and experiences HK has to offer this is one tour I would suggest you don't miss. We ate yum cha, wonton noodle soup, at the same restaurant Anthony Bourdain ate, milk tea, egg tart and char sui. All of it beautiful. Thanks Hello Hong Kong.
• Submitted 05 Feb 2017
This walking food tour was one of the best highlights of our trip to SE Asia. The food we sampled was great, our Australian ex-pat guide was charming and knowledgeable overall we highly recommend this tour. Probably the best Viator experience we ever had
• Submitted 25 Jan 2017
This was the best of the tours. Our guide from Happy Hong Kong was very knowledgeable. We traveled quite a bit in the city and got to taste great popular local foods and drinks. The day start off with a typical HK breakfast which my wife still talks about. We then sampledmultiple foods and drinks while touring different parts of the city and learning about the sights, culture, and the people. All the food and drink was included in the price. Guide had tables reserved at the food stops or knew the owners well enough that we got seated after a short wait -- even at a Michelin rated spot. Guide was very helpful in making suggestions for things to do for the rest of our stay in HK. This tour is a must and worth every penny.
• Submitted 25 Jan 2017
Highly recommended...A MUST DO when visiting Hong Kong. Experience and taste the traditional delicacies of Hong Kong. Jess ex-pat our tour guide was super amazing, very knowledgeable, informative and sweet. Understanding some of the culture, history and traditions of Hong Kong through food was invaluable, and having the opportunity to experience this through Jess was fantastic. Being our first time in Hong Kong, the food tour was well worth it, a not to be missed activity. Thank you Jess for making this food tour happy, memorable and loads of fun, we appreciated it and look forward to the next time...
• Submitted 21 Jan 2017

In Brief

Location:
Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Country:
Hong Kong
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday
Highlights:
Small group ensures personal service
All-inclusive tour
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Informative, friendly and professional guide