Hong Kong has its hit record high of having 15,000 restaurants and 20.4 restaurants per 10,000 people. It has one of the highest density of restaurants in the world. By districts, Wan Chai is ranking the highest density of restaurants in Hong Kong
Hong Kong has hit the record high of having 15,000 licensed restaurants, cafes and bars by year end of 2017, with 20.4 restaurants per 10,000 people. It is one of the highest density city of restaurants in the world.
Hong Kong is the first batch of Asia’s cities to be included in the Michelin’s Guide Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is also one of the highest density of starred restaurants cities and one of the cites with the most michelin stars in the world
Concentrations of restaurants in Wan Chai are standing at the top among all districts of Hong Kong, with 93 restaurants per 10,000 people. More and more new Michelin’s starred restaurants in the Michelin guide.
Yau Tsim Mong (including restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui , Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok) goes next for the 2nd highest density of restaurants in Hong Kong by districts: 84 restaurants per 10,000 people.
Yau Tsim Mong is also ranking in the highest density of restaurants in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Density of restaurants in Central /Western District (Western District including restaurants in Sai Ying Pun , Kennedy Town and Sheung Wan) is positioned as the 3rd highest density of restaurants in Hong Kong by districts: 62 restaurants per 10,000 people.
Restaurants per 10,000
(Hong Kong Island)
|Yau Tsim Mong
(Hong Kong Island)
* Number of General Restaurant and Light Refreshment Licence in Hong Kong
: FEHD (Food and Environmental Hygiene Department), HKSAR
: 2016 By-Census, Census & Statistics Department, HKSAR
Why Hong Kong has such a high concentration of restaurants?
Hong Kong is one of the highest concentrations of restaurants per capita in the world. Named as an ‘Eating Paradise” too. Hong Kong is full of restaurants catering to whatever you want to eat from street food to fine dining.
Total number of Food and Beverage establishments in Hong Kong has continued to increase in the recent years, no matter if the economy was going up or down.
The main reasons are the fast work pace and limited habitat space in Hong Kong. Eating out is a routine for many Hong Kong people. From breakfast, lunch to dinner. From Happy hour, tea time, to late night dinner. Multiple meals per day is Chinese eating culture too.
Demography and culture in Hong Kong created a demand of variety of restaurants, cafes and bars.
A mixture of Chinese and expatriates in Hong Kong provide an attractive stage for international food and beverage operators and chefs to show their muscles and talents.
Will the number of restaurant in Hong Kong continue to increase?
Number of restaurants in Hong Kong has continued to increase, even though the restaurant sudden closure tides were once severe in 2016-2017.
Hong Kong has around 15,000 restaurants registered with General Restaurant and Light Refreshment Licence, which has been increased by almost 10% in the previous two years.
Hope the restaurant closure tide will not happen again in 2018. Best wishes to Hong Kong Food and Beverage Community!
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