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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Route
“Feng shui subscribers regard an aquarium of goldfish to be more than just a pretty face: it’s also an auspicious addition to one’s home that can bring good luck, so it’s no surprise that this popular pet trade is even more prominent in Hong Kong. Tung Choi Street North – better known as the Goldfish Market – is lined on either side with shops devoted to the raising of many types of fish, from weirdly shaped goldfish to colourful tropical species with gaspingly high price tags. In between, you’ll also spot a few amphibians and reptiles crawling about; not to mention some impressive saltwater aquarium setups complete with coral.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Flea Market
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“Just a 6-minute walk away from our building, the Ladies' market on Tung Choi Street is one of the most well-known street markets in Hong Kong. You can find various, low-priced products for women and also other general merchandise. Not far above Bute Street, you can find a wide variety of affordable plants, pet supplies and animals especially goldfish since it is also known as "Goldfish Street".”
  • 16 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Mong Kok is a buzzing maze of narrow streets, known for shopping. Stalls with clothes and knick-knacks cram the vast Ladies’ Market, plants and colorful blooms fill the Flower Market, while Fa Yuen Street is full of sneaker and sports stores. Nearby, the Temple Street Night Market is a mix of curios, fortune tellers and food stands. Foodies explore the area's street food stalls, tea houses and casual eateries.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Place to shop
“This is another go-to place for first time visitors. While the street itself (Tung Choi Street) is a bit touristy, the surrounding area is a must visit. You will find sneaker stores, tong shui (sweet soup dessert) shops, clothing stores and plenty of restaurants close by.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“146-152 Fuk Wa St Sham Shui Po Occupying different floors of a building opposite Sham Shui Po MTR station, these are the places to go for low-cost computers and peripherals. Golden Computer Arcade comprises the basement and ground floor; Golden Shopping Centre, the 1st floor. The 3Cs are generally considered the best shops – Centralfield (Golden Shopping Centre), Capital (Golden Computer Arcade), and Comdex (both places). ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“Birds are popular pets for locals thanks to our small living places in Hong Kong! Yuen Po Street Bird Garden is a great place to enjoy the sound of birds chirping. This place is full of exotic colourful birds, which is great for photo opportunities and experiencing the local culture. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Dim Sum Restaurant
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“Tim Ho Wan is one of the world’s most famous Hong Kong Dim Sum restaurants. Founder Chef Mak Gui Pui and Chef Leung Fai Keung started the first restaurant in Mong Kok March 2009 carrying the concept of “Freshly made to order”. Promise to serve the food at its best taste but the most affordable price. It allows every ordinary people to enjoy the 5-star culinary art. The restaurant found its international renown when the original Mong Kok branch dèbuted in the 2010 edition of the Michelin Guide. Since then, the brand has been continuously starred by the guide book with two more expended outlets in Hong Kong. Tim Ho Wan’s most popular dishes are The pork buns, the Steamed Egg Cake, Vermicell”
  • 18 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Biggest shopping mall in Mong Kok, 15 levels shopping mall with a lot of shops and restaurants. 旺角最大型商場,15層購物中心,內有大量店舖和餐廳”
  • 10 locals recommend
Market
“Tung Choi Street North – better known as the Goldfish Market – is lined on either side with shops devoted to the raising of many types of fish, from weirdly shaped goldfish to colourful tropical species with gaspingly high price tags. MTR Prince Edward Station, Exit B2. Walk east along Prince Edward Road West until you reach the market”
  • 13 locals recommend
Place to shop
“The biggest mall in Mong Kok and a Hong Kong shopping hot spot, Langham Place draws in the punters with its more than 200 shops.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Lot's of restaurants in this modern tower. You will also find western supermarkets such as Marks and Spencer and Market Place.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Route
“Also known as Sneakers Street. This is a small neighbourhood of small retailers selling sports equipment and clothing. The shops stock a diversity of sports shoes, including rare & special editions.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Route
“A street full of shops selling consumer electronic products, cosmetics, and discount books. The latter are usually located on the lower floors of buildings.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Market
“Nice to visit, even better before a festival. Very close to the Birds Market and the Gold Fish Market”
  • 6 locals recommend
Route
“Find the latest and cheapest deals of Gadget from camera, laptop, phone, lightings, video games, and everything else from here. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Hotel
“The Langham Place Shopping Mall is Comprising of an area of up to 600,000 square feet, including a myriad of international and local fashion brands, exclusive food & beverage outlets and a cinema.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Dim Sum Restaurant
“Tim Ho Wan is one of the world’s most famous Hong Kong Dim Sum restaurants. Founder Chef Mak Gui Pui and Chef Leung Fai Keung started the first restaurant in Mong Kok March 2009 carrying the concept of “Freshly made to order”. Promise to serve the food at its best taste but the most affordable price. It allows every ordinary people to enjoy the 5-star culinary art. The restaurant found its international renown when the original Mong Kok branch dèbuted in the 2010 edition of the Michelin Guide. Since then, the brand has been continuously starred by the guide book with two more expended outlets in Hong Kong. Tim Ho Wan’s most popular dishes are The pork buns, the Steamed Egg Cake, Vermicell”
  • 18 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Craft beer, locally brewed flavours and East-meets-west fusion food! Rendang nasi lemek wraps, salted egg yolk and grilled cheese paninis. Do try craft beer platter and toasted chicken!!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is our goto place for cha chan tang. Can not beat their breakfast combo deals before 11am. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Dim Sum Restaurant
“A Michelin Star dim sum restaurant loved by locals. We particularly recommend the shrimp dumplings (har gau), and siu mai! It also opens til midnight so is great for supper!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Store
“This is a HARDCORE HONG KONG RESTAURANT. If you feel like eating cow lungs, pigs intestine soup, chicken feet soup, all seved on a filthy table in the middle of the stret, you go to this one.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“当地的香港风格的“咖啡厅”。 提供合理的价格食品。不舒适的坐着,但你想尝试一下。 著名的菜是猪肝面。只是熟和软。敬酒果酱也值得尝试,这是自制的。 通常会在周末挤满排长队。 a local Hong Kong style "cafe". offered reasonable price food. not cozy sitting but you would like to have a try. famous dish is pig liver noodles. just cooked and soft. also the jam of toast would be worth to try, that's home made. usually crowed and with long queue during weekend.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Kam Wah serves in the speed of light, since their signiture dishes are the Pineapple bun and eggtarts are that popular, it is obvious that the staff need to be on top form. The goods are served hot!”
  • 3 locals recommend
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