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Kowloon City is changed from an industrial district into a residential area. Today it is popular for international cuisine with Asian eateries. It offers delicious and inexpensive variety of South East Asian delights, Cantonese and Chiu Chow dishes and scrumptious local desserts. Some restaurants are small and run as family businesses with friendly service.

Aqua- This trendy restaurant is built in penthouse and bar goes by many names such as Aqua Tokyo, Aqua Roma, and Aqua Spirit. It offers sashimi, crab tempura with crab roe miso, and a heavy risotto into one meal. The raw fish is a better choice rather than going for uninspired pasta. Besides this it is worth going to Aqua for is the superb view from the windows of the Hong Kong skyline. Bar stays open till 2-3 AM so you can take a halt for a drink.

Address- Penthouse, 1 Peking Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Phone- +44 852 3427 2288

Best Noodle Restaurant- It is situated near the Jordan MTR station, beyond the northern boundary of Tsim Sha Tsui and on a side street off Nathan Road. This place is popular for a quick bowl of noodles and simple, tasty Shanghainese dishes. Among all dish of Shanghainese rice with vegetables, topped with your choice of meat is most popular. The fried noodles, soup noodles, and sweet spareribs are some more flavors of the restaurants.

Address- 105 Austin Rd., Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Phone- +44 852 2369 0086

Chung Thai Food Restaurant & Sea Food- It is a seafood corner best known for both Chinese and Thai cooking. Each food item is prepared separately by chefs of both nationalities. Spice tasters can try the Thai-fried crabs with curry or fried prawns with chili and others can pick any seafood by the choice. The chef will prepare the dish on the order. Choose your favorite fish type and it is steamed in chef’s supervision. It is the best way of serving of this restaurant. The type and weight of the seafood decides the price.

Address- 93 Man Nin St., Sai Kung, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Phone- +44 852 2792 1481

Felix- It is Philippe Starck-designed restaurant that shows breathtaking views of Hong Kong on floor-to-ceiling walls. The dinner menu includes misoyaki-marinated Atlantic cod or honeyed tempura prawns. Menu is good but very expensive. Most people come just for cocktails or just to see enchanting views of the Felix.

Address- 28/F, Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Phone- +44 852 2366 6251; +44 852 2315 3188.

Hing Fat Restaurant- It is most popular place around lower Nathan Road that serves simple roast meat and noodle soup. It is open all night and a reliable choice for soup dumplings and Cantonese-style roast meats. If you want to spend whole night of, plop down and enjoy late-night refueling.

Address- G/F, 8-10 Ashley Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Phone- +44 852 2736 7788

Jaspa's- It is the best way out to a cozy restaurant after a busy day in the countryside. Jaspa’s always offers delicious and filling food. Dinner is satisfactory and enjoyable no matter where you are having your food on sitting on the terrace or indoors. The goat cheese parcel is a tasty starter and sizzling hot chicken fajitas raise the appetite. Pasta with bay bugs and lamb chops are also delicious.

Address- 13 Sha Tsui Path, Sai Kung, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Phone- +44 852 2792 6388

Kung Tak Lam- Restaurant- It is with light and airy interior and ultramodern One Peking Road tower feel. Still, simple Shanghainese vegetarian food prepared here is appreciated and enjoyed by health-conscious diners making the place very popular. Vegetarian food is highlighted compared to meat. Famous menu offers the Golden Treasure Cold Platter which includes delicious sweet gluten with mushrooms; the Shanghai-style cold noodles with seven different sauces; and gentle bean curd dumplings. The sweet pan fried cakes is one added variety. All food items are incredibly cheap, but take care about à-la-carte menu which may be more addition to your bill.

Address- 7/F, 1 Peking Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Phone- + 44 852 2312 7800

Lo Chiu Vietnamese Restaurant- This restaurant is not good enough in interiors but famous for the hearty authentic food. Enjoy your time with sizzling hot and wonderfully flavored lemongrass chicken wings. Deep-fried sugarcane with minced shrimp is sweet and juicy. It offers a good variety of noodles and vermicelli that is served in soup or with fish sauce. After this heavy menu try bottle of imported French beer to wash it all.

Address- Shop 1, G/F, Diamond Court, 10-12 Hillwood Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Phone- +44 852 2314 7983; +44 852 2314 9211

Main Street Deli- It is inspired by New York's Second Avenue Deli which is closed now but even the chef is trained at the Second Avenue Deli and offers lunch favorites such as hot dogs, bagels, and pastrami on rye and hot corned beef sandwiches. Best menu offerings such as Brisket, meat loaf, and matzoh-ball soup satisfy homesick New Yorkers. Lemon meringue pie goes best with afternoon coffee.

Address- G/F, Langham Hong Kong, 8 Peking Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Phone- +44 852 2375 1133

Tso Choi Koon- Tso Choi is not everyone's cup of tea as the name means itself as rough dishes. Tripe lovers, haggis fans and older Hong Kong generation usually likes the Chinese favorites like fried pig tripe, fried pig brain served as an omelet and double-boiled pig brain. Taste of new generation is little bit different. They often prefer creamy congee, fried chicken or a fish fillet.

Address- 17-19A Nga Tsin Wai Rd., Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Phone- +44 852 2383 7170

Tung Kee Seafood Restaurant- everything from the deep blue sea including lobsters, slipper lobsters, clams, abalone, crabs, prawns, fish, and is here. Crustaceans and fish are steamed, quickly cooked, wok-fried and are presented whole to maintain the freshness of the food. Variety of sea creatures is like a lesson in marine biology. Just pick up your favorite and leave everything on the chef. What remains is preparing for a feast de la mer.

Address- 96-102 Man Nin St., Sai Kung, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Phone- +44 852 2792 7453

Wong Chun Chun Thai Restaurant- It is one of the oldest restaurants in Kowloon city. It serves authentic Thai cuisine which is prepared with carefully selected ingredients and innovative combinations of flavors. You can select traditional Thai drinks and desserts also. Specialty of this restaurant is Fried Crab with Curry Sauce.

Address- B/F-1/F, Bel Shine Centre, 23 Tak Ku Ling Road, Kowloon City.

Phone- +44 852 2716 6269 Fax- +44 852 2716 4015

Ho Choi Seafood Restaurant- It is popular for Cantonese cuisine, dim sum items, Chinese dishes and seafood. This is the perfect choice for Chinese cuisine.

Address- B1/F, Kowloon City Plaza, 128 Carpenter Road, Kowloon City.

Phone- +44 852 2383 9138 Fax- +44 852 2716 5226

Gaylord Indian Restaurant- It is located in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui and famous for authentic Indian Cuisine with high quality of ingredients. Every evening is enjoyed with live Indian music. A buffet is available for lunch and dinner from Sunday to Thursday with a la carte menu.

Address- 1/F, Ashley Centre, 23-25 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Phone- +44 852 2376 1001 Fax- +44 852 2376 1700

Indonesia Restaurant- The restaurant is done in a romantic Southeast Asian style. Food has superb southeast flavors lingering on your palate which include dishes like Satay, Rendang Beef, Spiced Roasted Chicken and Gado-Gado.

Address- G/F-1/F, 66-68 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Phone- +44 852 2367 3287; +44 852 2367 3850 Fax- +44 852 2311 8447

Kitasakaba Japanese Restaurant- It serves modern and innovative Japanese cuisine. More than 200 made-to-order dishes add flavor in the buffet menu which includes sashimi, sushi, teppanyaki and many more. You can enjoy your day with Japanese delicacies.

Address- G/F, Chun Fook Mansion, 1 Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Phone- +44 852 2314 7925

Fax- +44 852 2314 8677