A Guide to: Kennedy Town
What used to be a sleepy district is now on the top of the must visit list for Hong Kong hipsters. Kennedy Town has something for everyone whether its foodies, instagrammers, dog lovers or just the appreciation of being so close to the water. The sea breeze is definitely a favourite, with Kennedy Town being one of the very few neighbourhoods where you can still access the water!
A neighbourhood which has it all… plenty of trendy restaurants and bars, green parks and even hiking spots. With numerous transport links, Kennedy Town is convenient but still manages to stay quiet enough and give you an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city streets.
This is our go to brunch spot. At Catch they take eggs and avo to the next level with their melbourne style menu.
Location: G/F, 95 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, +852 2855 1289
The sister restaurant of Catch and easily located as it is just next door. This restaurant is fun and vibrant, serving up authentic middle eastern cuisine perfect for sharing.
Location: G/F, 93 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, +852 2817 3828
Boasting their very own wine cellar, Comptoir is a great place to socialize amongst friends with a glass or two of their mainly french selected wines. Although their food is delicious so we would recommend going full whack and diving into their tapas menu as well.
Location: 42 Forbes Street, Kennedy Town, +852 2453 9873
Fish & Chick
Take advantage of the sea breeze and enjoy their famous fish and chips on one of the benches along the water. This will have you feeling particularly British!
Location: 25 New Praya Kennedy Town, Kennedy Town, +852 2974 0088
Kennedy Town’s coolest restaurant tucked away on Forbes Street. They might be part of Castello Concepts but this restaurant couldn’t be more different. With no signs this really is Kennedy Town’s best kept secret. Head over to taste their ‘funky fusion flavours’.
Location: 48 Forbes Street, Kennedy Town, +852 2817 3808
A mexican style restaurant which is inspired by Japanese ingredients and cooking techniques. A winner if you are looking to try something a bit different. Chino exudes a fun and vibrant atmosphere giving it a real buzz.
Location: 1B New Praya Kennedy Town, Kennedy Town, +852 2606 0588
Owned by famous LA chef Esdras Ochoa (who also fronts their kitchen), this is a must-visit if you want to taste REAL mexican food!
Bonus: They make your Guac tableside!
Location: 1/F The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, +852 3996 7754
A cosy pizza joint with trendy vibes, serving up simply delicious and quirky sourdough pizzas alongside their wide selection of beers.
Location: 8 Holland Street, Kennedy Town, +852 2312 2996
Places to Go
Kennedy Town Swimming Pool
As far as public swimming pools go, this one is up there with the best of them. After the ravamp of both pools, they now have two indoor pools and two outdoor pools (one kiddie pool). Perfect for a last minute plan on a sunny day. Less than HK$20 to get in and it’s a pretty awesome spot to watch the sunset over the water.
Location: 2 Sai Cheung Street North, Kennedy Town
Need a few extra likes on the gram? Or just a new spot to walk the dog? This cargo dock which was once used as a container terminal, is now a famous spot for photographers and bloggers. Head down for an evening stroll, enjoy the sunset and catch the Disney fireworks!
Lemon Drop Yoga
A cosy and intimate yoga studio with high ceilings and heaps of natural light. Take your pick out of their many classes, from detox flow to hardcore HIIT. This studio even offers Kids yoga for those who are more of an observer than a doer!
Location: Room 2515, Hong Kong Plaza, 188 Connaught Road West, Sai Wan