Where to Eat? Here’s Where You Can Celebrate the 4th of July
by: The Beat Asia
June 30, 2022
Looking for a place to celebrate the 4th of July in Hong Kong? We hear you. There are many restaurants, cafes, and joints that offer American food in the city, but it can be difficult to know which are worth the visit. Below, we’ve listed our top picks so you can eat and be merry this Independence Day.
Graceland: Mong Kok
Opened in October 2021, this new Kowloon restaurant is worth trying if you’re keen on some authentic Southern American cuisine. We recommend getting their Nashville Chicken Sandwich (HK$135), Chicken ‘N’ Waffles (HK$155), Country Fair Baby Corndogs (HK$75), and Old School Tater Salad (HK$20) on your visit. And before we forget to mention, they have a working vinyl jukebox — yes, it’s not only for display — and patrons are welcome to choose a music to play.
Location: Lisa House, Shop B, G/F, 12-14A Yim Po Fong Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
If you want simple and straightforward American-style burgers, you shouldn’t miss this award-winning classic cheeseburger joint. Honbo bakes their own buns, hand-cuts their fries, and grinds their beef in-house daily so you’re sure you’ll be served with a #RealGoodBurger.
Choose from their Classic Burger (HK$88), Cheese Burger (HK$98), or their Honbo (HK$98), Honbo 1.5 (HK$138), and Honbo 2.0 (HK$169). If you’re in for some seafood, they also have a Soft Shell Crab Burger (HK$138), Scallop Burger (HK$168), and Fried Oyster Burger (HK$108).
6/7 Sun Street, G/F Shop B, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
303, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Kowloon
LG9 Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
Shop 2602, Level 2, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Kowloon
Honky Tonks Tavern
Love, Peace, and Chicken Grease. Inspired by bars from the southern part of the United States, this restaurant can help solve all your guilty dining pleasures.
We recommend getting their Glazed Pork Ribs with Pomegranate and Jalapeno (HK$150) or their Hot Chicken Platter (2 pieces HK$120, 4 pieces HK$220) served with slaw, pickles, and gravy. If you’re in for some big-ass pizzas instead, try their Hyperoni, Too Cheesy, or White Trash Pizza for HK$180. You can also try their Destination Bonetown: Fuck it. Cheat Day! on Mondays to have 90 minutes of unlimited wings, cauliflower bites, and happy hour drinks for HK$350.
Location: Man Hing Lane, Central, Hong Kong
Lawry’s The Prime Rib
Feeling fancy? Then get yourself a roasted prime rib from this internationally renowned restaurant. Launched in 2006, Lawry’s The Prime Rib in Hong Kong is the brand’s eighth international branch. We recommend ordering their Grilled US Prime Short Ribs (HK$418), Grilled US Prime T-Bone (HK$438), Grilled Baby Pork Ribs (HK$338), or Grilled US Prime Tenderloin (HK$388) for lunch.
If you’re going with a partner, you can try their Dinner Set for Two (HK$1,688) which is a four-course meal (plus oysters!) consisting of a salad or slow-cooked abalone (starter), cream of mushroom (soup), lime sorbet, Roasted Prime Rib of Beef au jus – California Cut or Pan-friend Grouper and Atlantic Lobster Tail (entrée), and Mini Grand Marnier Soufflé (dessert).
For reservations, call +852 2907 2218. You can also reach them at [email protected].
Location: 3/F, The Galleria, 9 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
This hole-in-the-wall café is ideal for those who want some American classic bodega-style sandwiches. Try their signature Reuben Sandwich (150g meat HK$95, 250g meat HK$155) for a pile of in-house corned beef brisket, house kraut, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing, and sourdough. We also suggest getting their Mean Green Wrap (small HK$90, regular HK$145) and Phat Philly (small HK$80, regular HK$140). If you want a dessert that fills you up, their PB&J French Toast (HK$90) is a great choice.
Location: 119B Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
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