Peking duck is one of Hong Kong’s most sought-after dishes—known for its crispy exterior, its melt-in-your-mouth bite, and its noble portion of pancakes and duck. Celebrated for its special occasions, Peking duck is an exclusive dish in Hong Kong and China, and can be found across the city with its interpretations. Here are some of the best places to get Peking Duck in Hong Kong.
With a Michelin star under its belt, Duddell’s by JIA Group is a go-to for dim sum and Peking duck, usually recommended in groups. The Cantonese restaurant spans over two floors and includes regular art exhibitions and a secret music room. Order the whole Peking Duck with one course (HK$788) and all the trimmings, or with the second course which comes with minced duck and lettuce wraps (HK$888).
Duddell’s, Level 3 Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell St, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2525 9191, duddells.co
Deemed as the “demon chef”, Alvin Leung holds three Michelin stars in his name and his restaurant Forbidden Duck is nothing short of its expectations. Serving dim sum and Cantonese delights, the eatery specialises in slow-roasted duck using an age-old recipe.
Forbidden Duck, 1001B, 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2882 8600, forbiddenduck.hk
With outposts in Hong Kong, Vancouver and Singapore, Mott 32 has earned its reputation with its selection of winning dishes which include dim sum, Peking duck and Asian-inspired cocktails. The Applewood roasted duck is hand-selected, marinated for 48 hours, then hand-sliced to maintain its moisture before serving.
Mott 32, Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2885 8688, mott32.com
Named as one of the world’s best Chinese restaurants, Hutong focuses on fiery Northern Chinese cuisine overlooking the stunning panoramic harbour views. The space is decorated in traditional Chinese-inspired interiors, including a grand moon gate at the entrance. Try the delectable Peking duck for a taste of authentic Beijing cuisine.
Hutong, 28/F, 1 Peking Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3428 8342, hutong.com.hk
Dedicated to duck dishes, Pinot Duck also boasts award-winning interiors by Manila- and Hong Kong-based interior designer JJ Acuna. The menu spans from crispy confit duck leg to the classic Peking duck. Head here for a modern, delightful selection of Peking duck-inspired dishes.
Pinot Duck, G/F, 18 Lun Fat Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; +852 2891 1177, pinotduck.com
Man Wah at Mandarin Oriental
If the elegant interiors are not enticing enough—there’s another incentive, the aromatic Peking duck on the menu at Man Wah. Housed at the luxury Mandarin Oriental, the restaurant serves the meticulous duck dish in its traditional form. Dine here for five-star service and award-winning cuisine.
Man Wah, 25/F Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Rd, Central, 2825 4003, mandarinoriental.com
Sha Tin 18 at Hyatt Regency
Rated as one of the best places in Hong Kong for Peking duck, Sha Tin 18 serves the traditional dish along with authentic Cantonese cuisine. Be sure to pre-order the duck before dining here as its probably the most popular option.
Sha Tin 18, 4/F, Hyatt Regency, 18 Chak Cheung St, Ma Liu Shui, Hong Kong, +852 3723 1234, hyatt.com
M&C Duck is usually booked out and full every night—so be sure to make a booking if you wish to try the restaurant’s infamous Peking duck. The dish is surprisingly reasonable-priced at HK$288 for the whole bird.
M&C Duck, G105-G106, Park Central, Tong Tak St, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, +852 2362 9800, maximschinese.com.hk