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A quaint neighbourhood on the edge of Wan Chai and Admiralty, Star Street Precinct is chock-a-block full of delicious, independent eateries, unique small businesses and top-notch watering holes. Read on for our guide on where to eat and what to do…

How to get there: Apart from taking a taxi direct, the easiest way to Wan Chai’s Star Street Precinct is to hop on the MTR to Admiralty and take exit F to Pacific Place. Follow the signs and branch off left towards Star Street.

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WHERE TO EAT: Artemis & Apollo

A traditional Greek Tavern, Artemis & Apollo serves up authentic fare that “celebrates the inherent simplicity of Greek cooking.” Think relaxed lunches and long dinners shared with friends; its menu of mezze, spit-roasted meats and fresh salads won’t disappoint.

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WHERE TO EAT: Brass Spoon

Since the opening of this small pho selling shop, this now Michelin-accredited Vietnamese restaurant has gone from strength to strength. Hoping to mimic the feeling of popping into a little ramen shop like when in Tokyo, Brass Spoon uses top notch ingredients and slow-cooking techniques to curate an unforgettable menu.

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WHERE TO EAT: Honbo

If the Insta-worthy pictures aren’t enough to tempt you, then you’ll have to take us at our word when say that Honbo serves up some of the best patties in the business. Using honest ingredients, this classic American diner’s take on burgers hits home every time. Freshly ground, smashed and seared, top with a house-made potato milk bun, sustainably grown iceberg lettuce and tangy pickles.

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WHERE TO EAT: Maison ES

Creative, contemporary French fare found amongst the hustle and bustle of Wan Chai’s Star Street Precinct, Maison ES is an oasis for lavish lunches and intimate dinners. Capturing the essence of ‘green eating’, Chef Esther Sham cleverly fuses her Shanghainese roots with traditional French cooking techniques.

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WHERE TO EAT: Le Garçon Saigon & Le Petit Saigon

Nestled next to one another along Wing Fung Street, Le Garçon Saigon and Le Petit Saigon are both city-wide favourites for fresh and flavourful Vietnamese cuisine. “An expert over the woodfire grill,” Head Chef, Theign “brings her years of experience to Wan Chai, sharing her passion for this dynamic cuisine.” Whether it’s a loaded, crunchy bahn mi you’re after from Le Petit Saigon next door, or a sit-down feast of fresh rice paper rolls and sticky soft shell crab, you’ll find yourself back here for weekday happy hour and weekend brunches.

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WHERE TO EAT: Jouer

An atelier for delicious French pastries, Jouer is a “treasure trove of culinary treats.” Whether its macarons, chocolates, cakes or pies that you’re after, be sure to stop by for a sweet or savoury pick-me-up.

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WHERE TO EAT: MORTY'S DELICATESSEN

This New York-style deli dishes out classic and specialty deli sandwiches made with premium cuts of meat that have been smoked in-house. Not shy when it comes to portion sizes, make your way through a menu of cured cuts, fries and unlimited (that’s right, unlimited!) pickles.

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WHERE TO EAT: ROOTS Eatery

A cosy 22-seat neighbourhood restaurant, ROOTS Eatery “champions the use of local fresh ingredients sourced from Hong Kong wet markets” as it reinvents Chinese classical dishes “through the lens of French cooking.”

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WHERE TO EAT: The Pizza Project

In need of no introduction, The Pizza Project has set up shop on Star Street serving its wood-fire pizzas to plenty of hungry locals.  Whether its lunch or brunch that you’re after, there’s always an unbeatable deal on to tempt you in to indulging.

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WHERE TO DRINK: Ciacoe Italian Wine Bar

Known for its signature Italian Aperitivo every weekday between 5.30pm-8.30pm, Cicaoe is an ideal place to sit back, relax and unwind. With wines imported from Italy and classic cocktails on offer, take a load off with your choice of Negroni, Aperol and Campari.

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WHERE TO DRINK: APT. Coffee

Tailoring coffee to your tastes, APT. Coffee on Moon Street is a popular spot to recharge and refuel for the day. Working with an Australian roaster, each bean is ground and brew poured with care; right down to the water, milk and foam.

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WHERE TO DRINK: BASAO Tea

BASAO captures tea aromas, fragrances of seasons, the spirit of traditions and the strength offered by nature,” respecting traditions and pouring the perfect cup each time. Serving only delicious, clean and responsibly sourced teas, stop by for something new and surprising.

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WHERE TO DRINK: Blend & Grind

With locations spanning across Mid-Levels, Hennessy Road and Sun Street, Blend & Grind serves up a specialty brunch menu, cocktails, and of course, great coffee.

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WHERE TO DRINK: Elephant Grounds

Taking pride of place at the bottom of Wing Fung Street, Elephant Grounds is the place to be for coffee and to simply chill out. Featuring a coveted menu of western and Asian favourites, don’t forget to try its sought-after ice cream sandwiches, which never fail to disappoint on a hot day.

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WHERE TO SHOP & WHAT TO DO: Edgar

With the welcomed rise of zero-waste grocery stores opening in Hong Kong, Edgar claims title of Hong Kong’s first bulk grocery shop , and is perfect for stocking up on rice, seeds and legumes or dried fruit and healthy nibbles – sans the plastic!

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WHERE TO SHOP & WHAT TO DO: Pure Yoga

With locations spanning across Hong Kong, yogis are invited to practice in the Star Street Precinct in one of Pure Yoga‘s innovative studios, and re-fuel at its onsite café, nood food, for healthy snacks, meals and juices.

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WHERE TO SHOP & WHAT TO DO: Spa L'OCCITANE

Take some time out for yourself at Spa L’OCCITANE‘s flagship on Star Street. With a wide selection of treatments to choose from, the luxurious French spa offers VIP cabins, couple suites and its signature steam bath.

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WHERE TO SHOP & WHAT TO DO: Kapok

This popular lifestyle store features all things fashion and home. Perfect for gifting (to yourself or others!), KAPOK specialises in independent designers such as Common Projects, Mad et Len and Astier de Villatte. Check out our interview with founder, Arnault Castel, here!

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Lexi Davey
Managing Editor
A typical ‘third culture’ kid, Lexi spent the best part of her life between Hong Kong and Malaysia. A self-confessed heliophile with a thirst for travel and adventure, she moved home to foster a career in digital editing and lifestyle copywriting. Loves include: commas, nervous laughter and her rescue pup, Wella