Top 7 Oyster Deals in Hong Kong
Love nothing more than freshly shucked oysters? Lucky for you, these don’t always have to cost an arm and a leg – as long as you know where to look. Get your fill of tasty bivalves at these oyster bars and restaurants around Hong Kong – which come at a steal. You can thank us later!
Seafood haven Fishsteria has a pretty unbeatable happy hour. From 5-7:30pm every evening, as well as from 10pm-midnight from Thursdays to Saturdays, oysters are offered at just HK$10 per piece. There’s a strong emphasis on fresh, top-quality seafood ingredients here – don’t miss out!
111 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, (852) 2343 8111
Lily and Bloom
Looking for a full-blown meal with your oysters? Hit up cocktail bar and restaurant Lily and Bloom for Oyster Tuesdays, which gets you free-flow oysters, mussels and prawn cocktails, and a choice of main – all for just HK$490. Remember to save space for the likes of Lily’s signature mouthwatering old fashioned Bloom burger with dry aged wagyu beef, fried chicken and waffle, or classic ragu bolognese.
33 Wyndham Street, Central, (852) 2810 6166
Wednesdays at seafood restaurant Dotcod is Oyster Night, featuring all-natural, freshly shucked bivalves for just HK$19 apiece. They come served with the restaurant’s own secret cocktail sauce, but you can also order condiments like rhubarb, shallots and ginger (HK$22 per piece); spicy chorizo (HK$22 per piece); or Japanese cucumber, salmon caviar, merlot vinegar and chives (HK$25 per piece). If you’re oyster purists like us, though, all you’ll want is lemon lightly drizzled on top.
Basement, The Landmark, 10 Chater Road, Central, (852) 2810 6988
Table – Ingredient Based Cuisine
Run by financier-turned-chef Sandy Keung, Table specialises in the depuration technique. The restaurant operates depuration tanks that house seafood flown from overseas for up to 72 hours, allowing them to purge their impurities before being served. On Thursdays, depurated oysters from Australia, France and Africa are all 50 percent off.
8/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, (852) 2815 2367
Fancy bubbles to go alongside your oysters? Every Wednesday, speakeasy-like cocktail bar Stockton offers half a dozen sustainable oysters from France for HK$250. You’ll also get a free glass of Champagne Delamotte alongside. Kick back and relax to the tune of the bar’s live music performances.
32 Wyndham Street, Central, (852) 2565 5268
Amina Modern European
One for those with a bigger appetite, oyster nights at Amina Modern European offers a four-course menu (HK$728) that includes eight freshly shucked oysters as starters. You’ll also be tucking into a bisque, a choice of mains and a dessert, plus coffee or tea.
Shop A, 5/F, Long Kee Mansion, 54-56 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, (852) 6018 0244
Grand Central Bar & Grill
Alfresco restaurant Grand Central Bar & Grill takes up a space at the rooftop garden at Elements mall, making for a perfect spot for sunset sundowners and of course, fresh oysters. Get half a dozen for HK$248, or 12 for $468; they come with cocktail sauce, mignonette dressing and Tabasco. Going all out? Get a seafood platter for two (HK$598), which includes a half-lobster, prawns, six oysters, mussels, smoked salmon and seared tuna.
Rooftop, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, (852) 2736 4888
Oysters For Dummies
Choose wisely. Oysters from different regions differ. If unsure, ask.
Smell them. Fresh oysters come with a distinct sea-water smell. Check before consuming.
Be afraid to ask questions. If you feel the oysters might be off, let the restaurant know.
Act like you know it all. If you’re a newbie, start with oysters with milder flavours!
Andrea Lo is a freelance journalist and translator based in Hong Kong. After cutting her teeth in the industry as a staff writer at a lifestyle magazine, she embraced the freelance life in 2015 and hasn’t looked back. She spends her time exploring the best of Hong Kong’s dining and nightlife scene, trialling new fitness trends, and travelling to exotic locales – all in the name of “research”.