Hong Kong's Best Dining and Entertainment
Whether you are on vacation or having a cultural exploration, Lan Kwai Fong and SoHo will provide all that you desire. These areas are world-renowned for their variety of dining and entertainment options. Both are located in the Central District, which makes them quite easy to locate. They are simply the places to go for the best vacation experience.
Lan Kwai Fong is a small area conveniently located in Central within 5 minutes on foot from Central MTR station. Many local residents as well as corporate workers go to this area after work to enjoy drinks and catch up with friends. It's the most famous entertainment area in Hong Kong. Around 100 different restaurants and bars are found in the area, giving visitors a variety of places to choose from. There is always something fun going on here. The various choices appeal to a variety of tastes and interests. One of the main reasons why Lan Kwai Fong is so popular is that there are plenty of bars and clubs to visit that always have entertainment available. Visitors can enjoy strolling along lanes surrounded by a cluster of skyscrapers. The lanes are full of life due to the buzzing presence of pubs and bars which make LKF the trendiest place for Hong Kong nightlife. Many of the restaurants feature full bar areas that host live bands. You might hear anything from Irish folk music to funk, depending on the bar. Several nightclubs are in the area that feature well-known DJs and offer large dance floors. The nightclubs tend to stay open very late and offer a very exciting experience. LKF is full of people on Friday and Saturday nights.
SoHo is another popular area in Central and perhaps the best area for dining. The restaurants found in SoHo offer something for every taste. Fine Chinese cuisine is served in many restaurants that require reservations due to their popularity. Many of these restaurants specialize in dim sum. Others offer seafood that you can select live and have cooked according to your preferences. Some other types of popular cuisine include Lebanese, Portuguese, Italian, Irish and Russian. Many restaurants are European bistro-style, and offer sidewalk dining. You can also eat at one of several restaurants from popular Western chains. Many visitors like to eat at these sidewalk bistros to take advantage of people-watching opportunities. An extra-long escalator is used by visitors to effortlessly travel from place to place.
There are also several interesting shops and galleries that appeal to visitors in the Lan Kwai Fong & SoHo areas. Several local designers offer comfortable urban clothing. The designers that have shops in the area offer several clothing styles, so there is always something for everyone. You can also browse through several shops that sell fine jewelry. Antique stores and art galleries are very popular in this area. Visitors can buy collectors' items crafted back in the 1800's, or select modern pieces of local artwork.
How to get to Lan Kwai Fong. Take the MTR and get to Cetnral MTR station. Get out of the station through Exit D2 and turn right to Theatre Lane. Then turn left to Queen's Road Central and cross it. Walk along D'Aguilar street until you reach the entertainment area. A walk will take 4-5 minutes on foot.
Also, you can take the buses No. 12M, 13, 23A, 40M that stop on D'Aguilar Street.
How to get to SoHo. Get out of the station through Exit D2 and turn right to Theatre Lane. Then turn left to Queen's Road Central. On the intersection turn right and walk 350 meters along Queen's Road Central until you reach mid-levels escalator. Use the escalator to get to the dining area. A walk will take ~10 minutes on foot.
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