It’s called Peak Zen but “zen” is not the word we would use to describe our experience. Since we knew it to be touristy, we went in with our expectations lowered. But even the tackiest tourist trap should have done better than this. The first strike was the service. We went on a weekday evening and the restaurant was deserted. Yet the waiter still took it upon himself to constantly pester us into finishing our dishes to make space for the next course.
On the tourist madness known as the The Peak, one would expect restaurants like Pearl on the Peak to turn a blind eye to food quality and assume that everyone is only there for the magnificent view. However, by the end of the meal we were not too proud to admit that those were only petty and patronizing conjectures on our part. Despite arriving at 9pm on a weekday, the wait staff did not hesitate to prepare a table for us by the window, despite the many empty tables already set further away inside the restaurant.
With fresh air considerably rarer than fresh food these days, you can’t go wrong with al fresco dining on the Peak. While it doesn’t share the glorious view of Victoria Harbour (which, let’s face it, is getting less glorious by the day), Simpatico’s smart open deck is perfect for some untainted post-summer breeze, which filters into much of the restaurant’s interior as well. The food however, while far from bad, is somewhat less spectacular.
Bizarre - an entire restaurant chain based on a single, kind of silly movie. It's a living mural to Forrest Gump, running shoes, box 'o chocolates and all, but with an awesome view of the harbor. We started with a surprising New England clam chowder so close to the real thing, one of us was having flashbacks, and a bucket of peel-'n-eat shrimp steamed in beer. Next we had the “Dumb Luck” coconut-fried shrimp, sweet as a lollipop and fresh as the bayou. But our favorite was the Dixie-style babyback ribs slow-roasted and served with fries.
Family-friendly restaurant chain based on the movie “Forrest Gump.” Fantastic views of Hong Kong and huge portions of American comfort food such as ribs, shrimps and onion rings.
This is a family-friendly restaurant chain based on the movie “Forrest Gump,” offering up fantastic views of Hong Kong from on high and huge portions of American comfort food like ribs, shrimps and onion rings.
There’s nothing more comforting than sticking your face into a big bowl of noodle soup. All dining etiquette goes out the window when situated with a steamy tub of broth and endless strings of noodles. Your tools: chopsticks and a spoon. Good luck.
The Peak Lookout is a Hong Kong favorite for two reasons: the garden and the heritage building. Even in its previous incarnation as the Peak Cafe, pre-2001, the destination was always more important than the dining. That it doesn’t hit the high notes with foodies is largely thanks to its ambitiously encyclopedic menu that lists everything from Mexican to Chinese. With different chefs specializing in the various cuisines, the food is usually competent but rarely achieves greatness.
Offering an alfresco terrace with a view of the city, this restaurant features an open, bright and airy environment—more like a mountain lodge than a country club—and excellent fare.
Situated in a historic colonial building (a former sedan-chair shed) atop The Peak, this is true destination dining. Depending on the weather, book a table on the terrace or next to the open fireplace. Views are limited but the atmosphere is fabulous. International menu.