Neighbourhood Guide: Mong Kok

Hong Kong Oct 31, 2022

Embrace the chaos in Hong Kong’s busiest district, Mong Kok, and be charmed by the plethora of sights to see and eateries to swing by.

Just a two minute walk from the Mong Kok MTR station, getting to Mong Kok is as easy as can be. Getting here is half the battle won, it's also crazy convenient to get around Hong Kong when living in Mong Kok as a short bus ride gets you to the Central Business District for work and the laidback Kowloon Bay is just a train ride away.

Top 5 things to do‌ when staying at Mong Kok

  1. Roam around the local markets along the bustling streets of Mong Kok and discover bargains on souvenirs and food.‌‌
  2. Walk along Argyle Street, colloquially known as ‘Hong Kong Wall of Fame’ to uncover a wall of ever-changing street art.
  3. Indulge in some shopping at Langham Place.
  4. Pose in front of neon signs and pretend you are in a Wong Kar-Wai film.
  5. Gaze into the future and have your palm read at Temple Street.

Must eat and drink at Mong Kok

Ming Court‌

555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok

Indulge in an unforgettable dinner experience at Ming Court. Not only is it a Michelin starred restaurant, they also take pride in wine-pairing. All dishes on their menu are crafted to be paired with internationally renowned wines instead of the conventional tea pairing.

Ming Court | Source

Four Seasons Clay Pot Rice

50-52 Arthur Street, Yau Ma Tei

When the weather gets chilly, you know this is the place to hit to keep yourself warm. Located just a minute away from the Yau Ma Tei MTR Station, Four Seasons Clay Pot Rice provides a steaming bowl of rice packed with ingredients for just HK$55.

TAP: The Ale Project

19 Hak Po Street, Mong Kok

If beer is your poison of choice, then you have to pay TAP: The Ale Project a visit. With half of its 18 taps dedicated to local beers and the other half on esoteric picks, here is where you can get adventurous.

ALIBI - Wine Dine Be Social

555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok

Living up to its name, Alibi serves as a spot to escape the chaos in Mong Kok and instead wine, dine and be social. Not only do they present modern European cuisine, they also have a bartender who can recommend a cocktail or two to pair with the food you order.

Must see at Mong Kok

Hot Toys

582-592 Nathan Road, Mong Kok

Known internationally for manufacturing highly detailed collectibles, a trip down to this unassuming store at Sino Centre will leave you walking out of the shop in awe at their movie-related merchandise that include characters from Star Wars and Marvel.

Hot Toys | Source

Zoo Records

608, President Commercial Centre, Mong Kok

Established in 2002 and outlasting all other chain music stores, Zoo Records is here to stay and proves to be an integral part of the indie music scene in Hong Kong. Step into the shop if you are looking to grow your vinyl collection or if you are lucky, maybe you can catch a local underground gig!

Yuen Po Street Bird Garden

Yuen Po Street, Prince Edward

Located west of Mong Kok stadium, this 32,000 sq ft Chinese garden is a tranquil place that allows you to escape the crowd. Catch a glimpse of the strong songbird culture and strike a conversations with locals about their unique hobby.

Yuen Po Street Bird Garden | Source

Sneakers Street

Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok

Sneakers Street is the place to be if you are looking for the latest shoes or sportswear. Stretching over a few blocks and packed with over 100 retail sneaker shops, rest assured that the prices for these items will be competitively priced. If you are not done with the shopping spree, just walk a few blocks down to the famous Ladies Market to get more random knick-knacks.


45 Tung Kun St, Yau Ma Tei

Grab a cuppa coffee and spend an entire afternoon here at this hipster cafe. From lifestyle art magazines to movie memorabilia, this place houses everything that movie buffs and bookworms seek for. The cafe also has a decent selection of food and beverage choices for those who are planning to stay for long.‌

Living in Mong Kok

We've only touched the tip of the iceberg as far as what to do, see, eat and drink in Mong Kok. Why not live in Mong Kok so everyday can be a new discovery?

Hmlet Zion Apartments at Mong Kok

We have private 1-bedroom duplexes and studio apartments for rent at Hmlet Zion Apartments. And if Mong Kok isn’t your cuppa tea, we also have other fully-furnished homes in Hong Kong for you to choose from!


Jermaine Ng

Marketing Intern at Hmlet. During her free time she reads, boulders and indulges in nature documentaries.