Tin Hau Neighbourhood Guide: A Charming Residential District Full of Character

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Tin Hau offers more than meets the eye. Aside from the obvious landmarks such as Victoria Park, Tin Hau harbours hidden gems that make it a great spot for families, expats, and locals. The location is easily accessible by buses, mini-buses, and the metro, while the Wan Chai waterfront and Central business district are within a 5 to 10-minute driving distance. The famous shopping district of Causeway Bay lies a 5-minute driving distance away with connections to the underground railway station. For families, there is a selection of schools around for you to choose from, like the Chinese International School in Braemar Hill, the Japanese International School in North Point, the French International School in Jardine’s Lookout, and the Hong Kong Academy on Stubbs Road. Check out some of the things you can do in this neighbourhood below.

Residences to know

The Pavilia Hill

The Pavilia Hill on Tin Hau Temple Road is one of the area’s newest complexes and consists of five giant towers, an indoor pool, gym, children’s play room, and more. A total of five blocks comprises 358 units.

The Pavilia Hill, Dragon Pride, Tin Hau Temple Road, Tin Hau, +852 8339 3838

Illumination Terrace

Illumination Terrace has 704 flats across the two blocks. Facilities include a table tennis room, badminton court, residential clubhouse, a playground for children, a garden, a snooker room, and a sauna room. For individuals who are looking to buy an apartment, the starting price is approximately HK$18,633 per sq. ft. 

Illumination Terrace, Block 2, Tai Hang Road, Tai Hang, +852 2882 2656

Where to Eat & Drink

Chop Chop

At Chop Chop, a must-have is the signature roasted pork belly char siu rice. It is created with top quality ingredients and uniquely fragrant rice famed in Wuchang City. Chef Dai Lung’s perfected recipe is showcased in the meat that’s succulent, charred and caramelised to perfection.

Chop Chop, Shop 3 G, 18 Wang On Rd, North Point, Hong Kong, +852 3618 7718

Noc Coffee

The 1,700-sq.-ft. Noc Coffee, a perennially popular chain, offers quality coffee and is located on the ground floor of The Mercury, a New York warehouse-inspired serviced apartment building. They also offer delicious brunch options for you to choose from. 

NOC Coffee, 23 Mercury Street, Tin Hua, Hong Kong, +852 3619 7500

Preface Coffee

Preface coffee is where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and at the same time, learn how to make it like the experts as well. The shops also host regular workshops for aspiring coffee connoisseurs.

Preface Coffee, G/F, 7 Lau Li Street, Tin Hau, Hong Kong, +852 2777 7821

Camper’s

Camper’s offers home-made Japanese meals like curry rice bowls, udon, ramen, and more. During lunch and dinner times, you’ll find a queue outside the restaurant. The meals arrive in generous portions and it’s all prepared without any additives.

Camper’s, G/F, 127 Electric Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong, +852 2889 7377

Sister Wah Beef Brisket

Eat like a local at Sister Wah Beef Brisket. The Michelin Guide-recognised restaurant uses locally-sourced beef, and draws in tourists from all over.

Sister Wah, Shop A1, 13 Electric Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong, +852 2807 0181

What to See & Do

Coastal Fitness Performance Training

If you’re into weightlifting, this gym might just be the thing for you! Home to some of Asia’s most elite CrossFit athletes, you could very well join a Strength & Conditioning class led by one of the CrossFit pros themselves. They also offer Barbell Club (a class on Olympic lifting techniques), Functional Gymnastics, or Coastal30 — a quick, 30-minute total body workout for the busy individual.

Coastal Fitness, Victoria Centre, 15 Watson Road, North Point, Hong Kong, +852 2989 1900

Views from Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter

Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter is Tin Hau’s best-kept secret, offering beautiful views of the city during sunsets.

Victoria Park

Victoria Park is considered the main attraction to Tin Hau. During the year, flower or food markets are held on the main field. It’s the island’s largest public park, so whether you want to play basketball, tennis, or go for a run, this park is the one for you. 

Nail Bar

Looking to get your nails done? Nail Bar might just become your go-to place. It’s one of eleven locations and their staff offers quality treatments, borrowing techniques from Europe and Japan.

Nail Bar, 4 Lau Li Street, Tin Hau, Hong Kong, +852 2571 3399

Midwest

Satisfy all your vintage needs at Midwest. The store stocks every piece of clothing that you can think of, from denim pieces to colourfully printed t-shirts and military jackets. 

Midwest, Shop 58, 1/F Victoria Centre, 15 Watson Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong, +852 2802 6886

Tin Hau Temple

Tin Hau Temple was constructed by the Tai clan, although in what year is uncertain. Legend has it that the Tai clan found a red stone shaped like an incense burner on the shore at Causeway Bay.

Ming Tak Mansion, 10號 Tin Hau Temple Rd, Causeway Bay, +852 2879 5612


Austin Miao