Did you know there is a Hello Kitty dim sum restaurant? And the food is pretty good! Learn about what to order and more in this review.
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Hong Kong Revisited: Hong Kong Hello Kitty Dim Sum Review

One of the things we definitely wanted to try this visit to Hong Kong was Hello Kitty Dim Sum. Despite bending parenting rules and dealing with jet lag, ultimately we needed to take this trip to the restaurant for the kids. (Is what I tell myself). I cannot tell you why this restaurant exists, but I can tell you a little bit about it. So let’s take a quick look at the Hello Kitty Dim Sum restaurant. I’ll also toss in a bit about the pop up Hello Kitty supermarket at the end as a bonus!

Did you know there is a Hello Kitty dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong? And the food is pretty good! Learn about what to order and more in this review.

Location and Ambience

If you’re coming via MTR, either take the West Rail (purple) to Austin or the Tsuen Wan line (red) to Jordan. We actually hung out at Ocean Terminal and Harbour City beforehand, so we just walked up Canton Road. It’s possible to walk a long portion of this inside the Harbour City mall, so if you’re prone to overheating it might be worth budgeting a little extra time to navigate that maze.

Did you know there is a Hello Kitty dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong? And the food is pretty good! Learn about what to order and more in this review.
If you’re staying where in Tsim Sha Tsui you can probably walk to the restaurant

I’ll be honest, I’m not sure what I was expecting, but I wasn’t really blown away by the decor and ambience of the restaurant. I found it…fine? I don’t know what I expected I guess! More pink, maybe? The tables and chairs have nice Hello Kitty decorations and the restaurant features a couple big Hello Kitties but nothing wowed me. Just don’t expect to be taken to a dreamworld of magic or anything like that and it will be fine, haha.

Did you know there is a Hello Kitty dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong? And the food is pretty good! Learn about what to order and more in this review.
The decor is understated, which you may find as a pro or con. Baby not included.

Food and Price

Simply put, the Hello Kitty dim sum restaurant offers good (but not great) food at a bit of an upcharge. I didn’t find the prices exorbitant, maybe $1-$2 USD more per dish. 

Did you know there is a Hello Kitty dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong? And the food is pretty good! Learn about what to order and more in this review.
Very cute.

What really impressed me was the presentation. I expected the dishes to be cute and the definitely were. But everything is just done so clean and neatly – it really is amazing to see. Obviously the steamed pork buns (char siu bao) stand out the most but everything looks pretty. And even though I prefer fried turnip cake (lo bak goh), I can’t say I minded the gigantic Hello Kitty shaped one. Those two dishes plus shrimp dumplings (har gao) I would recommend everyone try. Other than that, order what you might normally get at dim sum.

My dad also ordered this like ground meat thing that was shaped like a Hello Kitty bow. It tasted fine but um…let’s just say ground meat is better off misshapen. It looked weird!

Did you know there is a Hello Kitty dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong? And the food is pretty good! Learn about what to order and more in this review.
Just…no.

Anyway, I definitely enjoyed the food, flavor did not take a back seat to presentation. You can get better dim sum, for sure, but you’ll probably need a Michelin starred dim sum restaurant to surpass this by a large margin. If you’re into Hello Kitty or quirky food, the food quality and presentation definitely justify the upcharge.

Hello Kitty Pop Up Supermarket

Very quickly, currently Hong Kong features a pop up Hello Kitty supermarket at YATA. It’s right outside of the Hong Kong University MTR station on the newly expanded Island line (light blue). You can buy regular groceries but you’re probably there for the specialty Hello Kitty items. You can buy cookie cutters, molds, lunch boxes, Hello Kitty Pocky-like snacks, ET CETERA. Honestly, it’s pretty awesome. Check it out before it pops…down?

Did you know there is a Hello Kitty dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong? And the food is pretty good! Learn about what to order and more in this review.
Lots of cute stuff to buy here if you’re into it!

Final Thoughts

One thing I love about Asia is you get these crazy things that are tough to find in the U.S. (though there was a pop up Hello Kitty food truck by my house a few months ago!). If you or your kids enjoy Hello Kitty stuff, do yourself a favor and go check out the dim sum and the pop up supermarket. Like everything in Hong Kong, they’re easy to get to. Unlike everything in Hong Kong, neither was super crowded! The products sold at both are good quality and worth checking out. Enjoy!

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Joe
Just an average joe trying to fly his family for less
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