Hong Kong Neighbourhoods: Tsim Sha Tsui | Hong Kong Pass

From shopping and eating to museums, harbour views and more, discover all the top things to do in Hong Kong's busy Tsim Sha Tsui neighbourhood.

As one of the busiest neighbourhoods in Hong Kong, it should come as no surprise that Tsim Sha Tsui is completely packed with things to do. Beyond shopping at one of its many shopping malls and eating your weight in fantastic food, it’s home to a number of educational museums, iconic hotels and the gorgeous Hong Kong harbour front. For more ideas, check out our Tsim Sha Tsui guide below...

Hong Kong Harbourfront

Looking for a budget-friendly thing to do? After hopping off the Star Ferry at Tsim Sha Tsui pier and then stroll along the harbour front, a leisurely walk which features the postcard-perfect Hong Kong skyline in the background. Cool off with an ice cream from XTC Gelato at Tsim Sha Tsui ferry terminal and wander past the clock tower, convention centre and Space Museum, but don’t forget to bring your camera - you’ll definitely regret it if you do.

Hong Kong Space Museum

It’s literally impossible to miss the Hong Kong Space Museum, as this dome-shaped museum is located on the harbourfront and looks a bit like a golf ball. If you’re travelling with children, this interactive museum is a great shout and boasts a number of multi-lingual shows if all you want to do is relax in a comfy seat after rushing aroudn all day and let the universe roll over you. Note: it’s closed on Tuesdays.

Hong Kong Science Museum

This interactive and educational museum is a great shout not only for families, but also for those looking for a unique Hong Kong date idea. It’s easy to get lost in here and spend hours poring over the scientific exhibits, discovering the wonders of the world, and we dare you not to pull a funny face in its fascinating world of mirrors exhibition.

Tsim Sha Tsui Restaurants

When it comes to Tsim Sha Tsui food, you’re going to be absolutely spoiled for choice and picking a spot is going to be a real struggle. The legendary Din Tai Fung dumpling restaurant has also opened a branch in TST, so it’s worth braving the queue for one of their famed soup dumplings (known as siu long bao in Cantonese). Hutong is also a stellar romantic date night if you’re great with spice, as this Sichuan restaurant is located up in the heights and has one of the best views of the skyline. If you’re sick of Chinese food and dim sum, Nomads is a pretty fun adventure as it’s a DIY Mongolian barbecue spot - and all you can eat, so come hungry.

Everybody should try Peking Duck at least once in their life and luckily, Tsim Sha Tsui is home to Spring Deer: one of the best places in Hong Kong to try it. It’s difficult to get a reservation here if you don’t speak English however, so it’s worth asking your hotel concierge to help you wrangle a reservation. For those who need a quick little pick me up, % Arabica is a renowned coffee spot and Japanese export with the smoothest brews we’ve ever encountered. After that, the bar at Hullett House is well worth a visit if only to see the place as it’s housed in a grand old colonial police station.

For some of the best dining-with-a-view experiences in the city, Tsim Sha Tsui's famous Harbour City mall is home to a number of fantatic dining establishments boasting waterside harbour views of Hong Kong island, including steakhouse BLT Steak and Italian-American restaurant Al Molo. For an authentic taste of Italy thanks to acclaimed chef Giancarlo Perbellini's menu - La Locanda should be on your must-visit list. Don't forget to show your Hong Kong Pass to enjoy exclusive dining discounts.

Tsim Sha Tsui Shopping

Harbour City
This gigantic shopping mall is always packed with people and it’s pretty easy to get to, given that it’s situated right next to Tsim Sha Tsui’s Star Ferry and bus terminal. With more of a distinctly luxury focus, you’re likely to find many Western fashion brands touting their wares at Harbour City Hong Kong alongside a number of great restaurants if you’re in the mood for a meal. If you’re heading off on a cruise,Harbour City Mall is also where the port for many of them is located.

If you took the MTR over from the main island, you won’t have to venture out of Tsim Sha Tsui station for this unique shopping mall. K11 was born out of a desire to bring together Hong Kong’s best creative minds and exciting brands to create a refreshing shopping experience and they’ve definitely delivered. To get here, simply follow the signs in the underground MTR subway tunnel. Show your Hong Kong Pass to enjoy a free K11 Tourist Card as well as free entry to chi K11 Art Space exhibitions.