Hong Kong’s Best Roast Goose

Tai Hing Roast Goose

There are many things to eat in Hong Kong, but one of the must-eats is definitely roast goose. A good roast goose has plump, juicy and tender meat with crisp skin. Served with a sweet plum sauce, it is unbeatable, and so good that you won’t be able to stop eating. Hong Kong has many good roast goose restaurants – you can find one on every street – but we will save you the trouble and share with you 5 of the best roast goose restaurants in Hong Kong.

Joy Hing


Joy Hing


Joy Hing Roast Restaurant in Wanchai is pretty good. This small eatery is packed with locals throughout the day, so expect to eat under an elbow-to-elbow condition, but the roast goose will make it worthwhile. What we also liked about Joy Hing is that the staff are surprisingly friendly. For an eatery so small and minimally-furnished, so rundown-looking yet with a non-stop flow of diners, so truly Hong Kong that a visitor might be intimidated, the last we would expect is good service that make us feel welcomed and at ease.

1C Stewart Road, Wan Chai
Intersection with Hennessy Road
Tel: +852 2519 6639
Nearest Station: Wan Chai

Chan Kee Roast Goose


Sham Tseng Chan Kee


One of the cha chaan teng in Hong Kong that we always go to is Sham Tseng Chan Kee. Besides the local classic dishes, Chan Kee is also known for its roast goose, which is easily one of the best renditions in town.

427-427A Reclamation Street
Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2381 6161
Daily: 7.30am – 12 midnight
Nearest MTR: Mong Kok


Tai Hing


You can find Tai Hing all over Hong Kong (it also has outlets in Macau and Singapore), but don’t let it fool you into thinking that this is a mediocre chain. Tai Hing’s version is nothing extraordinary, just roasted to a good standard. Not the best roast goose in Hong Kong, of course – but still better than most places.

The char siew and soy chicken were also excellent. Only the roast pork was disappointing. Besides roast meat, Tai Hing also offers a selection of cooked dishes on the menu. Make sure to try their chilled iced milk tea – it is served in a bowl of ice, so that the drink remains chilled without being diluted.

Shop 1 G/F Cigna Tower
470-484 Jaffe Road
Causeway Bay
Tel: +852 2577 7038
Daily: 7.30am – 12 midnight
Nearest MTR: Causeway Bay

Yat Lok


Yat Lok


There are many roast meat restaurants in Hong Kong, but one of the perennial favourites on any round up of roast meat shops will always include Yat Lok. This small local eatery on Stanley Street is not only popular with locals, but also in-the-know foodies who are visiting the city.

28 Stanley Street, Central
Tel: +852 2524 3882
Nearest MTR: Central


Yung Kee


The legendary roast goose restaurant in Hong Kong. Yung Kee is the place where everyone goes – regulars who return again and again to satisfy their roast goose craving, and visitors who want to check it out to see what the fuss is about.

Some people find it to be over-hyped and expensive, while there are others who are loyal supports and return again and again to satisfy their craving for the famous roast goose and century egg.

We belong to the former camp. While we agree that Yung Kee’s roast goose is good, we do not think that it is the best. Nonetheless, it is still a place to check out for first-timers to Hong Kong.

32-40 Wellington Street, Central
Tel: +852 2522 1624
Daily: 11am – 11pm
Nearest MTR: Central


For more recommendations, read our Hong Kong Food & Travel Guides.


6 COMMENTS

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  • Any idea where I could take away the goose to be taken back to home country? Rather which shop offer such service of packing the goose?

    My first visit to Yung Kee yesterday and was very disappointed with its roast goose. It is over-hyped and expensive (whole roast goose – HKD500). This also confirmed the negative feedback from few locals that I met before I visited Yung Kee. Few locals recommended, Yat Lok @ Stanley Street, which is next street from Yung Kee. I walked over there and the restaurant was pretty much empty at around 4pm. Their whole roast goose is HKD480 and offer special packing for air traveler. I will definitely check it out next time.

    FYI, I personally like the roast goose @ Macau Restaurant ?????
    25-27 Lock Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui (next to iSQUARE). Their milk tea is one of the best! I have been there for over 15 years :)

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