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“Amazing food area”

Des Voeux Road West
Ranked #272 of 899 things to do in Hong Kong
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Owner description: Known for its markets specializing in foods
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this area whilst walking from Kennedy station to Central.

Loved the food stalls which are traditional and not McDonalds prepared food. Saw numerous places to get breakfast where a person on the footpath in front of their shop cooking and serving directly to their clients.

Small shops, preparing the food in plain sight. This is what I thought Hong Kong would be like, more Asian less Western.

A great place to wander, you could spend an hour just exploring.

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Reviewed 29 May 2016

I loved my time walking along this road which is literally teaming with dried fish shops. The small can be a bit overwhelming and you probably don't want to know what everything is but the sight is amazing and many of the shops are very photogenic but check they allow photos. Also there are birds nest shops and herbalists. Be sure to explore the backstreets to the south of this road as well.

Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

"Dried Fish Street" is one of the original old Hong Kong areas although all modern buildings now. Stayed at 60 West Aparthotel which is recommended. The sheer number of the DFS on the Main Street as well of many side streets is a real experience. Apparently it is also the focus for wholesale trading too. It's very busy so after if you want to have a pleasant walk by the harbour after there is a park accessible at the Starbucks end of the road at the IBISunder the flyover past the fire station is one entrance. If further up the road ? Look for Sports Centre signs and Sun yat Sen Memorial Park. Alternatively you can also walk up Hollywood Road back to Central along the Antiques shop road.

Thank Douglas G
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

cental is heart of hong kong
and this road is popular for branded item shopping
and take ridding of trams.

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Reviewed 27 April 2015

If you walk from the Holiday Inn Soho to the Ibis, you will see more dried fish shops than you will ever want to see in your lifetime, maybe 5 lifetimes, so walking further along Des Voeux west is a waste of time, unless you have a lot of time on your hands. There are literally one dried fish shop after another for as far as the eye can see, on the main road, the side road the back alleys, everywhere, thousands and mixed in with medicine shops where you may unwillingly see endangered species for sale. It is an older neighborhood, with an occasional 7-11 and hotel scattered among the dried fish shops. If you want a look, take the double decker tram thru the area. Taking the tram, you can get a feel for the area, more quickly, relaxing on a tram without having to trek for miles seeing the thousands of dried fish shops.

Thank bob2bkk
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