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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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“Houses are built on stilts above the ocean, sampans ply the dark-green waterways, and elderly residents still dry seafood on traditional straw mats and make the village's celebrated shrimp paste. Tai O is built partly on Lantau and partly on a tiny island about 15m from the shore. Until the mid-1990s the only way to cross was via a rope-tow ferry pulled by elderly Hakka women. That and the large number of sampans in the small harbour earned Tai O the nickname ‘the Venice of Hong Kong’. Though the narrow iron Tai Chung footbridge now spans the canal, the rope-tow ferry is resurrected on some weekends and holidays: drop HK$1 in the box as you disembark. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“Amazing weekend escape for beach and laidback life lovers. Make a day out of it and come here early before hitting either the trails or gorgeous Cheung Sha Beach. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
African Restaurant
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“South African restaurant with the kind of service and care you get from the chef and the team makes that warmth turn into friendship The food is the best on Lantau island and even better than most of the expensive soho restaurants I've been to And it's not part of a "chain" serving mass market food This is real home cooking at its best - recipes you will want to try to recreate but easier just have the great comfort and charm of being there enjoying the garden the sea and must of all the friends you will meet! Bobotie with the special rice, the tender chicken breast, and crispy succulent fish and chips are all served with great quality wine! And the best secret are the lovely potatoes that are au gratin and will have you begging for more! - they inspired me to come back several times for "seconds"! Great job whoever is in charge! I never write reviews but you were the best on my trip - hope to see you every chance I get!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Excellent authentic thai food, with some of the best prices in Discovery Bay”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“Tuck into classic Turkish favourites, including baba ghanoush and shish kebabs, at this intimate dining spot. A firm favourite of our editor, the friendly staff and casual atmosphere will ensure you feel at home. Try to swing by on a Friday night for acoustic entertainment courtesy of Maryjane and Graeme. Bah Turkish, 3 Ngan Road, Mui Wo, Lantau, (+852) 2984 0221”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pub
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“If you’re looking for a laid-back drink by the ocean and a hearty plate of Western cuisine, then China Bear is the place for you. Turn left out of Mui Wo ferry pier, and within a matter of minutes you’ll be kicking back in a friendly atmosphere. Keen to test your general knowledge? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that quiz nights are held on the final Thursday of each month. China Bear, G/F Mui Wo Centre, 3 Ngan Wan Road, Mui Wo, Lantau, (+852) 2984 9720”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great view over the ocean, quirky vibe great grill and fab Apple Crumble. A favourite for hikers coming over for the day.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Small place that doesn't take reservations. People go there for their thin crust pizza and their homemade pasta. Both are absolutely excellent. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Great for drinks, from day time and right through to late night, they also have a very good menu wit fantastic food ”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“Great beach spot away from the crowds! The local family who own the beach bar also do good food and drinks. You can also rent kayaks and their barbecue area.”
  • 1 local recommends
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“The best choice for authentic Spanish food. Tasty and good for sharing: Tapas, Squid Ink seafood paella; Red Sangria for all seasons.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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Bar
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  • 2 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Our favourite amongst the line of seafood restaurants by the waterfront. It has a selection of not only seafood dishes but also Sichuanese (spicy) dishes too. Both Chinese and English menus. Friendly staff. ”
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 2 locals recommend