A Night in Kowloon With A Local

Neon lit markets, street eats and bars which sell herbal medicines!

(17 reviews)

  • Private &

  • 3 hours

  • From
    $71.88  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

You’ll join one of our food-loving Hong Kong hosts to explore Hong Kong's food culture in the heart of the colorful Kowloon neighborhood. Game changer - you’ll do so after dark.

Lit by thousands of neon signs, this lively district really comes alive when the sun sets and with a name that means ‘9 dragons’, it’s no surprise.

See the most incredible views of the Symphony of Lights and Hong Kong Island’s skyline over the water before your host guides you through the maze of streets that make up this exciting area.

Eat your way around traditional night markets where vendors sell all the classics like steamed crab, cheung fun (chewy rice noodles), siu mai (a street version of a steamed dim sum classic) and fried octopus tentacles - this is where you’ll find some of the best food in the city!

Head to Dundas Street and explore the gaai, or back alleys, where you’ll find tiny bars selling drinks ranging from herbal medicines to beers!

When you are done, why not grab a seat at one of the bars with your host who will share local secrets with you, like where the locals go at 5 am to eat fried squid balls after a night of partying, and where the best underground clubs are.

  • Immerse yourself in one of Hong Kong’s liveliest districts, Kowloon, and explore its nightlife of famous markets and neon-lit neighborhoods

  • Sample from the incredible selection of available street foods - be bold, be brave and try everything!

  • See the best views of the city as it’s lit up at night across the water

  • Immerse yourself in the maze of stalls and shops in the famous night markets

  • Enjoy dinner in a street food market or late cafe, tasting the incredible food that HK locals love

  • Have drinks in a tiny local bar or pull up a chair at a street food stall

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalized itinerary
  • 3 hours in the city with a host
  • 6 - 8 tastings from night markets, street food stalls, and late cafes
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Authentic local knowledge and insights
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Additional food and drinks from the ones provided in the experience
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

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  • 2 We match you with a host

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect experience together
  • 3 The best part!

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there

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Reviews for this experience


5 average | 65 reviews

July 2019

Great insight into Kowloon and its food, history and culture ...

We spent a great evening with Victor, our local guide. Arranging the tour was simple and we were given the option to customise the itinerary before we met. We never felt rushed during our visits to local street food vendors and tried a variety of dishes, having Victor with us was invaluable as I'm not sure we would have known what we were ordering most of the time! Victor also helped us with our haggling in the markets. Victor was able to explain the history of Kowloon how it has evolved. Happy to recommend this tour to anyone who is looking to get a local view of Kowloon.

Review by Paul D


5 average | 65 reviews

May 2019

Mong Kok Street Food revealed

Victor was our most informative, enthusiastic and passionate guide for a 4 hour street food tour of MK for the 3 of us. He tailored the food experiences to our"foodie tragic" needs. Many new tastes were tried-cold noodles a delicious surprise!-as well as some more familiar eg Egg tarts, Shanghai dumplings..Victor's English is excellent and it was great that we had him to communicate with the different street vendors in Cantonese, as ours is almost non existent! His knowledge of history of food, place, and social implications, gave us an insight to Hong Kong that we had not had before. This tour gave us confidence to revisit the different markets & street stalls in MK on our own later in our stay in HK.. Top marks & thanks to Victor ( a proud Cantonese guide) for a most enjoyable & informative tour

Review by Gwen P


5 average | 65 reviews

March 2019

Excellent tour

Victor was our tour guide on Monday evening. From 6-10. It was a highly informative and fun evening. He showed us a side of Hong Kong that we would not have seen by ourselves. He brought us up to see the lights of the city from Gardens Hill. He also brought us to a little local restaurant where we had some delicious local food. I can’t recommend this tour highly enough. Thanks Victor for a lovely evening.

Review by Siobhan B

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