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Night Markets & Street Food: Kowloon Nightlife Experience

Hong Kong

13 reviews
4 hours | from $105.00 pp
If you’re looking for a real local experience and the most authentic (and tastiest) food in the city, there’s no better neighbourhood to explore than Kowloon. Lit by thousands of neon signs, this bustling district really comes alive after dark - and with a name that means ‘9 dragons’, it’s no surprise! See spectacular views of the Island’s skyline, get lost in the mazes of market stalls and rub shoulders with the locals when you grab some incredible street food at Kowloon’s night markets and late cafes. Continue the party all night or just eat your way through the local staples - with a local by your side, a night in Kowloon will be one to remember!
4 hrs
Start when you want
Private & personalised

What you'll do

Join a local and head to the mainland for a night of exploring Kowloon, the city’s most exciting district to be in as the sun sets. See the most incredible views of the Symphony of Lights and Hong Kong Island’s skyline over the water before your local guides you through the maze of streets that make up this exciting area.Read more +

Get a little lost exploring the tiny shops and market stalls in little side streets and back alleys, as well as the most famous night markets in Mong Kok, shopping for souvenirs and treasures to take home or just soaking up the atmosphere.

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! 

Eat your way around a 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, all at a local price!

Get tips and tricks where you can continue the night - this is one of the best places in the city to party! Your host will share local secrets with you, like where the locals go at 5am to eat fried squid balls after a night of partying, and where the best underground clubs are. 


What To Expect 

We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes, and interests so we can assign a like-minded local who can create a bespoke experience for you.

Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do and eat. 

Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary.

Although you will see well-known eateries and stores, your Local Host will also help you to discover the places, things, and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique.


What's Included

* Private and personalised experience
* 3 hours with a Local Host
* 6 - 8 tastings from night markets, street food stalls, and late cafes
* Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost) 

What's Not Included

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


Meeting Point 

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.


Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14 days before your experience and get a full refund.

Experience Highlights

* Explore Kowloon, a densely populated local area on the mainland 
* See the best views of the city as it’s lit up at night across the water
* Immerse yourself in the maze of streets and shop 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 
* Get tips and tricks from your local about where to party in this area

Total: USD
per adult
Start when you want

You can specify your preferred start time after booking

Experience type
Private and personalised to what you want to see and do.
Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.
Kids go free
Kids up to 12 years old go free


Malia R

Fabulous, Fantastic, Fun!

Words cannot express Victor’s level of expertise of Kowloon & Hong Kong. My husband, step-daughter & I spent 2 days with Victor and after the first hour knew we were in store for a wonderful tour! Victor delivered on every site on our wish list - and then some! From Big Buddha to Tai O to HK Island, Victor was extremely knowledgeable and gave us insight that met all of our families’ needs. This tour was one-of-a-kind and well worth the investment. If you have the opportunity to choose Victor- choose him and be prepared for an amazing day. Thank you Victor and CityUnscripted for making our trip to Hong Kong an experience of a lifetime.

Marie G

Food and Night Market Kowloon

Great tour !!! Victor was wonderful He was very knowledgeable and friendly I would recommend Victor and this tour

Arpie A

Night Markets and Street Food

Victor was awesome and accommodated to our preferences. We were in Hong Kong for only 3 days and took this tour the night we arrived. It was an authentic night on the town. We experienced street food, the metro ( which saved me the following 2 days), and the 2 markets ( which our subsequent day tour didn’t even include). Taking this night tour is a must.

Kerwin S

Hong Kong at night is amazing!

This is great tour! Hong Kong is a completely different city at night. And the street food is a huge part of it. A multitude of kiosks and sit down restaurants serving up traditional street food with simple names but explosive flavors. This tour serves up a lot of food so come very hungry. Our guide Victor was born and raised on this food and shared the details not only about what you’re eating, but also the history behind how it’s become a part of the culture. He provided great information on not only the food but on Hong Kong history. Overall a great experience and one you must add to your itinerary.