Tsim Sha Tsui (T.S.T.)

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Tsim Sha Tsui or T.S.T. as the locals like to call it has a bit of everything a traveler needs. If you like shopping, restaurants, and sightseeing then you are in the right place.

The stand out attraction in T.S.T. is the promenade and this is because it gives a wonderful view of Victoria harbor.

A great scenario would be that you met someone special in one of our earlier highlighted neighborhoods (SOHO, Wanchai, or Lan Kwai Fong) and then you bring them to the promenade to seal the deal.

A stroll along the promenade will definitely ignite the twinkies in that special persons eyes.

Photo of Tsim.Sha.Tsui. taken while traveling through H.K.
Tsim Tsa Tsui during the day

Getting there…….

If you decide on using the MTR, get off at the Tsim Sha Tsui station exit E. Once you leave the station walk towards Salisbury road then make a right, take the pedestrian tunnel next to the YWCA to the Hong Kong cultural centre and then walk to the Star Ferry Pier.

Another option would be to take a ferry from Central or Wanchai. The Promenade is next to the pier in Tsim Sha Tsui.


Nathan road, Park lane shoppers boulevard, Granville road, and, Canton road are very popular strips with shops and malls that one should definitely check out.

Sightseeing and popular attractions in this area include Avenue of the stars, The Peak, Disneyland, Clocktower, and Victoria Harbor

snapshot of Tsim Sha Tsui taken while traveling through H.K.
A street market in T.S.T.

Restaurants, bars, and clubs

Most of the bars and restaurants that we found when we visited T.S.T. were clustered along the harbor with a waterfront view.

They each had an outdoor seating area so a patron could take advantage of the harbor view. This was great because on a warm evening you got to have a great meal downed with a good beverage while overlooking the harbor.

Also noticeable are the ubiquitous expatriates that seem to have penetrated every nook and corner of Hong Kong. There are different types of bars and restaurants along the promenade. From bars with live music to sports bars and so on.

Please find below a list of the restaurants and bars we visited along the harbor.

  • 1. Lavilla
  • 2. Bulldogs Bar and Grill
  • 3. Brotziet German Bier Bar and Restaurant
  • 4. Wooloomooloo steakhouse
  • 5. Charlie Brown Café
  • While we were unable to find a club that was a rager like we did in L.K.F., SOHO, or Wanchai. There was definitely something special about T.S.T.

    We would suggest T.S.T. is best enjoyed on one of those days you want to relax and discover Hong Kong outside the lens of nightlife.

    In the next post, Hong Kong- The Cantonese Expedition VII we head over to Kowloon, another great area in Hong Kong. Goodbye for now and stay tuned to the press…………

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    This article was written by Dante, a Chemical-petroleum engineer by study. He is a nightlife aficionado, an avid traveler, and a culturephile. | To get into touch with Dante please email him at  contact@partytrail.com or Follow Him On Facebook and Twitter

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