While there’s definitely no shortage of shisha lounges around Hong Kong, I always felt like the best ones were concentrated in Central. So I was excited when my sister mentioned this new and really good shisha bar in Tsim Sha Tsui called HYC.
Hillwood Road is located between Jordan and Tsim Sha Tsui. It’s not exactly the area you’d expect fancy bars to be located. It’s populated with more down-to-earth restaurants with more local visitors. And indeed, HYC is a little hidden and resides at the top of an unassuming, but very new and modern, building.
New Shisha Lounge on 22nd floor with Beautiful Views
We went with the Watermelon Chill + Absolute Zero (minty) shisha flavour, which was made extremely well. But what was unexpected, was the beautiful views and delicious cocktails. That’s the unique part you don’t always get at other shisha lounges around the city.
Great Cocktails and Selection of Gin
They had a varied, but not overwhelming, selection of crafted cocktails and gin. My sister ordered the Earl Grey Marteani (HK$120) which was expectedly delicious.
You can also craft your own gin and tonic, with smoke! I chose the Citadelle Reserve (HK$130) paired with East Imperial Spiced Orange Ginger Ale and Oak smoke – a combination I would definitely recommend.
Hidden Treat in Tsim Sha Tsui
Restaurants and bars in Tsim Sha Tsui are generally less pricey than their Hong Kong Island counterparts. And as you’re walking along Hillwood Road towards HYC, you definitely wouldn’t expect a fancy bar in the vicinity. (In fact, it’s an area to more-easily get cheap eats especially during lunch.)
Nonetheless, it’s a different and welcomed addition to the area, offering quality cocktails and shisha with beautiful views. Prices are expectedly more expensive, but still reasonable, with most cocktails ranging from HK$100-160, and shisha at HK$380.
HYC (22/F Nathan Hill, 38 Hillwood Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
Phone (for reservations): +852 2572 6388
Spend per person: HK$200-300
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