Streets of Your City: The ultimate guide to Hong Kong's NoHo neighborhood

Streets of Your City: The ultimate guide to Hong Kong's NoHo neighborhood

We've mapped it out, polished it up and connected the dots through this dynamic district -- just for you

Revolution, prostitution and printing! Welcome to NoHo.

‘Twas a time when this area wasn’t so full of bars, restaurants, designer stores and boutiques. Imagine it crammed with squalid tenements, homes to extended Chinese families squeezed into tiny spaces shortly after the arrival of the British. Then, around the turn of the 19th century, it played host to revolutionary meetings attended by Sun Yat-sen. In the early 20th century, it was the center of a busy commercial area -- and the red light district. On Wo Lane was once known as Yi Nai Lane -- legend has it one merchant bought all the houses on the street for his mistress, or yi nai. Later, the brothels moved west and the neighborhood was filled with shophouses, grocery stores, workshops and printing houses.

Fast forward to the present, and nearly all of the old shophouses have been redeveloped, the area an alluring mix of traditional street vendors and fashionable new stores and restaurants -- many having moved here after being priced out of trendy SoHo. Paul’s Kitchen, a Western-style bistro, is where those revolutionary meetings were once held, designer boutiques where family-run grocery shops once stood.

This is NoHo -- rich in history, full of variety and arguably Hong Kong’s most eclectic neighborhood.

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1. Cage Restaurant

Like the birdcages from which it takes its name, this small bar and restaurant is a cozy, delicate place. Purple sofas and high tables fill the long, narrow interior, which is bookended by two small terraces overlooking the quiet, leafy steps of Mee Lun and Shing Hing streets. There's a dozen wines available by the glass, many of them French, and Vietnamese snacks to help along the drinks.

Front 1a, Back 1b
3 Mee Lun Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2815 6739

2. Sing Heung Yuen

This dai pai dong is always packed, and office workers on their lunch break during the week are willing to line up for ages just for a taste of that tomato soup macaroni. It's intensely tomatoey and slightly ketchupy, waking up tastebuds and numbed, office-drone minds. The pork chop sandwich shaped like a heart is not bad either.

2 Mee Lun Street, Central, Hong Kong +852 2544 8368

3. Cookie Galerie

Open the door to this tiny Aberdeen Street bakery and you'll be hit by the intense aroma of sweet, sweet butter. On one side of the shop there's tailor-made, haute-couture cakes, which cost between $3,000 and $10,000. On the other, a newly-launched line of precious little cookies flavored with teas and nuts. You can also get some Hong Kong-style macaroons, which take the traditional French egg white-and-almond pastry and tone down the sweetness for local palates. Closed Mondays. Check out Cookie Galerie's Ichigo Ichie macaroons in our NoHo gift guide.

G/F, 25 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2815 6678
www.cookiegalerie.com
email: info@cookiegalerie.com

4. Red Tavern Restaurant

The high-end hotel chef goes local -- it's becoming a trend. In this case, the chef of Pierrot at the Mandarin Oriental has decamped for the more humble surroundings of NoHo, where he crafts European-inspired set meals that change every week. Among the most recent offerings -- pan-fried goose liver, roasted lamb neck salad and grilled Kurobuta pork.

G/F, 17 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2559 0737
www.red-tavern.net
email: info@red-tavern.net

5. Ichiba Japanese Restaurant

Specializing in the raw stuff, Ichiba does value lunch sets and also J-brunch on weekends. Sushi for brunch? They make it happen with sea urchin and toro, among other ingredients.

Shop B, G/F, Lam's Bldg, 6-10 Kau U Fong, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2854 0322

6. Kau U Fong Restaurant & WineBar

Cozy restobar with karaoke, Western fare and lots of wine.

G/F, 12 Kau U Fong, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2851 1989
www.kauufong.com
cyhtony513.yahoo.com.hk

7. The Real Bread Company

Sadly for NoHo residents and visitors, the closest you can get to the goodies baked here is to inhale the wonderful aroma. Or see piles of loaves, buns and others carted out of the doors. The Real Bread Company serves its fresh goods to many SoHo restaurants and the Hong Kong Cricket Club. The staff is friendly with the neighborhood, often found in conversation outside while the ovens work. Though you can chit-chat with the baking crew, you need to hop over to Shelley Street to veteran baker Peter Lowe's Real Bread Company cafe for a taste. Location below.

14 Kau U Fong, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2581 2933
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14 Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2810 9326

8. The Chairman

Nostalgia and nationalism meet at this old new-world restaurant. The curtains, dark oak, chandeliers and excellent service hark back to post-war Hong Kong. The Cantonese menu serves up classics in small portions.

18 Kau U Fong, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2555 2202
www.thechairmangroup.com

9. Yachiyo Japanese Restaurant

Tuck into this warm little restaurant for some of Hong Kong's best Japanese ramen and gyoza. The Shoyu ramen, made with soya, sake and sesame oil, is especially delicious.

G/F 8 On Wo Lane (off Kau U Fong and Gough Street), Central, Hong Kong
+852 2815 5766

10. Basement Restaurant

Basement is the restobar child of furniture store Homeless, and it's hidden just under its mothership. The food is fusion European fare, but Basement is much better known for its quirky, hip design factor. A long wooden tunnel lined with bubbly black seating, design cutlery, mismatched chairs -- it won't look like your average dining experience. Its parfait is highly recommended. Check out Basement's Christmas set dinner in our NoHo gift guide.

B/F, 29 Gough Street (below Homeless), Central, Hong Kong
+852 2854 0010
www.basement.hk

11. Ngau Kee Food Café

This refugee from SoHo overdevelopment moved to Gough Street just three years ago, but it already feels like it's been there forever. Homey Cantonese classics like steamed fish and squid in black bean sauce are the order of the day here, but there's also some Hong Kong-style innovations too, like pork chops fried in mayonnaise.

G/F, 3 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2546 2584

12. Sup 1

Well loved by neighbors and beyond for its value, this unpretentious casual restaurant serves up delicious fusion comfort food and has unexpectedly become a sceney place with regulars who hang out for hours after supper.

G/F, 11 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2522 5002
sup1.multiply.com

13. Kiyotaki Japanese Restaurant

A regular on the street, Kiyotaki's great prices keep its fans coming back for its sushi and home-cooked food. There's always a line, so prepare to wait if you haven't made a reservation.

G/F, 13 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2877 1772

14. Kau Kee

Kau Kee has been serving noodles since the time that Sun Yat-sen was plotting revolution from his Gough Street hangout. Follow the scent of curry to this landmark shop where the focus is on one thing and one thing only: beef brisket. Don't even think of ordering fishballs.

G/F, 21 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2815 0123, +852 2850 5967

15. Paul's Kitchen

Homestyle comfort food: roast chicken, apple crumble and other things that make you feel warm and happy.

G/F 24 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2815 8003
www.pauls-kitchen.com
email: reservation@pauls-kitchen.com

16. Shanghai Lane

The Gough Street resident of a popular local chain that offers Shanghainese fare at value prices. The old photos of Shanghai will no doubt evoke some memories of the city's bygone glory days.

G/F, 35-37 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2850 7788
www.shanghailane.net

17. Burger Republic

Beef burgers grilled fresh and awesome chicken burgers for those wanting a slight excursion. Delicious cheese french fries are a bonus.

G/F, 39 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2581 1887

18. Luci

With friendly staff and homey surf-and-turf fare, this grill on the block is great for brunch or a glass of wine.

G/F, 43 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2581 3303
email: lucigrillandbar@yahoo.com

19. Gingko House

Gingko House is known not only for decent food, but also for great service provided by a staff of old folks. We're not talking about the frowny, acerbic types typically found at cha chaan tengs -- we're talking about restless retirees, many of whom recently held mid- to high-level management jobs and who do not want to slow down. For more details, see You got served! By old timers.

44 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong +852 2545 1200 www.everconcern.org.hk/gingko

20. Gough 40

The all-white interior and candlelight sure makes this place sleek. Often rented out for private functions, it also offers alfresco dining spilling out onto the street. Simple Western fare dominates here.

G/F, 40 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2851 8498

21. On Lot 10

Hong Kong-born chef David Lai, who used to helm Alain Ducasse restaurants in Monaco and Hong Kong, now toils at his restaurant On Lot 10 to bring good ol' down-to-earth French food to locals. In this My Hong Kong feature, Lai says Hong Kong's best French cuisine can be sourced from ingredients hidden in the city’s wet markets.

34 Gough St, NoHo, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2155 9210

22. Niku Japanese Robata Grill

This izakaya-style restaurant specializing in robotayaki only seats about 20 people so make sure to reserve a table in advance so you can see the robata chefs grill your meat to perfection. You also have the option of grilling the meat at your own table.Popular dishes include their lychee-wrapped black pork skewers, ox tongue, and cold udon.

2 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 3485 1850
Email: nikujrg@gmail.com

23. wine bar by Paul's Kitchen

The recently-opened companion to Paul's Kitchen, this small, intimate bar offers two excellent wine lists (one based on value and the other geared towards wine connoisseurs) and a menu of tapas dishes like foie gras on French bread and thick cuts of salmon. It's especially worthwhile to visit during the evening happy hour: $100 will get you unlimited wine and $60 pays for unlimited tapas.

G/F, 16 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2851 8515
email: winebar@pauls-kitchen.com

24. Sparkz Wine & Snack Bar

Sparkz is a rarity in Hong Kong's wine bar scene: unique, underdog wines and an inclusive, casual atmosphere in which to drink them. Walk in and prepare to be charmed by owner Albert Yam who is also a wine instructor. It's been recently renovated. See our listing for more details.

G/F, 18 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2127 7533 www.sparkz.com.hkemail: sparkzbar@gmail.com

25. Babylon

With their most prized old wine labels displayed like trophies on the wall, this bar is all about the wine.

G/F, Shop 1A, No. 49-51 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2815 5411
email: babylon.intl.ltd@gmail.com

26. Gallery Exit

Not many one-year-olds can claim to be this precocious. Since it opened last year, Gallery EXIT has already taken a leading role in the Central art scene, focusing on avant-garde artists from Hong Kong, China and other parts of Asia. Last summer, it exhibited obsessively detailed drawings by young Hong Kong artists, including the acclaimed Kong Chun-hei. Most recently, the abstract, gold- and mineral-based compositions of Japanese-American artist Makoto Fujimura's show "Charis." Check out Fujimura's "White Moon" piece in our NoHo gift guide.

G/F, 1 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2541 1299
www.galleryexit.com
email: info@galleryexit.com

27. Pawette

This adorable new doggie boutique, salon and spa has already established itself as NoHo's hub for pet lovers. Gourmet pet treats, doggie fashion and a spa that will transform your pet into the happiest, most pampered dog in town. If only Hong Kong's spas for humans were this lush. Check out Pawette's Royalty Package in our NoHo gift guide.

G/F, 3 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2537 9999
www.pawette.com.hk
email: mail@pawette.com

28. Art Statements Gallery

Dominique Perregaux' gallery MO has always represented its namesake, and he proved that he's still got it earlier this year when the gallery made headlines in every newspaper in town as his artist -- the French graffiti master Zevs -- was prosecuted for vandalizing Chater House. Art crimes aside, Perregaux' special projects are always bold. He also curates some top personal and corporate collections in Hong Kong. Check out Erwin Olaf's "Fashion Victims: YSL" in our NoHo gift guide.

5 Mee Lun Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2122 9657
www.artstatements.com

email:
info@artstatements.com

29. Amelia Johnson Contemporary Gallery

Nestled on the steep stairway, don't let Amelia Johnson's size fool you -- the taste level here is top notch. The gallery represents Macau-based Russian artist Konstantin Bessmertny, with his kitsch-fantastic paintings often on show, and a slew of internationally-renowned contemporary artists. Showing strong commitment to the local art community, the gallery is involved in many art initiatives around town. The current exhibition is "MULTI{ple}," a four-artist discussion on mass production.

G/F, 6-10 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2548 2286
www.ajc-art.com
email: info@ajc-art.com

30. Visage One

Benky Chan is a fan of beauty au naturale in the face of heavy commercialism and this age of artifice. Between pages of Thomas Mann, Chan cuts hair for $450. The place looks more like an art studio than a hair salon -- mirrors on easels, wooden 'found' furniture, a small library upstairs, and bonus, there's a bar. Every first and third Saturday, musicians are invited to crash for jamming amongst jazz lovers with wine, whiskey and cigarettes in hand.


LG/F, Po Lung Building, 93 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2523 8988

31. Volume

Volume is indisputably the gay club that everyone ends up at as the night draws to a close. Whether it's 'New in Town Wednesdays,' drag competitions, Sailor Night or performances from drag diva singer La Chiquitta -- catch all of Hong Kong's gay personalities here at the community's dance party venue.


LG/F, 83-85 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2857 7683
www.volume.com.hk

32. A Gallery

New in the neighborhood, Michael Leung moved from SoHo to NoHo to be closer to his bar and restaurant, Cage, across the street. A Gallery shows contemporary paintings and sculptures from mainland Chinese artists. He does change up the pace now and then again, such as the current show "The Lost Innocent" with Thai artist Attasit Pokpong's poignant portraits of girls in today's Thailand.


Cockloft No 2-4, Mee Lun Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2868 0776
email: kkleung61@yahoo.com

33. Zu San Li - Longevity Massage

We're reluctant to share this neighborhood foot massage parlor with the world -- it's still easy to drop in and score an appointment. The service is incredible and the massage therapists are caring and attentive. It might just be the best 'undiscovered' massage parlor in Hong Kong.


G/F, 13 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2851 1268
email: bong@lifeoflife.net

34. Saloon K

Where dog lovers go to get pampered. There's no fewer than seven furry creatures that call this salon home, and while the team of stylists works on your hair, the owner, Fred Ng, can read your dog's fortune through Tarot cards. Doggie treats are also on hand for complete human-canine satisfaction.


UG/F, 170 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2870 2702

35. MADHOUSE contemporary

Mix Asian contemporary art with DJs and what have you got? A great place for a party. MADHOUSE takes an edgy, active approach to art that has made it one of Hong Kong's most exciting new commercial galleries. There are even plans to expand outside -- the gallery hopes to pioneer a Kau U Fong street party sometime in the near future.
G/F, 10 Kau U Fong, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2815 6007
www.madhouse.com.hk
email: info@madhouse.com.hk

36. Toast

A DIY art studio with plenty of paint, easels, and blank canvases for art jamming. There are sessions for all ages from children to adults, and if your interest is piqued by the jamming, you can continue with art lessons. Check the website for session details. Check out Toast's painting workshops in our NoHo gift guide.

M/F, 10 On Wo Lane, Central, Hong Kong +852 3488 6212 www.toast-hk.com email: info@toast-hk.com

37. As Art

The Asian fusion furniture design boutique has lots to offer. Behind the huge wooden doors, their modern pieces with an Asian twist are elegant simplicity. By appointment only.

G/F, 9 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 3104 0044
email:
contact@asfurniture.com.hk
www.asfurniture.com.hk

38. Gallery deVie

Ruby Leung keeps the hipsters happy with her gallery and store stocked with indie designer clothes and accessories. From layered numbers to pricey plastic jewelry, this is arty fashion with a blend of humor. Sneak out the back door to access its secret basement gallery of dresses and drawings.

G/F, 45 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2851 1848
www.gallerydevie.com
info@gallerydevie.com

39. the green lab

Green style is the order of the day at this boutique, where everything is made from recycled or sustainable materials. On display is a wonderful collection of furniture hand-fashioned from discarded oars. There's also vintage dresses refashioned into something adorably new and bags made from vinyl advertising banners. Check out The Green Lab's Chesterfield chair in our NoHo gift guide.

B/F, 97 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
+852 9773 7591
thegreenlab.net
email: contact@thegreenlab.net

40. Earth Home

This zen boutique is filled with gorgeous ceramics from Thai artist Somluk Pantiboon. While the store is currently filled with affordable sake cups and pots from Pantiboon's workshop, the artist's personal works are tucked away in the back room. Ask director Andrew Bell for a look -- he might invite you back for one of their cozy evening parties. Check out Earth Home's triple-fired vase in our NoHo gift guide.

Shop C2, LG/F, Po Lung Bldg, 91-95 Hollywood Road (Access via rear laneway between Mee Lun and Shin Hing Streets), Central, Hong Kong
+852 2547 0101
www.earthhome.com.hk
email: andrew@earthhome.com.hk

41. Friendship Trading Company

Wholesaler, retailer and exporter of Chinese antique arts and crafts.

G/F, 105-107, Hollywood Road, Friendship Commercial Building, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2548 3830
email: friendco@netvigator.com

42. Ancient Chinese Art

Knick-knacks, small sculptures and beads dominate this cluttered shop.

G/F, 97 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

43. Mandala Fine Arts

 

G/F, 95 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
+852 9385 2142
email: dife@netvigator.com

44. True Arts & Curios

One of the highlights of Hollywood Road's procession of antique and curiosity shops, there's enough surprises here to keep you browsing for hours. Intricate woodcarvings salvaged from old houses, antique oddities, masks from the farthest corners of Asia -- you'll find it all here, and each piece has a story behind it. Just ask the owner.

44a
G/F, 91, Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
44b
G/F, 89, Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong +852 2559 1485

45. Indosiam Rare Books

Yves Azemar is a Frenchman who has lived in Asia for a quarter of a century and now indulges his fascination for rare books and documents from former French colonies in Asia at this tiny space. Rare gems at Azemar's store include books on Chinese art by Osvald Sirén, such as “Les Palais Imperiaux de Pekin,” priced at $30,000. If you think you have a rare gem on your bookshelf, take it down to Indosiam and see what it’s worth. Check out Peplow and Barker's Hong Kong Around and About in our NoHo gift guide.

1/F, 89 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong +852 2854 2853

46. Edmond Wong Antiques

Pottery sculptures and scroll art, swords and even reading glasses, some dating back to the Tang dynasty, at very reasonable prices. Currently everything is 60 percent off, and it's going fast.

G/F, 83 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2521 2800

email: edmondwongantique@yahoo.com.hk

47. Sense of Touch

Join the Diva club for discounts at this boutique spa that specializes in nails, Brazilian waxing and perfect eyebrows. The girls in the neighborhood are always gossiping downstairs at the nail bar that uses OPI nail polish, and there are three rooms upstairs for treatments and waxing. Be sure to book a couple of days in advance.

83A Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2517 0939
Also at:
LG/F, 2 Arbuthnot Road (below Cafe O, upstairs from dragon-i) Hong Kong
+852 2869 0939
1-5/F, 52 D'aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2526 6918

www.senseoftouch.com.hk
email:enquiries@senseoftouch.com.hk

48. Moustache

Frustrated-shopper-turned-tailor Alex Daye sizes up male clients for a sartorial makeover in this shop. Female shoppers also love his flamboyant tailored suits. For more details, see Designer Alex Daye wants you to wear canary yellow and cobalt blue to the office. Check out Moustache's piped pyjamas in our NoHo gift guide.

2/F Lee Wah Mansion, 171-177 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong +852 2545 8955 www.moustachehongkong.com email: info@jadaye.com

49. Evelyn Artwear

Arty accessories with lots of pearls. In addition, there are dresses and even a piano if you want to take a creative shopping break.

G/f, 21 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2850 8906
evelynartwear@hotmail.com

50. June Flowers and Gifts

This flower shop has been part of the neighborhood for two decades. Learn flower arrangement here from internationally-accredited teachers, and order gifts for weddings, baby showers, Christmas, birthdays ... every occasion imaginable.

G/F, 19 Aberdeen Street, Central +852 2526 0678 www.thejuneflower.com

51. Magnan & Tse - Precious Apparel

These two designers are all about jewels on t-shirts, and that's what they sell. All designed in-house, it's hip with a touch of glam. Check out Magnan & Tse's modal cotton top in our NoHo gift guide.

15 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 9221 3588
www.magnan-tse.com
email: tse@magnan-tse.com

52. O Senses - Home of Art & Greenery

For Zen products and aromatherapy, you're in the right place. Essential oils, candles, and sculptures all bring good karma and relaxation. Check out O Senses' incense cone burner in our NoHo gift guide.

Shop 11D, Chung Shan House, Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2544 3398
hk.myblog.yahoo.com/o.senses
email: enquiry@o-senses.com

53. Gentlemen's Agreement

This shop sells cheeky men's underwear, including tighty whities with a print of man in a retro swimsuit, day-glo briefs and fancy swimwear. A small range of women's briefs are also available. Check out the Life Guard brief at Gentlemen's Agreement in our NoHo gift guide.

M/F, 11E Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong +852 2850 4666 http://shop.g-agreement.com

54. Wing Ching Cheung Frame Maker

This local Chinese custom frame maker is a reminder that NoHo wasn't always modern and hip, adding a bit of heritage with lots of function.

G/F, 11C Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2815 8301
email: wingccframe@yahoo.com.hk

55. Alvani Fashion Boutique

From tutus to sweaters, this store promotes a classy street look with a touch of humor. Circus-inspired sweaters paired with leather jackets and fun plastic jewelry make the girls stop and stare.

Shop 2A, 2-4, Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2542 0388
email: alvani.noho@gmail.com

56. Vins Vins

Within the yellow bricks, this wine cellar carries some serious bottles of red from France -- from average prices to a five-digit price tag.

UG/F, 172 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2850 8887
www.vinsvins.com.hk
email: info@vinsvins.com.hk

57. juju flowers

Evident in the baskets visible from the street, juju flowers is known for creative bouquets and baskets to order -- in person, via phone or even by email. Larger flower works are named after historical heroines and mountains, while the smaller varieties pair surprising visuals such as bamboo with roses. The store is also known for its three resident cats, always curled up on top of each other in the window, drawing spectators and customers.

G/F, 4-6 On Wo Lane, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2521 9911
www.juju.com.hk
email: info@juju.com.hk

58. Ornate Collections

Studded stone stairs lead down to Ornate, a potpourri of frames, cushions and flowers.

G/F, 10 On Wo Lane, Central, Hong Kong +852 2506 3398

59. Rodafixa

In recent years, fixed gear bikes, which have no brakes and must be constantly pedalled to move forward, have become a point of obsession for hipsters, bike enthusiasts and design fetishists around the world. Here in Hong Kong, you can get your fix at this On Wo Lane hole-in-the-wall -- the city's one and only fixed-gear boutique. It's open only by appointment -- call Brian to pay a visit.

G/F, 12 On Wo Lane, Central, Hong Kong
+852 9090 9312
email:
brianfu@me.com
www.hkfixed.com

60. Out of Stock

A newcomer to the NoHo decor scene, Out of Stock marries kitsch and vintage-inspired knick-knacks with more modern creations like Scandinavian furniture. It's a cluttered space, like a basement well-stocked with forgotten treasures. Outside, on the sidewalk, you'll sometimes find furniture that is being "down-bidded" -- the price is reduced each day until somebody snaps it up.

G/F, Shop B, 12 On Wo Lane, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2369 6008
www.outofstock.com.hk
email: info@outofstock.com.hk

61. True Colors

True Colors' jewelry is designed for the ultimate romantic. The glistening crystals always sparkle under the street lights and lure in passers-by. Check out the L'incomparabile necklace at True Colors in our NoHo gift guide.

G/F, Shop 2B-2C, 2-4 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2544 0990
email: info@truecolors.com.hk

62. ECOLS

Welcome to ECOLS, where one man's trash is another man's treasure. Who would have thought that a used seatbelt would make for a rakish necktie? Or that old vinyl could become jewelry? See our listing for more details. Check out ECOL's Escama Studio bag in our NoHo gift guide.

8 & 10 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong+852 3106 4918 www.ecols.com email: info@ecols.com

63. T.Five Home Decor

Decorative art and glass home decor are all around, with candles and scents to boot.

G/F, 12 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2756 9382

64. addiction

A challenger to Homeless, the lifestyle stronghold on the block, addiction carries everything from hipster t-shirts to furniture items -- and it's putting up a good fight. Check out Addiction's Taika set in our NoHo gift guide.

G/F, 15 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2581 2779
email: addiction@biznetvigator.com

65. HALO

The attractive leather bags and accessories in the shop window serve as a good advertisement for this company's main trade, which is the manufacture and sale of high-end leather furniture to the United States and the United Kingdom. Come for the purses, leave with a couch. Check out HALO's Medium Pocket bag in our NoHo gift guide.

G/F, 17 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2559 3021
www.haloasia.com

66. Toot Toot

Snakeskin lovers take note: this is your new destination on Gough Street. BBN's in-house designers have crafted some pretty cute, snazzy shoes and handbags, all of which are made locally with snakeskins harvested from farms in Malaysia. Check out Toot Toot's limited edition chain clutch in our NoHo gift guide.

G/F, 51 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2815 4499

67. Homeless

Gough Street owes its current trendiness to this well-known design and decor shop, which opened its flagship location here just a few years ago. There's actually two Homeless outlets here, with one specializing in home accessories from international designers and another dedicated to local artist Carrie Chau's Wun Ying Collection. Check out Homeless' Cuckoo Home in our NoHo gift guide.

67a -- Flagship: G/F, 29 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2581 1880
67b
-- G/F, 28 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2851 1160
67c -- G/F, 7 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2581 1110

www.homeless.hk
info@homelessconcept.com

68. Axis Collections

Don't let this home decor and furniture shop's cluttered appearance fool you -- Cliff Li and Mary Chung have carefully curated a collection of playful, brightly-colored Scandinavian tables and chairs and even some striking locally-designed pieces, such as a table fashioned out of a single piece of wood. Check out Axis Collections' Villa Julia in our NoHo gift guide.

G/F, 47 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2858 6919
www.axiscollections.com
email: axis@axiscollections.com

69. KIMLAI

A veteran in the industry, Kim Lai finally started his own boutique, hosting his own collection of unique contemporary jewelry a year ago. He also customizes rings and jewels; the pieces are finished with subtle sophistication, but he also does attention pieces with lots of metal and edge designs. The tall, dark and handsome designer is also the shopkeeper, and he's real patient, so take your time finding the perfect ring. Check out KIMLAI's embroidery rings in our NoHo gift guide.

G/F, 49-51 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2545 6388
www.kimlai.net
email: info@kimlai.net

70. Lan Kwai Fong Hotel

Don't let this boutique hotel's deceptive name fool you -- no, it's not in Lan Kwai Fong, but it's heaven for those who love the Chinese hutong aesthetic. Check out the BreeZe bar and its outdoor terrace and also restaurant Celebrity Cuisine with Chef Cheng Kam Fu, who went from being a private cook to serving radish cakes to Hong Kong's chief executive. If the garage is open, steal a look at the art collection hung between the Mercedes and BMWs. Check out Lan Kwai Fong Hotel's Business @ Pleasure Package in our NoHo gift guide.

3 Kau U Fong, Central, Hong Kong
+852 3650 0000
www.lankwaifonghotel.com.hk

CNNGo's Zoe Li, Virginia Lau, Kim Willis and Mun Yin Liu joined forces with contributors Christopher DeWolf and Bourree Lam in putting together this guide.