Lifestyle

In the heart of Tai Koo

Down the east side of Hong Kong Island rests Tai Koo - a neighbourhood that is well-equipped and well-connected to the rest of the city. No more than 30 minutes by train and considered as a relatively residential area of Hong Kong, Tai Koo is still within easy reach to the CBD but still gives Hongkongers a peaceful escape. The combination of shopping, dining and entertainment facilities makes Tai Koo a strong contender for convenient, high-quality living, giving tremendous support to its property market. 

Wine and dine

Tai Koo’s dining scene is as eclectic as it is intimate. The assortment of dining outlets available rival other food-filled neighbourhoods of Hong Kong like Central and Tsim Sha Tsui. On top of its original range of restaurants, Cityplaza offers an upgraded array of international flavours with new restaurant additions like Dan Ryan’s Chicago Grill, Mango Tree Café, CIAK – All Day Italian and its newly renovated food hall, TREATS. For more traditional local bites, Kornhill Plaza and AEON STYLE offer predominantly Asian cuisines including Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

All shopping malls in the Tai Koo neighbourhood have their own supermarkets that offer a selection of fresh and cooked food for take-home meals.



AEON Style

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Shopping

Conveniently serving Tai Koo’s pockets of residents, shopping malls in the neighbourhood offer a range of shops that sell a handful of daily necessities including Cityplaza, AEON STYLE and Kornhill Plaza.

As one of the largest shopping malls in Hong Kong, Cityplaza houses 170 international brands including big fashion labels and chain stores that attract a large amount of traffic to the shopping centre. There is also a selection of high street stores like H&M, Uniqlo and Zara.

On the other hand, stretching over 261, 000 square feet, long-established AEON STYLE has an affordable variety of stores selling mainly clothing and household needs. Situated close to AEON STYLE, Kornhill Plaza also offers family-friendly shopping including children’s stores and bookstores.



AEON Style


Leisure facilities

As a family-friendly neighbourhood, Tai Koo has a kaleidoscope of leisure facilities for nearby residents to enjoy. Kids will love the ice skating rink at Cityplaza, where children can join classes and festive camps. The ice rink was the first ice skating rink with real ice to operate in Hong Kong and has been a long-standing establishment at the shopping mall. Aspiring chefs can enrol in cooking workshops at ABC Cooking Studio – a studio that originated from Japan and has now expanded to the rest of Asia. ABC Cooking Studio offers a total of five cooking courses including kids courses which teaches children basic culinary skills. 

For business professionals or those looking for a staycation, east hotel in Tai Koo provides quality hotel living in a comfortable neighbourhood. The hotel is conveniently adjoined to Cityplaza, offering guests an easy gateway to the world of shopping next door.

Set to open in late December, Cityplaza will bring visitors an upgraded cinematic experience with MOViE MOViE. It will comprise of six widescreen houses and a VIP area. The new cinema will also host film festivals, lifestyle workshops and cultural events.


East hotel


Cityplaza ice rink

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