Best Restaurants to Eat at in Hong Kong: Zagin Soba

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Address: 7 Gough St, Central, Hong Kong

After having lived in Hong Kong for a year, I can say that Zagin Soba is my favorite restaurant there. It is a bit weird that a ramen restaurant is so good in Hong Kong, but Zagin Soba is that great. I would even say that Zagin Soba’s ramen is not only the best in Hong Kong, but better than anywhere I have had in Japan as well. Apparently, the original Zagin Soba is in Osaka, so it is likely that that location is even better than the one in Hong Kong.

The ramen at Zagin Soba is pricey, as they are about $15-20 a bowl. However, for ramen of their quality, it is definitely worth the price. Several of my friends who love food also agree with me in saying that Zagin Soba is their favorite ramen place. They have both a tsukemen and a regular ramen, and both are delicious, so it really just depends on personal preference. Zagin Soba’s broth is really unique because it is chicken-based. The broth is amazing because it is both super flavorful and rich, while not being too heavy at the same time. I think that it is something that must be tasted though because the flavor is a bit hard to describe just with words.

I know that there are more casual, trendy ramen restaurants in Hong Kong such as Ichiran and Butao Ramen; however, those places are nothing compared to Zagin Soba. If you are ever planning on making a trip to Hong Kong, this would be my #1 recommended restaurant. I wish I could have it again now, but the next time I go back to Hong Kong it will definitely be one of the first stops that I make.

Zagin Soba Recommendation Rating: 5

This post has now been updated to reflect a new ratings system that I have implemented, which is scored as follows:

1: Something worth checking out if you have time

2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone

3: Something worth prioritizing if interested

4: Something worth making time to check out

5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for


5 responses to “Best Restaurants to Eat at in Hong Kong: Zagin Soba”

  1. […] food. As I said before in one of my other posts, my favorite ramen restaurant in the world, Zagin Soba, is in Hong Kong. However, Hong Kong also has good Italian food at restaurants such as Pici. […]


  2. […] Zagin Soba (The best ramen I have ever had, restaurants in Japan included) […]


  3. […] The non-ramen dishes at Kamitoku are good, but nothing spectacular, and I prefer the non-ramen dishes at Junpuu. However, just comparing ramen alone, I would take the aburasoba over almost any other ramen place I have been to in Hawaii (even if it is not quite as good as Japan and Zagin Soba)! […]


  4. probably the only thing we’ve ever agreed on


  5. […] Tokyo SF is famous for its tori paitan ramen, which is very similar to what Zagin Soba in Hong Kong specializes in. If you compare the pictures between the two restaurants, the offerings […]


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