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Etiquette in HK

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SC USA
posts: 26
Etiquette in HK

Hello All,

could you give us some inside tips on etiquette for dining or other custom do's and don'ts

Thank you

Edie

Hong Kong
posts: 6,583
1. Re: Etiquette in HK

The etiquette for dining is in general casual except when otherwise stated by a particular restuarant.

Please do raise your hand at the bus stop when you see the bus for you is approaching, or the bus may not stop.

Please don't assume drivers will give way to pedestrains.

Hong Kong, China
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2. Re: Etiquette in HK

Hi Edie,

with you and your family coming from USA, whatever you do in USA will be fine in HK. The only thing that you might not be used to is when paying at restaurants, the 10% service charge already is included. So, we usually just round up to the nearest dollar as the final bill amount. Of course, except for exceptional service, always feel free to give more tip.

HK is an international, cosmopolitan city. We're used to visitors and residents of all nations and races and colors.... nothing you do (reasonable) will offend anyone. I am quite sure.

Hong Kong, China
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for Hong Kong
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3. Re: Etiquette in HK

Sorry, I mean to remind you to CHECK the restaurant you are dining at (when given the bill ) whether 10% is already included, as 90% of them do. If it's NOT included, then you should give 10% tip.

Tipping is expected in HK.

San Diego
posts: 65
reviews: 38
4. Re: Etiquette in HK

Hong Kong is a very cosmopolitan city as such eitquette is pretty much straightforward and similar to what we have over here.

One thing you might not want to do when you eat with chopsticks is to stick the two chopsticks into the rice. Chinese offer food to their ancestors as a sign of filial piety and two chopsticks stuck to a rice bowl is an offering to the dead.

SC USA
posts: 26
5. Re: Etiquette in HK

Thank you all so very much for all your help.

We will be leaving 4/7 next week!!!!!! Cannot Wait

Edie