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Setting Up a Restaurant

Setting Up a General Restaurant

Opening a restaurant in Hong Kong can be an exciting adventure, but there are important steps to follow to ensure everything is legal and runs smoothly. Here's a breakdown of the key things to consider:

Company Incorporation:

  • This is your first step. You'll need to register your restaurant as a business with the Hong Kong Companies Registry. This involves choosing a unique business name and obtaining a Certificate of Incorporation.

Finding the Perfect Spot:

  • Location is crucial! Choose a space that suits your concept, has good foot traffic, and complies with building and fire safety regulations set by the government.

General Restaurant License:

  • This is mandatory for any establishment selling food and drinks. You'll apply to the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) after finalizing your location.

Additional Permits (if applicable):

  • Depending on your offerings, you might need extra licenses. Consider permits for liquor sales, alfresco dining, or bakery operations if they fit your concept.

Beyond the Basics:  

  • With the legalities in order, you can focus on the fun stuff – hiring a skilled team, crafting a mouthwatering menu, and creating a unique ambiance for your restaurant. Don't forget to explore options for point-of-sale systems to streamline your operations.

Here are some resources to help you navigate the process:

  • How to Open a Restaurant Business in Hong Kong - 5-Step Guide (2021) - Eats365 POS [Eats365 POS]

How Bestar can Help

Here are some areas where Bestar can assist with setting up a restaurant in Hong Kong:

Company Incorporation:

  • Bestar is able to assist with incorporating your restaurant business in Hong Kong. This would involve tasks like name selection, document preparation, and liaising with the Companies Registry.


  • Bestar could help with obtaining the necessary licenses from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) and other relevant departments. This might involve completing applications, preparing required documents, and ensuring your premises comply with regulations.

General Business Consulting:

  • Bestar offers general business consulting services that could be helpful during the restaurant setup process. This could include guidance on business plans, financial projections, and navigating local regulations.

Contact Bestar to inquire about our services related to opening a restaurant in Hong Kong. We'll be able to give you the most specific and relevant information.

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