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Review: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport HKG

Review of Singapore Airlines' SilverKris Lounge in HKG features an area with wide and comfy sofas accompanied by elegant coffee tables and lamps.

Singapore Airlines is well known for providing superior air travel experience and unparalleled hospitality, and this is clearly exemplified by its SilverKris Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The place itself is beautiful, with a contemporary décor that reflects a sense of elegance and sophistication. There are plenty of seating options suitable for dining, relaxation, or work.

Every employee that I’ve encountered the few times that I was there was professional, and they all exuded enthusiasm in their work. Service was always prompt and courteous. But the most impressive of all the components in this airport lounge is the extensive buffet spread that offers a wide selection of delicious international cuisines.

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A lighted sign in blue shows the directions to Gates 5 - 9 and the lounges.

The club is located near Gate 5 of Hong Kong International Airport’s Terminal One. The signs leading to it are clear, however, don’t be confused by the sign pointing to gates 1 – 4, thinking that gate 5 should be in the vicinity. Actually, it is in the opposite direction. Follow the sign to Gate 5 specifically, as shown in the picture above.

As of this writing, due to renovations, the temporary limited hours are 9:30am to 7:00pm daily.

Updated November 4, 2023: As of this date, opening hours have been extended to 6:15am to 8:00pm.

Effectively February 1, 2024, the new opening hours are:

  • First Class: 6:15 am – 8:00pm
  • Business Class: 6:15am – midnight


Review of the SilverKris Lounge features its grand entrance with the airlines' logo in gold on a marble wall.

Rules governing admissions to airport lounges are always complicated so please refer to the airlines’ website here for their official policies. But for a very quick reference in a nutshell, in general, the following passengers should have access:

  • Passengers traveling on Singapore Airlines in Business or higher class of service (First Class or Suite Class passengers have access to the First Class Lounge.)
  • Business or First Class customers departing on a Star Alliance flight.
  • The airlines’ elite frequent flyers who have KrisFlyer Gold, PPS, or Solitaire PPS status departing on Singapore Airlines or any Star Alliance airlines.
  • Star Alliance Gold members departing on an SQ or Star Alliance flight.


A seating area with about a dozen rectangular wooden dining tables with chairs are located near the buffet stations.

Immediately upon entry and right at the buffet counter is an area with dining tables which resembles the setup of a restaurant. This is a very comfortable space to have a meal or even get some work done. This is my favorite section within the club which has a cozy and casual dining room atmosphere. However, the tables are not equipped with power outlets. But right along the wall of the dining room is a long work bench like counter that has plenty of USB and power sockets.

The SilverKris Lounge here at HKG is very spacious and do not feel crowded even with a lot of passengers in there. Seating areas are spaced out in several regions to give the club an open and airy feel. The two main relaxation zones are fitted with wide and comfy sofas accompanied by elegant looking coffee tables with desk lamps and power outlets. As you can tell from the picture above, opposite facing chairs are placed far apart to provide customers with plenty of private space.

A cubicle-like workspace with a padded sofa like chair and a wooden bench that acts as a desk.

Those who need to get some serious work done with little distraction are happy to find the semi-private cubicle-like workspace that comes complete with a large desk and charging facilities.

A cubicle has a workspace that is occupied by a laptop computer on top and carryon luggage stored underneath it.

This is one of my favorite workspaces in airport lounge and you can see from the picture above that the desk is large enough for me to work comfortably and efficiently. There is plenty of room to store my carryon luggage as well.

All Day Menu

An extensive marble buffet counter has large chaffing dishes on one end is decorated with orchids on the other. Plates and bowls are stored below the counter.

The SilverKris Lounge in Hong Kong has an impressive buffet area with several sections, each serving a good variety of food. On the main counter shown above are chaffing dishes presenting a diverse spectrum of international cuisines.

A large serving platter contains sauteed cubed chicken meat garnished with onion and chives.

There is always a meat entrée which is usually chicken. On my most recent visit in February 2024, it was Hong Kong style chicken sauteed in black pepper sauce. On another visit a couple of months earlier, it was sweet and sour chicken. Either steamed white rice or noodles usually accompany the main dish.

A serving platter contains sliced meat stir fried in a brown sauce and garnished with leek.

Another meat entrée on rotation is pork. Shown above is a dish of sliced pork stir fried with leek.

A large round serving bowl is filled to the brim with bits of tofu in a red sauce mixed with what appear to be minced pork.

The vegetarian entrée is usually Mapo tofu (moderately spicy hot) with omni pork which is vegan and popular among Buddhists.

A bowl of twisty pasta is served with a red tomato-based sauce garnished with sliced cherry tomatoes and chives.

A pasta dish is usually offered, such as the fusilli with roasted tomato and basil pesto cream sauce shown above. Another rotation is penne Bolognese which has a rich meaty tomato flavor and is one of my favorites.

A large round serving bowl is half-filled with precut pieces of lasagne.

On a recent visit in February 2024, they served a very flavorful and delicious lasagna stuffed with beef in a rich tomato sauce. It was a very popular dish.

A large round serving platter is filled with stir-fried tofu, lotus roots, and a medley of colorful peppers.

A Chinese vegetarian stir fry is always a main staple in Asian home cooking, and so is in the SilverKris Lounge in Hong Kong. Shown above is stir-fried tofu with celery, lotus root, and cashew. Another item on rotation is black mushrooms with Bok Choi.

A bowl of red tomato-based soup has plenty of chopped vegetables in it.

They typically rotate two soups, usually one Western and one Asian.

The Western soup of the day was minestrone which was loaded with plenty of vegetables and kidney beans. It was delicious and I liked it a lot. A rich and creamy mushroom soup is also a favorite and popular rotation.

The Asian selection was a traditional household favorite of lotus root and black chicken soup. On my most recent visit in early 2024 they were serving ginseng soup made with pork and chicken. It was surprisingly rich in ginseng flavor.

On top of a sunken area with ice are trays of finger sandwiches, sliced watermelons and dragon fruits and a bowl of salad in front, with a variety of cakes in the back.

On the other end of the elegant marble counter is a sunken and chilled area which houses a salad bar, assorted cut fresh fruits, finger sandwiches, and a selection of small pieces of cakes.

A bamboo steamer is filled with shrimp dumplings in front and pork dumplings in the back.

On the back counter against the wall and next to the coffee machines is a warmer with steamed Chinese dim sums. They include har gow (shrimp dumpling), siu mai (pork dumpling), and steamed barbecue pork buns.

Three trays of food sit under heat lamps and are accompanied by sauces in containers with spoons.

Are you ready for more food? Next to the dim sums is another station of goodies. From left to right on the picture above are roasted spicy potato wedges, chicken egg rolls, and skewers of chicken satay. The satays are really good and rich in authentic Southeast Asian flavor, just like those found in the streets of Singapore or Kuala Lumpur.

A plate with many different food items on it, including meat, pasta, and vegetables.

Shown above is one of my light dinner plates from a recent visit. Yummy hot entrées include sweet and sour chicken, penne Bolognese, Chinese vegetables with black mushrooms, chicken satay, and an egg roll in the middle.


A spoon on top of a bowl of red bean soup displays the ingredients of the soup.

As you can tell by now there is plenty of food, enough for a full lunch or supper. But the meal is not complete without dessert. You already know that an assortment of delicate cakes can be found in the sunken and chilled section of the main buffet counter. However, what I recommend that you must try is the classic and traditional Chinese dessert of red bean soup with lotus seed. This is a very popular dessert that is often served at the end of a banquet style dinner. I think the chefs here at the SilverKris Lounge do a good job with it. The soup is moderately sweet, full of red bean flavor, and has a strong aroma of tangerine peel.

A station is set up with soybean curds in a wooden bucket, syrups in mini teapots, and sugar in a ceramic condiment container.

Depending on the day, sometimes you may get the other dessert rotation which is soya bean curd with yellow sugar, ginger syrup and palm syrup. This is a household favorite typically found in dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong. It is also a popular street food in parts of Southeast Asia.

Bean curd is served with a light-yellow syrup in a small bowl with a ceramic spoon.

Above is my bowl of yummy soya bean curd. I really enjoyed it!


During the early morning hours from opening until around 11am, several breakfast items are served in addition to the regular buffet spread that is available throughout the day. The main morning entrées are usually scrambled eggs and a breakfast meat.

A serving platter is filled with scrambled eggs that are garnished with chives.

Scrambled eggs are cooked Hong Kong style, which are “slippery eggs”. They are typically cooked on a very hot pan and stirred until about 70% done and are never flipped, thus retaining the eggs’ “slippery” texture. The dish shown above is garnished with chives.

A serving dish is filled with two rows of sausages that appear to be grilled and slightly burnt.

The day that I was there the meat was veal chipolata sausages, which were delicious.

A serving station with a pot that is covered and three bowls of garnishes including green onions, radish, and Chinese donut.

Another main Chinese breakfast staple is congee served with radish, chopped green onions, and sliced fried Chinese donut. Shown above is the congee station.

Bar and Beverages

A full bar with displays of bottles of wines and liquors has a few barstools in front of it.

There is a full bar staffed with friendly and professional bartenders. There are five barstools if you would like to sit there.

You can order pretty much any popular cocktails but there is a recommended list of their signature drinks which include bloody Mary, Martini, old fashion, tequila sunrise, among several others. On the list are also local specialties such as Singapore sling and Yuen Yeung martini. A good selection of red, white, and sparkling wines is also available.

A tall flute-like glass of beer with the Asahi logo sits on top of a marble counter.

As for beers, Asahi Super Dry and Tiger beers are served on tap, and you have to get them from the bartender. Cans of Heineken and Tsing Tao are self-served and are placed in a glass doored fridge.

Two tubs of water sit atop a countertop, cucumber on the left and citrus on the right.

For non-alcoholic drinks, tubs of citrus or cucumber infused water are offered along with dispensers of juices. A coffee machine makes lattes, espressos, and other coffee drinks. It also dispenses hot water for teas. Cans of many different sodas and soft drinks are self-served from a fridge.


I am impressed by the extensive international fares at the buffet. Not only was there a large variety of them, but the quality of the food was top-notch and everything that I tasted was delicious. Service by the staff has been impeccable and unparalleled. Empty dishes were removed quickly, and empty tables were cleared and wiped down promptly. They were so efficient that it almost felt like they appeared out of nowhere whenever they were needed – I spilled a drop of gravy on the countertop, and it disappeared the moment I walked away.

I like the design of the club – from the majestic looking entrance to the elegant interior which exudes a hint of sophistication. The entire space feels airy, open, and comfortable. Overall review of Singapore Airlines’ SilverKris Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is highly positive, and I would happily rate them as among the best in the business.