Smithfield (Chinese: 士美菲路, formerly 士美非路; Cantonese Yale: si6 mei5 fei1 lou6) is a street with a length of approximately 1,300 m. in Kennedy Town, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. Its northern section is a commercial and residential area, while its southern section is a road connecting it to Pok Fu Lam Road.
The street begins at New Praya, Kennedy Town (堅彌地城新海旁) at the Victoria Harbour shore of the town, at Belcher Bay, and extends south into Mount Davis. It crosses two main streets of Catchick Street (吉席街) and Belcher's Street. To the south, Smithfield forms T-intersections with Rock Hill Street (石山街), Forbes Street (科士街), Pokfield Road (蒲飛路), Lung Wah Street (龍華街). It ends at a junction with Pok Fu Lam Road and Mount Davis Road (摩星嶺道).
- Smithfield Municipal Services Building (士美非路市政大廈), located at 12K Smithfield. It houses the Smithfield Sports Centre, Smithfield Market and Smithfield Public Library. The fourth floor houses a study corner for the school students who commonly do not have a quiet space at home. The entrances for the different activities are separated and the market is segregated from the library and the indoor games hall.
- Kennedy Town Station of the MTR, under construction
- Kwun Lung Lau, one of the first public housing developments in Hong Kong, built in 1967
- Kennedy Town Fire Station, located at the northern end of Smithfield, at the corner with New Praya, Kennedy Town.
The area bound by the present day Rock Hill Street and Pokfield Path (蒲飛徑) was historically the site of a cattle quarantine depot and a slaughterhouse to house and slaughter live cattle when the animals first arrived in Hong Kong via the piers in Kennedy Town. The Kennedy Town Slaughterhouse was established in 1894.
Following the fire at the gasometer in Shek Tong Tsui
(formerly known as West Point), the Hong Kong and China
Gas Company had by 1936 purchased an area of land situated to the south of the cattle depot and erected a gasometer to replace the former gasometer at West Point. The gasometer was in existence until the early 1980s when it was demolished to make way for the construction of Smithfield Terrace (嘉輝花園) by Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd, the largest shareholder of Hong Kong and China Gas Company.
Until the mid-1990s, Smithfield was a dead end street at the top end with Wah Fai House (華輝大廈), Mei Wah Mansion (美華大廈) and Smithfield Garden (士美菲園), which are to the south of the Lung Wah Street junction, marking the end of the street. However, record of the Lands Department shows that Ho Chong (何莊; lit. "Farmstead of the Ho family"), a Hotung ancestral family property situated at the hillside beyond the top end of the street, is given the address of "40A Smithfield" and should thus be treated technically as the original top end of Smithfield.