Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese and more make this list of the best cheap eats in Sheung Wan.
While we love getting dressed up and indulging at the classiest fine dining restaurants in Hong Kong, sometimes we just need something cheap and cheerful. We’ve already spilled on the best cheap Sai Ying Pun lunch spots and where to grab lunch in Central, so now it’s time for our list of the best cheap eats in Sheung Wan that will fill the gap.
Ahhhh… Namaste Kitchen. We love this peach of a place on Queen’s Road West for its homemade samosas, excellent curries and damn good onion kulcha. Current faves include the Mushroom Aloo and the Lamb Biryani, and throw in a Garlic Broccoli to reach your five plus. The best thing is, you can get away with eating a meal for under $100 here, plus it’s open from 11am – #winning.
Namaste Kitchen, G/F Medal Court, 38 Queens Road West Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2795 7555
Confusion Plant Based Kitchen
With an ever-changing array of dishes made with love, Confusion is one of our absolute favourite Sheung Wan hangs. Staples on the menu include a tasty banh mi and we never skip the hedgehog mushroom tacos. The fact that everything is vegan is an added extra.
Drool over our full review of Confusion Plant Based Kitchen.
Confusion Plant Based Kitchen, 103 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Queen Street Cooked Food Market
The holy grail of cheap eats, Queen Street Cooked Food Market has a little something for everyone under one roof. Chautari serves some mean Indian & Nepalese food (the samosas are insane!), while Beijing Dumpling House makes a small selection of remarkably cooked dumplings. ABC Kitchen does Hong Kong-style Italian (you’ll have to book here) while Thai & Vietnam Cuisine does pretty much what it says. Can’t choose? Order from different vendors and sample a bunch of things.
Queen Street Cooked Food Market, 1/F, 38 Des Voeux Rd W, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Bagels! Who doesn’t love them? Schragels makes New York-style bagels that taste divine. We’re partial to some scallion schmear on a poppy seed bagel, but when we’re hungry, we hit the bagel sandwiches hard. The Loxy Lady hits those smoked salmon vibes, while the Reuben satisfies any meat cravings. While you’re there, pick up some bagels to put in the freezer!
Schragels, 17 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Aberdeen Chau Kee Dim Sum
Open from 8am, Aberdeen Chau Kee Dim Sum is the place you need to hit when you’re hunting for local cheap eats in Sheung Wan. The French toast with salted egg custard filling is as extra as it sounds, and the pork buns get a thumbs up too. They even have a vegan selection that includes meat-free turnip cake and tasty dumplings with vegetables and pine nuts.
Aberdeen Chau Kee Dim Sum, Hing Yip Commercial Centre, Des Voeux Rd Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Need a Korean fix to quell your hunger? K-Roll makes delicious gimbap and bowls that will feed you up right. We love the Spicy Tofu Korrito (half rice roll, half burrito) that is big enough to keep you going for lunch and you can’t go wrong with their version of Dukbokki too, we order the cheese version if we’re in need of comfort food.
Of course, K-Roll makes it on our list of best Korean restaurants in Hong Kong too.
K-Roll, 6A Bonham Strand, G/F Sen Fat Building, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2234 5505
Bit of a sushi monster? We hear ya! Expect fresh sash and sush combos at this little joint, with excellent prices for the quality. You can grab a lunch set for $198, meaning it’s not the cheapest on our list, but it’s taste and setting are worth it.
Uogashi Sushi makes our list of best Japanese restaurants in Hong Kong too.
Uogashi Sushi, 32 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2896 6336, 上環太平山街32號地下A號舖
Easy breezy Vietnamese, that’s what Pho Nhat is all about. For lunch, we’re partial to the soft shell crab and green papaya salad, but when we want something more substantial, we’re all about their cold vermicelli: any flavour will do (plus they’re all around the $70 mark.)
Pho Nhat, 2-12 Queen’s Road West (on Posession Street), Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
27 Kebab House
I pretty much lived off 27 Kebab when I was in hospital with a broken leg for a month! This Turkish kebab house makes cheap and cheerful kebabs with a particularly delicious falafel version. It’s a tiny restaurant, so best not to rely on getting a table there, but we often grab takeaway and set up at the small park around the corner. The hummus is also excellent, and don’t skip the baklava.
27 Kebab House, 25 Mercer Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong