Hidden bars, sustainable shopping and food for all occasions, find out what we're loving in our complete guide to Sai Ying Pun (the Honeycombers HK hood!)
It’s our hood! That’s right, Honeycombers HK is based in SYP and we love, love, love it here. Come and explore our guide to Sai Ying Pun, as we show you where to dine, drink and shop up a storm, just make sure you’re wearing good shoes, as we have hills in our hood.
Guide to Sai Ying Pun: Where to eat
SYP is a dream for foodies, and though we’ve already written a full guide to 15 best restaurants in Sai Ying Pun we’re sharing a few of our most favourite faves here. P.S. don’t miss out on all these cheap Sai Ying Pun lunch spots too.
We fully get behind the pizza offerings at Homeslice. From the vegan options to the meaty delights (and the must-try katsu sando), you’re sure to leave happily fed and well looked after by the friendly team.
Homeslice, Shop 3, 321 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 3819 4026
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Brunch is on and it is STUNNING! Tuesday-Sunday – 12pm-3pm we’re serving up something very special at Pondi. Join us in discovering the melting pot of cultures that make up our continental thali platter. You can dine in, you can take it away and we’ll even do our best to deliver it your door. One way or another, we’ve got you covered with some seriously good eats. #brunch #hkfoodie #continental #india #france #pondihk #getinvolved
Get excited to try a selection of flavourful dishes at this little restaurant tucked away on Fuk Sau Lane. Be sure to book in advance to reserve your table and then enjoy a range of delights straight from the childhood memories of the founders. There’s an epic wine selection and loads of vegan options too.
Pondi, 14 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 6556 4253
Northern Dumpling Yuan
Cheap and cheerful Chinese food is the name of the game here. We recommend the vegetarian dumplings and spicy sesame noodles for a good time.
Northern Dumpling Yuan, 1 Water Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 2549 9001
Guide to Sai Ying Pun: Cafes
Fuelled by coffee and demanding only the best, SYP is known for its coffee fiends and accompanying coffee houses. Be sure to read our full list of best cafes in Sai Ying Pun, but these deserve a mention here too.
One of the first really good cafes in the whole of Hong Kong, Winstons is somewhat of an institution. Go for the coffee and stay around for the Espresso Martinis.
Winstons Coffee, Shop 4, G/F, 213 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Western District, Hong Kong, p. 2559 5078
Great service, perfect brews and organic wines are what sets DeTour apart from all the rest. This is one small cafe that packs a mighty punch.
DeTour, G/F, Shop A, 35-37 First Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 2759 1872
NOC Coffee Co.
While it may be a chain, NOC is one multi-store brand that gets it right. Industrial design, good coffee, and a selection of tasty eats are the order of the day at this outlet, which also happens to be the NOC roastery.
NOC Coffee Co., Shop 4, G/F, Bohemian House, 321 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 3611 5300
Guide to Sai Ying Pun: Bars
There are loads of places to grab a drink in this Western enclave but our favourites include:
Ping Pong 129
Head underground to Ping Pong 129 and step into another world. This Spanish Gintoneria serves up a selection of the world’s best gin alongside occasional live music and a cool art programme.
Ping Pong 129, 129 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Western District, Hong Kong, p. 9158 1584
The Music Room at Potato Head
Expect great music and excellent drinks at The Music Room. Enjoy a cocktail as you soak up the vintage vibes.
The Music Room at Potato Head, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Did somebody say wine? Brut! Is the best place in SYP to enjoy a glass or bottle of quality vino with your nearest and dearest. It may only seat 20-or so, but it’s worth trying some of their sharing platters too (we love Butter Miso cod!)
Brut!, 11 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 3460 5863
Guide to Sai Ying Pun: Shop
This isn’t the suburb for shopping high street fashion or Korean makeup products. Instead, you’ll find homemade creations and bulk buying. We suggest checking out:
Hong Kong’s first sustainable grocery store has become a well-loved part of the SYP neighbourhood. Shop for all your baking supplies, nuts & seeds, grains, supplements and even cleaning products. Their bulk beauty store across the street also sells a range of products for face and body; just take your jars and containers and stock up.
Live Zero Bulk Foods, G/F 33 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Tuck Chong Sum Kee Bamboo Steamer Company
If you’re looking for a great gift or just something for yourself, make a visit to one of the last spots where bamboo steamers are made by hand. Having been in the business for four generations, the Lam family make beautiful products that are perfect for steaming your fave dumplings.
Tuck Chong Sum Kee Bamboo Steamer Company, 12 Western Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
This social enterprise buys pre-loved high fashion from the ladies of HK and sells the items at affordable prices. Help the planet while looking fine here.
Greenladies, 168 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Sai Ying Pun Wet Market
If you’re on the hunt for groceries at reasonable prices, then you need to shop at the wet market. They have a great selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood, fish and poultry, all at a fraction of the price of supermarkets. Grab your containers and get shopping!
Sai Ying Pun Wet Market, 45 Centre Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Guide to Sai Ying Pun: Things to do
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park
What’s a visit to Sai Ying Pun without a trip to Sun Yat Sen? This waterfront park always draws the crowds thanks to its good views, ample playgrounds, running ring and grassy knoll. It’s the perfect spot to picnic or do some outdoor fitness, or to just wander along the boardwalk to Shek Tong Tsui or Kennedy Town. There’s even a public swimming pool in the fitness complex if you’re feeling so inclined.
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, 16 Eastern Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Arts Collective
Hosting regular exhibitions from a range of local artists, Hong Kong Arts Collective hopes to promote emerging talent across the city. Bringing art to a larger audience, be sure to check out their events calendar to see what’s on like exhibitions from Michael Kistler and Tricia Darling.
The Hong Kong Arts Collective, 41 Water Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
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Galaxy Tattoo, Shop C, G/F Siu Cheung Fong, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. WhatsApp 9708 5500
LAP Cat Adoption Centre
Always fancied adopting a fur baby? Head over to LAP Cat Adoption Centre and find a number of cats looking for their forever homes. Can’t adopt? Why not foster a kitty, volunteer or make a donation instead?!
LAP Cat Adoption Centre, 11 First Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Guide to Sai Ying Pun: Gyms
Spread over multiple floors, Utime Fitness offers everything you need from a gym, including 24-hour access. What we like most about this fitness centre is that you don’t get locked into an expensive contract. Just pay month-by-month and get sweaty.
Utime Fitness, 120 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
If you’re looking for one of the best CrossFit gyms in town, then meet Crossfit Typhoon. They’ve got classes for all levels and use the surrounding hills and streets for extra training and conditioning. Get to the box!
CrossFit Typhoon, G/F, 38-40 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 2858 8864
Small but mighty, Yuj Yoga offers a range of classes from its studio tucked away in a high-rise on Wilmer Street. We love the stretch meditation classes they run, the perfect way to end a hectic day post-work.
Yuj Yoga, 705 Wai Wah Commercial Bldg, 6 Wilmer Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
F45 Sai Ying Pun
Offering amazing full-body workouts with a community vibe, F45 Sai Ying Pun is where you should be for intense HIIT exercises. International trainers will put you through your paces as you bring the sweat here.
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F45 Sai Ying Pun, Unit 1A, Bupa Centre, 141 Connaught Road Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 6755 1636
Head underground for a 24-hour gym with all the right stuff. They have a huge selection of equipment, including free weights, racks and cardio equipment, plus they have a studio where you can take virtual classes, do yoga or stretch. This is affordable fitness at its best.
Anytime Fitness, Basement, Andes Plaza, 323 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong