From Hong Kong-style cafes to Thai and Mexican, we've found all the hot Sai Ying Pun lunch spots where you can enjoy affordable and tasty meals
From where to eat in Causeway Bay to the best hotel brunches and yum cha in Hong Kong, there are unlimited food options available in The 852. And if you want to grab tasty meals for under $70 (because it’s almost the end of the month), these Sai Ying Pun lunch spots could help you out.
Sai Ying Pun lunch spots for tasty meals at cheap prices
Mon Wah Tong Kitchen Cart Noodles
Mon Wah Tong Kitchen Cart Noodles is a small restaurant whose menu is written entirely in Chinese (just point at what you want). Select your style of noodle, broth, toppings, sides and degree of spice alongside your Hong Kong-style beverage for lunch.
Mon Wah Tong Kitchen Cart Noodles, G/F, 326 Queen’s Road West, Western District, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 2858 1585, 西環西營盤皇后大道西326號地下
Po Lin Yuen Vegetarian Food
Po Lin Yuen Vegetarian Food is a welcoming Chinese vegetarian restaurant situated on Queen’s Road West. Not only do they serve a number of dim sum and noodles dishes, they also have a $50-60 daily lunch menu which includes your choice of vegetable dish, a bowl of white rice and a cup of soup – it’s one of the nicest vegetarian Sai Ying Pun lunch spots.
Veggie? Same! Check out our fave vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong.
Po Lin Yuen Vegetarian Food, G/F, 308 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Western District, Hong Kong, p. 2517 1178, 西環西營盤皇后大道西308號地舖
One of our favourite Sai Ying Pun lunch spots – voted by the team! Settle in at Hometown Dumpling and be overwhelmed by the vast number of tasty juicy dumplings that you will want to devour. Cover your pork, beef, seafood and vegetarian dumplings in soy sauce and chili and garlic sauce and chow down on the goodness. The Chinese restaurant also offers a lunch set menu that serves a wide variety of fried rice, fried noodles, soup noodles and soup with a cold or hot drink starting from just $37!
Read more about the best vegetarian dumplings in Hong Kong.
Hometown Dumpling, G/F, 418 Queen’s Road West, Western District, Sai Ying Pun, p. 2803 0887, 西環西營盤皇后大道西418號地下
Enjoy some affordable Mexican cuisine for lunch at Taco Chaca. Select from a wide selection of tacos, nachos, cheesy chips, burritos and burrito bowls; there are plenty of options for meat lovers, seafood lovers and vegetarian lovers. Sit inside and admire the bicycle hanging from the wall or take a seat outside the small little taco restaurant and enjoy the peaceful street view of Sai Ying Pun.
Taco Chaca, G/F, 119 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Western District, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 2559 9519, 西環西營盤第二街119號地下
Looking for tasty Vietnamese cuisine among all the Sai Ying Pun lunch spots? At Soo Viet, you can sample classics like pho, banh mi and lemongrass chicken wings with rice, plus there’s a full vegetarian menu. This small and humble restaurant is a great place to unwind and dine with your friends or just enjoy a quick snack and a Vietnamese-style coffee. Head in between 11:30am-5:30pm and enjoy their lunch set meal with a drink for between $33-$39.
Soo Viet, 247 Des Voeux West, Sai Ying Pun, Western District, Hong Kong, p. 2858 1855, 西環西營盤德輔道西247號地舖
Hidden on a quiet street corner – you won’t be able to miss the bright green sign – Thai Smile offers a selection of flavour-packed curries, soup noodles and chicken rice. Grab the lunch set menu for $38-$46 with a drink, including Hong Kong classics like lemon tea and milk tea as well as Thai-style coffee.
If you love Thai, check out these Thai restaurants in Wan Chai.
Thai Smile, G/F, 2D Western Street, Sai Ying Pun, Western District, Hong Kong, p. 2858 5296, 西環西營盤西邊街2D號地下
Chess Cafe is one of the Sai Ying Pun lunch hotspots – always crowded with students, regular customers, and repeat visitors. The quaint cafe tucked away in the streets of Sai Ying Pun radiates a warm atmosphere that we love. Enjoy a delicious lunch set between $58-78, with options including Korean kimchi ramen; grilled pork chop steak with spaghetti; and soft shell crab with curry rice.
Chess Cafe, Shop A, G/F, Block 2, 128 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Western District, Hong Kong, p. 9148 1483, 西環西營盤第二街128號地下A舖
Kam Kee Cafe
This Hong Kong-style cafe chain transports you back in time to the early 80s and 90s when Cantonese films were all the rage across Asia. The vintage cafe embraces a classic cha chaan teng design, and is where you can order Hong Kong cafe meals, including baked tomato pork chop rice; beef soy sauce stir-fried noodles; pineapple buns; and instant noodles.
Kam Kee Cafe, G/F, 213 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Western District, Hong Kong, p. 2254 2010, 西環西營盤德輔道西213-215號地下
Saam Hui Yaat Dim Sum
This great yum cha restaurant is always crowded and loud, but is constantly full of life. Sit on the mis-matched plastic and wooden stools and look around the establishment to see the dim sum menu inscribed completely in Chinese. Enjoy a filling lunch feast, full of Chinese tea time classics, including pai gut fan (排骨飯) – steamed pork bone with rice; har gow (蝦餃) – prawn wrapped in soft rice dough; fung jao (鳳爪) – marinated chicken feet; and cha siu bao (叉燒包) – steamed pork buns.
It’s no surprise that it also makes our list of best dim sum in Hong Kong.
Saam Hui Yaat Dim Sum, 11 Pok Fu Lam Road, Western District, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 2547 3917, 西環薄扶林道11號