From vegan ramen to Indian paratha and tofu taco, we’ve figured out the best of the best vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong, as voted by real vegetarians and vegans!
To meet the growing demand for plant-based products and evolving consumer preferences, there are an array of restaurants with vegan options, fabulous salads, as well as healthy meal delivery services available in town. If you’re looking to veg out in town, here are the best vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong, as voted by in-house vegans and meat eaters.
The best vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong
1. Orka Restaurant, Bar & Cafe
One of our fave spots for lunch in Central, Orka Restaurant, Bar & Cafe is the ultimate haven for those looking for flavourful eats with a healthy twist – vegetarians and meat lovers alike! The restaurant is helmed by Nobin John, a board-certified Functional Medicine Health Coach. As an expert in holistic medicine and nutrition, Nobin is passionate about enhancing the well-being of Hong Kongers while making healthy and sustainability-driven dining trendy, inclusive, and affordable. His dedication shows through Orka’s thoughtfully curated seasonal menus, featuring fusion comfort food made with high-quality and nourishing ingredients. Signature items include plant-based delights and omnivorous offerings, such as M7 Beef Wellington; the Big Burrata Plate; Seared Octopus Prime; BBQ Ribbed Burger; and more. With different menus for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, Orka offers everything from quick sets and coffees, to beautifully plated dinner dishes and award-winning cocktails, ensuring that your cravings and dietary needs are catered to all day, every day.
Orka has also been voted the Gold winner of “Best Plant-Based Menu in Hong Kong” in our Love Local Awards 2023!
Orka Restaurant, Bar & Cafe, 36 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3489 1217
What can we say? We are in love with Veda. Nestled inside Ovolo Central, this spot is a haven for vegetarians, offering a stellar menu of contemporary Indian dishes. Rich in flavour, the plant-forward menu is minimally processed and evolves seasonally. What’s even better, Veda gives back to the Earth by minimising kitchen waste and using sustainable practices and materials whenever possible.
Read our full review on Veda.
Veda, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3755 3067
Tired of going to burger joints just to order the same old impossible meat burger? Most vegetarians couldn’t care less about meat-impersonation, and at Treehouse you can happily indulge in a true veggie delight when it comes to burgers. These guys are fully loaded with veggies other than your usual shroom. You can also personalise your own grain bowls and sourdough flatbreads to mix and match and fit your taste.
Psst – Treehouse has expanded to CWB in July 2023, with its new branch right next to Time Square. Make sure to try the all-new Spruce Pho Soup, plus a lemonade drink and a sweet ginger bite to complete your meal. You can also order takeaway via Foodpanda for extra convenience!
Treehouse has locations in Central and Causeway Bay.
4. Three Virtues Vegetarian Restaurant
You know the happy feeling when you know you can go all-out on every dish on the menu? It’s unparalleled at Three Virtues! The Buddhist restaurant does meat impersonation and also just full veggie dishes, the vegetarian dumplings (only available for lunch) are a must try, you won’t even think it’s not shrimp. We’re also guilty of ordering more than one plate of their chicken satay and braised bean curd sheet rolls. And did we mention the affordable price range? A total win!
Read more about vegetarian restaurants in North Point.
Three Virtues Vegetarian Restaurant has locations in Jordan and North Point.
5. Gaia Veggie Shop
If you’re looking for Chinese vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong, Gaia Veggie Shop is one of the most popular ones. You can find everything from vegetable fried rice to vegan curry lamb skewers over there. Bonus: Gaia Veggie Shop has locations in Causeway Bay and Prince Edward as well!
Gaia Veggie Shop, Shop 212, L2, Mira Place One, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2376 1186
6. Ohms Cafe & Bar
This cosy cafe is for vegans with a sweet tooth. Ohms Cafe & Bar serves treats using fair-trade and organic ingredients. While there are a few savoury items on the menu, the sweets are definitely the stars here. You can enjoy some coffee or tea alongside pancakes, cakes, and ice cream – all vegan of course!
Ohms Cafe & Bar, Shop A, G/F, 192 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 5721 1837
7. Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant
This family-friendly restaurant believes that we all owe responsibility to help raise a healthier generation, and that healthy food can be delicious and creative as well. Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant has a South Indian background and follows the philosophy of centering its food around the spices that make Indian cuisine so famous. You will be sure to leave this eatery satiated and high in spirits!
Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant, UG 1-5 & 31, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2640 2123
Travel back to 1950s San Francisco at Veggie4Love, which serves vegan dishes with a slice of nostalgia. You’ll find international vegan cuisine on the menu, with Indonesian, Chinese, and Balinese-inspired items along with classic burgers. Get a quality vegan meal and don’t forget to Instagram the vintage decor!
Veggie4Love, 10/F, 11 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2177 9477
9. Kailash Parbat
Global family Indian street food chain Kailash Parbat serves a fascinating range of Indian vegetarian food in Tsim Sha Tsui. Instead of just naan and curry, they surprise us with delicious Indian burgers, Schezwan Hakka Noodles and some of the best vegetable biryiani we’ve ever tried.
Read our full review on Kailash Parbat here
Kailash Parbat, Unit 302, 3/F, Multifield Plaza, 3 Prat Ave, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3428 5545
If you want a totally different take on vegetarian food, Indian cuisine is the one! Woodlands is the first Indian vegetarian restaurant to be established in Hong Kong and while similar counterparts are chain franchises, Woodlands is a stand-alone Hong Kong favourite. The rava masala dosa is a lot bigger than you think but worry not, one person alone can typically finish it. For an authentic and filling meal, we recommend going for one of the thalis on the menu.
Woodlands, UG 16-17, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2369 3718
11. Ahimsa Buffet
It’s vegetarian buffet time! You can find a wide selection of vegan and vegetarian savory items and desserts at Ahimsa Buffet, with our favourites being their signature turnip cake and deep fried Cantonese dim sum. And most importantly, the all-you-can-eat lunch buffet only costs you $70!
Read more about vegetarian restaurants in Mong Kok
Ahimsa Buffet, 2/F, 88 Sai Yee Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 2889 2938
12. Isoya Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant
Located in Wan Chai, Isoya Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant has the most relaxing ambience one can hope for. Not only is this place perfect for a nice long conversation, their vegetarian food is delicious, refreshing and healthy. Our personal favourites are miso ramen, cold Japanese somen with lime broth, and basically all their delicate sides!
Read more about vegetarian restaurants in Wan Chai
Isoya Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant, 9/F, 83 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 5500 8812
Ma…and The Seeds of Life (temporarily closed)
Whoever told you that vegetarian meals are boring clearly haven’t had a colourful plate sit before their eyes. At Ma and the Seeds of Life, every combination of flavour and fresh ingredients will tantalise your taste buds, and the folks here have really mastered the art of plating. We love their avocado sushi with mango dipping sauce, zucchini noodles (zoodles), and roasted cauliflower steak topped with cream cheese. The desserts all have a beautiful touch of edible flowers (100 points for your Insta game!).
Ma…and The Seeds of Life, Shop 11, 1/F, H18 Conet, 23 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 6469 4533
[This article was originally published in March 2019 and updated in 2023 by Min Ji Park.]