Sheung Wan Restaurants: best eateries and cafes

Last updated on July 19th, 2019 at 09:57 am


Sheung Wan has a wide range of restaurants and cafes that would take you weeks, nay, months, to discover. But lucky for you, I have spent a fair amount of time eating around the neighbourhood. This is an extension of my favourite restaurants in Hong Kong guide, specifically focused on Sheung Wan.

> for things to do in Sheung Wan, read my guide here.

Breakfast Sheung Wan 260/35

Shui Kee Coffee 瑞記

Shui Kee Coffee sheung wan hong kong - laugh travel eat

Inside the Sheung Wan Wet Market food court, Shui Kee serves up some classic Hong Kong dishes from the depths of our collective childhood.

food at Shui Kee Coffee sheung wan hong kong - laugh travel eat

They are most famous for the Hong Kong style coffee and milk tea in classic glass bottles, as well as their beef and egg sandwich.

For breakfast, mix and match your favourite side dish with instant noodles for the ultimate local experience.

Note: it’s cash only

Address: Shop 17, Sheung Wan Wet Market lv 2, 18167, Sheung Wan

Opening times: close Sunday 7:30 – 17:00

Grassroots Pantry

For veggie and vegan food, Grassroots Pantry will not disappoint. The high ceiling and wooden modern design makes it a pleasure to sit and it is, naturally, very photogenic. While the price point is on the higher end, it is reflected in the quality and portion size. They uses both western and asian ingredients, with their popcorn chicken (mushroom) being the most popular.

Address: 108 Hollywood Road, Central

Opening times: 9:00 – 23:00

Sheung Wan lunch

Sun Bor Kee Restaurant 新波記

Sun Bor Kee Restaurant sheung wan hong kong - laugh travel eat

My absolute favourite Cha Chaan Teng, Sun Bor Kee is a tiny place at the edge of PoHo by the foot of the hill. It is most famous for its pork and chicken chop in scallion oil, but also serves a variety of regular Hong Kong diner dishes.

fav meal at Sun Bor Kee Restaurant sheung wan hong kong - laugh travel eat

Address: 25 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan

Opening times: closed on Sunday, Mon – Fri 7:00 – 17:00; Sat 7:00 – 16:00

Kau Kee Food Cafe

Kau Kee Food Cafe sheung wan hong kong - laugh travel eat

Often sporting a long queue, Kau Kee Food Cafe is famed for their beef brisket noodles. Their simple set of menu serves up some long time favourite noodle dishes of Hong Kong at affordable prices, with the average cost of 50hkd per bowl. As they are popular with tourists, there are English menus in additional to Japanese as well.

Address: Ground Floor, 21 Gough Street, Central

Opening times: Closed Sunday, Mon – Sat 12:30 – 22:30

Sing Heung Yuen

Just across the street from Kau Kee is the Dai Pai Dong (outdoor style restaurant) Sing Heung Yuen. It also draws a large crowd with the signature dish of tomato beef macaroni, and doesn’t get more Hong Kong than that. If you are looking for a snack, their butter honey lemon toast are crunchy and delicious.

Address: 2 Mee Lun Street, Central

Opening times: Closed Sunday 8:00 – 17:00

Lin Heung Tea House

Lin Heung Tea House sheung wan hong kong - laugh travel eat

Lin Heung is of the last remaining traditional tea houses in Hong Kong. It features excellent tea, push-cart dim sum service, and find-your-own-seat experience. You won’t get to order the dim sum you want but rather have to fight for whatever freshness that just exited the kitchen.

dim sum at Lin Heung Tea House sheung wan hong kong - laugh travel eat

Eating at Lin Heung is more of an experience rather than a dining treat. So come and see the bygone ways of yum cha and be prepared to spring up at a moment’s notice for your food.

Address: 162 Wellington St, Sheung Wan

Opening times: 6:00 – 17:00

Aberdeen Street Social

Located in its own corner in the PMQ, Aberdeen Street Social is a great choice for brunch, lunch, or dinner. It is run by Michelin star Chef Jason Atherton with a western menu. I went there for a steak night with my sister once and really love the food and the ambiance. It severes breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks – opening almost the whole day.

Address: G/F, JPC, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, Central

Opening times: 7:00 – 23:00

Little Bao

Little Bao is a hole in the wall known for its fusion cuisine, and yes you guessed it, bao burgers. Located on the edge of Soho, it’s just up the road from PMQ and often sports a queue. It’s not a place that you go for a relaxed sit down dinner but rather for the noms.

The fusion of east and west isn’t limited to their bao burgers such as the Sichuan chicken and fish tempura, but also in their cocktails! The prices aren’t low but it’s worth a try if you like fusion food.

Address: 66 Staunton St, Central

Opening times: Mon – Fri 18:00 – 23:00; Sat – Sun 12:00 – 16:00, 18:00 – 23:00

Sheung Wan Cafe

Teakha

A cozy cafe set at the backstreets of Poho, I sometimes still dream about Teakha’s green tea cheesecake. The cafe serves up a selection of artisan coffee and tea which are reflected in the price, with the cutest outdoor seatings and a detached seating area around the back.

Address: 18B Tai Ping Shan Stt, Sheung Wan

Opening times: Closed Tuesday, Mon – Fri 9:00 – 18:00, Sat – Sun 8:30 – 19:00

Oldish

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Oldish is a cafe that’s true to its name with a decor that invokes the vibe of old England. In fact, for the passer by it almost seems like an English pub have been transplanted to the streets of Hong Kong.

The inside is more modern and cafe-like. They have an international menu with fusion food, with a focus on brunch. It is on the pricier side but it’s about the ambience for a lot of its diners!

Address: 53 Tung St, Tai Ping Shan

Opening times: Closed Mondays, Tue – Sat 12:00 – 20:00; Sun 10:00 – 18:00

Lof10

loft 10 cafe sheung wan hong kong - laugh travel eat

A minimalistic cafe hidden in the neighbourhood, Lof10 has great ambience and is known as an ig cafe hotspot. That said, the high prices doesn’t reflect in the quality save for the environment. But it’s a nice place to relax and chat on an afternoon.

Address: 1 U Lam Terrace, Sheung Wan

Opening times: 10:00 – 19:00

Oddies Foodies

Chuckies gelato-egg waffle, Oddies, Central, Hong Kong | Laugh Travel Eat
The chuckies – it’s best to share it with friends because it’s pretty filling

One of my favourite egg waffle places, Oddies Foodies has a range of great gelato, too! It’s just down the street from Kau Kee and makes for a good dessert stop. The prices, however, is relatively expensive but it is good quality.

Address: 中環歌賦街45號號地下

Opening times: 12:30 – 22:00

Written by Nam Cheah

Hi, my name is Nam. I am 24 and spent half my life in Hong Kong and the other half in UK. I believe there's endless experience and beauty in the world and this is me chronicling how to experience the best at the best price.

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