Here at BeansBox HQ in Sheung Wan, our lunch options go beyond the usual quick-and-dirty char chan tengs, generic food courts and big-brand chain restaurants that you find in most of Hong Kong. We find ourselves a little bit spoilt for choice, actually.
We like the quick, affordable and healthy restaurants that are humble and consistent -- places that you can count on going to and getting a proper meal, time and again.
So here's our office guide to getting a good, honest lunch in our lovely neighbourhood of Sheung Wan.
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284 Queens Road Central, Central
This expat favorite has decent sandwiches, soups and pizzas. Spacious two-floor restaurant with comfortable seating. Hot food rack for takeaway lunches.
Chez Meli Melo
255 Queen’s Rd Central, Sheung Wan
Lovely French style sandwiches from super friendly owner Joyce.
Das Gute Bäckerei Café
G/F, Western Market, 323 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan
This little-known restaurant in Western Market serves tasty and consistent Western food. The adjoining bakery is excellent too.
Dim Sum Square
88 Jervois St, Sheung Wan
This place has moved across the street, its so popular that the new place is 3x the original size and its still packed every day. Delicious freshly made dimsum.
Green Island Restaurant
16A Possession Street, Sheung Wan
Char chan teng with a difference. Great beef fried noodles and steamed fish.
Hing Kee Coffee Shop 興記咖啡室
G/F, 182 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
Another top favorite. No frills and relaxed char chan teng, good for a cheap bowl of noodles or a ham & egg sandwich with milk tea.
Shop B, G/F, 22-24A Tai Ping San Street, Sheung Wan
One of our top favorites. Simple and tasty sandwiches, soups, pastas and coffee, made with love and run by the nicest couple.
Il Bel Paese
299 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan
This place is an Italian deli with a small eat-in area that serves great salads and sandwiches. Check out the store for a selection of nice olive oils, vinegars, fresh herbs, etc.
G/F, 18 Jervois Street ,Sheung Wan
No frills Japanese bento box takeaway with a small eat-in area.
Shop 6A, G/F, Sen Fat Building, 6 Bonham Strand Sheung Wan
Quick delicious friendly Korean takeaway -- kimbap rolls, "Korean burritos", bibimbap
1 Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan
One of the best burritos in Hong Kong, a block away from our office....am I dreaming?
G/F, 9 Mercer Street Sheung Wan
Japanese ramen and lunch rice sets in this low key and authentic-looking place.
O Green Cafe
Shop E, G/F, Fu Fai Commercial Centre, 27 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan
Fresh organic produce, healthy and delicious but kind of expensive, still worth coming every so often and feeling good about yourself.
G/F, Centre Stage, Bridges Street, Soho, Sheung Wan
A cavernous 5000 sq ft bar/restaurant/cafe in a quiet backstreet; great breakfasts and lunch food on the cafe side, the restaurant side can get a little posh. Try the awesome lunchtime salad bar.
Pho 1 Vietnamese Restaurant
Shop B, G/F, Arion Commercial Centre, 2-12 Queens Road West, Sheung Wan
This basement level no-frills Vietnamese place is fast, cheap and yum.
Pret A Manger
Shop G08, Infinitus Plaza, 199 Des Voeux Rd Sheung Wan
This is now gone, sadly, but is replaced by a similar type bakery/cafe called Cedele selling similar stuff - sandwiches, soups, salads etc.
G/F, Manhattan Avenue, 255 Queen's Rd. Central, near Hillier Street, Sheung Wan
Chicken so good, you'f have a hard time trying not to come here every single day. The chicken sandwich is like crack in a bun.
Sang Kee Congee Shop
G/F, 7-9 Burd Street Sheung Wan.
This place has been around for over 40 years and is a local favorite. Congee so good you don't have to be sick to eat it.
Units 206-207, 2/F., Low Block, Grand Millennium Plaza, 181 Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan
Japanese style Western cafe, pastas, omurice, risottos etc
G/F, 1 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan.
Hot dogs, Canadian style. Slightly pricey but has nice corner location which opens onto the street.
G/F, Shop G & H, Kai Tak Commercial Building, 317-321 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan
Quick and delicious Japanese donburi, pastas, etc at this spacious corner restaurant across from Western Market. They also have nice cakes and ice cream.