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Where to Shop, Eat, and Sightsee in Sham Shui Po Market

The ULTIMATE Guide: Where to Shop, Eat, and Sightsee in Sham Shui Po Market 

If you’re budget-conscious but still love a nice little shopping haul, you’re in good company. Say Sayonara to HK’s posh malls and head straight to the real mecca for shopping here – street markets! 

For this, join us as we explore the bustling district of Sham Shui Po. Here, every street is a marketplace, and every corner is an opportunity to score good finds without breaking the bank. 

Ready to test your haggling skills? Practice more because today, we’ll give you the inside scoop on the best shopping spots and places in Sham Shui Po Market. Let’s hit the streets and make your visit one to remember!

How to Get to Sham Shui Po Market  

The best and most economical way to get to Sham Shui Po Market is via the MTR. If you’re coming from the Central Station, take the Tsuen Wan  Line and ride it until you reach the Sham Shui Po Station. 

However, if you don’t want to take the MTR, an alternative you can try is to take an NWFB Bus No.905 at Des Voux Road in Central. Get off Sham Shui Po Station, and you’re good to go!

Where to Shop in Sham Shui Po Market 

Here’s a simple shopping map you can follow to give you the lowdown on what each shop, stall, or market has to offer. 

Category Shops/Stalls/Markets 
Fashion/Clothes/Shoes/Accessories Cheung Sha Wan Road Dragon Centre 
Home goods MIDWAY Shop 
Electronics/Gadgets Golden Computer Arcade Apliu Street Flea Market 
Toys/Souvenirs/Party items Sham Shui Po Toy Street
Fabrics/Sewing AccessoriesSham Shui Po Fabric Market 
Beads/Buttons/Ribbons Ki Lung Street Yu Chau Street 

Now, let’s check out every one of these shopping spots in detail.  

Cheung Sha Wan Fashion Road 

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Location: North of Lai Chi Kok 

Operating hours: Monday to Friday – 9 AM to 6 PM, Saturday – 9 AM to 12 PM, Sunday – Closed 


  • Clothes 
  • Shoes 
  • Accessories 

Cheung Sha Wan Fashion Road runs along Boundary Street in Mong Kok and ends at the Kwai Chung Road in Lai Chi Kok. This just shows how large the scope of this street market is. 

Anyway, the name tells you what to grab here. If you want clothes that aren’t mass-produced like those in malls, you can find a good variety of unique pieces at this place. 

You’ll find 200 stalls and shops in this bazaar. They offer a lot of trendy options from relatively unknown fashion clothing and shoe brands – good-looking stuff that doesn’t make you pay for the brand, basically.

And guess what? The shops here offer wholesale bargains too, so you can indulge in a shopping spree. Who wouldn’t say yes to guilt-free retail therapy, right? 

Dragon Centre 

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Location: Dragon Centre, Yen Chow St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 10 PM 


  • Clothes
  • Shoes 
  • Handicrafts 
  • Accessories

Feeling a bit dizzy in the hustle and bustle of Sham Shui Po’s street markets? Rest for a bit and cool off at the air-conditioned refuge of Dragon Centre. It’s just a five-minute stroll from Sham Shui Po Station. 

With a total of nine floors, the centre is one of the largest shopping centers in Western Kowloon, and it’s packed with… everything! From well-known brands and independent boutiques to accessories shops and household goods, there’s a little bit of something for all shoppers. 

Don’t have the time to explore all the floors? Just swing by the Apple Mall, nestled on levels 5 to 7. It’s like a mini-mall set within a mega-mall. 

At Apple Mall, you can find tons of bargain deals. Whether you’re hunting for trendy clothes, cute toys, or fancy accessories, you can find them here!

And it’s not just about shopping. Dragon Centre has good entertainment facilities too! Try to hit the ice at the skating rink or enjoy playing games at the arcade center. 


Location: 地下B舖, 132號 Ki Lung St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday – 1 PM to 7 PM 


  • Kitchenware 
  • Tableware
  • Teaware
  • Drinkware
  • Interior decoration
  • Home cleaning tools 
  • Fashion items 
  • Personal care items 

MIDWAY Shop is founded by a designer couple with a passion for exploring different places, particularly Japan. This lovely concept store is a gem inspired by their travels. 

Inside, you’ll find an eclectic array of trinkets and souvenirs handpicked by the owners, from quirky little accessories to high-quality Japanese brands that you can’t buy in local shops. 

It’s the perfect shop to visit if you’re searching for classy and distinctive gifts for all sorts of occasions like housewarming, birthdays, or anniversaries. 

And don’t let this shop’s small size deceive you – there’s nothing mid about MIDWAY’s offerings. From household items like cutlery and lighting fixtures to fashion items like earrings and scarves, you won’t come home empty-handed. 

Just a heads up, though: quality comes with a price, and most items are sourced from international artisans and shops, so expect hefty price tags. 

Golden Computer Arcade  

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Location: Hong Kong, Fuk Wa St, 黃金大廈146-152號 

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 10 PM 


  • Computer
  • Computer components 
  • Computer consoles and games
  • Laptop
  • Television 
  • Tablet
  • Mobile phones
  • Tech accessories 

Calling all gaming aficionados, tech enthusiasts, and geeks of all stripes – welcome to the true mecca for all things electronic: Golden Computer Arcade. 

Without a doubt, it’s the most iconic offline electronic marketplace in the city. Be prepared to make your way through the maze of tightly packed stores spanning four floors. 

From the latest gaming gear to top-of-the-line gadgets, Golden Computer Arcade has it all. Game consoles, computer components, and tech accessories offered here are legitimate. 

Plus, this shop is the best place to find affordable second-hand electronic items, including used but perfectly working phones, tablets, laptops, and more. 

However, there have been instances when fake games for Sony’s PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and Wii were secretly sold in some stalls. Thankfully, authorities have cracked down on these sketchy stores, but it’s always wise to be cautious! 

It’s also best to note that prices can vary greatly from store to store, so don’t hesitate to check out many stores before making your purchase. 

Apliu Street Flea Market 

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Location: 121 Kweilin St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday – 12 PM to 9 PM 


  • Laptop
  • Television 
  • Computer
  • Tablet
  • Radios 
  • Camera 
  • Hardware tools

Apliu Street Flea Market is the go-to destination for wallet-friendly electronics. This bustling street market might look small-scale at first, but as you explore every corner, you’ll see a plethora of affordable preloved gadgets. 

Specifically, this flea market is a goldmine for vintage finds. That’s why if you’re on the hunt for old-school treasures like vintage cameras, antique watches, and old radios, shop here. 

Anyway, prices for electronics here are significantly lower compared to other street markets, so products here are a total steal. Prices are not usually displayed on stalls, so if a vendor quotes you on the spot, you can still try haggling (usually for 10%-15% off). 

Sham Shui Po Toy Street/Fuk Wing Street Market 

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Location: Fuk Wing St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday – 10:30 AM to 8 PM 


  • Toys
  • Party decorations 
  • Anime figures 

Sham Shui Po Toy Street, more popularly known as Fuk Wing Street Market, is a true paradise for toy lovers. With over 30 stores to explore, this lively street market is filled to the brim with a delightful array of plushies, dolls, toy cars, and so much more.  

Aside from stores, you can also buy a diverse range of seasonal props, festival-themed items, and decorations for all sorts of occasions, including Chinese New Year, Christmas, and Halloween

Popular toys sold at shopping malls are often offered here for almost half of their original retail price. Of course, you’ll have to be extra careful when buying rare collectible items and anime figures because knockoffs are also all around this street market. 

Sham Shui Po Fabric Market 

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Location: Tung Chau St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong 

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 6 PM 


  • Fabrics
  • Textiles 
  • Sewing supplies

Sham Shui Po Fabric Market is a fairly new market that opened on Tung Chau Street. Despite being new, it’s certainly making waves in the textile scene. 

Now, it’s the ultimate hotspot for not just local designers but also for many artisans from all over the world. Whether you’re a seasoned seamstress or a novice designer, you’ll definitely have fun exploring this place. 

This fabric market features 53 stalls offering all types and cuts of textiles, fabrics, and sewing accessories. What’s even better is that 16 of these stalls are owned and operated by the esteemed vendors from the now-closed fabric market, Pang Jai.  

Ki Lung Street  

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Location: Between Yu Chau Street and Tai Nan Street 

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday – 12 AM to 12 PM 


  • Buttons
  • Zippers 
  • Clasps
  • Clothes 
  • Chains
  • Fabrics 
  • Sewing supplies 

Ki Lung Street, also affectionately dubbed “Button Street” by many locals, is a hub frequented by many local designers seeking quality materials for their next masterpiece. 

And no, it’s not all buttons. It can be your go-to destination if you’re in search of wholesale fabrics, sequins, chains, and other garment fasteners and accessories. 

Besides all that, as you explore further, you can also find pop-up stalls offering a variety of ready-to-wear apparel crafted by local seamstresses. And here’s the best part – the starting price for fabrics here can be as low as HK$ 20! 

Yu Chau Street 

Location: Between Apliu Street and Ki Lung Street 

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday – 12 AM to 12 PM 


  • Beads 
  • Ribbons
  • Zippers 
  • Clasps
  • Clothes 
  • Chains
  • Fabrics 
  • Sewing supplies 

If Kilung Street is “Button Street,” Yu Chau Street is the district’s “Bead Street.” 

True to its name, this street market is a haven for bead enthusiasts and crafters – every shape, color, and size imaginable, just ask and you’ll have it. You can even find quirky bead sculptures in the window display. 

And it’s not just beads. Yu Chau Street is also home to numerous shops offering ribbons, chains, and other embroidery accessories, available both in retail and bulk quantities. For starters, you can check out popular stores in the area – Me Ngai Wah and Mei Tat Hong. 

Siugreat Stationery 

Address:Location: Hong Kong, Sham Shui Po, Yen Chow St, 65-71號, Wing Yip Commercial Building, 504室 

Operating hours: Saturday to Sunday – 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM, Monday to Friday – Closed 


  • Stationery papers
  • Fountain pens
  • Pens
  • Brush sets 
  • Ink
  • Stencils 

Looking for stationery? Tucked away in the corner of Yen Chow Street, Siugreat Stationery boasts an amazing selection of products sourced directly from Japan. 

If you’re tired of boring office essentials, just drop by and elevate your stationery collection. From notebooks and journals to sets of markers, colored pens, and highlighters, this shop has it all. 

 And unlike the chaotic piles you often find on street markets, everything’s meticulously organized at Siugreat, so it’s a delight to peruse through its offerings. 

It’s a bummer that the shop only opens during weekends, though. 

Where to Eat and Drink in Sham Shui Po Market 

If you need to refuel after a heavy shopping run, here’s where to grab some munchies in Sham Shui Po Market!

Oi Man Sang 

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Location: Sham Shui Po Building, 1A-1C Shek Kip Mei St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday – 5 PM to 11:30 PM  

Price: $

For a taste of authentic Sham Shui Po grub, come check out Oi Man Sang. It’s one of the oldest dai pa dongs (open-air food stalls) in the district. 

It’s been a staple for locals and tourists since 1956. It actually has an indoor restaurant, but many people still prefer to eat outdoors, so they still have tables set around the alleyway. 

Here, you can enjoy piping hot dishes served straight out of the chef’s blazing woks. Some of the dishes you can’t miss are their signature Beef and Potato Stir Fry and Salted Egg Yolk Prawns.  

Kung Wo Beancurd Factory


Location: Hong Kong, Sham Shui Po, Pei Ho St, 118號號地下

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday – 7 AM to 9 PM 

Price: $

This eatery is all about the tofu goodness, so you can get a taste of various tofu desserts and treats here. Kung Wo Beancurd Factory has been an established deli in Sham Shui Po since 1960, so it’s a go-to spot for many locals. 

Of course, the highlight of this restaurant is its signature tofu pudding. It remains a favorite beancurd dessert that’s either served hot or cold, with a generous heap of brown sugar on top. 

Anyway, if you’re not a fan of sweets, you can also try savory choices like fried stuffed, fried tofu skin puffs, and golden fish tofu. 

Slash Cafe and Bar 


Location: 107 Ki Lung St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong 

Operating hours: Wednesday to Monday – 11 AM to 2 AM, Tuesday – Closed 

Price: $$ 

True to its name, Slash Cafe and Bar is a modern coffee shop by day and an eclectic cocktail bar by night. 

What draws people in is the shop’s unique industrial storefront design. It’s a different take from the usual cute and cozy cafes in town, so many customers enjoy taking pictures in this IG-worthy spot. 

Their hot brews and pastries are nice treats too, so if you’re feeling a bit peckish, you can choose from a variety of hand-dripped brews or lattes and match it with their bestseller – Cinnamon apple bacon toast. 

Meanwhile, when it comes to cocktails, you can expect an omakase-style menu. This means that you can pick your desired spirit base and their bartenders will create a bespoke cocktail for you. 

Where to Explore in Sham Shui Po 

Still have the energy to discover new spots? Check out these attractions in Sham Shui Po. 


Location: No. 175 Tai Nan St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong 

Operating hours: Thursday to Tuesday – 11 AM to 7 PM, Wednesday – Closed  

Want to try something new? Try your hand at pottery and ceramics

Amidst the bustling street markets of Sham Shui Po, you can find a chic clayware space and gallery – Mudheytong Gallery. This studio provides hands-on pottery classes for both children and adults, making it a perfect spot for family get-togethers. 

Meanwhile, if you want to learn intermediate pottery and ceramics, you can sign up for membership and attend workshops providing lessons regarding certain skills and pieces. Or you can check out their exhibits! 

Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC) 


Location: 30號 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong 

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday – 10 AM to 10 PM 

Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC) is a multidisciplinary arts village that opened in 2008. It’s like a hub for art enthusiasts because it features fully equipped studio facilities that accommodate more than 140 artists and art organizations across Hong Kong. 

It has a two-story exhibition gallery for the public to appreciate a spectrum of art forms. Here, you can look at a variety of visual art exhibits like popular Chinese and Western paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and more. 

Besides that, JCCAC also hosts dynamic performances by local artists in music, drama, and dance. Check out the Black Box Theatre Events featured on their website to know the schedule for each show. 

Tips for Shopping in Sham Shui Po Market 

  1. Shop early on a weekday. 

For a smoother experience, aim for a weekday visit when the crowd of shoppers is more manageable. 

And come early too! Most stalls open at 11 AM, so if you get there when the sellers are just getting ready to open their stores, you can avoid the crowd frenzy. 

  1. Bargain hard, but don’t be too pushy.

A fair number of sellers here initially quote higher selling prices, so when customers ask for a discount, they can still offer the items at their original price.  

Nonetheless, no matter the result of your bargaining, make sure to be polite. Things can get heated when negotiating for a final price, but don’t forget that all this haggling is nothing personal. 

  1. Dress down to haggle better. 

Believe it or not, many street markets in Sham Shui Po often have a “local price” and a “foreign price.” Sadly, a few street vendors sometimes assume that tourists and those who dress very well when going out are loaded with cash. 

For this reason alone, vendors jack up the price of an item and offer it double or triple its original price. That’s why, if you’re a tourist or a local who’s never been to Sham Shui Po, it might be best to leave all the branded clothes or designer bags at home and just dress comfortably. 

  1. Visit different stores for price comparison.

Usually, you can find vendors offering similar, if not identical products, often at lower prices. That’s why it’s better to take your time, leisurely stroll around different stalls, and make a mental note of the offers given to you. 

Compare the prices of items in the first few stalls as well as the offers in the shops you find further in. Once you’ve found the best option, you can always go back and buy it.  

  1. Come with a partner. 

It’s always better to have someone with you, especially if you’re shopping in a street market. Whether it’s a loved one or a friend, they can provide you with backup and a sound opinion for any purchase. 

Plus, they can help with all the haggling – two against one seller is better odds. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can also set up a good buyer-bad buyer scenario to get better deals. 

  1. Don’t show too much excitement. 

We know the excitement and happiness bubble up when you find a certain item on your must-buy list, but don’t show it (or at least be subtle about it)! You see, nothing puts you more at a disadvantage than squealing and smiling ear-to-ear at finding goodies. 

If you keep rambling about how great the craftsmanship or artistry of an item is, the seller will know that you’re willing to pay more than the original price just to go home with the item. 

  1. Carry cash and some change with you. 

Not all shops have debit/credit card terminals, so you need to carry cash. And always carry your cash in as much change as you can. If you carry large bills, there’s a high chance that you might lose the haggling negotiation just because of the unavailability of change. 

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