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FOUND Top 10 Must-Visit Sheung Wan Restaurants

FOUND: Top 10 Must-Visit Sheung Wan Restaurants   

Sheung Wan is usually thought of as a steadfast symbol of tradition despite HK’s constant flux. Its picturesque streets lined with traditional coffin stores, historic temples, and eclectic art galleries evoke the vibe of old Hong Kong. 

But amidst all this is actually an ever-changing and fascinating culinary scene. Think: all of the delights of local fare plus amazing goodness from foreign shores!

Want to check out the best restaurants for sampling all of that melting-pot deliciousness? Well then read on – we’re about to dig into the best Sheung Wan restaurants!

Samsen 

Website: https://www.samsen-hk.com/sheung-wan 

Address: G/F, 23 Jervois St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong 

Operating hours: Sunday to Monday – 12 PM to 3 PM, Friday to Saturday – 12 PM to 3 PM, 6 PM to 11 PM  

Contact details: +852 2234 0080 

Cuisine type: Thai 

Price: $$ 

Want to satisfy your Thai food cravings? Look no further than Samsen, a Thai restaurant serving authentic Northern Thai classics and Bangkok-style street food. There’s one in Wan Chai too, by the way, but we’re obviously talking about the (newer) Sheung Wan one.

Most of the ingredients used here are sourced directly from Thailand. Plus, it’s a nice spot for a casual night out – no dress code is required, as long as you bring your appetite! 

We recommend the Khao Soi. This dish is an aromatic 11-spice Northern Thai curry (curried chicken or curried beef) best paired with egg noodles. And if you’ve still got room for dessert, you can indulge in Samsen’s homemade Roti and ever-famous mango sticky rice. 

And if you have dietary restrictions, don’t worry. This restaurant also offers a range of fresh salads and sides you can enjoy.  

Basmati, Taste of India 

Website: https://basmati.hk/ 

Address: MTR Ext C, San Toi Building, 137-139 Connaught Rd Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong 

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday – 11 AM to 3 PM, 5:30 PM to 11 PM 

Contact details: +852 9420 3094 

Cuisine type: Indian 

Price: $$  

Basmati, Taste of India is one of the city’s best Indian restaurants. It even has separate menus for people who enjoy vegetarian and vegan meals – plus halal certification. 

Of course, the highlight of Basmati’s menu is its extensive selection of fragrant biryanis and flavorful curries. If you don’t mind strong spices, make sure you try their Aloo Chicken Curry and Chicken Tikka.  

Anyway, if it’s your first time visiting Basmati or trying Indian cuisine, check out their set menus. They’re curated selections of their popular dishes, so you can sample a bit of everything worth trying. 

Yardbird 

Website: https://yardbirdrestaurant.com/ 

Address: Winsome House, 154-158 Wing Lok Street G/F, Shops A and B, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong 

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

Contact details: +852 2547 9273 

Cuisine type: Japanese Yakitori  

Price: $$ 

Yardbird is an award-winning, modern Izakaya-style restaurant that brings a touch of Japanese flair to Sheung Wan. 

Its menu is mostly inspired by traditional yakitori (grilled chicken skewers). Here, you can try over 20 beak-to-tail yakitori varieties that use nearly every part of the chicken, although they also have some vegetarian and gluten-free options. 

Anyway, adventurous foodies can try rare cuts like ventricles and thyroids. However, these unusual chicken bits usually sell out fast, so come early! If you catch them, be sure to pair them with Japanese whisky and cocktails – it’s a match made in heaven. 

If you want something more filling, we suggest the signature dishes prepared by a former chef of the world-renowned Izakaya-style restaurant, Zuma. Our picks? The Korean Fried Cauliflower and Chicken and Egg Rice. 

Pica Pica 

Website: https://www.epicurean.com.hk/restaurant/pica-pica/ 

Address: G/F, Kai Tak Commercial Building, Shop G & H, 317 – 321 Des Voeux Rd Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong 

Operating hours: Monday to Friday – 12 PM to 11 PM, Saturday to Sunday – 12 PM to12 AM 

Contact details: +852 2811 9880 

Cuisine type: Spanish tapas 

Price: $$

Pica Pica is where modern cooking methods meet traditional Spanish cuisine. Led by Chef Edgar Sanuy, this modern tapas bar offers a casual dining experience served in small, flavorful bites: Pica Pica dishes, ham and cold cuts, beef tapas, meat tapas, and more. 

To complement these bite-sized delights, this restaurant also offers its very own Sangria sourced from Old Sherry barrels in Spain and a curated selection of fine Spanish wines and beers. 

With a menu that’s perfect for sharing, a cozy wood and brick interior, and an open kitchen, it’s a nice spot to catch up with friends or have casual dates.  

Honjo   

Website: https://honjo.hk/ 

Address:  1樓, 1/F 77-91, 77-91號 Queen’s Rd W, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Operating hours: Monday to Friday – 12 PM to 2:30 PM, 6 PM to 12 AM, Saturday to Sunday – 11:30 AM to 3 PM, 6 PM to 12 AM 

Contact details: +852 2663 3772 

Cuisine type: Japanese 

Price: $$$

Honjo is a contemporary Japanese restaurant that features reimagined Japanese dishes. With its well-lit mid-century Japanese interior adorned with fine artwork, this restaurant looks and feels pricey – and it is. But the set menus are well worth the price. 

For example, if you order the Executive Lunch set, you’ll be served with pickles, edamame, miso soup, and rice. Along with this, you can also choose one dish from a range of starters, sushi and sashimi, hot dishes, and desserts. 

Make sure to save some room for their decadent Matcha Lava. It’s a must-try!

Posso 

Website: https://www.possohk.com/ 

Address: G/F, 12 Kau U Fong, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Operating hours: Monday to Saturday – 12 PM to 3 PM, 6 PM to 11 PM, Sunday – Closed 

Contact details: +852 9870 0898 

Cuisine type: Italian Ciccheti

Price: $$$ 

Posso, an Italian Ciccheti restaurant, is all about breaking boundaries. The restaurant’s name, “Posso,”  literally means “I can,” embodying Max Wong’s (owner and chef) goal to bring together his Chinese roots and love for Italian cuisine in one restaurant. 

If you’re not familiar with the term Ciccheti, don’t worry; it’s just an Italian word that pertains to an array of snacks and small plates traditionally enjoyed alongside drinks in Venice, Italy. 

As soon as you step inside, Posso’s modest and rustic interior welcomes you. Try their Tasting Sets and Pairings menu (HK$ 650 per person) for four bite-size delights and one sweet dessert. They also have a Wine Pairing Set for HK$ 485. 

An Choi 

Website: https://www.anchoi.hk/ 

Address: Shop A, 15, 17 Mercer St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Operating hours: Monday to Saturday – 12 PM to 3:30 PM, 5 PM to 10 PM,  Sunday – 12 PM to 3:30 PM, 5 PM to 9:15 PM 

Contact details: +852 5286 1517 

Cuisine type: Vietnamese

Price: $

An Choi is a Vietnamese food joint that’s tucked away on busy Mercer Street. Here, you can indulge in a high-quality and authentic dining experience that’s close to eating along Vietnam’s bustling back alleys. 

You can easily recognize this restaurant because it has bright yellow walls with spray-painted ads. The cheesy awning and old-school menus are a nice touch too. You really feel like you’re in Saigon’s crowded lineup of food stalls. 

An Choi’s highlights are its bánh mì sandwiches that come in a variety of fillings and the ever-popular traditionally made phở. We also love the Chả Cá Lã Vọng or grilled halibut fish. This dish is usually paired with their house-fermented fish sauce. 

La Parole

Website: https://laparole.com.hk/ 

Address: 3/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong 

Operating hours: Monday to Sunday – 12 PM to 3 PM, 6 PM to 10 PM 

Contact details: +852 2436 4099 

Cuisine type: French 

Price: $$$

La Parole features traditional and authentic French cuisine. It has classic French fine dining style too, with its plush leather chairs and sparkling Swarovski crystal chandeliers. 

It offers a lunch menu as well as 3-course and 5-course dinner menus that all lean towards the expensive side. It’s still reasonable when you consider that their main ingredients are sourced from different parts of the world. 

Try the pork dishes, as the restaurant only uses 100% pure breed Iberico Duroc pork (delicious!) sourced from Spain and France. Be sure to pick the right dining area for your taste too – Area A is better for groups while Area B is quieter and better for dates. 

Bedu

Website: https://www.bedurestaurant.com/ 

Address: 40 Gough St, Central, Hong Kong 

Operating hours: Monday to Thursday – 12 PM to 3 PM, 6 PM to 10 PM, Friday to Sunday – 12 PM to 4 PM, 6 PM to 10 PM 

Contact details: +852 6346 5219 

Cuisine type: Middle Eastern 

Price: $$ 

Bedu is a charming Middle Eastern restaurant and bar set at the corner of Shin Hing Street and Gough Street. 

Most dishes here are meant for sharing, so call a friend if you plan to visit! The menus here are quite different from the usual because they’re divided into these categories – Rips & Dips, From The Garden, From The Land & Sea, and Dessert.  

Anyway, all menus feature Middle Eastern fare imbued with exotic spices, so you’re in for a savory and flavorful ride. Some of the popular picks here are the Charred Brocolli, Roasted Eggplant, and Beef Kofteh.   

Gaia Ristorante 

Website: https://gaiagroup.com.hk/restaurant/gaia-ristorante/ 

Address: F, Grand Millennium Plaza, 181 Queen’s Road Central unit 01-05, G, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong 

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

Contact details: +852 2167 8200 

Cuisine type: Italian 

Price: $$$ 

Situated in the Grand Millennium Plaza, Gaia Ristorante has been a well-loved Italian restaurant in Sheung Wan for more than 20 years. The best feature of this restaurant is its al fresco dining area, where lush foliage joins twinkling fairy lights and a flowing fountain.  

Here, you can savor Italian classics, including antipasti, risottos, pizzas, and pasta. Make sure to try Gaia’s bestsellers – Pappardelle con Coniglio and Spaghetti con Gamberoni. 

And remember, Italian dishes taste better when paired with a good glass of wine, so check out the restaurant’s selection of 600 Italian and French bottles to get the perfect match!

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