We’ve found some great restaurants where a family of four can eat out cheaply without having to sacrifice flavour or quality
Raising a family in Hong Kong is pricey enough, but when dining out, the last thing you want is a hefty bill at the end. Even if you’re just hoping to take the kids out instead of cooking, the options for family-friendly places are not always within budget. We’ve done our research and come up with a list of restaurants where deals such as Taco Tuesdays, buy-one-get-one, and sharing menus are offered to make sure you keep your dinner bill $800 or less for a family of four (two adults, two kids). We also made sure these spots are family friendly, to guarantee you and the kids a fun night out!
Conveniently located in the California Tower in LKF, Ciao Chow’s “Miserable Mondays” offers 50% off on all pizzas from 3pm onwards. For $800 you can get four Marinara pizzas, four Caesar salads, and four soft drinks. We give them extra points for make-your-own pizza games for kids, crayons, high chairs, changing tables, and pram accessibility.
Sassy Mama Tip: If you go to Ciao Chow on a weekend, an all-you-can-eat weekend family brunch is at $298 per head, kids below 10 years old eat for free (up to one child per adult)
Ciao Chow – Italian Cafeteria, G/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 2344 0005 www.ciaochow.com.hk
With an outdoor space, two indoor spacious play pens for the kids to romp around in (before or after you have dinner), a kids’ cinema room featuring a 65” television (playing kids’ favourites films!), self-drive cars, and a popcorn machine, El Charro guarantees an entertaining night for the kids while parents kick back and sip on margaritas! But what has us even more excited is its buy-one-taco-get-one-free on Taco Tuesdays, and, for parents, buy-one-margarita-get-one-free on Poco Loco Wednesdays (from 3pm to 8pm).
El Charro Mexican Cantina, Shop 208 The Arcade, 100 Cyberport Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong, 2793 2522 www.elcharro.hk
Tikitiki Bowling Bar is not quite known for its restaurant but if you want a fun day out followed by an affordable dinner, it’s a great option. After exhausting the kids with a few games of bowling, stay for dinner at The Octopus Garden. A family of four can have starters and mains, pizza and more from the kids’ menu and drinks for under $800. Catering to families, The Octopus Garden stocks high chairs, has parking, an outdoor area just for the kids and is pram accessible.
Tikitiki Bowling Bar, 4/F, Centro, 1A Chui Tong Road, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, 2657 8488 www.tikitiki.hk
When you and the fam are out shopping (or even going to the cinema) in Pacific Place, head to Commissary when you’re on the hunt for a casual dinner. On Taco Tuesdays, one taco is just $50, three are $140, and eight are $300, and for that much-needed tipple after a long day with the kids, gin sours are just $30 and margaritas at $60, along with happy hour drinks until 8:30pm.
Just For Sassy Mama Readers: Sassy Mama readers get two mini cheeseburgers, one serving of buffalo wings, one jalapeño poppers, one Cobb salad, one crab taco, one carnitas taco, two iced teas, two kids juice for $806! (Normal price is $1,056). Just show them this offer when ordering (offer available until 31 August, 2018).
Commissary, Level 4, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong, 2602 0707, www.commissary.hk
This deal is almost too good to be true! For the month of June, 208 Duecento Otto’s monthly deal for $208 includes a pizza and two glasses of wine (the offer changes each month). For $208, you can add on two pizzas for your family of four and keep the bill under $800 easily.
208 Duecento Otto, 208 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong, 2549 0208 www.208.com.hk
This permanent burger hot spot in the lounge of über cool Potato Head has a Family Fun Set at $800. With this set you get two kids cheeseburgers, two Fun Boy Three burgers, one serving of Naughty Fries, one Wing Its, four House Fries and four fresh young coconut – sure to fill up everyone in the group!
Three Buns at Potato Head, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2858 6066 www.threebuns.com
For all things burger related, double the fun at Beef & Liberty’s Double Trouble Mondays – you’ll receive a free burger with every burger ordered. The burgers are from $99 to $135, salads, sides, starters and wine (yay!) are also available at reasonable prices!
Beef & Liberty has four locations in Hong Kong
Lily and Bloom’s Burger and Lobster every Tuesday night includes its signature Bloom burger made with dry-aged Wagyu, truffle aioli, bacon and aged cheddar, paired with 1/2 kg Boston lobster, cheese & bacon fries and a pint of Peroni beer for $380. Get two orders (two burgers and two lobsters) for under $800!
Lily and Bloom, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2810 6166 lily-bloom.com
Jinjuu’s sharing set menu, called K-town, is $395 and features Korean dishes that you and the kids will love – steamed edamame, Korean fried chicken, Wagyu beef sliders, beef tacos, truffle French fries, and more (including desserts)! Check out the menu here.
Jinjuu, UG, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, 3755 4868 jinjuu.com.hk/hk
Wrap up a day in Repulse Bay with a dinner at Limewood. For $800 your family can enjoy a California meal. We’re talking guacamole, compressed watermelon, Hawaiian Huli Huli chicken, fish tacos for the kids, and hand-piped churros! When the kids want to run around they can head just outside to the beach. There are high chairs, changing tables, parking and it’s pram accessible. Sorted!
Limewood, The Pulse 28 Beach Road, Shop 103/104, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, 2866 8668 www.limewood.hk