Vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong are becoming more and more popular as we realise the positive effects on the environment and our health. Finding family-friendly restaurants that offer a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan food that passes the kids’ taste test is another matter! We’ve done the hard work for you and picked out the best vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong!
The benefits of vegetarian and vegan diets have been explored time and time again. In a city that loves its meat, vegetarian restaurants can be hard to find (especially if you’ve got fussy eaters in the family!) Whether you’re doing it to save the environment and the animals, for health or religious reasons or simply want to try something new, we’ve rounded up our favourite vegetarian restaurants and vegan restaurants in Hong Kong that the whole family will enjoy.
Editor’s Note: Most of the vegetarian restaurants listed will cater to vegans too.
Vegetarian Restaurants on Hong Kong Island
ORKA Restaurant, Bar & Cafe – Vegetarian restaurant in Hong Kong with pescatarian and flexitarian options
Eating at a vegetarian restaurant shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a diverse range of flavours. With this in mind, ORKA creates its food from sustainably sourced ingredients that are prepared to provide nutrition as well as lip-smacking goodness! Kids will enjoy the signature vegan burgers with sweet potato fries, pesto pasta, carrot cake or the vegetarian choco lava pudding. It also has non-vegan, pescatarian and flexitarian options on the menu.
Mirror & Vegan Concept – Italian vegetarian restaurant in Central
Craving Italian food but want meat-free deliciousness? Mirror and Vegan Concept is a vegan restaurant offering Italian cuisine that is comforting, tasty and easy on the wallet. A quaint little spot in the heart of Central, it has classic Italian dishes that the kids will absolutely love – we’re talking spaghettis, risottos, portobello mushrooms, stuffed bell peppers and more!
Lok Cha Tea House – Vegetarian restaurant in Admiralty
A well-known teahouse in Hong Kong, Lok Cha Tea House’s Admiralty branch is a full-service vegetarian restaurant serving up fresh vegetarian dim sum dishes with a twist. There’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy; we recommend the pan-fried rice roll noodle with soy sauce, vegetarian wontons, assorted mushroom siu mei, steamed turnip cake and ginger pudding.
Mak Mak – Thai restaurant in Hong Kong with a special vegetarian menu
Inspired by Bangkok in the 1960s, Mak Mak has a storefront that resembles a classic Thai grocery store with a large dining area hidden behind it. You can get takeout (perfect for those days when you’d rather stay in with the family!) or dine in with its extensive vegetarian and vegan selections on the menu. The stir-fried flat rice noodles with baby kale and sweet corn are sure to be a hit with the kids, while you savour Thai classics such as the wok-fried rice noodles with shiitake, Thai asparagus and light soy sauce.
Isoya Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant – Hong Kong vegetarian and vegan-friendly sushi, tempura and more
If you thought Japanese cuisine couldn’t be vegetarian, think again! Isoya Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant uses seasonal vegetables and fruits to create menus that are offered on a rotational basis based on the best available ingredients. Try the assorted sushi platter featuring grilled okras and teriyaki enoki mushroom rolls wrapped in soya bean skin or the pumpkin tempura. You can also ask for the vegetarian dishes to be egg and dairy free if you’re looking for a fully plant-based meal.
Isoya Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant, 9/F, 83 Wan Chai Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 5500 8812, www.openrice.com/isoya-japanese-vegetarian-restaurant
TREEHOUSE – Sustainable and healthy vegetarian restaurant in Hong Kong
If you’re looking for good quality food that is not only super healthy but also sustainable, ethical and quick, TREEHOUSE offers up delicious vegetarian bites that are made to order and ready within moments. You can also select from gluten-free, raw and allergy-free options; the menu is made from unprocessed ingredients and is free from preservatives, artificial flavours, trans-fats and sugars. Customize your own flatbread or pick from the burgers and pizzas for the kiddos with a side of sweet potato fries and cold-pressed juice.
TREEHOUSE Flagship, Shop 1, G/F, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3791 2277
Vegetarian Restaurants in Kowloon
Thai Vegetarian Food – Authentic Thai vegetarian dishes in Kowloon
With excellent service and authentic Thai cuisine classics including tom yum soup, papaya and mango salads, juicy flat rice noodles and delicious curries, this Thai vegetarian food is not to be missed. The entire menu is fully plant-powered; they also have a set lunch including one main and drink for only $60 – more bang for your buck!
Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant – Indian vegetarian restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui
Bringing heavenly bites straight from India, Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant offers a variety of sweets, rice dishes and vegetable curries enriched with pulses, grains and lentils served up on a banana leaf. The entire family can take their pick from samosas, an assortment of dosas, naans, biryani and paneer dishes.
Soil to Soul – Korean vegetarian restaurant in Hong Kong
In the mood for Korean vegetarian food? Try Soil to Soul, a vegetarian restaurant in Hong Kong that brings you a brand new experience of Korean temple food. Helmed by Chef Gu Jin Kwang who learned special cooking techniques from a Buddhist nun, it features dishes that are made by marinating and fermenting a variety of seasonal vegetables with Korean sauces. The restaurant also collaborates with local farms for ingredients and vegetables so you can be certain that your food is super fresh and nutritious!
Years – Japanese and Western vegetarian restaurant in Hong Kong
Designed with a Japanese flair, Years offers healthy vegetarian Japanese and western set menus including katsu sandos, risottos, spaghetti and buddha bowls. You can also ask the staff to change some of the vegetarian dishes into vegan. For those who love the taste of meat but still want plant-based food, it offers Impossible™ Meat burgers.
Woodlands – Indian vegetarian restaurant in Hong Kong with vegan, Jain and Buddhist food
Receiving local and international recognition as one of the best Indian vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong, Woodlands lives up to its name in taste, service and the sheer variety of items on the menu. It offers traditional lactovegetarian, vegan as well as Jain and Buddhist food with no onion, garlic and root vegetables all prepared separately. Thali, dosas, Indo-Chinese noodles, bread and desserts; they’ve got it all!
Chi Lin Vegetarian – Vegetarian restaurant at Diamond Hill
Part of the Chi Lin nunnery at Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Vegetarian restaurant is the perfect place if you’re craving tasty vegetarian food and some quiet quality time with the family. It uses fresh and healthy ingredients to make Chinese vegetarian classics including deep-fried beancurd sheets, seasonal greens, crunchy fresh milk rolls, yellow porcini and cashew congee and more.
Vegetarian Restaurants in the New Territories
Bookworm Cafe – Vegetarian restaurant on Lamma Island
If you’re searching for a vegetarian restaurant while on a day trip to Lamma Island (or if you live there), Bookworm Cafe will be your go-to spot. It serves organic vegetarian cuisine with vegan options where you can sit back and enjoy the laidback hippie vibe with the family while feasting on an all-day menu of innovative meat-free delights. Little tots will love the veggie burgers, pizza and homemade cakes.
Sassy Mama Tip: Make sure you book in advance on weekends and holidays as it gets busy!
2084 – Vegetarian fusion restaurant in Sai Kung
Head to 2084, a simple yet comforting restaurant in Sai Kung that specializes in eclectic vegetarian food inspired by recipes from Spain, India and Japan. Menu highlights include Gobi Manchurian and momos tapas, Szechuan eggplant tacos and a large variety of Indian and Nepali-style curries.
Sassy Mama Tip: Get a table outside and you’ll have a view of your kids in the playground in the square.
Other Vegetarian Restaurants in Hong Kong
- Veggie 4 love – Vegetarian restaurant in Central serving international cuisine. Facebook: Veggie4Love
- Veda – The first vegetarian hotel restaurant in Hong Kong serving feel-good food. www.ovolohotels.com/veda
- Miss Lee – A modern Chinese vegetarian restaurant that embraces healthy eating. www.misslee.hk
- OVOCafé x Sweet Canteen — Cafe with a wide selection of coffee beans serving healthy, tasty vegetarian food. Facebook: OVOCafe x Sweet Canteen
- Veggie Palace – Fusion vegetarian restaurant combining Japanese, Western and Chinese cooking methods. Facebook: Veggie Palace
- Kailash Parbat – Vegetarian restaurant serving Indian street food. www.kailashparbat.com
- Happy Veggies – A non-profit social enterprise serving healthy vegan meals. Facebook: Happy Veggies
Editor’s Note: Vegetarian Restaurants Hong Kong: Where To Eat Vegetarian Food With The Family was updated most recently in November, 2022 by Najuka Redkar.