Cover Yardbird's bento includes a daily changing selection of skewers (Photo: Courtesy of Yardbird)

Many venues have pivoted to producing creative and delicious bento box lunches (or dinners) that give diners a diverse array of tastes and textures in one meal

While diners will be able to eat at restaurants again from 31 July from 5:00am to 6:00pm, they will be limited to two per table while the venue will only be able to operate at half capacity. With these limitations in place, many chefs have sought to present their signature offerings in more easily transportable and attractive bento sets that diners can order to enjoy at home instead. They’re not limited to Japanese restaurants either; here are our picks of the best boxed lunches available from the city’s finest.

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Grand Hyatt's Lunch Bentos

The Grand Hyatt have launched a series of bento lunches to go, which features some of the hotel's best hits including honey barbecued pork with free-range fried egg, steamed rice, seasonal green vegetables and shrimp spring rolls, and a chicken curry masala with mixed peppers, steamed rice, mango chutney, pickles and vegetarian samosa. They'll even do an afternoon tea box set should you want to replicate the Tiffin experience at home. 

Sichuan Lab’s Sichuan Delicacies Takeaway Bentos

When the spice craving hits, we always head to Sichuan Lab—and now you can bring their fiery fare home. Four different bento boxes are available, including double cooked local pork, braised giant grouper fins, sautéed peanut sprout with minced pork, or mixed mushroom fried with garlic. Each bento comes with vegetable sides and the restaurant’s own made Sichuan kimchi—along with many items from their a la carte, including the signature crispy paper-thin beef slices

How to order: Call +852 3126 6633 or WhatsApp +852 9821 1066

Mott 32’s Lunchtime Bentos

The iconic Cantonese restaurant is finally doing deliveries, and we’re excited about their bento lunchboxes that include Alaskan king crab fried rice and flying fish roe and, of course, their signature barbecued Iberico pork with yellow mountain honey.

How to order: Call the restaurant on +852 2885 6866 for pick-up

Yardbird’s Yakitori Bento

The restaurant may be shut, but the team are still doing takeaways (order through the dedicated Yardbird app) and delivery via Deliveroo. Their lunchtime yakitori bento is a satisfying selection of daily changing yakitori, sweet potato gyoza, side salad, rice and pickles.

How to order: Deliveroo

Ryota Kappou Modern’s Bento Go Luxe

One Michelin-starred restaurant Ryota Kappou Modern presents one of the most luxurious bento box lunches in the city. With bentos starting from HK$280, it’s a relatively more economical way to enjoy chef Ryota Kanesaka’s thoughtful seasonal cuisine. The HK$480 set includes Hokkaido abalone, Hakata Hanamidori  chicken teriyaki, prawn avocado croquette, grilled kinmedai and anago chirashi sushi.

How to order: Order one working day before via WhatsApp on +852 6768 1128

Yakinikumafia’s Yakiniku And Keema Curry Bentos

It might be hard to replicate the Yakinikumafia swagger at home, but at least the team have created an opportunity for us to have a taste of the restaurant with their signature bento. The items are simple but satisfying; choose between a signature yakiniku bento with thick slices of premium grilled Ozaki wagyu, cabbage and sancho flowers (HK$500), or the keema curry and onsen egg bento (HK$300).

How to order: contact the restaurant directly or order via Deliveroo 

Ming Court’s Omnipork Bento

The new Omnipork luncheon “meat” has been winning people over, including the chefs at premium Cantonese restaurant Ming Court. The newly opened Wan Chai branch is operating a lunchbox outlet where you can pick up daily changing lunch sets, including the deep-fried Omnipork luncheon “meat” and onsen egg with spicy tomato sauce with rice.

How to order: Call ahead on +852 2878 1212 for details and pick-up from Ming Court Wan Chai’s lunchbox outlet