Whether you’re taking a break from your desk, planning to have a business meeting or looking to enjoy a leisurely meal with friends, we’ve got you covered with our guide to the best lunch spots in Sai Ying Pun

Wondering where to get lunch in Sai Ying Pun? You’ve come to the right place as we’ve compiled a guide to the best places to have lunch in this buzzing neighbourhood. From classic French cuisine to flavourful Thai eats and grab-and-go burger meals, there’s something for everyone.

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La Paloma

With its stylish interiors, relaxing vibes and friendly service, La Paloma checks all the boxes for a business lunch that won’t disappoint. 

Spotlighting premium ingredients sourced directly from Spain, La Paloma’s lunch menu offers diners a taste of its refined Spanish delights at a wallet-friendly price. Start your meal with two tapas such as steak tartare with toast, croquettes, or garlic and chilli prawns, before digging into a satisfying main dish of lobster paella, grilled squid or suckling pig. Those with a sweet tooth can order a Basque burnt cheesecake or an ice cream for a truly indulgent meal.

La Paloma, 1/F, SoHo 189, 189 Queen's Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 2291 6161


For a lunch with a side of serious wine appreciation, head to Bâtard for modern French cuisine and wines in an elegant setting. The power lunch menu for two begins with beef tartare cannelloni and chawanmushi (Japanese steamed egg custard) as the starters, followed by mains including raviolo with squid and the signature roast chicken served with warm pilaf rice. Lastly, freshly baked madeleines are brought to the table to round off your meal.

With its top-notch food and service that guarantees a decent dining experience, you’ll be keeping this place on your lunch list—just remember to book in advance to secure a table.

Bâtard, Shop E1 & E2, G/F, Viking Court, 165-166 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 2318 1802

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APT. Leisure

Furnished with neutral hues and minimalist interiors, APT. Leisure is an ideal place for a casual meal with your colleagues and clients. The lunch menu here offers great flexibility where guests can tailor everything according to their preferences. Whether it’s pastas, tacos, salads, sandwiches or coffees, there’s bound to be something you’ll love. 

APT. Leisure, Shop 3-5, G/F, Artisan House, 1 Sai Yuen Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 3568 2790


Metropolitan is your go-to destination if you’re looking to enjoy a relaxing lunch break with colleagues. Featuring an atmospheric design inspired by metro stations in Paris, this place serves up a variety of authentic French dishes crafted from the freshest ingredients sourced from the country—expect delicious sharing plates and mains including the likes of beef carpaccio, duck confit and pasta. 

For lunch, they offer a menu of set lunches which consists of everything from rigatoni to roasted chicken and steak, accompanied by a selection of desserts. 

Metropolitan, G/F, 46 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 6271 6102


Casa Cucina & Bar

A perfect place to while away an afternoon with friends, Casa Cucina & Bar is worth making a trip for not only its great ambience and Instagrammable decor, but also its well-executed Italian cuisine. Their set lunch menu gives you a starter and a main, with tempting options including baked meatballs, octopus carpaccio, spring chicken and seafood tagliatelle. 

Casa Cucina & Bar, Shop 8-9, G/F, Kwan Yick Building Phase 3, 158A Connaught Road West, Hong Kong, +852 2887 9666

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Krua Walaiphan

Craving Thai food? Krua Walaiphan’s fantastically valued lunch sets are sure to please. Known for its authentic, flavourful Thai eats, this hidden gem serves a lunch set menu that comes with a tempting selection of mains served in generous portions. Whether it’s the classic basil chicken with jasmine rice, pad thai or green curry, everything here is meticulously prepared using refined ingredients to delight your taste buds. While you're there, be sure to try their homemade desserts, such as the mango sticky rice or the crispy Thai banana pancake.

Krua Walaiphan, G/F, Ko Wang Court, 29 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 2804 1555

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A healthy, light lunch doesn’t mean you have to settle for sad desk salads. Head over to Locofama for their delicious poke bowls which feature loads of fresh veggies. Popular items on their menu include a Cajun tiger prawn and chickpea bowl, and baked organic tofu patties with baby spinach bowl. Go for the slow-cooked beef short rib, coconut organic chicken with quinoa, or the seared tuna oolong tea soba if you’re feeling peckish.

Locofama, G/F, 9-13 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 2547 7668

Kaum at Potato Head

Known for its hipster vibes and friendly hospitality, Kaum at Potato Head brings a vibrant taste of Indonesia to the neighbourhood with its good food and tiki cocktails. On their lunch menu, expect flavourful dishes such as chicken satay with compressed rice cake, slow-cooked prawn tails in curry, and fried rice with pork belly and chilli paste. Hungry diners can also opt for the side dishes for sharing—their stir-fried baby cabbage and marinated ternate-style raw tuna are unmissable.

And if you’d like to have something to wash it all down, the restaurant also offers a killer selection of tropical cocktails including the dangerously sippable Barong Zombie.

Kaum at Potato Head, Potato Head, G/F, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 2858 6066 


If you’ve got a penchant for western cuisine, Catch is the ideal place to be. The decadent three-course affair includes a starter, one main and one dessert, with the option to include additional dishes as a six-course meal. Offering a wide array of mains such as spicy crab pasta, rib-eye steak, baked salmon, charred corn risotto and more, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Stylishly designed with a soothing colour palette, this is also the place where you can slow down and enjoy a break from the hectic workday.

Catch, G/F, 9-10 Second Street, Hong Kong, +852 2818 2355


Burger Joys

For busy office workers looking for a quick and comforting meal, you can’t go wrong with Burger Joys. Choose from one of their signature burgers or customise the items with your favourite toppings like bacon, fried egg, black truffle and cheddar cheese. Don’t miss the snacks including the fries, chicken nuggets, and the selection of milkshakes, too!

Burger Joys, LG/F, Tai Yik House, 27-29 First Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 2682 3832

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Taco Chaca

Its offerings of delicious and reasonably priced Mexican food makes Taco Chaca a perpetual favourite amongst the lunch crowd in the 'hood. While the burritos are the star of the show here, which feature endless combinations of ingredients such as grilled chicken and slow braised pulled pork, their equally impressive burrito bowls and snacks including nachos and churros are not to be missed. Veggie lovers needn’t fret because the restaurant serves up delicious plant-based options, too.

Taco Chaca, G/F, 119 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 2559 9519


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