You might not be aware that many of your favourite restaurants and bars in Hong Kong are truly independent. Many are owned by the very chefs who run them, who’ve all painstakingly gone through hell to build these labours of love.
Unfortunately, the restaurant business is a tough one, and with the current social-distancing guidelines, it’s no wonder that many places are suffering. They still have to pay rent and care for their staff, all while their capacity is cut down by more than 50 per cent. Unlike big groups, independent restaurants don’t have investors who can throw them a rope.
So in this critical time, several independent restaurants are offering takeaway and delivery for the first time. Let’s give them a hand through this crisis like they’ve fed us so well for so long.
Below is a list of some independent restaurants doing takeaway and delivery right now. There are more places that aren’t on this list, so if you know who they are – please support them.
BEDU & Uma Nota
The fantastic duo of BEDU and Uma Nota are now offering the best of each of their lunch and dinner menus for takeaway and delivery. BEDU is available from Thursday, 9 April on Deliveroo and Uma Nota is available from the 9th on foodpanda. They will deliver free of charge to Sheung Wan, Central and Mid-Levels beginning Monday, 13 April. Alternatively, you can also pick up yourself at one of their locations.
Hours (both have similar hours): weekdays, 12–3pm and 6–12am; weekends, 12pm–12am
Contact and ordering:
- All deliveries: WhatsApp 6379 9748 or via Deliveroo and/or foodpanda
- BEDU takeaway: phone 2320 4450
- Uma Nota takeaway: phone 2889 7576
- BEDU: 40 Gough Street, Central
- Uma Nota: 38 Peel Street, SoHo, Central
The creative minds at Brut! are open for brunch and dinner with a beautiful takeaway menu available throughout the day and into the night. Their sandos are to die for! Dine in with them or pick up, and on a case-by-case basis, they will deliver in the neighbourhood as long as the team can manage it. They also have red, white, pink and orange wines that are priced at $350 each for takeaway or delivery.
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 12–10pm; Sunday, 12–4pm
Contact and ordering: in person or WhatsApp 9584 0204
Address: 1 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun
Fineprint coffee shop – named Foodie Forks 2019 Best Café – is offering home delivery. Customers can phone up their SoHo shop and they will deliver any of their menu items within SoHo for free. They are also on Deliveroo. Additionally, they’ve created some hampers filled with goodies like sourdough loaves, avocados and tea that are also available for delivery.
Hours: daily, 6am–6pm
Contact and ordering: in person, phone/WhatsApp 5503 6880 or via Deliveroo
Address: 38 Peel Street, SoHo, Central
La Cabane’s bistro is doing takeaway and delivery for both lunch and dinner. They’re offering combos and menus for two and four people, with a short drink list and a full wine list available at 30% off on 750ml bottles. They’ll deliver in and around Central, Sheung Wan and the lower Mid-Levels, and they’re on Deliveroo. Oh, and they have cheese to go.
Hours: Monday–Saturday, 11am–9:30pm
Contact and ordering: in person, phone 2776 6070, WhatsApp 9788 4459 or via Deliveroo
Bistro address: 62 Hollywood Road, Central
Wine shop address: 97 Hollywood Road, Central
MOYO is serving Korean food mainly through delivery and takeaway for both lunch and dinner. They’re on Deliveroo and also take delivery orders by phone. Additionally, they’re including a free Peroni beer for every $100 spent.
Hours: Monday–Saturday, 12–3pm and 6pm–12am
Contact and ordering: phone 2858 2777 for takeaway or delivery via Deliveroo
Address: 36 Aberdeen Street, SoHo, Central
Chef Que Vinh Dang’s modern Vietnamese neighbourhood restaurant Nhậu offers takeaway and delivery for both lunch and dinner. The talented chef is also flogging his homemade sriracha ($100/240ml bottle), which is spicier and smokier than most other versions we’ve tried – it’s great drizzled on just about anything.
Hours: Monday–Saturday, 12–2:30pm and 6–10:30pm; Sunday, 12–4pm
Contact and ordering: WhatsApp 9166 4409 or via foodpanda
Address: 12 Circular Pathway, Sheung Wan
Casual izakaya Okra Kitchen is offering their full menu to go. New orders can be sent to them at any time but will only start being delivered after 6pm, and they will be on Deliveroo soon. For takeaway orders above $500, Okra will also give out a small bottle or cup-sized sake on the house.
Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 6–11:30pm; Thursday–Saturday, 6pm–12:30am
Contact and ordering: phone 2806 1038 or via Deliveroo
Address: 110 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun
Indian-French gem Pondi is open for brunch and dinner with a beautiful takeaway menu available throughout the day and into the night. Continental thali boxes are available for brunch takeaway, with the full menu available for dinner. Wines, beers and sherries to go are discounted.
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–2pm and 3–10pm (takeaway until 9pm); Sunday, 12–4pm
Contact and ordering: in person or WhatsApp 6556 4253
Address: 14 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun
Sake Central is open for takeaway and delivery during their usual business hours, serving up sandos and a full selection of sake, shochu, Japanese whisky, craft beer and artisanal soft drinks. Sake Central will personally deliver to you, but they’re also on Deliveroo.
Hours: daily, 12–11pm
Contact and ordering: in person, phone 2656 6552 or via Deliveroo
Address: Shop S109–S113, 1/F, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central
Beloved wine bar and eatery Shady Acres is open daily for dine-in, takeaway and delivery for wines, cocktails, spirits and food. They’re not currently on an online ordering platform, but the team delivers all orders themselves on foot and by bicycle in the nearby SoHo neighbourhood. Customers can also order in person curbside.
Hours: weekdays, 5pm–1am; weekends, 1pm–1am (kitchen closes at 11pm)
Contact and ordering: in person or phone/WhatsApp 9176 7500
Address: 46 Peel Street, SoHo, Central
SOHOFAMA, Locofama & SUPAFOOD
The SOHOFAMA group out of PMQ known for their organic bites and dishes is doing takeaway and delivery. SOHOFAMA is offering set lunches for $108, while Locofama and SUPAFOOD are doing their usual delicious and healthy fare. SOHOFAMA and SUPAFOOD are on both Deliveroo and foodpanda, while Locofama is only on foodpanda.
Hours: Locofama and SOHOFAMA – daily, 12–10pm; SUPAFOOD – daily, 11am–7:30pm
Contact and ordering:
- Locofama: WhatsApp 6223 1665 or via foodpanda
- SOHOFAMA: phone 2858 8238 or via Deliveroo and foodpanda
- SUPAFOOD: WhatsApp 9431 0375 or via Deliveroo and foodpanda
- Locofama: 9–13 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun
- SOHOFAMA: Shop SG09–SG14, G/F, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central
- SUPAFOOD: 3/F, 33–35 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan
Yardbird – no description needed – is now offering takeaway for pick up and delivery so that you can enjoy all your favourite dishes and drinks in the comfort of your own home. You can order Yardbird for lunch and dinner.
Hours: Monday–Saturday, 12–2pm and 6–11pm
Contact and ordering: phone 2547 9273, WhatsApp 5565 9873 or via Deliveroo
Address: 154–158 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan
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