Affordable Eating in Hong Kong - Q Language Students Recommendations

Where to Eat Cheaply in Hong Kong –
Q Language Students Recommendations For 2020


Need a bite to eat in Hong Kong without breaking the bank? Students at Q Language have a few recommendations to help you out.

Hong Kong offers an incredible array of cuisines to wet your appetite, from street food to Michelin star rated restaurants, visitors to this unique world city really are spoilt for choice.

Following on from our last blog post where we asked some of our students what it’s like to come to Hong Kong to study language, we asked four more of our students to put their English writing and research skills to the test and recommend a few of their favourite food haunts here in Hong Kong.

Read on to find out where Q Language students – Julian from Colombia, Toshiko from Japan, Uno from South Korea and Cora from Germany – like to munch when they’re out and about in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Cheap Eats – Recommended by Julian From Colombia

Q Language Student - Julian

Five Guys
Tel: +852 3618 9122
Daily 11:00am – 10pm
60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai

“This is located at 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, which is not too far from Q Language. It’s a huge place and it has friendly service too. This restaurant offers fast food and is famous around the world. Lately, I go often, and I would say it is my number one choice! If you are a hamburger lover, you must go!” -Julian

Sushi Express
Tel: 2614-0558
11:30am – 10:30pm
G/F, Taurus Building, 21A-21B Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Exit E

“This is located in Tsim Sha Tsui pretty close to the MTR entrance/exit E. It serves Japanese sushi and I’d dare say that this is the best value for money in Hong Kong. I used to go at least twice a week and if you want to try a wonderful fusion of mouthwatering sushi, you really should try it as the prices are very reasonable and the food is delicious and fresh.” -Julian

Affordable Restaurants in Hong Kong – Recommended by Toshiko from Japan

Q anguage Student Toshiko from Japan

Indonesian Restaurant 1968

Tel: +852 2577 9981
Daily 11:30am – 11:30pm Lunch 11:30am – 3pm
The L Place, 139 Queens Road, Central

“Indonesian Restaurant 1968 is located in Sheung Wan as is Q language Centre, and they serve Indonesian cuisine. I’ve been there only once but I think I will go there again soon. The restaurant is huge and has a very pleasing atmosphere. All of the food is tasty, of course, and at an affordable price too.” -Toshiko

Pho Viet Authentic Hanoi

Tel: +852 6884 8898
Daily 12:30am – 3:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
GF 99 Portland St. Mong Kok

“It is located near Yau Ma Tei MTR station and it’s easy to find. They serve Vietnamese cuisine and I have even been there twice in one week. The restaurants food is really delicious, the price is reasonable, and the staff are very kind. They even gave us a unique experience by teaching us, in English, how to eat their dishes correctly.” –Toshiko

Eating Out on a Budget in Hong Kong – Recommended by Uno From South Korea

Q Language Student Uno From South Korea

Tam Jai
Tel: +852 24422616
Daily 11:45am – 11:00 pm
GF Hennessey Rd, Causeway Bay

“My favourite restaurant is called ‘Tam Jai’ which is the most famous corporate noodle shop in Hong Kong. You can find it anywhere in Hong Kong, even in the airport. I visit there once a week and the best thing is that I can customise the noodles and I can choose the soup base, spice level and garnish.” -Uno

TSUGU Teppanyaki & Sushi

Tel: +852 3706 7703
Daily 12pm- 03:00pm, 06:00pm-11:00pm
3F Shop 311, D2 Place Two, 15 Cheung Shun St. Cheung Sha Wan

“This restaurant is located in Lai Chi Kok, which is famous for Teppanyaki. I visited there just once, but I can strongly recommend it because of the freshness. All ingredients are extremely fresh and you can also join the chef’s show.” -Uno

Hancham Korean BBQ

Tel: +852 3105 2301
Daily 12:00PM -3:00pm, 5:30pm – 5am
1F Winfield Commercial Building, 6-8A Prat Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui

“I visited Hancham Korean BBQ restaurant recently in Tsim Sha Tsui. I had marinated ribs and pork belly. The restaurant specialises in aging meat. It’s hard to find Korean style aging meat in Hong Kong, so it’s really worth a try!” -Uno

Tasty But Cheap Eats in Hong Kong – Recommended By Cora From Germany

Cora from Germany - Q language English student

INK seafood bar
Tel: +852 3500 5881
Daily 09:00am – 10:00pm
G/F Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

“INK is a restaurant which I recently visited. It is a seafood bar and you can find it near to the Avenue of the Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui. The location is so beautiful because you can sit outside and you can see the water and the skyline of Hong Kong Island. The light meals are delicious, you can choose between a snack or a meal and the prices are good too.” -Cora


Tel: +852 2153 1801
Daily 11:30am – 11:00pm
37A, LCX 3 Lou, 17 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

“My favourite restaurant is On-Yasai, which you’ll find near Hong Kong’s famous star ferry pier. On-Yasai is a Japanese hot pot restaurant and I went there with a friend after our hiking tour. We shared a hot pot and ordered different kinds of vegetables and dumplings. The food was very fresh and so delicious!” -Cora

Tel: +852 2347 8555
Daily 8:00am – 6:00pm
8 Tai On Terrace, Sheung Wan

“MANA! PoHo is both a coffee shop and restaurant and you can find it near the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences. I used to visit there often with a classmate. I love the relaxed atmosphere, the aromatic coffee smell and their sweet treats, especially their cakes.” -Cora

So hopefully, Julian’s, Toshiko’s, Uno’s and Cora’s recommendations for eating out in Hong Kong on a budget have tickled your tastebuds. If you have any delicious Hong Kong dining recommendations of your own, feel free to practise your English writings skills in the comment section below and let us know what other Hong Kong culinary delights we’re missing out on.

About The Teacher

Q Language English Teacher, Storm HilliarMy name is Storm Hilliar and I work as an English language teacher here at Q Language in Hong Kong. Whether in group class or one-to-one lessons, I teach various English levels and enjoy working with learners on building their conversational or Business English skills. I love learning about different cultures and I am fortunate to meet and teach some great learners along the way.

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