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By Adele Wong | May 25th, 2017
  • Fast Food, Take-out
  • Central, HK Island
  • Address: Shop 5, Li Yuen Street East, Central
  • Website:
  • Open Hours: Monday-Sunday, Late Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Open Since : May, 2017
  • Phone: 2328-9699
  • Rating: 4
  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
  • Ambience: Casual, Trendy

Fresh Out of the Oven: Banh Mi Kitchen serves the quintessential Vietnamese specialty in a cozy shop off a busy alleyway in Central. The breads here are said to be baked fresh daily, directly on site, based on a recipe by local baker RISE Boulangerie.

Look & Feel: The setup is reminiscent of a deli, with Vietnamese-style baguettes laid out behind a glass counter and white faux brick walls all round.

On the Menu: Take your pick from around a half dozen banh mi varieties, including the classic (pate, cold cuts, mayo, $48) and the charred char siu ($52). Lemongrass chicken; marinated meatballs and even a vegetarian option are also available.

Great For: A quick lunch. When you’re craving a sandwich.

FYI: Proprietor Ryan Ching fell in love with banh mi while working in Vietnam for a former company, and that’s how Bánh Mì Kitchen was born.

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This writeup was based on a complimentary media tasting. The Loop HK doesn’t guarantee/sell restaurant review coverage. See our editorial policy here.