If you happen to find yourself in Tsim Sha Tsui when a pang of midday hunger strikes, you’ll want to take note of these restaurants. They all offer lunch under $200 in Tsim Sha Tsui, and they’re all worth trying.
It’s already one of the best-loved joints for hot pot, but did you know The Drunken Pot also offers a set lunch that’s a total steal? Choose from a choice of hot pots, rice or noodles, three toppings, and a complimentary drink. With 12 broths, a range of vermicelli, rice noodles and udon noodles, as well as a wealth of toppings like brisket, fish crackling, mushroom and more, you’re spoiled for choice.
2/F, Observatory Road 8, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2321-9038
Fancy a spicy Sichuan lunch to add a bit of fire to your workday? Qi – Nine Dragons delivers all this and more with its bang-for-your-buck two-course set lunch. Start with your choice of hot and sour or corn soup, or chili oil or “bang bang” wontons (both available in pork or vego versions). Then choose a main — there are lots on offer — like ginger scallion beef or chicken, spicy prawns, or tofu in chili sauce. Price depends on which main you choose.
20/F & Rooftop, Prince Tower, 12A Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 27799-8899
All of Wolloomooloo’s locations offer a bang-up set lunch — and luckily, there are two branches in the vicinity of TST. While the menu might vary, you’ll get a good dose of Aussie beef at each one. Prices for the TST locations begin from $118, but ventures over $250 for more expensive cuts of meat and heavier mains. It’s a three-course meal though, so you’ll be fuelled up for the rest of your day.
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse: G7/8 Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, 2722-7050
Wooloomooloo Prime: 21/F The ONE, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2870-0087
Why not make the most of your lunch hour and take in some art while grabbing a bite? You can certainly do both at Brick Lane Gallery. There’s plenty of art around to keep you entertained while you’re waiting for your food to arrive. And the food? Turns out, they offer a pretty solid set menu. Begin with a green salad or soup of the day, then choose your main. The menu changes regularly, but you can expect things like pan-seared barramundi or a hefty pasta. Finish with a tea or coffee — and if you’re feeling cheeky, add a slice of cake for $30.
G/F, 17 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2721-0628
If you can’t read Chinese characters, you’ll want to bring a friend that does — or have your Google Translate app ready to go. The menu here is in Chinese, but if you can suss it out, you’ll find a huge list of dishes, all under $100. Mix and match to create your own set menu under $200. Best to dine with friends so you can try a range of things.
Shop 206, 2nd Level, Mira Place One, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2771-7828
Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a warm, comforting bowl of noodles or rice to get you through a long day. So when the urge strikes, head to Nha Trang, an eatery that offers a variety of Vietnamese dishes at good-for-your-wallet prices. You’ll find everything from pho and banh mi to rice paper rolls and salads. The only hard bit? Choosing what to sate your appetite on.
Shop G51, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha, Tsui, 2199-7779
As the name suggests, you’ll find an a la carte menu of all kinds of tapas dishes at OM Tapas. But if you’re looking for a hearty meal at great value, you can also opt for their set lunch. The three-course option includes soup or salad to start, a choice of mains that includes meat, seafood and vego options, and a dessert and coffee (or tea) to finish.
G/F, 1 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2722-1707
This popular modern Thai café offers a wide range of Thai (and western) dishes on its a la carte menu, but it also offers a great set lunch menu that lets you create your own meal using a combination of different starters and mains. Go crazy — you’ll definitely leave feeling full. The best part? There are two locations in the area.
Shop OT G01, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2383-6600
Shop 2001B, Elements Mall, 1 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2386-6008
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