Whether it’s as a quick lunch, a late-night bite, or a more gourmet sit down dinner, we’re always big fans of the humble kebab. And with many on offer in our fine city, we’ve rounded up some of our favourites to help you out when cravings hit. From greasy (and necessary) late-night bites, to casual lunch options and date-night friendly restaurants, here are our top picks for kebabs in Hong Kong…
This kebab resto comes highly rated and serves up a vast selection of Middle Eastern delights. From lamb doners and chicken shwarma to the all-important falafel. It’s all super fresh and delicious, so a great one to know for K-Town locals!
Sassy tip: The falafel here is a Sassy fave, but if you don’t like it spicy, be sure to tell them so. The sauce here really packs a punch!
Falafel Hut, 76 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
A regular haunt of ours as Tava is located right by the Sassy office in Sheung Wan, we stop by here at least once a week. We love the generously filled grilled lamb or chicken wraps (with extra spicy sauce!), but the salads are also tasty and fresh.
Sassy tip: Add some halloumi to your wrap or salad for an extra treat. Grilled fresh it’s sure to add an extra flavor kick to your meal!
Tava, 31 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/TavaSheungWan
Maison Libanaise is a great option for lunch or dinner. We love getting a wrap to takeaway, but if you’re looking for a cute date night or dinner spot, you can’t beat its fairy light adorned roof terrace. We’re big fans of the Za’atar Fred Chicken, so order a plate of this, some hummus and pita bread for a feast that’s hard to beat!
Sassy tip: Strapped for time? You can get the restaurants delicious lunch menu delivered straight to your home or office, simply but checking out its website or by calling 2111 2284!
Maison Libanaise, 10 Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.maisonlibanaise.com.hk
Our pick out of the bunch to opt for after a night of drinking, the Central location of 27 Kebab House is tucked away off Lyndhurst, but there is also a spot in TST if you’re over on that side! With all the classics on offer, the kebabs here are sure to sate even the biggest appetites, just don’t forget to get a side of chips.
27 Kebab House, Shop D-E, G/F, 27 Hollywood Road, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, with a second location in TST, www.facebook.com/27kebabhousecentral
A Kennedy Town hot spot by the same people behind CATCH and Elementary, this homely style space serves up food inspired by old family recipes and memories of Middle Eastern cuisine. Head here for dinner and try out the mini kebabs, with a choice of either falafel, chicken, duck or lamb shoulder (between $45 and $60), each served with lettuce, tomatoes and sauce.
Sassy tip: In the area earlier in the day and nursing a sore head? Mama Malouf also offer a delicious selection open Lebanese sandwiches on its breakfast menu between 12pm and 3pm, served on Arabic bread with harissa, tahini, salad and your choice of meat.
Mama Malouf, 93G/F Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.mamamalouf.hk
Another K-Town spot, we love AZIZA for its authentic Egyptian cuisine and easy atmosphere, so we find ourselves visiting time and time again for its lovingly prepared food. You can’t go wrong with the menu filled with everything from Baba Ganoush and hummus, to stuffed grape leaves, falafel and tagines, but we’re fans of the Beef Kebab ($120). Served with grilled peppers, onions, salad and rice – don’t forget to accompany your tender meat with some warm pita bread!
AZIZA, Shop D, 28 Hau Wo Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.aziza.com.hk
Located right by the Mid-Level escalator, The Sultan’s Corner is a handy spot to know, whether you’re craving a kebab after a long day at work, or a long night in LKF! Prices here are reasonable and range between $68 and $78 for a kebab, with two delicious veggie options also available – though the Lahmacun (marinated minced lamb) comes highly recommended.
The Sultans Corner, UG/F, 30 Hollywood Road, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/SultansCorner
Located on Lyndhurst terrace, Beyrouth Bistro is a good option when you’re looking for a quick bite on the go that’s a little less greasy than some other kebabs out there. Well known for its delicious bread, we can’t resist the lunch sets, priced at just $55 for a falafel or chicken wrap and a soft drink.
Beyrouth Bistro, 39 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/Beyrouth-Bistro
Although you can dine in at this Lan Kwai kebab house, we’re guilty of frequently getting the delicious takeaway kebabs delivered at lunch time. Choose between chicken, lamb and falafel or go for the mixed (lamb and chicken with garlic, tahini, lettuce and tomatoes) if you can’t decide which to get! We also can’t resist the homemade pickles, which are a must-order.
Beirut, 1/F, Block A, Winner Building, 27-39 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, www.beirutbar.com
In Wan Chai and tired of Ebeneezer’s after a late-one? Another Lockhard Road staple is Istanbul Express Turkish Restaurant – where this is definitely still a place to soak up one too many drinks, head here if you’re wanting to sit down and relax after a night out. And if you’re not too full after your kebab, we’re also fans of the baklava here.
Istanbul Express Turkish Restaurant, G/F, 66 Lockhard Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/istanbulexpresshk
For a different kind of dining experience, why not try out Plate Culture, Hong Kong’s platform that lets you dine at a local host’s home. For a truly authentic taste of Turkish cuisine, opt for a night with Chef@Home, and his Kebab Lover’s Feast menu! Featuring Baba Ganoush, hummus, salads, Kofte Kebab, Chicken Skewers and more, it’s the perfect choice for kebab fans who are looking for the real deal in the city.
Chef@Home via Plate Culture, www.plateculture.com/where-to-eat/chef-at-home