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Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Restaurant
Thali set meal I Photograph: Courtesy Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Restaurant

Best vegetarian and vegan Indian restaurants in Hong Kong

Excite your palate with some aromatic meatless Indian food

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Time Out Hong Kong
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Hong Kong offers an excellent range of cuisines with diverse cultural influences. And with the worldwide increase in the interest in veganism, Hong Kong's food industry is also stepping up with more vegetarian and vegan restaurants – some even available for delivery or takeaway. But apart from mainstream Chinese or Cantonese vegetarian fares, those who are keen to try some aromatic meatless Indian food can also find a lot of options in the city. Here's a roundup of our city's best Indian vegetarian and vegan restaurants. By Elaine Soh

RECOMMENDED: Looking for other Asian cuisines? Check out the best Vietnamese or Japanese restaurants in our city.  

 

Best vegetarian and vegan Indian restaurants in Hong Kong

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  • Sha Tin

Located near Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station Exit P1 at Wing On Plaza, Woodlands is one of the oldest authentic Indian vegetarian restaurants in the city operating since 1981. This classic eatery has been a favourite among the vegetarian community in Hong Kong, with third-generation patrons still dining there until today. The restaurant offers an extensive range of Indian cuisines – from variations of dosa (rice pancake, originating from South India) specials to a host of uttappam and thali set meals that come with an assortment of sauces to brighten the palate. Woodlands' chefs all hail from North and South India and have been working in the eatery for almost three decades providing utmost consistency with the menu.  

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  • Indian
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Famous for their Punjabi chole bhature – a lovely combination of spicy curried chickpeas (chole) and puffy fried white-flour bread (bhatura) – as well as their pav bhaji – a thick vegetable curry served with soft bread roll – Branto has gained droves of loyal fans and a reputation for providing a great variation of North and South Indian cuisines at affordable prices. Order their mouth-watering Indian street snack, sev puri, to pair with your meal or if you are down for some unique fusion dish, try their variety of Indian vegetarian pizzas such as paneer pizza, corn pineapple pizza, or their specialty, Branto Pizza topped with onions, green peppers, tomatoes and mushrooms. 

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  • Hung Hom

Don't be fooled by the eatery's unassuming outlook. This cosy vegetarian restaurant serves an array of delicious Indian cuisines from brunch to dinner that will not disappoint.  Smrat offers rich and authentic Punjabi dishes that includes their popular curries like butter paneer ($66), and the potato and cashew nuts ($40), paired with a set of cheese-filled parathas. Another must-try is their hearty lunch thali set that comes with two flavourful curries, one naan, rice, one dessert, papadum, achar (pickle), and a drink – all for just $65.

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  • Indian
  • Tsim Sha Tsui East

Hailing from South India, this vegetarian restaurant offers dishes predominantly influenced by the traditional Udupi and Chettinad style of cooking with a hint of influence from Mughal cuisine. The eatery caters to all kinds of vegetarian diets, including Jain (no underground vegetables), Buddhist (lacto-vegetarian), and lacto-ovo diets. Aside from South Indian cuisines, this restaurant also offers a selection of North Indian dishes as well as an extensive assortment of sweets. Don't forget to try their Lassi served sweet or savoury. 

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  • Indian
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Saravanaa Bhavan is known for its freshly cooked dosas and South Indian delicacies such as vadas (deep-fried lentil doughnuts) and idlis (a delicate yet fluffy, moon-like rice cake). These tiffins are made for breakfast and also enjoyed as a snack. The restaurant also dishes out aromatic Chinese-infused Indian cuisines as well as an array of Indian specialty starters that even meat lovers will enjoy. Order a masala tea to go with your meal for a perfect Indian cuisine experience.

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