Gaia Veggie Shop - Pioneer...

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 6 Reviews
Vegetarian restaurant with 100+ seats. Cantonese Buddhist veggie food - the majority of dishes have no eggs. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Take-out
Shop 135, 3/F, Pioneer Centre, 750 Nathan Road (Prince Edward MTR Station & Bute St)
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Open daily 11.00-23.00.

  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by JohnnySensible
  • vegetarian

not a good one

2 Posted on 08 / 12 / 2014

I've been to a few veggie places in the last few days here in HK and this was the worst of them.
None of the staff spoke any English, they are rude, they charged me 10 HK dollars more than was my order, so I had to complain. And they put eggs in my rice (lesson learned for next time: use the translator on the smart phone next time, maybe it will help).

Cons: they don't speak English, they use eggs, not mentioned in the menu, rude staff
  • vegan

Better a la carte

3 Posted on 08 / 04 / 2010

I'd visited their Causeway Bay location twice before, was so-so, nothing memorable. Came here on a Saturday night, the place was totally packed, tables cramped and it got a little noisy. This time we ordered a la carte instead of choosing from the set menu, was actually quite tasty. But then again, like other Chinese vegetarian restaurants, it's full of mock meat, they even have mock fish sushi. Good for carnivores who want to venture a bit into vegetarianism.

Pros: good value, big menu
Cons: cramped, noisy
  • vegan

Best vegetarian restaurant I've been to in town

5 Posted on 04 / 04 / 2010

Gaia has two more sites besides this one at Pioneer Centre. They are 502 Hennessy Road 8th fl in Hong Kong and Shop 2005, Miramar Shopping Centre in Kowloon. Their menu is rather extensive, very clearly photographed, and not "contrived". You can always tell the waitress to use less oil, less salt, less sugar and the chef will do it for you. I liked their "lamb" stew a lot, to go with a bowl of rice.
On the other hand, their lunch plates at $37 was hastily made (the mass produced sauce was gooey and starchy) and substandard. Non-vegan stuff like eggs or milk items are clearly stated. On the whole, a very good restaurant.

Pros: Great tastes, Substantial, Always with integrity
Cons: Always fully seated, Cafeteria style

  • vegan

What a great find!

4 Posted on 12 / 31 / 2008

Found this place just walking around! Clean, bright restaurant with an extensive menu. We had fried eggplants, hofun, and stir fried watercress with ginger. Dishes with eggs are marked on the menu, and anything with dairy is quite obvious. Good quality food.

Pros: Delicious food, Central location, Hearty portions
  • vegetarian

stylish, user friendly menu

5 Posted on 09 / 26 / 2008

I was still hungry after my trip to Treasure (see review!), so luckily I had a back-up, with Gaia just a short walk away. It was easy to find as the Pioneer Centre building features on the free HKG map hotels give out (Grid square 7M).

It was lovely! Although it has 100+ seats, there is a smaller section at the front, so it feels nice to sit in. It was very clean, comfortable for a lone diner and the menu was great. The menu was well priced and had English and many really handy pictures. It was hard to decide as so many things looked great! They don't seem to add a service charge and the tea they serve was inexpensive and really good. (If you know 'genmai cha' - roasted brown rice and green tea, that's what it was.)

I enjoyed my meal and would definitely go back here again.

Pros: menu pics, tea flavour, decor
  • herbivore

Great place & very popular / busy

4 Posted on 03 / 01 / 2008

Upstairs inside the Mall - just follow the shop numbers to find it.

If you are dining alone be careful not to overorder - portions are large.

For the best experience go with a big group of friends & order 5 / 6 different dishes to share.

Each time that I have visited the cooks have been excellent.

Tasty, tasty food & well presented.

Little English spoken but the menu is very clear.

Great value food!

If only they would serve red / brown rice!

Occasionally I have had to wait for a table - it is best to book if you are planning to visit with a group on the traditional "veggie" days.


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Last updated: 2011/06/22


Added: 2008/02/27


Added by: JohnnySensible