Light Vegetarian Restaurant

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 18 Reviews
普光斋 is the Chinese name in Chinese. Menu is mostly vegan. New buffet lunch hours are 12pm-3pm; other times order from a la carte menu. Also a takeaway counter. Large place with 2 floors of seating. Look for the large green sign. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Chinese, Buffet, Banquet, Take-out
13 Jordan Road (MTR station: Jordan, Exit B1 or 4D / next to book store)
Kowloon, Hong Kong
2384-2833
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Reviews

First Review by wowser
dicer
dicer
10

reviews

  • vegan

Buffet Is Awesome And Hotpot Is Included

5 Posted on 01 / 03 / 2014

Don't bother with the a-la-carte upstairs and go for the buffet and the hotpot! Even though the hotpot might be a bit hard to order for as there is no English menu. The buffet is more than enough though and for 120HKG everything included (even the hotpot!), it's an absolute bargain!
Food is very tasty and there is plenty available!

Staff speaks some English and is generally very helpful.

Pros: Unlimited Buffet & Hotpot, Only 120HKD, Great Taste
Cons: Sometimes Hard To Get A Table
Marina-S
Marina-S
16

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  • vegan

very good!

5 Posted on 12 / 23 / 2013

Good staff, taste of food. A lot of old people and families. Really like it, even the interior is quite easy. Buddha statue in the center :)


Gandhileo
Gandhileo
4

reviews

  • vegetarian

very very good food

5 Posted on 11 / 18 / 2013

Excellent food , excellent service and excellent ambiance
Updated from previous review on Tuesday March 12, 2013
THIS IS A GRATE PLACE TO EAT VEGETARIN SAME TASTE AND QUALITY , JUST MISSING THE COCONUT PUDDING . KEEP UP THE SPIRIT

Pros: none
Cons: none
neoinc
neoinc
2

reviews

  • vegetarian

Tea Buffet

3 Posted on 03 / 19 / 2013

Arrived at around 2.50pm and there was a buffet at 3pm. Decided to go for it. At 3pm, everyone started rushing to get their food. They must be really hungry! Find the food simple and nothing really outstanding. Maybe Al-la crate may taste better.

Pros: Easy to find
gpcarlo
gpcarlo
6

reviews

  • non-vegetarian

Good veggie option

4 Posted on 10 / 09 / 2010

We are not buffet fans so went upstairs to order off menu. Started empty and a little intimidating, service attentive but not that friendly. Then began to fill up (more towards 1) and was much better. Portions massive, food very good and more. My veggie wife who is not a Chinese food fan was converted!

Pros: Food , Portion size
Cons: Atmosphere, Service

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Ashni
Ashni
32

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  • vegan

not a massive fan of the a la carte...

2 Posted on 08 / 08 / 2010

The buffet is on the ground floor and has a wide variety of dishes. We were not hungry enough to make it worth getting the buffet so opted for the a la carte menu and took the stairs to the a la carte seating section.

There was a small plate with three pieces of pineapple on the table when we sat down. This small plate was on each table. We were served hot water as we sat down. We assumed both the pineapple and hot water were complementary. At the end of our meal we were told that this boiled water was $6 per person and the pineapple was chargeable also! This is not the norm in Hong Kong and we thought this completely cheeky of them. After discussing this item on the bill for a few minutes the manager kept pointing at their menu where it was written "hot water or tea" for $6 so eventually we paid it but we did not experience this anywhere else and it annoyed us.

In terms of the food we ordered, we liked the rice and tofu dish. The waiter suggested the noodles with black pepper. Obviously it was meant to be peppery but it tasted as though the whole thing had been coated in pieces of black pepper and we were not able to have more than half of this second dish.

I would recommend you to order carefully if you choose the a la carte menu here, or go for the buffet as you can see what you are getting.


Guest
Guest

Great All-you-can-eat Buffet for Variety

4 Posted on 12 / 16 / 2009

I went to this restaurant once so far, and was really impressed with the breadth of the buffet. I'm very picky about food--especially Buddhist-style vegetarian food, but since Light has such a large buffet, I am convinced that most people will leave happy. As an all-you-can-eat place, I give Light very high marks for VALUE. I look forward to going back :-)

Pros: value, variety, location
Cons: loud, crowded
beerzuki
beerzuki
27

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  • vegetarian

Easy to find, friendly, English menu

4 Posted on 07 / 10 / 2009

This place has a huge neon sign and is very easy to spot. We went upstairs for a la carte dinner. All of the staff were very friendly and the service was very good. The meals are large, tasty and well presented at about $60HK each, they are amazing value!($8 US/$10 AUD). Us 2 girls shared the mushroom congee, the honey bbq 'pork' and the beancurd on noodles. I brought a container and took away enough for breakfast! My only complaint is the lack fresh/raw/non-oily options, and this is why they only get four cows. (the congee was one of the healthier looking choices, mind you, it was GORGEOUS!). Three meals and two jasmine teas cost $190 HK ($24/$30)...the place looks a lot more expensive than it actually is.

I am not sure whether the buffet offers more healthy options...a great excuse to go back and find out!

Pros: service&location, taste/presentation, price
Cons: lack of healthy options
sewerbeing
sewerbeing
2

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  • vegetarian

Nice Buffet

5 Posted on 03 / 26 / 2009

Went for the lunch buffet, it was exceptional. They were quick to replace the food as the containers were emptied. The waffles were delicious. I highly suggest trying their lunch buffet.


comida
comida
33

reviews

  • vegan

Good food and bustling atmosphere

4 Posted on 12 / 25 / 2008

I really like this place even though I only manage to come here about twice a year. You tell them what type of tea you require, and off you go to the buffet. When it's crowded sometimes you have to share a table with others. The food is quite nice. Vegans should be aware that sometimes they use cream or butter in their cabbage dishes, but it's pretty easy to spot. The upstairs section is a la carte, if you're not in the mood for a buffet type of meal.

Pros: Convenient location, Good variety of food, Take out available
Cons: Can be pretty hectic
orchid53
orchid53
11

reviews

  • vegetarian

only tried take-away

4 Posted on 05 / 10 / 2008

I tried the take away counter dim sum. Some of it was absolutely wonderful, others were so-so. I would definitely go back and try the buffet during peak hours, though. the dim sum was a fair price. Really convenient to the MTR.

Pros: cheap, good food, friendly staff
dantheduke
dantheduke
2

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  • vegetarian

A good feed

4 Posted on 04 / 24 / 2008

I went to this place recently on the back of other pretty good reveiws. All was pretty good. Plenty of differnet tyoes of buffet food available. Bit confusing at first. But you pretty much get given a plate and off you go to help yourself. Restraunt was full to the brim and had a good atmosphere, so was good for the fact the food wasn't sitting around. All in all, the food was unlimited and tasty, but i thought i might be a tad overpriced if you don't eat a lot. Unlimited Tea was a plus, so all in all, would recommend if very hungry and want to stock up the nutrients.

Pros: Fresh Food , Unlimited Tea, Good Atmosphere
Cons: Bit overpriced
Jemima
Jemima
90

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  • vegetarian

Great value!

4 Posted on 01 / 17 / 2008

Entrance a couple of steps up from main road, under a neon sign, this is a medium sized Chinese buffet restaurant. You'll be met by the head waitperson as you go in and if you opt for the buffet this will be near the most contact you will have with staff, unless you want further assistance. There is a small counter selling jade/Chinese made style pendants/bracelets to one side.
Groups to couples and singles present. More of a "routine" restaurant than special occassion/romantic spot although if the latter are casual affairs, then excepted.
Buffet had congee, fried rice/noodles, various vegetable stir frys, stews, mock meats (variously flavoured chicken on this occassion), sushi - one type, salad ingredients no dressing, desserts. Replenished regularly with fresh/new dishes. Further food is available and to be ordered separately. Unlimited pots tea. As per most other restaurants at this level on down the spout was chipped but judged slim chance of them having an intact one..Yet to be affected if there was any bacteria living there as per millions of people who also use such vessels everyday...On other hand, chopsticks are plastic.
Food fine, not too oily, no culinary feats. Had a decent square meal with various vegetables, trying a bit of the "chicken" and ending with peanut cookies, which were yummy, red bean sesame ball and a fruit and cream filled pancake made on a hot griddle in front of me.
At around $100 before 9pm and $57!! after, can't lose with this great value!

Pros: Great value
Cons: no culinary peaks scaled
hushpei
hushpei
6

reviews

  • vegetarian

good=)

4 Posted on 09 / 18 / 2007

chinese known as 普光斋. u can easiy spot a Big Green sign board along the street. quite easily located. they have both ala carte menu and buffet. buffet Dinner is 98HKD excluding other charges.
food was good, but the buffet was over rated i feel. i reach at around 8.30pm, and many of the dishes for buffet are kinda empty already. had ala carte instead.

Pros: location, variety of food
Guest
Guest

Serving hours buffet Light Vegetarian Restaurant

5 Posted on 07 / 17 / 2007

This restaurant is easy to find: take the exit 4D at MTR station Jordan in Kwoloon. A huge sign "Light Vegetarian restaurant" on 13 Jordan Street cannot be missed. Evening buffet for 89 HK$ + 10%, that is about 10 €, is open from 18.00 - 22.30 hrs. Take away window whole day open. Excellent, abundant, tasty, great, Tea is free as always in Chinese restaurants. In order to be sure of a table: come early. If you want a refill of hot water: just open the lid of the tea pot.
Dr. Niels Wiedenhof, July 2007

Pros: clean, 100% veggie, vegan choices also, great variety
Cons: maybe crowded
craigmc
craigmc
114

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  • vegetarian

great

4 Posted on 06 / 08 / 2007

went and had the buffet, thanks to the directions previous.

was very good, staff spoke no english but easy to work out what dishes were from the buffet, and the menu had english. about hk$90 for the buffet which also allows you order several other dishes if wanted(i didn't as the buffet was substantial enough).
unlike many other places, although mock meat and tofu were plentiful, there were no shgortage of vegetable dishes. there were a selection of soups also. very good.

Pros: selection, nice staff
Cons: difficult to find
JohnnySensible
JohnnySensible
164

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  • herbivore

Jordan MTR Exit B1

5 Posted on 05 / 29 / 2007

Directions - look for the bookshop / stationery shop behind the MTR entrance - Light Vegetarian is just to the right of this. Seating on 2 floors. You can drop in for tea & dim-sum. You can take 100+ guests & have a banquet. Several buffet spreads each day - usually starting around 11 a.m. - then 3 p.m. - then 7 p.m. Between times you have just the menu to order from.

Pros: Great staff, Buffet is best, Good value
Cons: Best to book at peak time, Sometimes slippery stairs
wowser
wowser
1

reviews

  • vegan

Light Vegetarian

4 Posted on 11 / 07 / 2006

There is a take-away window to the left of the main door (enter for buffet) selling a wide variety of dumplings, rolls and a selection of imitation meat products at very reasonable prices. The friendly service staff read the vegan passport and steered us away from non-vegan items. The food was great!



 

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