The Herbivores - Soho

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 5 Reviews
Usually offers several vegan main courses, including ones with a Japanese theme. Drinks/mock-tails. Limited selection of vegan desserts - sometimes only one. 26 seats. Essential to book by phone before you visit. Kitchen closes 1 hour before the restaurant closes. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, Western, International, Japanese
35 Staunton Street, Soho, Central District (Shelley Street - the escalator)
Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Now Open

Mon-Fri 12:00pm-11:00pm, Sat-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm

  • Reservations required
  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by JohnnySensible
  • mostly-vegetarian


Posted on 07 / 29 / 2015

Went here for my birthday dinner the other night. Had some amazing meals and tasty mocktails! The battered/fried mushroom steak was our favorite. Will def go back again :)

Pros: ambiance , service
  • vegetarian

high quality & delicious/ not as good 2nd time

Posted on 09 / 21 / 2014

I ate here with 6 other people last week and really enjoyed this place. It's a small restaurant with a large communal table in the center and 2-3 small tables on the side, in the trendy and expensive Soho area popular with expats and Western-educated locals.

The food is international, inventive, and delicious. Portions are small to average, and prices are predictably high for a concept restaurant in this trendy enclave.

They serve wine and cocktails as well. Reservations are a must, due to their limited seating capacity.

Updated from previous review on Monday December 02, 2013

I went back last week (September, 2014) for dinner, and my second impression wasn't as good. There were 5 of us, and we split 4 starters, 5 mains, and 2 desserts. The food ranged from good to boring, but everything was just overpriced.

Most of our starters were boring: 2 salads, and one with eggplant pieces topped with a marinated cherry tomato. What?!

The mains were OK but unmemorable, as were the desserts. Portions were not big, and it did not seem to me they tried very hard.

They have one choice of red and white wine each, which you can order by the bottle or by the glass.

Service was friendly and casual.

Updated from previous review on Sunday September 21, 2014

  • vegetarian

Okay food for a overwhelming price

Posted on 08 / 05 / 2014

A very nice waitress, an ambient atmosphere with their communal table and a variety of dishes (Italian, Japanese, Thai) - that's the part we loved. The taste was so-so, though and the prices way too high for the quality.

Pros: Down in SoHo, Ambient atmosphere, Friendly staff
Cons: Overpriced, Taste was so-so

  • vegan

The Herbivores, Soho, Hong Kong

Posted on 06 / 14 / 2014

This place does excellent vegan friendly food. I had gazpacho for a starter and this lentil and mushroom main course. Both were top.

It's a modern sort of d├ęcor. The waiter was very helpful.

If yu are at a stage of your life where you are on a tight budget, don't even think about going here. Starter, main and a drink x 2 was 614 honkie bucks.

Pros: Vegan friendly, Top food
Cons: Pricey
  • herbivore

Delicious Japanese Vegan Dishes

Posted on 06 / 18 / 2013

I adore Japanese vegan food so 'The Herbivores' has become one of my favorite eating places.

They really do 'Japanese' very well indeed - with some nice twists.

A dish made from Italian looking pasta + umeboshi plums + shredded nori is quite wonderful - I forget what they call it!

The staff are reasonably vegan conscious.

Once they forgot that a sauce contained Parmesan - luckily I spotted it from the smell.

Delicious & highly inventive mock cocktails.


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Last updated: 2014/06/29


Added: 2013/06/18


Added by: JohnnySensible