Bijas Vegetarian

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 5 reviews )

Centennial Campus Catering Outlet D, G/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China

一念素食, at 薄扶林香港大學百周年校園逸夫教學樓地下, is a Cantonese style eatery by the people who run Harvester veg restaurant. Pay by weight with unlimited soup of the day and rice. Equal ops employer. Nearest MTR HKU exit C1. Open Mon-Sat 11:30am-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Take-out, Cantonese

5 Reviews

First Review by sfvoyage

Best restaurant/canteen in HKU - Edit

Lunch and dinner is pay by weight style buffet with large variety of dishes including Chinese vegetable dishes, stews/curry, dim sum, mock meats and Chinese desserts. Unlimited refills for rice and soup.
Most dishes are vegan. Staff are friendly and always offering to help. Inexpensive compared to other vegetarian eateries in HK.

Pros: Variety of good quality dishes , Unlimited refill on soup and rice , Employs people with disabilities

Cons: Busy during lunch hour, Hard to estimate cost of meal (by weight)

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A lifesaver for HKU students - Edit

I ate at this restaurant so many times during my exchange studies at The University of Hong Kong. There are many kinds of tasty foods available at the buffet during lunchtime and dinner. Breakfast and afternoon tea aren't bad either!

There was one time where one of the foods at the buffet had honey in it but the manager let me know when I was about to take that food. He said it's the only food that has honey. In addition, some of the beverages use honey, which is clearly stated (e.g. lemon drink honey). I am not sure whether the milk served with coffee is cow's milk or not but I always drunk my coffee black. Other than these three non-vegan cases, all the other food served is vegan.

The staff is extremely friendly and they always made my day! If you are an HKUer and eat at this restaurant frequently, the staff will start to recognize you and they will start talking to you more and more. Sometimes they gave free food like some berries or a couple of buns. All of this gave me even more reasons to come back to this restaurant.

Pros: Many options at the buffet, Friendly staff

Cons: Crowded during lunchtime

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Bijas Vegetarian, Hong Kong - Edit

To update this in light of other reviews suggesting this place is expensive. If you're watching your budget there's 2 options for this place:-

a) go in the mid afternoon when they are offering the mid afternoon menu. Its a small and simple menu (e.g. noodle soup) but at 20+ hkd per dish is inexpensive

b) The pay by weight buffet is accompanied by unlimited soup of the day and rice. Thus when at the buffet, go easy on what you stack on your plate. Also avoid adding sauce to your plate, just go for solid food.

The Manager told me a few weeks that the current chef only cooks vegan food. Who knows if that will change. Note though that the counter staff use non-vegan ingredients such as honey in some beverages.

Updated from previous review on 2016-05-27

Pros: Vegan friendly

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Good Food Bad Value - Edit

Im a guy on a tight budget and I had good things about biljas...good food and inexpensive...the choices are great,the food good with great flavour and unlimited rice and soup but for the small plate of food I got at 83 bucks,not the best value...also not the easiest to find...

Pros: Good Food, Great Flavour, Good Choice

Cons: Bad Value, Miserly Portions

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good quality & selection, crowded, pay by weight - Edit

This is an offshoot of Harvester in Sheung Wan district and has the same format: dish as much as you want from the food selection (20+ dishes) and pay by weight. Free unlimited rice and soup.

This is on the campus of Hong Kong University and gets very crowded during lunch hour (12-2pm), popular with students and staff. (My HKU professor friend told me that this is the only place with decent food on campus ever, and he's been teaching at HKU for over 30 years!)

Good selection of Cantonese style vegetarian food. (Not sure if everything is vegan.) Good variety and quality.

As with Harvester, be careful with how much food you put on your plate. It's easy to overspend here - our plates were HKD78 and HKD58. I saw a few female students who put a tiny portion of a few items on their plate, mainly to get up to the minimum spend requirement, I guess. I can't see how they will be satisfied with that little amount of food, unless they plan on feasting on the free soup and rice...
Updated from previous review on Sunday September 21, 2014

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