CS Vegan

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 18 reviews )

1/F, Potek House, 9 Tsing Fung St, Tin Hau, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China

All-you-can eat Buddhist vegan buffet restaurant with 34 seats. From Tin Hau MTR exit A1 turn left along Kings Rd. Then take 3rd street on left (directly under the flyover). Inside doorway number 9, press the big buzzer for access past the metal gate. CS Vegan is then on the first floor. See uploaded photo for street map. Relocated to here Jul 2015. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-3:00pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Chinese, Buffet

18 Reviews

First Review by Stevie

Tasty but dirty - Edit

The food is tasty, cheap and the lady’s are very nice! But the place is very dirty, like these typical local street restaurants. I can’t imagine it would pass the hygiene requirements. So if you dont mind a dirty place, its ok to stop by there and eat a cheap tasty buffet.

Pros: Cheap, Nice staff , Tasty

Cons: Dirty

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From around the world it’s my favourite - Edit

I have only been vegan for 18 months and I mostly live on fruit so I guess you could call me a fruitarian... I have only been to about 10 vegan restaurants in London and China... but I had a long day and needed to binge tonight... I didn’t expect much of this place and the location is really weird, but my god was it worth taking a punt... my taxi bill there and back was 200hkd but the buffet was only 80hkd.... I am adding some food pics and I joined up today because I felt so strongly about writing a review for this place....

The owner is a old lady and has a motherly feel about her, she doesn’t speak English and just sits there watching tv... the atmosphere was kind of like i went to my old aunts or lonely grandmothers home to eat...

I’m not great with words, but I loved the food... it didn’t taste to oily either... felt like it was all prepared with care and health in mind

Give it a go, I’m glad a I did

Pros: cheap , felt like home , food felt quality not cheap and oily

Cons: like everyone says, random location

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I love it - Edit

Location is not that hard to find, just that it's not in those usual shop houses. Simple and small restaurant and family atmosphere. Excellent value for money, considering the dishes available for only 60hkd lunch.

Pros: good selection of dim sum and dessert.

Cons: nothing

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Tasty Chinese buffet in quiet surroundings - Edit

I've been here a few times now and each time there have been only 3 guests including myself. It's a small room, rather than a typical restaurant, and so an intimate place without too much atmosphere. Chairs all mismatched. Basic set up.

Little hard to find - follow instructions. On Tsing Fung Street, opposite Haveli, you will see Potek House. Press buzzer and go to first floor where it's on your left as you come out of the elevator.

It's a Chinese buffet - HKD 60 for lunch and HKD 88 for dinner. Great value considering this is all you can eat and the food tastes good.

Lots of dishes to choose from, and nicely cooked and seasoned vegetable dishes. I liked pretty much all the dishes I tried including the radish cake, soup, bean sprouts, tofu skin rolls and more. Wasn't too keen on the cupcake for dessert which was hard.

I didn't like the TV on in the background. It's a small place and having the TV on is hard to ignore.

Pros: lots of choice , really good value , tasty Chinese dishes

Cons: not a restaurant atmosphere / basic, Tv in background

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Nice food and super friendly staff - Edit

I was at CS Vegan yesterday and the food was delicious! There were a lot of options including stir-fried vegetables, tofu, soups, dumplings, fried rice, fried noodles, etc. The staff was also super friendly. I had a nice chat with them.

It's not very easy to find. The HappyCow description helped a lot. I don't think I would have found it were it not for the instructions.

It's a very simple place for a quick meal, not a place to sit for hours. The cost is HKD 88 per person (around $11). Highly recommended! :)

Pros: nice food, friendly staff

Cons: not easy to find

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A rather special place - Edit

It is hard to find, but local people know it so just ask! Very welcoming staff and the food is nice. Its a quirky but well worth visiting if you are in Hong Kong as we found it quite challenging to find places to eat. Good value too

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Fabulous Value! - Edit

The set-up is a bit basic but the food tastes amazing and is great value especially since it's a buffet so you can eat until your heart's content. They keep replenishing the dishes instead of just letting them run out like some buffet places do. There is a lot to choose from too. Go when you're seriously hungry!

Pros: Cheap, A lot of dishes

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Home cooking food with a friendly host - Edit

I am pretty happy about my dinner here tonight. Food was good, lots of options for the size of the place, and no fake meats, yay! Everything is vegan, so just keep an open mind and try whatever looks good to you. I paid HKD88 and stuffed my face. What a deal!

That one lady in the front was uber-friendly. I got there right after six and we chatted a bit. The kitchen was still cooking and putting food out. As soon as a new dish was ready, she would come to my table and spoon some onto my plate letting me try it first. At times I felt like I was dining at a relative's eating home cooked food.

This place is actually not all that hard to find. If you turn onto Tsing Fung from Kings, it'll be on your right; otherwise, left. The entrance to the building has "Potek House" written above it. Yes, it's small and somewhat dingy looking, but not so much that you'll miss it. Press "1" on the buzzer and wait to be let in. Go up to the first floor, and there you are!

Pros: good food, great value, friendly stuff

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Simple, genuine great vegan food - Edit

We didnt have any problems finding this place - just carefully read the discribtion above!
All vegan chinese buddhist buffee with not much fake meat - great! All the dishes I tried was really nice :)
The place is clean and simple and feels very genuine!

Pros: Great all vegan food, Genuine feel

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Small buffet restaurant with friendly staff - Edit

It's not the easiest place to find but another woman was arriving and she showed the way in. Press the unmarked white buzzer then the gate opens and you can take the elevator to floor one.
The staff and other diners were very friendly. The lunch time price is 60 HKD and 88 HKD at night. The food was still being prepared when I arrived at 6.15 and there is a flow of different dishes coming out throughout the night.
The dining area is quite small so getting here earlier could be a good idea. The food was really good but somethings weren't to my taste. Great place to trial the cuisine however.

Updated from previous review on 2017-01-27

Pros: Friendly staff, Healthy, Lots of options

Cons: Small area, Hard to find

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Amazing Buffet for the Price - Edit

The reviews following were helpful to find this location. I rang the unmarked bells and the gate opened. The staff were friendly, the food was good and there was a wide selection. The price is quite incredible. Very good value and good food. I will return.

Pros: Good Food and Nice Selection, Friendly Staff and Very Reasonable Price, Traditional Hong Kong Cultural Dining

Cons: Difficult to Find--read instructions of Reviews

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Stevie 12 Jan 2017 - Hi Veg4Jay,

Thanks for taking a moment to contribute to HappyCow.

I have submitted an update for the directions in the listing to be more detailed. I believe the directions now listed should work very well.

Thanks again for your input.

Keep well, Stevie  

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just alright. - Edit

As every review here states, the place is super hard to find. It is as if they do not want to be found at all. There are no street signs or anything. You have to buzz and be let in from a metal door. The place is on the first floor. We went at dinner time and there was no one there but us. There was an old lady watching us eat like a hawk. She didn't seem all that friendly. It felt like she didn't want us there at all. The food was alright, nothing to write home about at all. It was very cheap however, specially for all you can eat. I didn't feel like eating as much as I would have liked to due to the old lady siting there and mad doging us the whole time. I probably won't return. There are way better to laces to eat here.

Pros: cheap

Cons: hard to find. old lady mad doging you.

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Worth a visit - Edit

Kinda hard to find. The first time I didn't know how to get in. Only later I read the helpful instructions below posted by happycow member. You have to know exactly what to look for in order to find it.
Family-like, friendly atmosphere - you find a seat in a living-ish room and then you help yourself at the buffet. The food wasn't exceptional, but it wasn't bad either. Many items were too oily in my opinion.
However, the price is second to none. Don't expect English to be spoken.
Some information about the food (like in the form of tags; name, ingredients and so on) would be really great.

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Great value and friendly people - Edit

I was lucky enough that this place was located near my hostel, so hearing about the price ($55 for a buffet!) I knew I had to go. I will say it was difficult to find. You had to go into an univiting entrance way, and then use the speaker to let the owners know to buzz you in. Not speaking the language, the woman had to actually come downstairs and lead me into the elevator to the correct floor. (The 1st floor) once I was in however, they were very friendly and were quick to show me what they had and where everything was.

The food itself was pretty good, and the amount of options was great. There were soups, curry dishes, noodles, various vegetable dishes prepared in a local style and even some deep fried offerings as well as dessert.

I definitely recommend visiting if you're in the area, it's hard to come across a deal like this and even harder at times to find people who are so helpful and kind.

Pros: Great price, Food is good, with lots of choice

Cons: Very hard to find

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CS Vegan - Hong Kong - Edit

I can say no more than this award...


Updated from previous review on Friday July 10, 2015

Updated from previous review on 2016-01-07

Pros: All vegan, Bargain priced, Lovely people

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An awesome spot in HK - Edit

A really good spot if you are vegan and have a budget. Food is really good and the staff are super kind and helpful. HK $ 55 for lunch and HK $68 for dinner. Deffo going back while in the island.

Pros: Good price, good quality.

Cons: Tricky to find but just look for n 9

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cs vegan - Edit

revisited this place after nearly a year - it's much, much improved in terms of layout as well as variety and replenishment of food. besides seven or so main dishes, there's vermicelli, rice, soup, dessert, porridge and side dishes, plus extras like cold cucumber, dumplings, radish cake and beetroot cake (surprisingly good!). staff and diners were friendly, and it felt like having a meal at a relative's home. at hkd50 for a home-cooked buffet lunch (hkd68 for dinner), it's a hidden gem on hk island.

Pros: family-style cooking, great value, variety of dishes

Cons: signage can be improved, unfriendly staircase

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A Difficult to Find Gem - Edit

This place was quite good! I was visiting from Beijing and wanted to try some vegan Hong Kong food, so we settled on CS. It was a bit difficult to find, but well worth it, and quite tasty.

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