Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery Vegetarian Canteen

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 3 reviews )

220 Pai Tau Village, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China,

萬佛寺齋堂, at 沙田排頭村220號, is in a lacto ovo vegetarian eatery in a 1950s established buddhist monastery of 5 temples, 4 pavilions and 1 pagoda. Serves Chinese snacks, mains and desserts. English menu. Directions 1) Go out Sha Tin exit B & turn immediately left 2) Walk 50 metres ahead 3) Turn 90 right to walk down the ramp 4) At street level the pavement veers approx 45 degrees left from the ramp. Walk 150 metres in that direction toward Grand Central Plaza 5) Immediately in front of Grand Central Plaza turn left on Pai Tau St 6) Take 1st right on to Sheung Wo Che Road 7) After 100 m at the end of Sheung Wo Che Road turn left on to the footpath 8) Follow the footpath up the 427 steps past gold coloured Buddhas (take plenty water if attempting in warm weather). Open Mon-Sun 9:00am-5:30pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Take-out

Reviews (3)

First Review by RovingRodent

great place - Edit

A very nice half day trip from HK. The temple is 30mn walk from the MTR. Loved the walk up, surrounded by gold colour statues of monks. The restaurant is also great. Loved the #13 braised hedgehog mushroom and also the tasty Japanese noodle in Singapore style.

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Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, Hong Kong - Edit

I went up here for lunch yesterday. It's phenomenal. The setting is magnificent, the views are terrific, the food great. All of the buddhas on the walk up have a different personality being expressed. The walk itself though is quite challenging. Its steep with over 400 steps. By the time I reached the top on a July afternoon I was drenched with sweat.

If you do undertake the walk up it may be smart to go early in the morning when its less hot, or of course to go at an alternative time to the height of summer. Take a bottle of water for the journey. There's resting benches dotted alongside the walk up.

Pros: Vegan friendly, Great food, Fabulous setting

Cons: 430 steep steps uphill

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Very friendly, good vegan menu - Edit

Informal canteen next to the main hall of the monastery. The menu had a good range of Chinese vegan options, moderate prices ($55 for mains, $15 for snacks) and large portions. The woman running the canteen was extremely friendly and made great efforts to communicate, despite our lack of Chinese and her lack of English.

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