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Islamic Centre Canteen – Restaurant Only Serve Muslims Believers

June 8, 2021

Name (English): Islamic Centre Canteen
Name (Chinese): 伊斯蘭中心餐廳 
Category: Food and Beverages
Phone Number: +852 2834 8211
Address (English): 5/F, Masjid Ammar And Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, 40 Salvation Amy Street, Wan Chai
Address (Chinese): 灣仔愛群道40號伊斯蘭中心5樓
Address Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/8suPPuiHHUFReQoB9
Address longitude and latitude: 22.2774042,114.1789408
Nearest MTR Station: Wan Chai Station Exit A3
Nearest MTR Station Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/2qKNBXGzLQjzXhP9A
Nearest MTR Station longitude and latitude: 22.27683052793456, 114.17332395024832
How far from the nearest MTR Station: 11-minute walk from Wan Chai MTR Exit A3
Opening Hours
MON 10:00 – 21:00
TUE 10:00 – 21:00 
WED 10:00 – 21:00
THU 10:00 – 21:00
FRI 10:00 – 21:00
SAT 10:00 – 21:00
SUN 10:00 – 21:00
Budget (per person): HKD50-100
Recommended Food/Drinks: Dim sum
Recommended Time to Visit: 12:00-14:00
Accessibility Note: Easy access
Reminder: Muslims welcomed only

Eating out in Hong Kong with dietary restrictions can be tough. For muslims, the struggle is real especially when dim sum is by nature too “mixed” to be permissible to try.

In the culture where pork is ubiquitous, from char siu to wonton, the Islamic Centre Canteen is there to offer a culinary refuge for Muslims who love Chinese food.

Hidden in a mosque named Masjid Ammar and Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre in Wan Chai, one of the city’s five principle daily prayer mosques, the bustling canteen touts itself as “the only place for cantonese halal cuisine in town.” Since 2005, the Islamic Centre Canteen serves dim sum where pork is replaced by either chicken or beef. 

The entrance of Islamic Centre
Islamic feature mural.

The Islamic Centre Canteen does live up to its reputation with its extensive menu that features more than a few tasty dishes. Also, during non-lunch hours, the canteen also serves cantonese food other dim sum, such as wonton noodles, stir-fried beef noodles, and sweet and sour chicken.

Thanks to the fixed price policy required by the Islamic Union, food prices are not only fixed but also unusually cheap. You can expect a dish costs somewhere between HKD13 to HKD23. Hence, mosque-goers, office workers working in the neighborhood, and travelers are all fans of the affordable yet authentic food, which creates an interesting cultural scene: a melting pot of both Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures. When the prayer call “adhan” is broadcast over loudspeakers, you will see many diners put down their chopsticks and head to the prayer hall.

You may find common Dim Sum there.
Of course, without pork.

If you happen to participate in the congregational prayers in the mosque on a Friday, the day of Jumu’ah, you will be offered milk tea and curry dishes by the canteen for free.

Relaxing eating environment around.

Visit the Islamic Centre Canteen for a unique experience you won’t forget. Don’t forget to comply with the conservative dress code.

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