Dining with style: where can you enjoy great food on campus?

Our campus has always been dedicated to promoting a multifaceted and international culture, and this is not limited to the variety of faces from different continents you encounter, but extends to the types of cuisines provided here as well. Make sure you do not miss the food in the following canteens during your stay at CityU.

City Chinese Restaurant

You’re here in Hong Kong, a city known for its rich variety of delicious cuisines at killer prices. So how can you live here without trying traditional Cantonese dim sum? It is extremely easy to find dim sum restaurants across the city, no matter whether you are in the New Territories, Hong Kong Island or Kowloon. Luckily for all of us, we can have a taste of dim sum at the university, which comes with a discount via a CityU ID card.

In Cantonese tea culture, known as yum chaa among locals, dim sum plays a distinct, irreplaceable role in daily social situations, family gatherings and reunions with friends. Typical dim sum dishes include cha siu baau, a kind of soft white bun with roasted pork in barbecue sauce inside, and cheong fun, steamed rice noodle rolls with various kinds of meat, such as shrimp, barbecue pork or minced beef. Different types of dumplings are also on offer.

These dumplings can be siu mai (small steamed dumplings with pork, mushroom or prawns inside), har gow (a small, delicately steamed dumpling with a pinkish translucent appearance) or Teochew-style dumplings, which include peanuts, dried shrimp, garlic and Chinese mushrooms wrapped inside a thick layer made from glutinous rice flour.

In yum chaa culture, tea is equally important as food – if not more. Very often, waiters will ask customers for their choice of tea, which comes in a range of options: Oolong, Bo-Lei, green tea and many others.

City Chinese Restaurant is often packed with enthusiastic students and lecturers who like to revisit delicate dim sum cuisine after long hours of work, especially during the breakfast and lunch hours. We highly recommend that you go at least once and have a blast enjoying yum-chaa with your friends!

Opening Hours:
  • Monday to Saturday: 11:00 am to 10:30 pm
  • Sundays and public holidays: 9:30 am to 10:30 pm

Address:
8/F, Amenities Building

 

5380 Café

Want to get a taste of unique authentic cuisines? That can easily be achieved at 5380 Café. No Hainan chicken rice or Vietnamese Pho can be found here. Instead, it is a dining area specially designed for hot halal food, making it especially attractive to our Muslim students. Yet, due to its uniqueness and authenticity, more and more local and European students have gradually become interested in the café.

Influenced by Indian, Middle-eastern, Turkish as well as Persian cuisine styles, the café’s offerings resemble the food provided at Ebeneezer’s. A wide selection of halal food can be found: kebabs, curry and Rogan Josh of all varieties.

Traditional Vindaloo curry with rice and buttered chicken are signature dishes. The chicken is boneless and tenderly cooked in carefully selected spices to match the appetites of students of different origins. Vindaloo comes from the Goa region of India, and is often served with lamb or chicken. At 5380 Café, it comes with chilli and rice, nicely wrapping up the dish.

Kebabs are undoubtedly the most popular choice among customers. Four types of kebabs are served: beef, chicken, chicken tikka and falafel. The meat in the first three kebabs is carefully roasted and handled, combined with various salad fillings and dressings, and finally wrapped in Lebanese pita bread – a type of soft flatbread baked from wheat flour. For the falafel kebab, deep fried vegetarian Lebanese patties are used instead of meat.

One can get a taste of Rogan Josh here too. A staple of Kashmiri cuisine, the word “Roghan” means clarified butter whilst “juš” signifies passion or intensity. One thing is for sure, the description certainly captures the essence of our own delicious Rogan Josh, with its braised beef chunks cooked with onions, garlic and aromatic spices. Served with rice, its brilliant brownish-red colour and soft meat chunks have customers coming back for more.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sundays and public holidays: Closed

Address:
5/F, Amenities Building (at the back of the student canteen)

 

AC3 Bristo

The word “bistro” easily reminds one of its Parisian connections as it means a small restaurant or café serving desserts, tea-sets and coffee.

Although not exactly French, AC3 succeeds in capturing the hearts of many due to its modern setting, delicate Western cuisine and variety of food.

Opened in 2013, the bistro aims to attract people from both ends of the spectrum: local students who want a taste of Western food and international and exchange students who miss the delicacies of their home countries.

AC3 provides all meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner and even tea.

For breakfast, one can enjoy beautifully fried pancakes, hot sausages or delicious penne in soup. Completed with a cup of steaming hot coffee, it’s a great way to start your day.

During lunch and dinner, a larger selection is provided. Spaghetti Carbonara and Bolognese, hot dogs, pizza and roast chicken are the favourites of our students. In addition, penne in soup with scrambled eggs and toast from the breakfast menu is also served at lunch and dinnertime.

When it comes to tea, if one desires Spaghetti Bolognese, then it would certainly be cheaper to have it for lunch. However, pancakes with chocolate or cookie ice cream are definitely more popular. This dish with its pancakes crispy and soft, will elevate your dining experience at our campus by completing it with a wonderful taste of ice cream.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday: 7:30 am to 9:00 pm
Sundays and public holidays: Closed

Address:
7/F, Academic 3