Wing On Hong Kong Shopping Mall
Kowloon Shopping Malls
Wing On is a household name across Hong Kong, well-known as one of the most established department stores. The Wing On Plus, Yau Ma Tei branch at the Kowloon Centre, Nathan Road is a great place for frugal shoppers to buy household items, electronical appliances, kids’ toys, clothing and accessories.
It’s not the best place to go shopping for fashionable clothes or cutting-edge designer footwear; however it’s great for snapping up practical items and especially home basics including kitchen items from brands like Philips and Kenwood. To get an idea of what to expect from Wing On, simply imagine an Asian version of the great American emporium Macys.
Shopping at Wing On
Wing On stands apart from Hong Kong’s glitzy shopping malls as a practical and convenient department store replicating times gone by. Shopping here your company will be older Chinese ladies jostling to pick up good quality household items at reasonable prices.
There are plenty of deals and weekly promotions, so pick up a flyer to see what’s on offer before you buy. Clothes, accessories and jewellery items are on offer but the range is limited and certainly not what you might class as the latest trends.
Accessories & Luggage
- Alfred Dunhill
- Polo Club
- Sonia Rykiel
- La Cafetiere
Toys & Games
- Fisher Price
- Tommy Tippee
Wing On Restaurants & Dining
There are only a couple of restaurants located at Wing On Plaza but there are plenty within walking distance on Nathan Road. Most of the restaurants are Asian serving up more local flavours catering to the predominantly native clientele who shop in this area.
Most restaurants specialise in Dim Sum and noodles although there are a couple of Indian restaurants around, more upmarket dining can be enjoyed at one of the nearby hotels including ‘the Square’ located inside the Novotel.
Golden Federal Restaurant
Dim Sum plates, fried rice and noodles to share, are the staples of the Golden Federal Restaurant. The egg tart is a popular dish with a smooth and soft consistency. For two-three sharing you should opt for around 12 Dim Sum dishes and a couple of plates of fried rice or noodles to really fill up. This is an inexpensive and relaxed eatery catering to friends and family.
The menu at Woodlands is Indian Vegetarian with a focus on Southern Indian cuisine including Dosas. Situated on the 2nd floor of Wing On, service here is very good and the food is of a high standard. Woodlands attracts friends looking for an alternative to Chinese cooking and is open for lunch and dinner every day until 22:30.
Located close by on Nathan Road, Three Virtues is a vegetarian restaurant with a long list of Dim Sum options. Food here is usually ordered by the box although you can request a tailor made option. Food items include sweet and sour, fried milk, bean curd skin rolls and rice rolls. Prices are very reasonable and table reservations are recommended.
Wing On Restaurants
- Golden Federal Restaurant
Nathan Road Restaurants
- Bread Talk
- Kam Shan Seafood
- Metro Bar & Grill
- Peking Restaurant
- the Square
- Yat Tung Heen
Entertainment at Wing On
Organised entertainment at Wing On caters towards housewives who flock daily to hunt down bargains for their home. One of the most entertaining things to do besides watching these Chinese ladies snap up a deal is to stop by and watch one of the non-stop live cookery demonstrations. Here you will be shown how to make traditional Chinese delicacies including cooking ‘one thousand year old eggs’ in a clay cooking pot. Other amusements include the lucky draw promotions and regular fairs which are usually promoted with plenty of fanfare.
Location of Wing On
Wing On department stores have branches throughout Hong Kong; the Wing On Kowloon Centre is situated on Nathan Road across from the Nathan Hotel in the Waterloo or Yau Ma Tei district, South of the Kowloon Peninsula. It’s easily reached via the Jordan MTR, depart at Exit A and is open daily from 10:00-22:00. Free car parking is available for a maximum of two hours and requires a minimum in-store purchase of HK$200. You can also shop online with promotions and hot items listed, also visit the information counters in the mall to find out what discount coupons are available when you shop.