Luxury eateries in renovated pawnshop
King of pawnbrokers
The Pawn is made up of four connected pre-war shop houses. One of these was home to an old and famous Wanchai landmark: Wo Cheong Pawn Shop和昌大押, dating back to late 19th century. The Lo’s were known as the ‘King of pawnbrokers’; they still operate over 20 shops in the area. The pawnshop moved out when this stretch was renovated in 2007. It now houses Western eatery The Pawn, attracting yet a different type of clientele.
Visit this historical gem to get a glimpse of pre-war Wanchai. Many of the building’s architectural features have been kept: the typical façade with wide columned verandas, terrazzo floor and iconic signage. Even the original nameplate of The Hong Kong Yue Clansmen Association is still there: 余氏宗親會」
Nice to know
The oldest pawnshop of Hong Kong, Chun Yuen Pawnshop, is still in operation. It is in remote Yuen Long, established over 200 years ago!