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Recommend HK restaurants that accepts reservations

Old Sep 20, 18, 7:01 pm
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Recommend HK restaurants that accepts reservations

Iím planning a trip with my family, including my 75yo dad, for new year in HK. My dad cannot tolerate long wait lines in most popular restos, so I should make reservations for most of our dinings.

We are 9 in the group, with 2 kids. My dad prefers chinese food. Please recommend restaurants that accepts reservations that are not located inside hotels.

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Old Sep 21, 18, 12:12 am
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OpenRice tells me there are nearly 6,000 restaurants in Hong Kong serving "Chinese" food (or food as we call it in Hong Kong ).

Can you start to narrow down the search to district of Hong Kong and type of Chinese food?

Obviously, places will be busy at New Year and Chinese New Year (you didn't state which new year), so it will be necessary to book well in advance. Thank you for thinking ahead, as for some reason many visitors don't always do.
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Old Sep 21, 18, 3:18 am
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I would recommend the Chairman Group. It's a great restaurant for anyone who loves Cantonese food. The executive lunch menu is a steal at that price. The Cherry Tomatoes is a must try as well as their Pork Belly. The almond tea there is the best of any restaurant I've tried in Hong Kong.

Why wouldn't you want restaurants located in a hotel? Otherwise, I'd recommend Yan Toh Heen. Their signature dimsums are really great (the lobster trio is really worth trying), the soups are always really good and their oyster sauce is one of the best of any restaurant in HK so it's perfect with the abalone. The only real disappointment is that some of the more common dim sums (har gao, siu mai) are well executed but not great (not enough bamboo shoots in the har gao).
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Old Sep 21, 18, 5:34 am
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We’ll be staying in Causeway Bay. Maybe restaurants around/between Central and North Point?

We’ll be In HK from 29 December to 02 January.

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Old Sep 23, 18, 8:34 pm
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How's your dad's mobility? This may need to be taken into account. Which restaurant will also depends on how experienced your family is when it comes to Chinese/Cantonese food and your budget.

This might be a boring choice but Lei Garden in CWB or restaurants from Maxim's Group might serve your purpose. Hassel free and food quality is consistent.
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Old Sep 26, 18, 2:21 am
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The Chairman Group I mentioned is around Central/Sheung Wang but might be a little bit hard to access with a taxi.

Lei Garden is definitely a good recommendation (in CWB and IFC, other branches are not as good). They serve good consistent high food quality but are not that innovative. I do like their double boiled soups.

Luk Yu is a classic and can be very good (their pork lung soup is excellent) but customer service can be hit and miss (and much more likely to be a miss if you're not a regular) and, likewise, food quality is a bit inconsistent. It can be really great but it's a bit of a lottery. Still, I think that for the environment it's an interesting place to go to. If you're more flexible on times, I'd recommend going there after 3pm on week ends as you can then sit on the ground floor that's normally reserved for regulars during rush hour. Usually, service on the ground floor is much better.

I don't love mid range restaurants from Maxim's group as they tend to skimp on ingredient quality (for example Chiu Chow garden doesn't use fresh shrimps). The square from the Maxim's group is quite good though. They are not perfect in term of techniques when making steamed dim sum so the rice cover is not as good as Lei Garden for example but the fillings are really good and use high quality ingredients.

The Hong Zhou Restaurant in Wan Chai is another good choice. It's Hangzhou food maybe slightly adapted to Cantonese tastes. The fishball soup there is amazing. Best fishball soup I've eaten. Then longjing infused shrimps are a must try in a group (portion is a bit too big for 2 people).
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