Kaxixi's Mini-Guide to Soho and the Mid-Levels, Hong Kong

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  1. kaxixi

    kaxixi Senior member

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    There are surprisingly few restaurant recommendations for Hong Kong, so I wrote up this little list for those who find themselves wandering about the mid-levels of Hong Kong. Feel free to add your thoughts or recs.

    Best Noodles: Tsim Chai Kee Noodle, 98 Wellington St.
    The Lonely Planet recommends the place across the street, but this one is two thirds the price, twice as tasty, and has a nicer interior to boot. Try the fishball with wontons--it's the Asian equivalent of kneidelach!

    Best Roasted Fowl: Yung Kee, 32-40 Wellington St.
    Possibly the most famous restaurant in Hong Kong, and rightfully so. Go for the goose, go for the glory.

    Best Cafe: Cafe Lavande, 4 Princes Ter.
    A tiny little cafe with an authentic Parisian vibe, and good Italian grinds. The staff and clientelle are always friendly, and the view of the nearby escalator amusing.

    Best Pub: Barco, 42 Staunton St
    Another joint that gets its charm in no small part from its small size. Wood bar, great service, and a fun, friendly clientelle that'll likely make sure you'll join them afterwards at...

    Best Nightclub: Drop, 39-43 Hollywood Rd. (but enter around the corner on Cochrane, just down from Hollywood under the escalators, and to the left, next to Droplet)
    A legendary joint that some say isn't what it used to be. I say this is the best night club I've ever been to. Get on the list and get grooving.
     
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    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    Awesome, thanks for this. I will check a few of these out next time I'm in town.
     
  3. kaxixi

    kaxixi Senior member

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    Spatlese Senior member

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    Thanks for the list. I look forward to trying some of them on my next visit.

    I have been to Yung Kee but won't be returning. I'm not sure of other comparable higher-end alternatives in HK, so would be open to recommendations. I did enjoy some goose at more casual eateries (granted not in Central but in TST and Mongkok). Yung Kee for me gave off a ladies who lunch vibe, HK style. Could just have been me. And the goose was cold but I'm not sure if that was because we got the remnants during the lunch rush.
     
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    Alter Senior member

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    Thanks for this thread. Heading to HK soon and this will be helpful.
     
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    Nomad_K Senior member

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    Thank you for the list - I'm heading to HK a bit later in the year.
     
  7. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Thread-jump.

    Kaxixi: how's it goin man?
     
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    acidboy Senior member

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    +1 on Yung Kee, but man that wait for a table could take hours... try going there early.
     
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    Drop is a great time, but hard to find - its entrance is essentially in an alley, even with the address it was difficult to find (nevermind the self consciousness of ducking into random alleys looking for a club)
     
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    This list fails without Tsui Wah...
     
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    want to try, will try
     
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  13. kaxixi

    kaxixi Senior member

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    Drop is a great time, but hard to find - its entrance is essentially in an alley, even with the address it was difficult to find (nevermind the self consciousness of ducking into random alleys looking for a club)
    Yes. Try following the instructions I gave. Also, I should emphasize that you are unlikely to get in without getting on the guest list first, unless you have a member or a model with you.
    This list fails without Tsui Wah...
    Then add it.
     
  14. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    +1 on Yung Kee, but man that wait for a table could take hours... try going there early.

    so over rated but great for tourist i spoz

    This list fails without Tsui Wah...


    i hope this is a joke i'd rather eat at cafe de coral, or whatever it is called
     
  15. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    Tsui Wah is overpriced and a tad overrated but it's a safe place to go to.
     

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