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San Xi Lou

#496 of 5,574 Restaurants in Hong Kong
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7/F & 22/F, Coda Plaza, No.51 Garden Road, Hong Kong, China
852-28388811
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: ‘San Xi Lou’ derives its name from the Qianlong Emperor’s Imperial Study...
‘San Xi Lou’ derives its name from the Qianlong Emperor’s Imperial Study ‘San Xi Tang’, built to house the emperor’s collection of calligraphies. All calligraphies bearing the seal of ‘San Xi Tang’ are known as priceless treasures.

Continuing the tradition of the Imperial Study ‘San Xi Tang’, dishes created from San Xi Lou’s kitchen are also truly unique culinary treasures!
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
For real spicy lovers - Authentic Sichuan Food

Have been to many Sichuan restaurants in Hong Kong and I think San Xi Lou is the most authentic one with the spicy taste reassembled much of those I have in Sichuan China. The spicy beef and fish in bowl are must try, and the deep fried spicy chicken pieces is also excellent accompany to your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Libera C
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

San Xi Lou for some reason is well known for their Sichuan Food in HK. To me there is no doubt their ingredients are excellent quality. Although I have to say despite the presence of many authentic spices and herbs, sauces and various Sichuan Peppers available here - somehow the taste of the dishes and in the hotpot broth are... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Have been to many Sichuan restaurants in Hong Kong and I think San Xi Lou is the most authentic one with the spicy taste reassembled much of those I have in Sichuan China. The spicy beef and fish in bowl are must try, and the deep fried spicy chicken pieces is also excellent accompany to your glass of beer. For... More 

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Thank Libera C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This restaurant is on 2 different floors 7th & 22nd. I was told that one is Seafood & the other is Schezuan. I don't know which is which. When I reached the building I decided to go to the 7th floor and found that they did have my booking. not sure whether the same booking was on the 22nd too.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This is not the first time I have been to San Xi Lou. It has always been with a whole bunch of people. For some reason a lot of my foreigner friends love going here and they love having hot pots. I have no objection to hot pots, although I would never consider it haute cuisine no matter what. At... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Loved the view from the 22f of the building in Mid-Levels HK. When we got there at about 11.30 am on a weekday afternoon, there were only a handful of tables occupied, but the dining area filled up by noon. Food served was of a high quality, with the standard yum-cha fare, as well as some signature dishes such as... More 

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239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

I've never been a big fan of Sichuan food. But since it's my friend birthday and he suggested going to this restaurant, I just tagged along. Apart from the typical Sichuan food, other dishes, like Cantonese barbecued meat and fried noodles, were also available. Our group of three ordered about 7 dishes to share. All of them were decent, but... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

I am not a fan of spicy food but holy moly this place is good! Soooo flavorful. Great service. Fun atmosphere. The beef, shrimp and beans dishes were all delicious. Highly recommend!

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Dallas, Texas
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317 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Since the rent rates are so high in Hong Kong, prices at sit-down restaurnts are high; and unfortunately, quality of food does not measure up to the high prices at most restaurants. San Xi Lou is an exception: good food and service at very reasonable prices. Most people come here for Sichuan cuisine and hotpot. My favorites were spicy chicken... More 

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San Rafael, California
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Saw nothing about needing reservation. Really wanted sichuan while in HK, went on 20 minute hike to find this place, walk in and restaurant is 10% full. Asked if I had a reservation, said no. Guy grabs menu about to seat me and lady walks up and said no reservation, will be 1hour wait. I look around say you are... More 

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Sukhumvit, BKK
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

good spicy taste as well as Thai Spicy dish. delicious and fresh !! I would recommend. Signature dish: Steamed Chicken with chili sauce, Boiled Spicy Fish, Deep-fried Crisp Chicken, Sichuan Spicy Hot Pot 7/f Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Road Tel. 2838-8811 อาหารเสฉวน รสชาด จัดจ้าน หม้อไฟเผ็ดร้อน ชุดใหญ่ ที่ไม่ควรพลาด แม้จะดูอลังการจนเกรงจะเหลือแต่เชื่อเถอะว่า อร่อยจนคุณต้องยอมบรรจุลงท้องจนหมด จริงๆ น้า จองก่อนไปนะคร้า กันพลาด

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7/F & 22/F, Coda Plaza, No.51 Garden Road, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Central
  • Neighborhood: Central
  • Phone Number: 852-28388811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 64
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

‘San Xi Lou’ derives its name from the Qianlong Emperor’s Imperial Study ‘San Xi Tang’, built to house the emperor’s collection of calligraphies. All calligraphies bearing the seal of ‘San Xi Tang’ are known as priceless treasures.

Continuing the tradition of the Imperial Study ‘San Xi Tang’, dishes created from San Xi Lou’s kitchen are also truly unique culinary treasures!

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Central
When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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