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San Xi Lou

#355 of 4,844 Restaurants in Hong Kong
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7F Coda PLaza, 51 Garden Rd, Hong Kong, China
852-28388811
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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
Yummmmy

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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196 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 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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Tokyo, Japan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

fresh and delicious food beautifully cooked at one of my favorite Sichuan restaurants anywhere on the planet.

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Tokyo
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Was invited to go to this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food. They have their own fish farm and promotes that they use only the freshest vegetables. if you want a really "hot" "spicy" Szechuan, this restaurant is the place to visit. The Hotpot is also highly recommended.. Also too, they have another restaurant on the... More 

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Luang Prabang, Laos
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268 reviews 268 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Enjoyed a group dinner in this bustling place, nearly all locals, housed on 2 floors of a non-descript office building. Diced chicken with dry red chilis was mind-boggling in appearance, although not as spicy as it looked. Salted pepper rack of ribs were great, as was mapa tofu. Service was fine.

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Singapore
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331 reviews 331 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
510 helpful votes 510 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This restaurant is out of nowhere...in the Midlevels.....a building call Coda Plaza. The nearby landmarks are YWCA in Macdonnells Road or going to the HK zoological and botanical garden...Yet, this place is usually packed especially on Sundays' lunch. You definitely need to make reservations in advance! Their fish boiled in Sze Chuan chilli and as well as fish in sour... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Went here with relatives. Had jellyfish, cold chicken with spicy chili sauce, preserved egg with tofu, bitter melon with pork spareribs, seafood steamed egg cake, mapo tofu, and fried fish with chili peppers (in hot wok). Also sour plum drinks to cool tongues at the end of the meal. Ma po tofu was excellent, just super spicy. Steamed egg dish... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A frequent go-er to the restaurant, I love having group meals here. The huoguo and the tofu in the rockpot is superb. Definitely worth trying and great atmosphere to have a group dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7F Coda PLaza, 51 Garden Rd, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Central
  • Neighborhood: Central
  • Phone Number: 852-28388811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

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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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