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San Xi Lou

#577 of 5,185 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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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Spicy Chinese Seafood Restaurant

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.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 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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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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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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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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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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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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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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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 - 65

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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