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The Pawn

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Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
British, Contemporary, Pub
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62 Johnston Road,Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China
+852 2866 3444
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Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Housed in old "Tong Lau" style shophouses dating back to 1888 and serving...
Housed in old "Tong Lau" style shophouses dating back to 1888 and serving as a staple of Wan Chai dining & nightlife for 6 great years, The Pawn prides itself in retaining heritage value in an eclectic setting. Always a place for a casual cocktail or comforting meal, 2014 sees The Pawn's evolution and relaunch in collaboration with celebrity chef Tom Aikens.
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  • 37
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dishes were hit or miss!

My friend & I went for the lunch menu - it's definitely on the upper-end for lunch. I forgot what the dishes were called, but the starter was delicious and had little bursts of lemon and crispiness. It also LOOKED fabulous. Definitely a very interesting dish. The main we had was fish, and that was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
mmcfung
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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English first
Hong Kong, China
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108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I haven't eaten since returning to HK but came twice for drinks. Service is just off. Drinks are extremely expensive. The new fit out doesn't quite work. Mens toilets smell bad. Its just a few degrees away from being right on all the major points. I also had a look through the menu last time and noticed they charge 50... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I think this place had a better feel and more soul before it was renovated. I am a big fan of the moonzen beers that are there (which are exclusive to the Pawn) but the place is a bit expensive for what it is overall. There are plenty of better places to go in the area.

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Milan, Italy
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182 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I think you pay first of all the location, then the food or better the food presentation. It's a very fine restaurant but not in my chords.

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Vancouver, Canada
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My friend & I went for the lunch menu - it's definitely on the upper-end for lunch. I forgot what the dishes were called, but the starter was delicious and had little bursts of lemon and crispiness. It also LOOKED fabulous. Definitely a very interesting dish. The main we had was fish, and that was overdone, on the dry side,... More 

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PressRoomGroup, General Manager at The Pawn, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you for taking the time to review about The Pawn. We do appreciate your feedback and we have taken in consideration your opinion; we would love to see you back to try our new set lunch as it entirely changes every 2 weeks. We also serve a selection of bar snacks at the bar on the 1st... More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have been to this place a few times now and always enjoy the food and the atmosphere. Located in a lovely old colonial style building. The only down side is it is a bit pricey, but I would definitely go back.

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PressRoomGroup, Manager at The Pawn, responded to this review

Dear Marina, Many thanks for your review and your feedback. We are really happy to read that you have enjoyed the experience at The Pawn and we are always trying our best to remain competitive compare to the local market. Please join us soon at the bar to try our new promotion "Summer tipples", every Sunday to Thursday 5pm to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We had wonderful night, my starter was Tuna Tartar, cant find like this best compare to others, my friend had Seabass Carpaccio, both are excellent dishes, fresh, light and let us want more. We shared USDA sirloin steak, juicy, tender, with 2 sides fine beans and house salad are perfectable balance. We decided will be back again as service, food... More 

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PressRoomGroup, Manager at The Pawn, responded to this review

Dear Karen, Thanks for your feedback. We are really pleased to read you have enjoyed some of our new dishes and we are looking forward to see you again and to also try some of our new cocktails at the botanical bar. Many Thanks The Pawn Management More 

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138 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Had a lovely dinner on the balcony of The Pawn. I can't quite remember what I had, but it was all good! Would recommend a lazy dinner or brunch with friends on a breezy day.

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Dear Customer, Thanks for your review. We are glad to read you have enjoyed your experience with us. We are looking forward to see you again. Kind Regards The Pawn Management More 

Queensland
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62 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Still a great place to watch the trams on the Johnston Road and enjoy a drink on the verandah of the Botanical. Have yet to try the upstairs restaurant but a pity that the Ovologue has gone from downstairs.

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PressRoomGroup, Manager at The Pawn, responded to this review

Dear Kevan, Thanks for your feedback. We are looking forward to have you as a guest of the restaurant soon and to try our exciting dishes. Many Thanks The Pawn Management More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A totally sensational meal. Fois gras ice cream, and mousse to start, the best I have ever had across 4 continents. A, burger to die for, light and charred just enough, and better chips than the Hind's Head in Bray. Baked Alaska (flambéed of course) light and sweet with rum infused raisins FFS! A new twist that brings it up... More 

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PressRoomGroup, Manager at The Pawn, responded to this review

Dear Logan, Thanks for your lovely feedback, we are really happy you have enjoyed your experience at The Pawn both for brunch and dinner. We look forward to see you again next time you are in town. Many Thanks The Pawn Management More 

Brussels
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Nicely renovated building, nice cocktails, nice decoration, nice terasse, small stairs to go up..............

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PressRoomGroup, Manager at The Pawn, responded to this review

Dear Benoit, Thanks for your comment. Please join us soon to taste some of our new cocktails. Many Thanks The Pawn Management More 

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Additional Information about The Pawn

Address: 62 Johnston Road,Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: +852 2866 3444
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Average Prices: USD 39 - 78
Cuisine: British, Contemporary, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 62 Johnston Road,Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
  • Neighborhood: Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
  • Phone Number: +852 2866 3444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 78
  • Cuisine: British, Contemporary, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business

Description

Housed in old "Tong Lau" style shophouses dating back to 1888 and serving as a staple of Wan Chai dining & nightlife for 6 great years, The Pawn prides itself in retaining heritage value in an eclectic setting. Always a place for a casual cocktail or comforting meal, 2014 sees The Pawn's evolution and relaunch in collaboration with celebrity chef Tom Aikens.

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Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Wan Chai and Causeway Bay are the retail centers of Hong Kong Island. Filled with shops, malls and restaurants, both areas are bustling with people – tourists and locals alike. Causeway Bay has one of the highest rents on the planet, and is a bit more polished and modern than its Wan Chai counterpart. Beneath the surface there is more than meets the eye – find boutique stores in the above ground floors of buildings and wander into side streets to find interesting restaurants and shops tucked away from the main roads. Wan Chai especially has experienced a modern revival in recent times, with an influx of trendy restaurants and bars around the Star Street area. In addition, both areas contain many of Hong Kong’s iconic tourist attractions worthy of your visit.
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