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VaBene

#327 of 4,807 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
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17-22 Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong, China
852-28455577
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Surrivor For Good Reason

Like a few other reviewers, I have been going to VaBene for years, my last visit was in 2003. This is the first time I have been back to Hong Kong in a number of years and i was wandering around the Lan Kwai Fong area and came upon VaBene in their new location. In an area known for high... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
frozencalbear
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minneapolis
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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minneapolis
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Like a few other reviewers, I have been going to VaBene for years, my last visit was in 2003. This is the first time I have been back to Hong Kong in a number of years and i was wandering around the Lan Kwai Fong area and came upon VaBene in their new location. In an area known for high... More 

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Warwickshire
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Once you are in its good Good service Friendly staff and a Italian chef who will come out and chat If this place moved to Wyndham street with this chef it would have 3 times the reviews Worth a visit

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Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

When I was living in Hong-Kong, we went there so many times! The vines are absolutely excellent ! The foods, there is no word to describe it ! You have to go to there ! And it's in the area of all the bars and clubs so after diners you can have a look there !

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NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Stop here you won't regret it, BECAUSE THIS IS HONG KONG. Whether you want the prefect pasta cooked to perfection (a rack of lamb, veal which I haven’t tried but saw those who enjoyed immensely), or, start with the perfect bottle of wine for a large party or a glass of single malt. Have a salad or some delicious cheese... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Last weekend celebrated friend's birthday in LKF, we randomly picked Va Bene. Once we get inside to the restaurant, we were immediately greeted very warmly and friendly welcome. When we were reading the menu, the manager came over a bit of small talk, he helped us to plan our menu. Even the chef!!! came to us to discuss the details... More 

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Herzebrock, Germany
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The quality of food was outstanding and the service very good, attentive and personal. We had Carpaccio as a starter, Pizza (best I had in Hong Kong) and Pasta as our main dish. We finished the dinner with Tiramisu as our dessert which fortunately wasn't drowned in alcohol or too sweet which is often the case. Don't know when the... More 

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NJ
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Absolutely the best Italian restaurant in Hong Kong from pasta to steak. It's amazing and not over priced. A decent wine menu as well. The atmosphere is great and the food is beyond great. Don't miss this gem!!!

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Makati, Philippines
Top Contributor
335 reviews 335 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I've been going to Va Bene since the 90s and it has undergone a couple of renovations and relocations. I'm happy to see that it's kept its consistency with the menu, ambience and service. I particularly like their pizza and pasta dishes.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have eaten at Va Bene for years, and have held a private company party for about 18 people in their private dinning room off of the main dinning room for the last two years. The service is outstanding -- very friendly and attentive team! And the food was superb. I highly recommend Va Bene if you are looking for... More 

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oscar z, Manager at VaBene, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Craig, We are proud to hear that you enjoyed our food and our service. We are also very happy to have customer like you and your friends in our Restaurant. My Team would be very pleased to welcome you again in the future. Warm Regards Oscar Zuffada Restaurant Manager More 

Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a very enjoyable meal at Va Bene and we'd happily return on another visit. The menu was small but offered sufficient variety and without too many cliched Italian dishes. The staff were great, both attentive and well informed about the food and wine.

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oscar z, Manager at VaBene, responded to this review

Dear Sean, we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed our food and our service. Myself and my team spend many hours in food and beverage training in order to increase the customers satisfaction. We hope to see you again in VaBene. Warm Reagards Oscar Zuffada Restaurant Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17-22 Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Central
  • Neighborhood: Central
  • Phone Number: 852-28455577

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
 

Staying in Central

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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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