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VaBene

#722 of 5,649 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Central
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17-22 Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong, China
852-28455577
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Today
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    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
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hong Kong
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I used to be a Va Bene’s patron 10 years ago when it was still around the corner facing the LKF Hotel. There were so much fond memories tied to these place with all my friends and conversations that we had. I visted Va Bene for lunch in March with my peers. The place has been relocated and it looks... More 

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Thank sundaybrunch
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is not a bad place, but amid of the excellent places to eat in HK, I would rather underrate this than overrate it. Fun place to have lunch, tries to be fine dining in a very touristy street that is famous for its clubs and eateries. Watch out for the monks who beg .... and pick pockets at night.

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Thank dick i
minneapolis
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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Thank frozencalbear
Warwickshire
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank AntCar
Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank Sandra N
NY
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Thank PAUL_HEWSON
Hong Kong Region, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 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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Thank LouisaCWong
Herzebrock, Germany
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3 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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Thank Andreas S S
NJ
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90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank DMACK15
Makati, Philippines
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333 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 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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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: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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

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  • 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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