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VaBene

#471 of 5,099 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Closed now
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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, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews
13 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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minneapolis
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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NY
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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
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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 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 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 

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Additional Information about VaBene

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

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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