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Makumba

LKF, 2/F Ho Lee Commercial Building, 38-44 D'Aguilar Street, Central | Ho Lee Building across from Al's Diner next to China Beach, Hong Kong, China (Central)
852-28105300
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Ranked #473 of 4,366 restaurants in Hong Kong
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central
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English first
Hong Kong, China
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Love the new Makumba. The place went upscale but kept the soul. Amazing and fun and wow the food is 10 times better than when they were on Peel Street. There's a circle bar from which to survey the beautiful people and the band is hitting it out of the park. Definitely a must go. Oh and the people are... More

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Shanghai, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The grand re-opening of Makumba in this new location in LKF was simply AWESOME. There were a lot of people showing up and the atmosphere was great. Different than the normal HK bar scene with a classier yet fun environment. LOVE the authentic African live music and that place was rocking! I would love to know the recipe of that... More

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Hong Kong
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Wow. These guys, all from Africa, were just amazing. The whole place was buzzing with their music. (Only complaint - breaks were really long!) Food and drinks were excellent, reasonably priced, and the service staff were actually a lot of fun, and remembered us from our previous visit. It's not exactly your typical "Hong Kong experience", but for something different... More

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Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Makumba has just moved from its original venue in Peel St to Lan Kwai Fong, on the 2nd floor of Ho Lee Building, right in the middle of the night scene of Hong Kong. Although the Peel St location was great, hopefully Amina and her great team will have less hassle from the neighbours given LKf is less residential than... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I was lucky enough to attend Makumba's Grand opening last evening ( 25May13) and had a great time, different style of African tid bits were served all night along with champagne. The cocktails were awesome and they had enough bartenders so you never waited long. The decor is simply amazing and transforms you into a very classy and upscale piece... More

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Hong Kong, China
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

this place rocks! on a good night the band is just incredible, and they get everybody rocking!! only criticism is that perhaps the band take long breaks. drinks, service, staff all very cool. love it!

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012 via mobile

Waa delighted to find out there was an authentic SA restaurant in Central, however not so authentic. General atmosphere was ok. Service needs a boost, overall average experience.

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New York City, New York
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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

August 25, 2011, day 6 of a 10 day HK BD celebration treat for a loved one, found us at Mukumba on Peel St, in Soho. Makumba is an African restaurant/bar that is perhaps my favorite place to hang out when in Hong Kong. Why? Its got soul! While there are many places in HK, both everyday bar/lounges and high... More

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