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The Principal

9 Star Street, Hong Kong, China (Wan Chai)
852-25633444
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Ranked #303 of 4,454 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Spanish, Eclectic, Fusion
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Wan Chai
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English first
New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I am quite surprised about the recent reviews. The food is excellent...what do i mean? 1/ consistently tasty for every dish, many high-end places have peaks and valleys in execution, 2/ service was helpful but not overbearing 3/ the thoughtfulness and creativity of each dish showed 4/ we were full for our dinner...i think we got the basic testing menu... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Went last week with a couple of friends. The service was attentive and the food as well as the presentation was better then most in Hong Kong. Actually the food tasted fresh and was well seasoned. And the presentation was clever. So that was nice. However, where we had a problem was with the portion sizes relative to the prices... More

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

Dear abxhkg, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts on your visit to The Principal. And thank you for your kind words about the quality of food, freshness of ingredients, attentive service and clever presentation. We will take into consideration your points about the pricing. We hope you can appreciate that to deliver the dining... More

Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is the 2nd time we have come here. The food is really very good. We came for lunch and i guess you should not eat so much if you must go back to work afterwards :-) The portions are very small. I had no starter, the other guests had egg in a soup (?), My main was beef (... More

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PressRoomGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Principal, responded to this review

Dear nota1timetraveller, Thank you very much for your feedback on your visit to The Principal. We are glad to hear this was your second time dining with us, and appreciate your kind compliments about the taste and quality of food you received. We apologize that you felt the portions were inadequate and will relay this to our Chef. Our set... More

Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

The quality of the food is strong with obvious attention paid to the ingredients and preparation. But for a set lunch, the portions should be reasonable; the soup barely covered the bottom of my bowl - perhaps a half centimeter deep - more like a sauce than soup. And the risotto was like an ice-cream scoop. To top it off,... More

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PressRoomGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Principal, responded to this review

Dear John G, Thank you for dining with us at The Principal, and thank you for your feedback. It is important to us that our guests have a pleasant and memorable experience with us, and we can only improve through learning from honest feedback such as yours. We acknowledge your dissatisfaction at the portion sizes, and please understand that guests... More

Hong Kong, China
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Choice of two set menus. Throughout the whole meal served many small sampler dishes one after the other which were highly processed/manipulated to include numerous ingredients seemingly put together for the visual "unique" experience and flavours too numerous to enjoy together. The explanations went on and on. Many were very sweet. These minute multiply dishes were delivered non stop and... More

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PressRoomGroup, Public Relations Manager at The Principal, responded to this review

Dear Marion, Thank you for your visit to The Principal, and thank you for your valuable feedback. We do acknowledge and apologize that you had an undesired dining experience. Please allow us to answer each of your complaints in the best way possible. The current culinary theme at The Principal is called "The Expedition", which celebrates Chef Jonay Armas' varied... More

Toronto
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I've been here several times now. The service and atmosphere is usually wonderful. Food satisfaction - it varies but with always with great presentation. I am very happy with their stay May who was on the phone with me. I've booked Sunday brunch for very good friend of mine who has gestational diabetes and this is her baby shower luncheon.... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Sometimes travelling for extended periods. You decide treat yourself to a great meal. And so many times you are overwhelmingly disappointed. However if you have time, please try this place. It's not on the main walkways but worth the effort. As a lone traveller you are very much shunned or ignored by this calibre of restaurant. But true to their... More

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Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Thanks for review and notice sent to my email at just two weeks before I go to Hongkong for my first time. Will try to visit this place once I get there

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Surabaya, Indonesia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Been there in Hong Kong in january this year... I love the food a lot as well the waiters were very helpful by introducing & explaining the food menu every detail about the dishes. Eventually I appreciate even when I ate them... Overall is a nice experience, will comen back again when I visit hongkong again!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

An exceptional experience. Great wine selections and the most interesting brunch I have has in decades!

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