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1/F, Peninsula Hotel, Salisbury Road, | Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, China (Tsim Sha Tsui)
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Ranked #308 of 4,453 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Swiss
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
Description: Close to the heart of Hong Kong diners for over 40 years, Chesa boasts three generations of loyal customers. This bijou and romantic Alpine chalet home-from-home is where welcoming and cosy meet affordable, authentic Swiss food and global wines, in an unpretentious and relaxed setting unaltered since 1965. Seek out this enduring hidden gem for a delightful experience to share with friends and family.
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New Rochelle, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Swiss food in Hong Kong is not the first thing that comes to mind. Staying in the hotel and pouring, I decided to stay in and try this restaurant. The food was good. Expensive for the quality of food. The decor is a bit depressing as this has no windows and very dark wood.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I gather this restaurant has been around for a long time. It certainly feels like it and not in a good way. The menu is boring and outdated, the staff seem very jaded and the quality of the food is just meh. There is so, so much better in this great city.

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peninsula_phk, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at Chesa, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us via Tripadvisor, I truly regret to hear your recent experience with us at Chesa fell short of your expectations. We take great pride in the service provided in our hotel and restaurants, and are constantly looking for means to improve our offerings. I will very much... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Attended the restaurant for lunch and ordered the set lunch. Excellent service and authentic decor - much in keeping with the spirit of the Peninsula Hotel. It was noticeably cold, and many diners wore shawls to keep warm. Maybe they are recreating Swiss weather too!! Ordered chicken for the main course which was excellent and peach Melba for dessert -... More

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8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Food quality and service level very average.restaurant but nice decor If you consider however the high prices(320hk$) for a small plate of white asparagus then this makes it not worth the money, many more restaurants achieve more in this city

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This is a small room with tight tables. Kids menu is a bit of an afterthought. The fondue dishes are limited to two cheese specialities and while tasty, they did not explore the possibilities of fondue. Most of the menu was directed elsewhere. We enjoyed the food and survived the decor. Perhaps the highlight was sneaking the kids up to... More

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Bali, Indonesia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I never thought that fondu concept could be brought to the level of luxurious food before visiting this place. Having lived in Western Europe for 7 years, I have become a food snob and would take dining seriously, but this place exceeded my expectations. Nice chalet decor, both the food and the service were excellent.Expensive but sure, if you want... More

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Beijing, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Chesa has been offering orthodox Swiss cooking in the unlikeliest of host cities, Hong Kong, since the mid sixties. A time capsule that lovingly preserves the past. When I first arrived with my parents for lunch yesterday, it was as if we were stepping back in time, to a 19th century Alpine chalet, complete with dark wood paneling and furnishings,... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

What an excellent experience. The staff and Manager at Chesa make it a personal point of pride to make sure your dining experience is wonderful. Mr Lam Siu Ping sat at our table and entranced us with his recomendations. From the appetizers to the fondue and through to the end, the meal was outstanding. Our business party had Salads, Fondue,... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This restaurant has been around forever and has many imitators. Located on the first floor of the Peninsula hotel we always go out of our way to find time to visit Chesa for dinner whilst in Hong Kong to enjoy a quiet evening of classic swiss food. The service staff are very knowledgable and efficient, attentive but lacking a sense... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Had lunch with friends at this cozy Swiss chalet-like restaurant and enjoyed a pleasant respite from the hustle-bustle of city life... Genuinely nice old-time Maitre d' catered to our every little request with understanding and courtesy. Food was tasty (the Raclette was so fragrantly good) and wholesome (the new potato for the cheese fondue was fresh with a crispy crunch),... More

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