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Kau Kee Restaurant

#185 of 5,172 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Sheung Wan
Chinese, Noodle, Asian
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G/F., 21 Gough Street, Mid-Level, Central, Hong Kong, China
852-28150123
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Worth the Queue

I went after 2pm on a weekday and still had to queue for 30mins. The waiter gave me the wrong order, and when I highlighted, the staff eventually changed for me after some grumbling. The soup is fragrant and flavourful and the beef tender. Definitely worth the wait.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Chan C
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I went after 2pm on a weekday and still had to queue for 30mins. The waiter gave me the wrong order, and when I highlighted, the staff eventually changed for me after some grumbling. The soup is fragrant and flavourful and the beef tender. Definitely worth the wait.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The beef brisket noodle is very tasty albeit a tad salty. Meat is very tender - for that it's worth the wait to try it at least once if you are in Hong Kong. Cash terms only.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Difficult to find and tough to navigate the long flights of stairs and slopes - but totally worth every drop of sweat and muscle aches. Try the classic beef brisket and the curry beef brisket.. you won't go wrong with it. Both broths are tasty and spicy, yet surprisingly light. The beef is cooked deliciously medium-rare as you can see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My friends and I went to Kau Kee Restaurant for lunch. Beef noodle soup was tasty and Beef curry noodles is not spicy .... a must try. Beef is tender soft ... at HK$43 a bowl, it is reasonably priced. Will recommend visitors to Hong Kong to try these noodles

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Located in a small alleyway, so a little hard to find you. Be careful not to get the wrong queue, since opposite Kau Kee there's also a queue line for another restaurant. Look for beige painted shop with red sign that reads Kau Kee. The queue was moving quite fast. We had beef brisket with e-fu noodle in broth, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you visit in the last hour before they close, there is no queue. The beef brisket in curry sauce is heavenly and so tender. The clear soup beef noodle was also very tasty. Totally work the hike up mid levels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It's nice if you do not need to queue. I didn't so i think it was great! Perhaps I was having a late dinner, thus not many people/tourists queuing around. Good to try if you are in the area and love beef brisket

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I have definitely had better beef brisket elsewhere but it is still very good here. I love taking friends who are visiting Hong Kong here more for the historical factor. The clear broth is fantastic - so tasty. Noodles are al dente although I would have liked to have the rice noodles (they run out of this at night!). Beef... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I cannot understand the hype about this place. If you do not mind to queue for half an hour under the sun, and eventually have a bowl of average beef brisket noodle, then you can go. I will not.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

to say that this place specializes in Beef Brisket noodle soup is an understatement. It is an absolute art here One person does the noodles and veg, one slices the brisket. I always order one bowl of the brisket noodle soup and one bowl of extra meat. pricing is insanely good but there is usually a line up here so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: G/F., 21 Gough Street, Mid-Level, Central, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Sheung Wan
  • Neighborhood: Sheung Wan
  • Phone Number: 852-28150123

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Noodle, Asian
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Sheung Wan
Unlike most of Hong Kong’s other popular districts, Sheung Wan welcomes wanderers with an easy-going, relaxed atmosphere. Art galleries are plentiful and boutique cafés are tucked away in every side street in the sub district known as “PoHo.” Browse through the vintage clothing and handmade leather goods stores – it’s no surprise fashionistas flock to this area. History enthusiasts will be rewarded with sites of beautiful architecture, reflecting Sheung Wan’s past as one of the earliest settlements by British forces. As night falls, the entertainment scene reveals itself to be just as laid back with its private kitchens, speakeasies and underground bars dotted throughout the area. When in Sheung Wan, everyday feels like the weekend.
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