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Kau Kee Restaurant

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G/F., 21 Gough Street, Mid-Level, Central, Hong Kong, China
852-28150123
Today
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 30
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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
Most recent review
Very popular

A Hong Kong resident told me to go to Kau Kee. It is close to the Lan Kwai Fong hotel. And you can see it is popular, because of the line of people waiting to be seated. It is one of those typical eat and go restaurants. The menu consists of beef brisket, broth, noodles and curry. They say the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
JBvanB
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  • Late Night
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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A Hong Kong resident told me to go to Kau Kee. It is close to the Lan Kwai Fong hotel. And you can see it is popular, because of the line of people waiting to be seated. It is one of those typical eat and go restaurants. The menu consists of beef brisket, broth, noodles and curry. They say the... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It always with a lots of people waiting outside this small restaurant. Only because the taste is fantastic! I only will order their 牛腩麵, they 牛腩 is very tender and juicy. You will never forget the taste after tried 1 time. Btw, here has no service, don't expect you paid then will get a normal service.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

10 points out of 100 for service but 200 points out of 100 for the food ... Been eating here for 30 years and service always bad but beef noodle is best in the world

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San Francisco, California
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92 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This place has been heralded as the best place for beef brisket noodles. I arrived her about 2pm and waited in line for about 20 minutes or so. I was surprised that they open at 12:30pm. The place is small and everyone shares tables so better put deodorant or shower before going. The menu is not extensive so choices are... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Hong Kong style noodle holds a special place here, from wonton soup noodles to beef briskets noodles, and Kau Kee is probably one of the most popular noodle shops that not only locals enjoy but also discovered by tourists. Every time we walk by, there was always a long queue of about 30 people (considering the shop only has less... More 

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San Francisco, California
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77 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

You can find better service and shorter lines all around Hong Kong, but you won't better, more authentic noodle dishes even at higher prices. Crowded or not, this place deserves a pilgrimage.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We are not fans of beef noodles but the beef noodle soup captured our heart. You still have to queue for your turn. The restaurant is very small, they are using small round table that can fit max 5 adults "nicely", we were arranged to share table with a local and another 2 tourist. Even you are q-ing up, they... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Recommend the dish N04 and N5 The place is quite small but a lot of nice sport car will waiting for you in front. A place to go, and re comeback !

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Taipei, Taiwan
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23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The lines are long for a reason. Right across from Sing Heung Yuen is another one of my all time favorites in Hong Kong. If you love beef, curry, and noodles, this is a place you cannot miss when in Hong Kong. It is so popular that probably more tourists visit that locals nowadays. You will find a lot of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Cheap meal, with queues and very local atmosphere. Shared tables and rushed service, but the food is delicious and quite worth it if you prefer more adventurous cuisine. Come off peak hours for less of a line.

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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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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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