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Kau Kee Restaurant

#211 of 4,841 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Sheung Wan
Chinese, Noodle Shop, Noodle
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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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
Came to see what the hype was about

Good fresh soft beef brisket on Gough street (a small lane behind the main road). Very near Agnes b cafe. Enjoyed my simple bowl of beef noodles

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Good fresh soft beef brisket on Gough street (a small lane behind the main road). Very near Agnes b cafe. Enjoyed my simple bowl of beef noodles

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Singapore
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Have read about this highly recommended shop several years back, but did not have a chance to try it during the last few trips. Finally had time to visit it this time. The shop is opened at 12.30pm, by the time we arrived at 11.45am, there was already a queue building up in front of the shop. We joined the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Came here after a long walk and climb to this place as recommended by my colleagues in HK. Nice soup, with good Q noodles! The beef might be a little fatty but still acceptable by me :P

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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51 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Located along Gough Street, few doors from Ralph Lauren boys/girls shop. You cannot miss it as there will be queuing (day or night). You just order the beef brisket/tendon curry, forget about the rest...Place is small and be prepared to share table, this will just enhance the experience, this is HKG!

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Went there for lunch one weekday afternoon, but queue was way too long. Had better luck one other weekday night, around 830pm. Curry sauce was amazing, especially their special noodles. It is broader and thicker than the usual HK ones. Forget about the ambience though, with the super cramped spaces and rude staff, this is definitely a gulp and go... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Thought we could beat the queue by having a late lunch, but still had to wait. Had the beef tendon in curry sauce and it was really good. One of my favorite food memories of Hong Kong. Don't expect anything fancy, you sit family style at a round table of 6-7 and one guy takes orders, buses tables, and directs... More 

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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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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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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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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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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 Shop, Noodle
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Sheung Wan

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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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