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Kau Kee Restaurant

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

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  • 32
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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
Definitely a must-try

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Mochielle
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Singapore
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  • Late Night
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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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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81 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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Sheung Wan
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