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American Restaurant

#526 of 4,836 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
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20 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China
852-25271000
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night Food, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 9
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good peking duck. Close to wan chai hotels

I've been a few times. This week I was back in HK and just had to go again. The truth is that its now possible to get good Peking Duck in many cities of the world. But when I am in HK I always visit the American.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
FamilyTravelJunkkie
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Wahroonga, Australia
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Very average old fashioned HK but without the quality. We went out of our way to try their dried chilli beef but it was not good. No crispness and little flavour. It's meant to be famous for that dish.

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Wahroonga, Australia
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157 reviews 157 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I've been a few times. This week I was back in HK and just had to go again. The truth is that its now possible to get good Peking Duck in many cities of the world. But when I am in HK I always visit the American.

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Hong Kong, China
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60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Hands down, I love this place. It's so local, staff are old-timers that are English-speaking and no-nonsense, the dishes come in SML sizes and the menu is extensive! So it's not the best food in town but the experience will make up for it. Beware that the noise level in this place can get very high.

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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Really good food in generous portions! Well cooked and very tasty. The service was attentive but not friendly. Table cloths and hand towels were stained and gave an unhygienic impression. The aircon was blowing icy winds, so we had to leave before we was finished because we were freezing...

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Australia sydney
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Best I've been to in Hong Kong! So yummy and waiters are very friendly Good is delicious especially the shredded beef Absolutely recommend 100% Good value for good flod

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Lago Vista, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Don't get fooled by it's name, this is NOT an American food place. This is what I have found to be a typical Chinese restaurant. Great Chinese food, Very good and unique service. Great price-value. Best Peking style duck I have ever had. The waiter (maybe the owner/house comedian) made like he wouldn't let us order the duck at first.... More 

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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185 reviews 185 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This place is like an institution in Hong Kong. It has not changed since it opened 40 years ago, but it doesn't have to as it is great. The venue is decent, the staff is very friendly and one of them was even making jokes with me in English (which we doesn't happened often in Hong Kong). The food is... More 

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HK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

I first visited this restaurant 20 years ago but had not visited for past 10 years. The decor and interior were much as I remembered but if anything, the food was far better. The Peking duck was fantastic as were the sizzling king prawns. We also ordered the eggplant with mince pork and peppered squid which were heavenly too. Along... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Its hard to remember the food because we were left with such a bad taste in our mouth by our waitstaff. After we paid the server started to tell us "tip! tip!" I asked to see the bill (because I suspected that the service charge was included in the bill). He wouldnt let us see the bill and stood and... More 

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Hope Island, Australia
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30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Was totally amazed by how bad the service in this place was. So, we're western and the only westerners in there. We're ushered in given a drinks menu and a (one) food one. Waiter opens the drinks menu and presses his finger down on their most expensive wine, err no - we'll choose ourselves thanks. Then ask for a 2nd... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
  • Neighborhood: Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
  • Phone Number: 852-25271000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

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Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Wan Chai and Causeway Bay are the retail centers of Hong Kong Island. Filled with shops, malls and restaurants, both areas are bustling with people – tourists and locals alike. Causeway Bay has one of the highest rents on the planet, and is a bit more polished and modern than its Wan Chai counterpart. Beneath the surface there is more than meets the eye – find boutique stores in the above ground floors of buildings and wander into side streets to find interesting restaurants and shops tucked away from the main roads. Wan Chai especially has experienced a modern revival in recent times, with an influx of trendy restaurants and bars around the Star Street area. In addition, both areas contain many of Hong Kong’s iconic tourist attractions worthy of your visit.
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