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American Restaurant

20 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China (Wan Chai)
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Ranked #341 of 4,402 restaurants in Hong Kong
Price range: $15 - $20
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Wan Chai
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126 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Always a great meal at The American, but I'm now starting to realise its a genuine tourist attraction too. Good food, fast service, great atmosphere. Value for money.

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Cobourg, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

local, lively and very old Hong Kong. The crispy duck was wonderfully undercooked compared to the western version and the sweet and sour shrimps were stunning. Service was fine - not at all grumpy and the huge tables full of locals toasting each other , each time more enthusiastic gave it a fun atmosphere - we were upstairs which we... More

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Brackley, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Been reading some of the reviews of this restaurant and having lived in HK from 1979-1983 I returned in 2013 and was delighted to see that little had changed. The waiters were renowned for being grumpy but that was part of the fun - it was always buzzing , the food was always good and it was well priced. I... More

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Khon Kaen
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I actually dont know why its called American Restaurant. We ate Peking Duck there and it was ok. The restaurant has no windows as far I remember. The service was ok. The waiter made some weird spitting sounds when running around the restaurant, what was kind of funny. The menu was dirty with all kind of different foods sticking in... More

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Annan, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is an old family favourite and come back every time we are in HK. Favourite dishes are dried shredded beef, chicken and cashews and sizzling beef. Special mention to Andy who really made our visits special - great service from him and great sense of humour! We will be back again when we return from HK.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

I spent 3 months in HK and found only a handful of restaurants that I'd go back to. This was one of them. Don't get me wrong, I'm no meat n two veg Luddite, but I do like to know what it is I'm eating. Every visit was a challenge but never a disappointment. I loved the waiters telling two... More

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113 reviews 113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Yes, the waiters are older guys and because it's expected you have a laugh. Overall though the service is good. Four of us for lunch. Ordered the garlic beans which was very good. That was followed by Sichuan prawns also very good. Fried scallops and squid (fried in this case meant stir fried apparently) which was average and then a... More

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Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Had a great night at the American. Proper old school place with white table cloths and bright white lighting. Service by the old waiters was entertaining and they were very friendly - they're not exactly gushing but they constantly made sure we were looked after. In fact I think in all the restaurants I have been to around the world... More

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

American Restaurant , 20 Lockhart road, Wanchai, HK. This was a "must do" for one of our party & came from her mum & dad, former Brit expats in Hong Kong. It is correctly described as both "original" & "one off". Walking in, the decor, table cloths etc were simple, no frills, the greeting was surly, outclassed by the resentment... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I visited this restaurant with my husband and a group of friends for dinner. We sampled a large variety of dishes, all of which were delicious - my lack of chop stick skills being the only thing hampering me from eating more! We had pork dumplings (highly recommended), crispy beef (highly recommended), mixed vegetables, fried rice, Peking duck and marinated... More

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