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American Restaurant

#633 of 5,181 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 57
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  • 59
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 10
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  • 12
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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
Interesting food, funny server

We tried the American restaurant during our business stay in Hong Kong and it was.....an experience. One of our associates in Hong Kong wanted to take us there for dinner to talk shop and show us American(ish) Chinese food (we don't eat it at home as it's usually too greasy and not very good) so we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
JGDynamo
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Moncton, Canada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Hong Kong Region, China
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A noisy Chinese restaurant that has been around for many years - favoured by western clients. Food ok, the duck was good, service so so BUT the most disappointing thing was that when the bill was presented, all in Chinese, it was paid and then the waitress came and asked for a tip and when asked said service was not... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What was worst the service or the food. I tried Peking Duck around the world,This was the worst, I was not aware that Peking Duck was only 8 pieces of skin with the fat, the other parts was just sliced duck with skin and meat.if you do not like tourist just change trade or stay home.

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Manly, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Best Chinese EVER!!!! Loved every mouthful, when we lived in Hong Kong, we went around a thousand times!!!

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Moncton, Canada
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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We tried the American restaurant during our business stay in Hong Kong and it was.....an experience. One of our associates in Hong Kong wanted to take us there for dinner to talk shop and show us American(ish) Chinese food (we don't eat it at home as it's usually too greasy and not very good) so we said we would give... More 

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This restaurant is what it says, American style Chinese food. However it is much better than most American Chinese restaurants.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Interesting panelled room with good service and food. Certainly possible to spend a lot on the specials, but there was plenty of good choice of dishes around the hk$100 levels - so a reasonably priced dinner in a prime Wan Chai location.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

the shredded beef in sesame buns, the sizzling prawns, the peiking duck, tufu with pork and chiles, dal mou vegetables, potsicker dumplings, yeung chow stirfried rice.... prawn toast, scallop in egg white.. all are delicious, the New Zealand sauv blanc is reasonable price and value the waitors are in their 70s or 80s but can carve a duck like no... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The American has been in HK for about 50 years (previously on the opposite side of the road). It used to be the top Chinese restaurant for expatriates and tourists. However, the food and the service went downhill nearly 20 years ago. My wife and myself and most of our friends stopped going there when a wider choice of good... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

You must approach this restaurant with an open mind. Expect surly waiters and average but good value food and you will not be disappointed. It is just as I remembered it from years ago. Portions are also very good, so be careful when ordering!! We had a waiter who just looked at us pityingly and said 'Too much' and advised... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children

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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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