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“Very good food but not good service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Siam

Cafe Siam
2-3F 21 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong, China (Central)
852-28514803
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Ranked #785 of 4,346 restaurants in Hong Kong
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Central
Description: Cafe Siam is one of Hong Kong's most established Thai eateries, and recognized as the only Thai restaurant in the Michelin Guide for Hong Kong. Located on the heart of Lan Kwai Fong, Cafe Siam is a tranquil respite from the pulsating party down below.
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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“Very good food but not good service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Pros:
very good food and very nicely presented
good sized portions
pleasant decor
handy location in Lan Kwai Fong

Cons:
poor service from the staff as they made it very clear that they wanted to get us and the others diners to finish and leave before their advertised closing time
the restaurant is based on two floors with a lift/elevator the only means of transfer (not a problem unless you wish to use the toilets/washrooms - men's on one floor and women's' on the other)

Would I return or recommend Cafe Siam? Definitely not! There are plenty of other Thai restaurants in Hong Kong providing very good food and good service,

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong
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“Decent Thai restaurant in the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Date of visit : 8 Apr 2013 (Mon) 8:30 pm
No. of diners : 2
Average cost per head : $205 (with Super Monday discount)
Food quality : 8.2/10
Environment : 8/10
Service : 8/10
Value-for-money : 8.5/10
Overall rating : 8.22/10

Other than a popular web site for trade good quality second hand furniture, AsiaXpat has lined up with a dozens of restaurants to offer a 2-for-1 discount on main courses under the title of “Super Mondays”. From the list of participating restaurants (http://hongkong.asiaxpat.com/dining/supermondays/restaurants.asp), I picked Café Siam on Lan Kwai Fong which I hadn’t tried after it’s been relocated from Lyndhurst Terrace. The food was good in general and the food was delivered promptly.

a) Spicy Green Papaya Salad 青木瓜沙律 ($76) – 8/10
In this traditional salad with papaya in thin slices, peanuts and shrimps and lime dressing, both the lettuce and long beans were the focus of the dish. In particular, the colour and crunchiness of the lettuce could not be found in local market. Good balance of fish sauce, chili and lime juice to give multi-dimensional flavours.

b) Grilled Baby Chicken 泰式燒雞 ($165) – 8/10
It only took some 15 minutes after we had ordered to see this beautiful chicken on the table. It was not as small as a spring chicken, with lots of meat. The deep fried shallots and garlic added crispiness. The chicken was well seasoned thus I didn’t touched the sweet chili sauce on side.

c) Grilled Sea Bass 泰式燒鱸魚 ($188) – 8.5/10
Thanks to the tough skin of the fish that maintained the moisture of the flesh in beneath. Although the fish was a frozen one, it still kept its freshness. Good aroma was infused from the bay leaves, galangal, lemon grass and Thai basil being stuffed in its belly.

d) Singha Draft Beer ($55), Chang Bottled Beer ($48)

Q : When will I go again?
A : On “Monday” nights with friends!
Q: What will I next order?
A : Maybe crabs.

04.2013

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Galway
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“Delicious Thai Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Delicious food in the centre of the entertainment area. It was really a quite oasis away from the busy Hong Hong Lan Kwai Fong area. I ordered a coconut cocktail, which was served in a coconut and make up primarly of fresh coconut juice. Main course was a thai green curry, great flavours and left me wanting more. Highly recommended.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
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“Thai perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Easily the best Thai food in Hong Kong, not much to add to that. The smells, the texture, the flavours, all delicious!
It's in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong but once inside you will forget all that, it's cosy and relaxing. The staff is polite and smiling.
Reservations recommended.

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“Cafelicious Cafe Siam !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Lovely experience at Cafe Siam in LKF- The Plaza.

Set lunch menu was delicious and great choices.

Service was excellent - waitrtesses not over imposing - there when you need them .

Good choice of drinks. Only gripe desert was not up to mark. Both my companion and myself left it after just a bite.

Overall a good experience .Will be back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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