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“Worth the wait” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Butao King

Butao King
No.69 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong 852, China (Central)
852-25300600
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Ranked #253 of 4,807 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: Central
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Central
Bangkok
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

It was a long wait....but worth it. Their ramen was great! I had the Black King (tonkotsu pork broth dyed dark with squid ink) and never tasted a ramen this great before.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Cairo, Egypt
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Amazing Ramen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

The ramen bowl is simply delicious. you can easily customize your plate and the level of spiciness.
We went around 11 am to avoid the long line and it worked.
Highly recommend it

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“ramen is delish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

This was one of my favorite meals in Hong Kong! There are 4 different kinds of broth to choose from. I tried to green king with basil and parmesean cheese. You fill out an order form while you wait (there seems to always be a line!) It is worth the wait though!

  • Visited February 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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Manila
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Really good ramen”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Ate at butao king in causeway bay, tiny hole in the wall restaurant with a bit of a queue, but the ramen is worth the wait. We tried the butao king and it was as good as any that I had in Japan. Next visit will try the other kinds including the black king squid ink ramen or the green king pesto cheese ramen. The red king looked insanely spicy.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I really like the ramen! The soup is like melted pork essence. I've been here three times but since I'm always solo the queue wasn't that bad. This place is tiny, but feels so homey.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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