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“The prime ribs were simply great. Very comfortable...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lawry's The Prime Rib

Lawry's The Prime Rib
Shop 201, 2/F, Hutchinson House | 10 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong 0, China (Causeway Bay)
+852 2907 2218
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Ranked #1,282 of 4,650 Restaurants in Hong Kong
4.0 of 5 stars 46 Reviews
Price range: $45 - $77
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Causeway Bay
Description: Lawry's The Prime Rib, Hong Kong, invites you to a remarkable dining experience with our specialty in serving fine cuts USDA roasted bone-in prime rib of beef, hand-carved tableside from our gleaming silver carts. Established in 1938 at Beverly Hills, California, Lawry's of over 75 years still stands as a world-class prime rib restaurant with an international reputation.We are "the restaurant to celebrate" and are happy to tailor make for any and every of your private functions and special occasions.
Hong Kong, China
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“The prime ribs were simply great. Very comfortable...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had lunch there with friends... House wines were good... Steaks (upgraded to larger portion than set lunch) were great... Very comfortable... Well, of course you have to pay for all of these... Not cheap obviously.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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hong kong
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83 reviews 83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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“VERY GOOD PRIME RIB - SERVICE LACKS ENTHUSIASM”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

i've eaten at Lawry's about 4 times before. The prime rib is always consistently good, and the quality of the meat is excellent. Not much has changed since the first time i ate about 5 years ago except for the location. Even the decoration is the same.
The service is not bad, but i find the waiters rather robotic, they go about their business because its their job, but not much passion in the service. On this evening, there were about 6 tables with birthday celebrants. The waiters had to sing happy birthday from Lawry's song, and sounded very robotic.
We went for the set dinner.
The usual "world famous spinning salad, creme of pumpkin-excellent by the way, prime rib and mango mousse. All for about HKD 500, rather reasonable value.

I've noticed that they have changed their wine list, smaller selection, but more reasonably priced.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great Food - Service is lacking!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This place used to be part of the 50% off American Express offer for several years. As a result, it seems like the restaurant raised their prices to compensate for the many diners who took advantage of this offer. As of 2014, the restaurant has discontinued the offer with Amex but has kept the same prices. It'll cost you $500 hkd a person for a steak. You can get better steaks with better service in town.

Being that we have enjoyed Lawry's restaurants around the world, Hong Kong must have the worst service of them all that we have experienced. From the receptionist to the manager, the service is not warm at all and felt like a cheap cafe. The receptionist isn't fluent in english and had a hard time understanding what I was asking when making the reservation.

The "chef" wears a big gold medal and serves the food like a cafeteria splashing the mash potatoes and corn on the plate in a complete mess. Not to mentioned, they will charge you for additional sides without letting you know. The manager taking the check is always in a rush trying to get us out so they can turnaround and seat the next guest.

Overall, great food but the service was just not there and ruined the experience.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great steak without good wine”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We went there because of their famous prime rib.

The lady Ms. Kim serving us is very professional and friendly.

We ordered the " Lawry Cut " to share, and it came with salad, yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes & gravy.
We ordered " Medium Rare " and realised that " Medium" should be better for rib.
Salad is just fine, not excited. Actually, I dont like the dressing - like thousand island one.
Since my friend and I are wine lover, we found it a bit disappointed of their choice of wine. Most of their wine from new worlds like Australia, New Zealand, California, Chile & South Africa. The Lawry's Private Label house wine from California were more than drinkable. Not worth for $$ Corkage charge was high (HKD300 for White & Red wine ) (HKD400 for Champagne ). We found upset and reluctent to pay that HKD300. We therefore only ordered by glasse, one each instead.

I definitely will not visit this restaurant again.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great Steak!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Value for money (pricey) especially it comes as a complete meal already if you get the set meal.
The servers are nice and courteous. The ambiance simple but clean. I recommend reserving unless you go early.

I go there to have my steak/prime rib fix and it has deals with Amex wherein Tuesdays you get a certain percentage off of your meal.

  • Visited January 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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