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“Equation for this 1 star Michelin restaurant : excellent food + below average service + below average dining crockery” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Loaf On Cuisine Company Limited

Loaf On Cuisine Company Limited
49 See Cheung St., Sai Kung, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
852-27929966
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Ranked #884 of 4,636 Restaurants in Hong Kong
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“Equation for this 1 star Michelin restaurant : excellent food + below average service + below average dining crockery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Looking at the shop front, one will never think that it is a 1-star Michelin restaurant.

But up the stairs, the ambience changes. Food is excellent - chef uses good ingredients n he relies on the freshness of the seafood to speak for itself.

The fried toufu - crispy on the outside and silky soft inside. These were paired with black fungus lightly tosses with wasabi.

The clams cooked in a lightly flavored clear broth was another winner. The vegetables poached in superior stock n served with fish maw is outstanding. Must add that although the dishes seemed to be cook without much spices but their flavor simply explode in your mouth - like a good red wine.

What I don't understand is their sub-standard service. The waiter who took my orders was impatient n he didn't even try to mask it. He presumes that you know what to order n did not make any recommendations. When I told him that the bamboo clams were over cooked, his response was : you shouldn't have them steamed. You should have ordered them stir fry.

Another issue that baffles me was that the restaurant uses melamine plates to serve fresh fruits. And they did not give us fork n knife to eat the bamboo clams!

Unless you really need to eat a fish; avoid ordering this cos it can easily cost above Hk$1000.00. But dishes like vegetables are about HK$78- HK$80+.

Really wonder how did the restaurant get its 1- star with the lack lustre service n umimagnitive crockery? Perhaps what saved the day is their fresh seafood n superb cooking.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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“Rip off”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Food is ok, price is high. Most of the dishes have no price. You have to ask each price, which I found inconvenient. The waiter seems surprised with the question and gives you an "estimated" price. When the bill comes, in addition to overpriced seafood, they add HK 77 to each dish as "cooking price"

Visited June 2013
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“Cut-above Cantonese seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

A nice, clean, welcoming environment. The food is truly exceptional, with a balance of flavour that belies chefs who take a great pride in thier work. The menu is clear for westeners and well laid out. It is rather expensive, however, so try not to be too shocked. Some dishes are very reasonable and well worth trying.

Visited August 2012
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“Terrible service and expensive.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Went here for a special birthday lunch and was shocked by the terrible service.

On arriving, we ordered a selection of dishes. We were keen to have a whole fish until we were told the cheapest was 1200HK for the same fish we could have got for 300HK on the seafront.

Half an hour after we sat down, one dish of tofu arrived. Then about half hour after that, our ribs arrived. When we asked how much longer for the rest of the food we were given shrugs of indifference. Then a few more vegetable dishes, rice and noodles arrived but no sign of our mains of prawns and squid. We ate the sides and questioned again about the rest and were told they would be ANOTHER 20 minutes.

We left. And got takeaway around the corner.

The food that we received was nice but a tad overpriced. The service ruined our meal and the birthday celebrations.

Avoid.


  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“A good local restaurant with very good quality food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I’ve used the restaurant on several occasions for private as well as for business functions. Although the location is not the best, the food they serve is of very good quality. The quality / price ratio is OK and a good sign is that they’re visited by many locals. If you’re larger group, bookings are strongly recommended otherwise very difficult to get a table.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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