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San Xi Lou

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7/F & 22/F, Coda Plaza, No.51 Garden Road, Hong Kong, China
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sichuan is one of my favourite Chinese cuisine and in most cities outside China the spice level is always toned down to cater to local taste. The dishes here are authentically spicy. So be warned if you can't stomach spicy food! They have good selection of dishes and prices are reasonable. Service is prompt and friendly. Location wise, it's not... More 

Thank kopicham
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We took the recommendation for this restaurant from openrice... Its located on mid level Hong Kong. We were a party of four and even though they said that there was no room for us they managed to get us table / very good! We took different plates of food beef, fish, razor clams, shrimps etc. Everything, absolutely everything was superb!... More 

Thank Mickael E
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

I've been to Sichuan restaurants in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and number of other places. Fair to say it's one of my favourite cuisines and Ma La and Shui Ju Yu my favourite all town dishes. San Xi Lou simply hits the spot. It's not fancy and not particularly convenient to get to but by god it's good and worth... More 

Thank Peter K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Food was very impressive. Service less so. And squarely targeted at pork/red meat eaters with very few options for vegetarians. May not be the highest priority for a sichuanese restaurant in HK to have a vegetarian menu but just saying it couldn't hurt.

Thank Arvind V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Excellent 水煮鱼 , OK veg with broths. Nice yuzhou cold noodles. Brought a friend whose hometown is Chongqing there, she enjoyed it. Of course, nothing beats Sichuan food in Sichuan but the fish was to due for. Only one problem, but it isn't the restaurant's fault, someone ordered an odd smelling dish which permeated the entire restaurant. It was just...not... More 

Thank Fiona F
Shenzhen, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

We came for dinner as we heard it is a Great place for hot pot and veggie dumplings. The food was good (try the mushroom soup is u r a veggie), but the prices were extremely high for just veggies and they charged us an obscure price for condiments and for hot water (!!!!!!) When we ask why they are... More 

Thank fnkngruvn
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

An old-time Sichuan favourite that can't go wrong, especially on a cold night!! Ambience: The restaurant is slightly old but still clean. The interior is simple and functional. Service: Service is always good at this restaurant, with the waiters trying hard to fulfill all our requests, and were very polite. Food: We had the hotpot, kou shui ji (mouth-watering chicken)... More 

Thank ChenJB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

I have been to San Xi Lou many times, it's a favorite for me for Hot Pot and I go sometimes for their Sichuan a la carte dishes. I have eaten at many hot pot places in HK and this is one of my favorites. The Sichuan soup has good authentic spice levels and taste and the food is varied... More 

Thank HKSmithers
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

San Xi Lou for some reason is well known for their Sichuan Food in HK. To me there is no doubt their ingredients are excellent quality. Although I have to say despite the presence of many authentic spices and herbs, sauces and various Sichuan Peppers available here - somehow the taste of the dishes and in the hotpot broth are... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Have been to many Sichuan restaurants in Hong Kong and I think San Xi Lou is the most authentic one with the spicy taste reassembled much of those I have in Sichuan China. The spicy beef and fish in bowl are must try, and the deep fried spicy chicken pieces is also excellent accompany to your glass of beer. For... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $64
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7/F & 22/F, Coda Plaza, No.51 Garden Road, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Central
  • Neighborhood: Central
  • Phone Number: 852-28388811
‘San Xi Lou’ derives its name from the Qianlong Emperor’s Imperial Study ‘San Xi Tang’, built to house the emperor’s collection of calligraphies. All calligraphies bearing the seal of ‘San Xi Tang’ are known as priceless treasures.

Continuing the tradition of the Imperial Study ‘San Xi Tang’, dishes created from San Xi Lou’s kitchen are also truly unique culinary treasures!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central

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When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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