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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not on the tourist trail, this is a fab Szechuan restaurant. I went as a guest of a local who navigated the menu, so I don't know if it's available in English, but I can confirm that the food was first class and seemingly very authentic. Dishes were served with dried chillies, but the Szechuan pepper-corns were the dominant flavour.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Because of their coupon for savoring different Chinese cuisine, we had our meal in San Xi Lou for multiple times in August 2016. The 水煮魚 was the best I have eaten in any restaurants, the fish was fresh and lots of other ingredients are used to capture the taste.

Thank Justin C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an authentic Szechuan restaurant, though they do tend to make the food a little less spicy to cater to local tastes. The service is efficient and we were able to communicate quite well in English with the staff. The cold poached chicken in peanut and spicy sauce was my favourite! If you are looking for authentic Szechuan food... More 

Thank S K
Bandung, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

For those craving for authentic tongue numbing Sichuan food in Hkg. San Xi Lou is a must. We ordered their signature dishes Spicy Sichuan Style Stewed Fish and Double Baked Prawns with Pepper in Casserole. Along with Mapo Tofu. The fish very tasty with numbing effect! Prawn is fresh and you can eat the shell, it's crispy (double baked). Must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 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 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

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Tokyo, Japan
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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 

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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 

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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, Large groups
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central

Neighborhood Profile
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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