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San Xi Lou

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7/F & 22/F, Coda Plaza, No.51 Garden Road, Hong Kong, China
Name/address in local language
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard much about their hot pot so finally gave it a shot. We took the spicy Sichuan broth for our hot pot and I must accept that even by Indian standards it's really hot. The Sichuan peppers in the broth are tangy but have a strong spicy after taste that remains. Next time I would take the other broth...... More 

Thank Amitabh G
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

had big group dinner there so we tried a dozen hot dishes and some cold appetizer. The cold dishes were all tasty but the portion is quite small. We ordered a whole cold chicken in chili oil sauce which was very flavorful. The fish in hot chili "water" was excellent we love both the boneless fish and the thick noodles.... More 

Thank Sharon S
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This serious spicy and hot Szechuan ( with some Cantonese dim sum too ). Quality of their 'garlic white pork' is surely the best in town! Service is good and QPR is far better than the competitor in Happy Valley. Recommended....

Thank Ianfung
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Love coming here for dim sum. service is good, Hot pot is excellent. it's famous for spicy food. If like to challenge your tongue and Spicy limit . Here is a great selection. none spicy food or mild spicy food is really good too. Our family like here much. you can also see the view of Hong kong. The envirnoment... More 

Thank evawongbaby
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 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 bubbles 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 

Thank Swim F
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$26 - $64
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, 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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  • 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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