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Luk Yu Tea House


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#1,173 of 11,526 Restaurants in Hong Kong

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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Chinese, Asian
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed July 31, 2019 via mobile

Nice old colonial place, food is not special! For lunch you are rushed to order and be out the soonest!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

If you want to go to a classic Chinese tea house in Central and get a feel of old Hong Kong this is where you would go. The food is not mind blowing but you’re not here for the food but more for the experience....More

Date of visit: July 2019
2  Thank aliyainbali
Reviewed July 14, 2019

Luk Yu lives of its reputation and tradition, it is one of the few old school tea houses left in HK. Foreigners are usually sent upstairs where the room doesn't have as much charm as the one on the ground floor. There is a bouncer...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank GlobetrotterJ16
Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

We were at this restaurant recommended by a few local friends. It happened it was only only three non-Cantonese speakers who ended up at the restaurant. Food was good although we had some hard time ordering them. The issue was with the price of food...More

Date of visit: June 2019
2  Thank petebckim
Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

We didn’t realize it then, but they easily overcharged 400 HKD. Met up with an expat friend who also had a similar experience. Dim sum was decent.

Date of visit: July 2019
2  Thank K5669SBsarahk
Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

This old established Tea House offers up some of Hong Kong’s best Dim Sum for lunch. Soak up the atmosphere, try to get a smile out of the crusty old waiters and simply enjoy the delectable tastes of the traditional fare at this ledgendary Hong...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank Paul_CNX
Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

We always eat here, because it is comfortable, serves deliciously good food, and provides great service. Plus my mom is working just one floor above of this restaurant. Hence, we're here atleast once or twice a month sometimes more. Then one day during last Ramadhan,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank AzamAbd
Reviewed June 5, 2019

We were expecting something special based on reviews but left feeling underwhelmed and ripped off. Foreigners are provided with a very limited menu and get very different treatment compared to locals - for example not even paper napkins for visitors and hot towels for locals....More

Date of visit: June 2019
2  Thank ProfGranite
Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

Stumbled upon this teahouse and we were certainly not disappointed. Ordered the fried rice (and it had the right amount of wok hei that made it so fragrant and tasty), the egg tarts, siew mais, glutinous rice, char siew pastries etc. Almost every dim sum...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank Sherxue
Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

If you looking to have some excellent tea and traditional dim sum, this place for you. Since tea charged by per person, so we ordered 2 type of tea. 1 was jasmine and 1 dragon well. Service on Friday 10am ok. We set on 3rd...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Tomhu868
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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
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June 17, 2018|
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Response from 356lenniel | Reviewed this property |
Agree with @daviduzbek above. I won’t visit this place ever again either.
December 13, 2017|
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Response from pemin | Reviewed this property |
Both of the time i’ve been there it wasn’t so difficult to get a table. They just don’t do a reservation. Well I suggest just don’t go there on a regular meal time a bit before or after is great. When you there go upstairs... More
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November 20, 2017|
Response from Carapipi | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so...we just turned up ourselves and got a table for 5...but if it is the weekend evenings, and if it is possible then I would advise it.
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