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Hong Kong

Luk Yu Tea House


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#384 of 2,505 Chinese in Hong Kong
#1,234 of 11,127 Restaurants in Hong Kong

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luk Yu Tea House was established in 1933 on Wing Kut Street in Central District where business men meet every morning and over lunch daily.You need to be somebody before you could book a table as most tables are being booked daily. In 1967 the...More

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank Danny C
Reviewed October 19, 2019

Strangely a lot of customers complaint was about being sent to the 2nd or 3rd floor, we had the most prominent table on ground floor. I didn't mention that was my birthday, but I was treated like a king, the short old waiter was polite...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Joseph M
Reviewed October 9, 2019

tasty dim sum and fantastic ambiance. depending on the staff's mood. they can be chatty and will recommend the houses must try dum sum

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Teck Hooi L
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
Thank 866PeterA866
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
1  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
3  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
1  Thank AzamAbd
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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 eatdrinkstay8 | 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
Ryan R
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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