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Reviewed December 13, 2021

Little Bao closed down their very popular restaurant on Staunton a few years back shortly after opening their larger diner in Causeway Bay. However, they have now reopened in Soho with this new place on Shin Hing Street, which resembles the old setup they had...on Staunton in the past. Opening hours are 12-4pm (lunch) and 6-11pm (dinner), closed on Mondays. Here you find a classic diner setup with around 18 seats, most lining the open kitchen where you can watch the kitchen staff assemble tasty, Hong Kong Cool fusion cuisine, anchored by the famous Little Bao signature buns. We are big fans of the Pork Belly and Chicken Bao sandwiches, made with white rice buns. The Impossible bao is really good as well. They do good sides like the truffle fries and Brussels sprouts and have a handful of monthly specials worth looking into as well. Drinks and desert options are simple and complement their famous mains and sides well. Our first meal at the newly opened Little Bao was very good, one we will repeat soon now that they are back in Soho! Yes!!!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed August 22, 2021

We visited Little Bao for lunch today. We specifically chose Little Bao because the owner's credentials were impressive. We also had high expectations because the prices are high ie 1 Chicken Bao 98HK, mocktails 48HK. Firstly the mocktails. They were served in a lack-lustre glass...that was full of ice so that after a couple of sips it was gone. The guava mocktail looked great and was tasty, however the yuzu mocktail looked like a glass of cordial and pretty much tasted like a glass of cordial. My husband ordered a Chicken Bao for his lunch. When it arrived it looked like a pale hamburger. The meat to veg portions were disappointing. Considering the meat was deep-fried, there really needs to be a good-sized portion of slaw/salad or pickle to break through the fat of the deep-fried chicken. It's never a good sign when you leave a restaurant with empty pockets and still hungry. My son and I had the 2 person meal option which was made up of 4 entree selections, 1 Bao each, 1 dessert each and a drink. We chose the popcorn chicken which was delicious but could've benefitted from a dipping sauce but the side of pickles was yummo!! We also got the pork-rib dumplings and shrimp wontons-yum. So entrees comprised of 4 deep-fried delicacies. In hindsight we probably should have opted for a veg side, although by memory the majority of sides were deep-fried. Then it was onto the Baos. I had the pork which was so greasy. Again it should have a pickled slaw or veg with a light salad. The herb they had was horrible, can't think of the name, makes me think of mung beans, but not mung beans. Son had chicken teriyaki Bao which he said was too greasy. Dessert followed, again, deep-fried Bao. Lovely combo but after a whole meal of deep-fried food, it was just too much. Approximately 750HK later for a family of 2 adults and a child, we walked out quite disappointed.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed May 8, 2021

This place serves some unique bao(s) that are surprisingly good. The signature pork belly bao with the slow-braised pork belly, sesame mayo and shiso leek salad is tasty as usual where as the appetizers such as the shrimp taco and pan-fried dumplings aren't as exceptional...yet very tasty. The hidden gem, ice cream bao was terrifically good and definitely gotta order it during the visit. All the goodies here come with hefty price tags which is a bit of a turn off.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 21, 2020 via mobile

Visited the CWB outlet. Friendly staff. Lovely clean simple and bright Resturant. Is a little weird they ask for your name and mobile before sitting for their record. Tried the truffle fries, pork noodles and a few buns. Love the fries. Everything in general was...very tasty. Small options though on the menu and because of that we may visit every few months only. If the outdoor furniture was touched up, we would have sat outside on this lovely day. Do recommend ! Great for touristsMore

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed June 7, 2020

I only eat Chinese steamed buns if the quality is good but the ones you get in dim sum places are filled with fatty meat or fillings that are too sweet. Little Bao which turns the boring steamed buns into burgers. The menu is simple,...dishes for sharing, baos and dessert. I was there for the Bao only so I ordered the chicken one. ★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★ Chicken Bao: Chicken, black vinegar glaze, szechuan mayo, napa cabbage, coleslaw. It was definitely dinky and lives up to its name Little Bao. I loved the texture of the steamed but, it was soft but not too soft that it held together well as a burger bun and the filling in the middle was amazing. The crispy chicken was delicious with the tart medley of julienne cabbage and coleslaw with a gorgeous creamy taste that got jazzed up with szechuan mayo. The szechuan mayo did not have a fiery tone but had a slow tingling sensation that accumulated when you finished the bun and there was a fragrant taste of szechuan peppercorn. The only flaw was that it was not hot enough temperature wise. Anyway, while other bao competitors failed in Hong Kong, Little Bao is evidently successful. The new diner is much more hip and stylish compared to Central.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed February 8, 2020

Our friends highly recommend this place so we went to try out the one in Causeway Bay. The steamed bun was very good that is use as hamburger bun and the choices of the fillings/patty is interesting and In general all taste sweet and sour....The Sichuan fried chicken was delicious as the chicken is juicy and tender. The lamb tartar is ok, shrimp taco is basically deep fried wrapped shrimp paste which I find pretty tasteless without the condiments on top. Tempura Fish Bao was bland and the texture doesn’t go well together with the bun. However the fried chicken bun and Pork Belly bun was good. However for the price they charge there are much better places to go in Hong Kong and I won’t be rushing back anytime soon for sure.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

We visited the last Saturday of 2019, December, Causeway Bay. We were lucky to get a table, saying that half of the restaurant was closed. Either not enough staff or it was simply not very busy. We follow them on Instagram and was drawn to...the fun food and cocktails they advertise. Sadly the cocktails was off because they did not have a bar man, shame though BUT the food made up for it. The pork belly bao was simply fabulous! Fried chicken was nice but the pork was just that little better. Their dumplings are very tasty and the Brussels sprouts with fish sauce was fun. We saw them cooking the bao buns fresh and that made us enjoying the food even more as it’s definitely fresh. Our server was great fun, engaging and even though he was very busy made time to stop and chat with us. Saying there is something missing - they have a fantastic concept and could be even better than what they are.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 9, 2019 via mobile

I’ll not bury the lede, the bau burgers are quite sizeable and quite impressive but mine was laden with tough overcooked pork that didn’t quite melt in the mouth as stick in the throat. The truffle fries were somewhat delicious but had a few measly...chips, a stingy portion for something quite costly. The beef dumplings were also quite nice but very costly. Maybe it’s HK but it just felt like a tourist trap, hope others had a better experience. Maybe it was an off day (for myself or them).More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019

I went to the Causeway Bay store - nothing to fault at all! Great food, amazing service, decor was cool. Very attentive staff. Fish Bao was amazing! Definitely would go back....just sad I found on my last day!

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed November 2, 2019 via mobile

I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The food was amazing. No time limit on our table. Great cocktail list. The dessert boa was a definite must.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 1, 2019

Most amazing food in Causeway Bay area. we had the brussels sprouts, short rib pan fried dumplings and 2 Boa's. All amazing. Staff was super, super friendly. I would eat here again in a heartbeat!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 27, 2019

Little Bao has two locations, one in SOHO (Central) and also a new location in Causeway Bay and we visited the newer site. The decor is gorgeous, the food was great and the service was friendly. We ordered the pork belly bao and the fried...chicken bao - the pork was a little lack-lustre and on the dry side, but the fried chicken bao - OMG, so good! We also ordered cocktails (rum and pineapple ones? can't remember the official description/name) and it was delicious. The mini salted caramel dessert bao was a cute little ending to the meal.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed October 8, 2019

The waitress was attentive and the food was good but with so many places on offer in Hong kong would i return?

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed August 22, 2019 via mobile

I know they have other dishes here, but I only have eyes for the Szechuan fried chicken bao. That little guy is one delectable morsel of yummy goodness! 😍

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

Really love this place. Have been a few times now. The Bao are fantastic. It can get a bit cramped but that’s part of the experience. Recommended.

Date of visit: July 2019
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No just walk-ins I think.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4