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Ho Lee Fook is a Chinese restaurant with a Hong Kong heart, a flag-bearer for the city whose cuisine and culture it represents, a vibrant celebration of late-night, neon-soaked sophistication. Meaning ‘good fortune for your mouth’, Ho Lee Fook brings to life a deep appreciation and passion for Cantonese cuisine with a boisterous experience steeped in heritage, grounded by our shared love of good food and great company.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Taiwanese, Chinese, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed February 18, 2022 via mobile

Excellent food in a beautiful location. Have been coming here for a few years every once in a while but recently visited for the first time after the renovation. The dining room has greatly benefited from the revamp, and is a lot brighter and more...vibrant. We started off with the dumplings, and they were simple yet perfect with a little touch of spice. For mains, we ordered a steamed barramundi that was melting in our mouths with juiciness, and of course we also had the great char siu that is a highlight and a must-order for anybody who comes here. Everything meshed well with the egg fried rice, and we were delighted that our server Jules remembered our preference for trying a variety of spicy sauces from a previous visit. The restaurant has a wide variety of available sauces, from a fermented ‘GOCHUJANG’ type sauce to a habanero puree, and each of them adds a new dimension to flavour to the dishes. The only slight disappointment was the Margarita ordered — it was passable but seemed lacking in any special flavour that would make it stand out from the crowd or that would add to the food. We will definitely be back to try the rest of the other dishes another time. Well worth the slightly higher prices for Chinese food here in HK.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 6, 2022 via mobile

After waiting so long to actually eat here, my expectations were sky high but were easily met. I came here with a friend and the food blew me away and filled me right up too. The dumplings to start were excellent, as were the plate...of char siu (maybe the best I’ve had) and cabbage side. However, as mentioned in the title, it is the short rib which will be bringing me back. It’s probably the single best meat dish I have ever had, anywhere. Yes it’s pricey but my word it’s worth it. A perfect dish basically. I can see why this place is so highly regarded and wish I had been before!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 7, 2020 via mobile

The food was amazing especially the goose but what put me off was they didn’t accept reservations and the waiting is quite long and the restaurant was quite packed

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 23, 2020 via mobile

Amazing night. Booked online quick and efficient. Service was great. Food quality is great. Atmosphere and vibe brilliant. Recommend the short rib, so tender and delicious. Drinks prices were reasonable. Great enjoyable and special night out with friends. Recommended!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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BlackSheepRest, Owner at Ho Lee Fook, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2020

Hi Lilu, Thank you so much for this five-star review and for all the love for our funky Chinese kitchen. We are so happy to see how much you loved our Wagyu Short rib and look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Antonella...More

Reviewed September 20, 2020

I have never not had a great night at Ho Lee Fook. Apart from the food, which is consistently good, the other thing that deserves a mention is the service. The staff are warm and welcoming. Someone is there to greet you at the door...as soon as you arrive and they seem more like wonderful hosts, than waiters. SETTING: There are a lot of fun elements to the décor, starting with the name. The wall of mah-jong tiles caught my eye and you can’t miss the feature wall of waving lucky cats (which made me look up what a group of cats is called – it’s a clowder). Head downstairs, beneath the giant peacock, to the dining area. The lighting is dim, almost dark, which gives it an underground/basement nightclub feel. 
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The menu is modern Chinese. Last night, we had a few favourites and tried a few new dishes. The “Mom’s” pork dumplings and prawn toast are always favourites. As always, the highlight is the Wagyu ribs, a large platter with a big rib bone with wonderfully charred chunks of meat on one side and tender slices of meat laid out on the other side and a green shallot kimchi. Last night we also tried the clams, XO cheung fun noodles and the steamed barramundi. Of these new dishes, the barramundi was the best. It was tender and soft, with a light soy, ginger, shallot flavour. We finished by sharing a couple of desserts. One was a quirky, unusual blend of Horlicks ice cream, honey cornflakes and fresh raspberries which was sort of interesting but odd. The other one was a very fresh and lovely apple granita/sorbet mix which was a very nice palate-cleansing finish to the meal. Complimentary sake was an unexpected treat. Overall, another fabulous night at Ho Lee Fook. NOTES: They used to have a no-bookings policy for groups of less than 5 which was always a bit tricky but they now take bookings (at least during this covid-19 period).More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 11, 2020 via mobile

Boisterous, energetic and tasty. What a fun night, I've been meaning to try Ho Lee Fook for years, I finally did it and I am extremely happy I did, how do Black Sheep Restaurants run their restaurants so differently? There is so much more, always....It's an experience, you don't just go to a Black Sheep Restaurant to sit and eat, well you could, but you'd experience so much more than that, always. I woke up in the morning after dining at Ho Lee Fook, still thinking about the dinner we had, I just want to go back and have that experience again, the food is outstanding, the service is outstanding, Ho Lee Fook is OUTSTANDING! Absolutely delightful.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 8, 2020 via mobile

Had to reserve and wait a little. Very dark which is unusual for a Chinese. Love everything we ordered. A little noisy and dark to talk but food was superb. Highly recommended by a Chinese

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 9, 2020

Heard about this place from many friends and was very excited to come. I knew what I was going to order months ahead of time, and it lived up to my expectations. The Short Rib was perfectly cooked, and eternally memorable.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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BlackSheepRest, General Manager at Ho Lee Fook, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2020

Dear Bauzen, Wow. Thank you for providing some of the most flattering feedback we've ever received! We are so glad you enjoyed our signature Wagyu Short Rib - we will be sure to share your comments with chef. Hope to see you again soon -...More

Reviewed June 22, 2020 via mobile

Char Siu, you haven't tried it until you eat the Char Siu prepared at Ho Lee Fook! Absolutely delicious and tender, great fat to meat ratio! The food was OUTSTANDING, elevated chinese food to die for! The wing bean with garlic puree was honestly one...of the best things I have ever eaten! This Chef knows what he is doing and the service backs it up very well. Great vibe, with flavorful food and attentive service, I have nothing negative to say, only a WOW, keep up the good work. The hygiene protocols were also very appreciated.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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BlackSheepRest, General Manager at Ho Lee Fook, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2020

Hi Masonparker123, Thank you for a glowing review of our famous Char Siu! The wing-bean and edamame salad is also a personal favourite of mine. I will let Chef Jow know of your high praise! Hope to see you soon, James, General Manager

Reviewed June 22, 2020

Went here ages ago for the dessert. Ho Lee Fook is a fun place for Chinese food with a Western twist.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed April 26, 2020 via mobile

The decor is super nice and very different than usual restaurants. The menu is tight and quite interesting, but food is generally bad: there was so much salt and msg in everything we had. Spicy chicken wings and crispy chicken were better... steamed asparagus, bamboo...salad, stir fried cheong fun were almost inedible. Barramundi fillet was frozen hence quite tasteless and flaky when steamed. Service tends to be over friendly but not knowledgeable... they tried to explain to us that Asian food was to be shared and what a wok is, but then cannot cook simple and straightforward Chinese food. Not worth going back.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed April 25, 2020 via mobile

I prefer being at the restaurant, because I just love the team there so much! But I am very thankful I can now order the best Chinese food straight to my house through Black Sheep Restaurants GO application! I'll be back again and again and...again, I'm just so appreciative that I can eat Ho Lee Fook food on my couch! See you guys soon, for the next little while you will see my name through your delivery platform every day! Love you guys!More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed March 24, 2020

Initially I was wondering if this place is overrated due to the long queues. But it's really really worth the visit. the food is really really yummy fusion food. the drinks have funny names as well. and the ambience and interior design is top notch...- dark lighting but quirky! like the japanese cats. we went here twice during our trip as it tasted so good.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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BlackSheepRest, General Manager at Ho Lee Fook, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2020

Hi Insertnamerightthere, Cheers for the awesome review! We're so glad we could impress you with your first visit with us. You'll be pleased to know we just started home deliveries exclusively through our Black Sheep Restaurants GO Delivery service. Hope to see you again soon....More

Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

The food and vibe were perfect!! All the staffs are so kind and friendly as well. Fusion chinese you can try in Hong kong

Date of visit: March 2020
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BlackSheepRest, General Manager at Ho Lee Fook, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2020

Hello vinasojung! Thank you very much for your review. We really appreciate it. Glad to hear that you had a great experience dining with us. We hope to see you again! Best, James General Manager

Reviewed March 3, 2020

Great food at Ho Lee Fook and make sure you come here early because the waiting time can get very long. Next door neighbor is WTF so you can get Sangrias there if you got caught up in the queue Some dishes that are must...order - Kurobuta Char Siu and the Roasted Wagyu Shortribs. AAA+++More

Date of visit: June 2019
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BlackSheepRest, General Manager at Ho Lee Fook, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2020

Hello Vhalerie! Thank you for your review, we really appreciate your feedback. If you enjoyed our short ribs, try our beef tenderloin next time. Best, James General Manager

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No flip flops, singlets & the like. It is a nice restaurant, neat casual is best.
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Hi Nessymo, Thank you for your message. Ho Lee Fook is a basement restaurant. The entrance and kitchen are situated at ground level and there is a staircase that descends into the restaurant. Our team would be more than... More
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Yes, Ho Lee Fook offers takeout services.

Ho Lee Fook is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4