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The concept of Social Place aims to provide diners a chic, vibrant yet casual dining environment for the energetic Central neighborhood. Using fresh ingredients, rice bran oil and no addition of MSG, our chefs aim to serve nutritious, yummy Chinese food with a twist. The interior decor reflects a bright and refreshing atmosphere - with the blue pastel wall and light almond color furniture, the large ceiling-to-floor- windows bring in natural sunlight as diners can enjoy delicious Chinese dim-sum and dishes pair with wine or locally brewed beer.
PRICE RANGE
$3 - $5
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Contemporary
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed August 30, 2020

This was a modern, fun spot for dim sum. Will definitely go back. FOOD – The menu is fun and the presentation is imaginative and playful. The egg custard buns are black buns with gold tiger stripes. The prawn spring rolls came in a mini...deep fry basket with the tails poking out of the end of the rolls. A table nearby had a great flaming pineapple. I couldn’t resist the sweet pink piglet puddings. I loved the food and particularly enjoyed the novelty and creativity in the presentation and appearance. The only thing that caught us out at first is that there is a trick to ordering. We waited for a little while before watching others to figure it out. We finally realised that you use the fold-out menu on the table and tick the boxes that you want to order. Having done this, you then stick your hand up and a waitress will come over to you. Sitting with your hand in the air, kind of feels like you were at school again (although at least you can’t get the answer wrong this time). Most dim sum dishes were between $29 - $59 (HKD) each. SETTING – It is a light and bright with a long, open kitchen. The atmosphere is lively and busy, especially on a weekend which is when we were there. We went on a whim so we hadn’t booked but fortunately we arrived just before the lunch rush began and there were still a few tables free. This was around 12:30pm and when we left at 1:30pm, people were starting to queue for a table. LOCATION – It is centrally located but it is not immediately obvious from the street. You need to know it’s there because you won’t stumble across it. It’s inside ‘The L Place’ building on Queens Rd on the 2nd Floor, although there’s nothing on the outside of the building to show that it’s there.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2020 via mobile

This place is always buzzing but with dining restrictions it’s not as noisy but lunch menu is limited. We are not able to order from the menu and enjoy our favorites. Nevertheless lunch was good and delicious. We love the open kitchen and clean and...modern atmosphere and everyone following safety and clean protocol.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

And incredible taste. Would also like to point out that the service is excellent, take the elevator up to the 2nd floor

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

I like it here. Last three times I've ben in HK I vsited here. And it doesn't disappoint. Can get very busy at lunchtimes as workers pop out for lunch as its bang next to the Centre, in Central. This visit was the evening and...there was 8 of us.. We had the ping pong table (for those that have been) in the middle and it was great. The food is just wonderful, instead of listing what we had and what we like, i'll post pictures and you will get food envy! Top dishes were their signature roasted pidgeon and the crazy charcoal custard buns. They also catered for out vegan member well. Its a simply laid out restauant, loft syle and its the its located on the 2nd floor. Usual long queues for the lifts at lunctimes. Staff were great and even though was with a couple of Hong Kong colleagues, the manager came over and explained the food as well. Beer was good too. Not the cheapest, but worth it.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

Recommended by a friend and one of the highlights during my Hong Kong stay. The food was delicious and playfully displayed (adorable pigeon dim sum, sweet potato piggy shaped bun, along with a beef curry/stew served in a pineapple that was set on fire at...the table). Decor was lovely and the service was friendly and quick. The price was also very reasonable considering the quality of the food and overall experience. Will definitely return on my next trip to HK.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

This is one of my all time favorite restaurants in Hong Kong. The atmosphere is pleasant and the food selection exceptional. What I especially appreciate is how the menu always offers a wide range of Cantonese, Mandarin, and other regional dishes. Also the wine selection...is great. I also like the fact that most of the clientele are local. Always a good sign. Dr. Erick J. Mann, PhD Professor of History and Fulbright ScholarMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 28, 2019

My wife and I were recently in Hong Kong and looking for a place to have the best dim sum. A food tour guide, from Hong Kong Foodies, recommended Social Place as a spot that does creative and new dim sum. Just what we were...looking for. We live in Vancouver and have great dim sum available. We wanted to see something different. And this spot sure fit the bill. It's located in a financial tower, right in the centre of Hong Kong, on the second floor. Honestly, if you didn't know where to look, you would never find it. Up goes the elevator and when the doors opened, you stepped into another world. A busy, bustling, noisy packed restaurant. Very stylish and modern. Two large open kitchens full of steamer baskets, woks and so much more. Nothing on the menu was typical or to be expected. You needed some faith to go forward with ordering. We ordered seven items, all totally intriguing. We sat close to the kitchen and watched everything coming out. Fantastic presentation. New combinations of food and flavours that were somewhat familiar, but presented entirely differently. Sticky rice and beet root penguins! Charcoal steamed buns that flowed with warm custard when you bit in! Green onion pancakes stuffed with pork fluff! It went on and on with creative food. I loved it! Our only complaint might be that our table was actually a table for four, pulled apart only about four inches. We might as well have been seated with them. My wife found it uncomfortable for that reason. (and they weren't terribly friendly.) A dessert pear poached in ginger syrup was fabulous! All in all, the most creative dim sum I've had. And delicious. We will go back again to try the items we just didn't have room for.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

This is one of our latest discovery in Hong Kong. We had a business lunch. The restaurant is very nice, good service and good food. A bit noisy and crowded but excellent for from different places in China. Sichuan corn, crispy chicken, tan tan noodles......everything was good and interesting a place to keep in mind when you go to Hong KongMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

Beautifully crafted and delivered meals! Excellent service and taste! And perfectly prepared for Instagram ))) Pigeon, dim sums, shrimps - everything was great. Except the spicy cucumber, which we didnt understood Recommended

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 16, 2019

As its name hints, Social Place is a good happy hour venue. It is a spacious Chinese restaurant with comfortable seats and cozy decor. Service is just excellent. The menu offers an extensive list of options ranging from starters, entrees to desserts. Everything is freshly...prepared and cooked to perfection. Fried squid and sweet and sour pork are very nice. Price is on the splurge side.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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