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Kau Kee Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Sheung Wan
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G/F., 21 Gough Street, Mid-Level, Central, Hong Kong, China
Name/address in local language
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Miami, Florida
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is by far the best noodles i have ever had in my life. The curry beef tendon (#15) is still what I dream about. My wife loved the brisket noodle in clear broth. Very delicious. However, I am obsessed with the curry beef tendon!!!

Thank PJR42
Leiden, The Netherlands
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119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had to stand in line for about 30 minutes, almost only locals were standing in line. No regrets, it's worth the wait! I'd wait an hour or two if I had to! The restaurant is a typical Chinese joint. White tiles, bright fluorescent lighting and small round tables with plastic chairs. When our turn came we were seated at... More 

Thank Erikz_nl
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite the good food quality, the service was way beyond poor. Being a famous local restaurant, the place attracted a lot of tourists, however the staff showed absolutely no patience to tourists and is in a way rude to all the first-timer's that are in the store. Please avoid this place unless you can stand being treated like a "servant".

Thank OliverHuang0420
Jakarta, Indonesia
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I arrived, a queue was already long, but it moved pretty fast as the restaurant style is "eat and go" Definitely worth the wait. Broth was tasty and the beef was tender. Will come again whenever I'm back in HK! Try it!

Thank Stefany C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at 1220pm on Friday and although there was already a long queue, I didn't have to wait long. When the doors opened at 1230pm, I was ushered in onto a table with 6 other diners. Ordered the famous beef brisket with ee-fu noodles. Flavors were well balanced, tasty broth and beef was tender.

Thank superevvy
Helsinki, Finland
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were planning to visit this place for a while but there is always a queue outside with a long wait. Finally we decided to visit a bit later in the afternoon. There was no queue this time but the place was crowded anyway. Small tables with five to six people sharing it, sitting on small stools. Somewhat normal in... More 

Thank Jimmy C
Jakarta, Indonesia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The owner of this place reminds me of the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld. Once you enter this restaurant, you have to abide her law just like her own nation. Nevertheless, the food is amazing, definitely worth mentioning that it is one of the best food to eat in Hong Kong. They specialized in beef noodle and beef curry noodle. Prepare... More 

Thank Handy K
New York
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Kau kee is popular for its beef brisket noodles. We went to see what the hype is all about. We went at a Saturday night around 8pm. We waited online for about 40 mins. It went by pretty quick considering the line was really long. They packed ppl in there so be prepare to share a table if you are... More 

Thank Lisa F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Try to head down at odd hours to skip the queue, managed to stroll in for a table of 4 on a weekday at 530pm but once we were out there was a queue outside again. Worth the wait!

Thank Baldwin C
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Went to this shop together with my friends for dinner (around 8.15pm). There was long queue and we had to share a table with other customers (I don't mind sharing table with other people). The shop had lots of other customers inside so the environment is a bit chaotic. We ordered beef brisket with noodle (there were other noodle types... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: G/F., 21 Gough Street, Mid-Level, Central, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Sheung Wan
  • Neighborhood: Sheung Wan
  • Phone Number: 852-28150123

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Sheung Wan

Neighborhood Profile
Sheung Wan
Unlike most of Hong Kong’s other popular districts, Sheung Wan welcomes wanderers with an easy-going, relaxed atmosphere. Art galleries are plentiful and boutique cafés are tucked away in every side street in the sub district known as “PoHo.” Browse through the vintage clothing and handmade leather goods stores – it’s no surprise fashionistas flock to this area. History enthusiasts will be rewarded with sites of beautiful architecture, reflecting Sheung Wan’s past as one of the earliest settlements by British forces. As night falls, the entertainment scene reveals itself to be just as laid back with its private kitchens, speakeasies and underground bars dotted throughout the area. When in Sheung Wan, everyday feels like the weekend.
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