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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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After standing in line, we made 3 new friends from Hong Kong who shared our table. They helped us pick out great dishes and manage the rude waitstaff. The place is packed and the food is good. We most enjoyed the e-fu noodles with brisket. Bring your own napkins.

Thank NRMomof4
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would wholeheartedly recommend this place. I personally love the curry beef tendon noodle( in cantonese kari ngau lam). Its one of my must go places in Hong Kong when I visit and usually for my 5 day visit, I would be here at least twice! Cant get enough of the curry noodle and I believe the gelatine from the... More 

Thank Joanna O
Karlskoga, Sweden
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88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly this restaurant is on the Michelin list over Bib gourmand restaurants and is top ranked over restaurants in Hong Kong. Regarding this the Michelin restaurant guide over Hongkong is not like other cities. The food was ok at most and the setting was after Hongkong standards ok but nothing more than that. The low cost of eating here makes... More 

Thank Raymond B
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came for lunch with friends and queued for at about 30 minutes before we got a table. Some things are quintessential HK, like sharing tables with complete strangers, and bad service - so no complaints about these at all. The food however, was extremely overhyped - the beef brisket while tasty, was neither tender nor memorable, the beef slices too...... More 

Thank kahpuchin
Hong kong
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there 5 of us, food is quite good but service terrible esoecially the lady at the cashier very fierced and rude. This restoraunt staffs have attitude problem. She just scolded everyone. Crazy witch! It s not worthed to try!

1 Thank Rk L
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heard it was a great beef brisket noodle plance. Was there at lunchtime, and there were 30 people lining up to get lunch. Could not wait, so I got back at round 8:30 PM that evening. There was no lineup, but the beef brisket noodle is just slightly above average in that they give a bit more beef brisket in... More 

Thank Peter T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best beef noodles in HK, a very special type unlike others in bigger restaurants, it is just in a simple shop on its own, inexpensive - super delicious, a must eat. If you're on very strict low fat diet and can only make 1 exception a year, this is it. There are many other beef noodles in HK of similar... More 

Thank kwboon12
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

Not very crowded, maybe have to line up for a few min if no empty seat. Ordered beef brisket curry noodle, size is small. Do not like this curry soup much, oily, a bit spicy and feel too heavy. Noodles and beef are okay. There are different type of noodle, soup and meat. May try another type next time

Thank Hiyuki
Hong Kong, China
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Kau Kee Restaurant (九記牛腩) is said to be one of the best restaurants that specialises in beef brisket noodles. If you google “best beef brisket hong kong”, you will get the entries that have this restaurant mentioned. Kau Kee has been in the business for more than 90 years. So, it must be so good that is keeping its business... More 

Thank mycookinghut_travel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

I walked past this place every time I visit HK and there is always a queue outside it - normally of locals which is a good sign. Once, when the queue was only two people, O stopped in and was so glad I did. They specialise in ( think pretty much only do) Beef Brisket Noodles, either with soup or... 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
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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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