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#106 of 2,768 Chinese in Hong Kong
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$15 - $25
Chinese, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is really great! Luis made the experience even better with his detailed knowledge of the teas and his ability to work with us to get the right teas for each person. The food is very tasty as well. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed May 24, 2020

Went here ages ago. Lock Cha Tea Shop is a nice place for Chinese tea and vegetarian dim sums. I have always wanted to try their tea and dim sums but whenever I came it was closed. They change their dim sum menu daily so...if there is something particular you want to eat you have to call them to find out because their website is not update. You would think they would be kind enough to email or fax you the daily menu but they do not have a fax machine or computer to facilitate this. There were a few items I wanted to try but it was not on the menu that day, they were 梅菜煎餅 (panfried preserved vegetable cakes) and the 煎薯仔餅 (panfried potato cakes). The portions were quite small, normally you get four pieces but here you only get two pieces which is very filling (not). This place is famous for Chinese tea but not every table had a heater (shown on photo below) to keep the water hot because there was no plug underneath my table and they did not let me change tables. ★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★ Wrapped Glutinous rice with mushrooms: The glutinous rice had strong black pepper and the filling was mushrooms stalks! It tastes better than the ordinary glutinous rice with meat because it does not have any fat in it! ★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★ Vegetarian shaomai : I was surprised there were only two in a portion, usually there are 3-4!! The texture of this was quite mushy and sticky with pieces of mushroom in it. ★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★ Stir fried pasta: The pasta was nice but the black pepper was too strong. Another hongkie thing because honks just love black pepper. Each strand of spaghetti was too short to be picked up with chopsticks and too long for the spoon. ★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★ Beans with tofu noodles: This was quite nice but could have tasted better with Chinese wine in it and the tofu noodles were not soft enough. ★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★ Vegetables wrapped in palm melon: This was quite boring and tasteless. ★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★ Sesame dumplings in Jasmine tea: The idea of this dessert was really good, it was dumplings in unsweetened Jasmine tea and not the usual sweet liquid. Usually I love Jasmine tea but the Jasmine they used was too flowery for my liking. ★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★ Chinese tea: I was expecting their teas to be good but most of them had a really strong flower scent which I did not like it. ★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★☆★More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed January 6, 2020

After a lovely morning walking through the park and aviary, very we looked forward to vegetarian dim sum here. We were asked to each pick a tea. The dim sum dishes were fine, but nothing special - pricier than most other places in HK. The...most disappointing aspect was that we had no hot water to add to our tea leaves; no staff checked on the plug or our experience. When this issue was brought to the attention of the staff, all they said was "Sorry!"More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 19, 2019 via mobile

Customer for maybe at least ten years, I did appreciate this place for the quality of teas and dim sums. But! Our latest visit was probably the last one as we had the poorest service ever had at this place. The ladies gave us the...feelings that we were not welcome at all and that it was really hard for them to do the job. We got no explanation how to deal with the more expensive green tea. They just throw the meals on the table and gave the bill before we had received all what we ordered. We just wanted to leave as soon as possible just to shorten this horrible experience. That is very sad, considering the fact that I recommended this place many times to my friends for many years. I really hope the manager or the owner will act! We visited Lock Cha tea house in Hong-Kong park the 19th November 2019 at 5pm.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 1, 2019 via mobile

I really enjoyed our visit to Lock Cha and would definitely visit again with family. We found it a little hard to find as the area surrounding is quite difficult to navigate, even with smart phones! This resulted in us arriving a little later than...planned, which meant some of the vegetarian dishes had already sold out. Although I was slightly disappointed about this, the food I ordered was delicious and I could have eaten them all over again! The tea range is extensive and we had trouble choosing which ones to have! It is fairly expensive, but that’s what we were expecting anyway, and being vegetarian and a lover of tea I felt it was worth the money spent. I would definitely go again with family, but I would make sure I arrived earlier to take full advantage of the whole menu!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 28, 2019

We came here for lunch. Lovely tea selection, veggie dim sum and dessert! Service was friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 30, 2019

In the middle of Hong Kong Park we really enjoyed this wonderful tea room. Beautifully decorated in chinese old style, with an enourmous variety of fantastic teas. We were at midday and had also many dumplings and rolls for lunch, all accompanied with a high...quality tea selection. We also bough excellent varieties of teas at a fair price.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

We came to this place after visiting the tea museum and were looking forward to enjoying the tea and what comes with it. The welcoming was nice and the tea master was friendly up to taking the orders. She then lost interest and we were...left with tea leaves, tea pot, cups, hot water without even a short introduction how best to prepare the tea. Disappointing and rude! Very commercial attitude which is not what you expect when visiting this place.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

Good place to try small plates and tea. We enjoyed their food and hospitality. They also serve their tea-based beer which is light and refreshing.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

It’s a little pricey, I wanted to go for some authentic Chinese tea after walking around the tea museum. So that was cool. The misty cloud green tea was nice. I’m not a fan of vegetarian dim sum, but it was decent. The atmosphere was...relaxing, it’s a nice place to relax and cool off after walking around the park.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Rebecca R
February 1, 2018|
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Response from MargaretM3560 | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware if they give classes but they do explain the various teas available. Best to book.
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