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American Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
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20 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China
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Macleay Island, Australia
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were invited to this restaurant by business contacts and were not sure what to expect. It is actually a long established Peking Chinese restaurant but has a menu that the more timid westerners can easily relate to. Food is great, prices are very good for HK. We dined there twice and will certainly go again. If you make a... More 

Thank madeleine E
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The name American let you confuse but is really fantastic Chinese restaurant with all kind of local food from Cantonese to Beijing kitchen All food is freshly cooked and friendly atmosphere

Thank Enzo L
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92 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The American Restaurant is one of Hong Kong's institutions which has not spent much on its decor in many years but don't let this put you off. This is an excellent restaurant which serves Chinese food which westerners love. I can highly recommend the Sizzling Prawns, Chili sizzling Beef, dry salted calamari etc etc. Great value and always humming with... More 

New York City, New York
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

I would suggest this place if you're looking for a good roasted duck restaurant. I took my friends here who was visiting from the US. I thought it would be irresponsible or me not to take her out for Peking Duck while she was in Hong Kong. The more popular places like Peking Garden had no reservations available, so we... More 

Thank Brandi B
Moss, Norway
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123 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Based on recommendations we went here to have Peking Duck, but unfortunately I was rather disappointed. I have had Peking duck in one of the best Beijing restaurants, and this didn't even come close. The place is worn, the staff ancient, and they stood staring at us while we ate, blatantly laughing at our bad stick-eating skills. There are a... More 

Thank ElinJanitz
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This restaurant has a famous reputation in Hong Kong. It has been serving up Peking duck and other classic chinese dishes for many years. However, we never order the duck here preferring to sample the many other good, freshly cooked dishes on the extensive menu. The larger your group the better the dining experience as you will be able to... More 

Thank Ian W
Codsall, United Kingdom
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

I was hungry and tired after arriving in Hong Kong after an exhausting drive from the north side of Shenzhen. I found the American Restaurant and I thought it might be yet another burger bar but it’s actually a very smart Chinese restaurant. I am passionate about good Dim Sum and they didn’t disappoint. 12 pieces of the most delicious... More 

Thank Lewis S
San Mateo, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

First, let me admit to two bits of bias. First, I lived in Hong Kong and used to frequent this place. Second, I am more a fan of this style of Chinese cuisine than the classic Cantonese style. I love this restaurant. They offer an authentic experience for both locals and tourists. Yes, as people note, it could well be... More 

Thank giants00
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

This is a beijing restaurant where u could hv peking duck, roasted salty spring chicken, dumplings etc. as stated from other reviewers, do not expect to have good service here. old style restaurant with no particular good service or good food. Price is reasonable though. Not a must try if u want beijing dishes.

Thank Minna1228
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We ate here to see if it had changed over 30 years - evidently not, many favourites still on the vast menu. Not American food, but traditional "colonial" Chinese; Peking duck, sweet and sour pork, chicken with noodles, chilli beef. The service was hit and miss; our waiter was surly and downright rude, but we ignored his attempts to order... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
  • Neighborhood: Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
  • Phone Number: 852-25271000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Wan Chai and Causeway Bay are the retail centers of Hong Kong Island. Filled with shops, malls and restaurants, both areas are bustling with people – tourists and locals alike. Causeway Bay has one of the highest rents on the planet, and is a bit more polished and modern than its Wan Chai counterpart. Beneath the surface there is more than meets the eye – find boutique stores in the above ground floors of buildings and wander into side streets to find interesting restaurants and shops tucked away from the main roads. Wan Chai especially has experienced a modern revival in recent times, with an influx of trendy restaurants and bars around the Star Street area. In addition, both areas contain many of Hong Kong’s iconic tourist attractions worthy of your visit.
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