This restaurant was extremely popular when it first opened and we were surprised to find a table when we called on Sunday afternoon for a reservation. It turned out most of the clientele is by now tourist with relatively few locals. The decor is very modern and spacious but the view is towards the north western part of Kowloon which is less impressive than that of the coffee shop facing north (and hence the sky scrapers of HK Island). Service was very friendly and the food was a bit to the plain side which is fine for me who is allergic to MSG. A wide selection of traditional Cantonese dishes with some western twist such as "char siu" made with Iberian pork and complimentary "petite four Chinese style" to finish off the meal. Of the dishes we ordered, the abalone appetizer was rather plain but the shrimp toast, steamed garoupa and plain stir fried vegetable was both every well done. For those without a cholesterol problem I would recommend the Dong Bor pork cubes. Two things that will make me hesitate with a return visit was the table is small for our party of four. It is ideal for a western meal which each will eat from his/her own plate but it is very crowded for a Chinese meal. Worse is the pushy approach of our server. Once we sat down, he immediately suggested we order select premium Chinese tea, steamed fish, wagyu beef and lobster. This was a common approach used by old fashioned high end Cantonese restaurants many years ago and I have not encountered it in quite some time. I find it quite a big turn off. Perhaps it is a function of the many mainland big spender they serve but as a local going there for a family dinner, I do not like being pushed into ordering the most expensive dish in each section of the menu. We did order steamed garoupa which was very nicely done but it is not because I want to oblige our server. The bill came to just under HKD4000 for our party of four (without wine) which is fine for the ambience, food and service quality but if I had taken their recommendation it would have gone up by quite a bit more.
I would say it definitely has the wow factor for out of town guests but I would opt instead for the Chinese restaurants of any of the older 5 star hotels for a down to earth family dinner.
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