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“Great restaurant if not for old fashioned hard selling”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Tin Lung Heen

Tin Lung Heen
Ranked #3 of 7,950 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $64 - $643
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: West Kowloon
Description: Refined authentic Cantonese cuisine, traditional Dim Sum complemented with a premium variety of teas. Private rooms are available for special occasions. Experience our six-course degustation menu, showcasing the brilliant presentation and overall culinary excellence that have earned Tin Lung Heen the distinction of two Michelin stars.
Hong Kong
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“Great restaurant if not for old fashioned hard selling”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

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.

  • Visited June 2012
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“Gluten free is not an issue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012 via mobile

Frankly, I worry about gluten free dining in China and Hong Kong. Mostly because of the prevelance of gluten in sauces like soya sauce. But no need to worry at all here. The waiter understood, worked with me on menu choices, and the result was excellent. Simply cooked fish that was fresh and expertly prepared. The chicken was outstanding. Vegetables were perfect. The service was very attentive, the wines perfectly fine, but the attention to my personal needs is what made the evening for me. Well done.

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Uzes, France
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“Wonderful, six star!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

Went here today for a birthday lunch and had an amazing meal and experience. The service was very attentive and friendly with staff that know how to chat and assist without being obtrusive or scripted. Once they knew it was a special occasion, they acknowledged it and sent over a little surprise at the end of the meal. The dim sum is very nice and surprisingly the differences like Iberian Pork in the Char Sui dishes actually make a difference. One could easily spend a few hours here and not feel rushed and the ever changing view over the west harbour is second to none. Can't wait to return.

  • Visited March 2012
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Hobart, Australia
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“Fantastic - get the peking duck”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2012

We tried this place on our first evening in Hong Kong as we had checked into the Ritz Carlton in the early evening. The decor is outstanding. Service was good. we ordered a few different plates. One was the Peking duck which was brought to the table and cut up in front of us and served with about 40 soft pancakes. We couldn't get enough. Well worth a visit if you are staying in the Hotel - even if you need to travel there. It has just been given 1 Michelin star. A little pricey but worth it.

Visited January 2012
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“Delicious dim sum in a superb ambiance with fantastic views!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2011

Being a fan of the Ritz Carlton coffee shop, decided to check out the Chinese restaurant for lunch. The service, as with the other restaurants in Ritz Carlton, was attentive and friendly, and the dimsum was delicious and light. Everything we ordered was good, and the desserts were very nice as well. The bill for the 3 of us was HK$1,000, which for a dim sum lunch is expensive, but money well spent given the quality of the food and service, and the gorgeous view. One item that is not a standard fare at other restaurants offering dimsum was crab in puff pastry which was quite lovely. Highly recommended for an occasional treat. When you make the reservation, make sure you ask for a table by the window.

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