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“Not very friendly, but pretty good food”

Modern China Restaurant
Ranked #337 of 8,042 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Olathe, Kansas
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Not very friendly, but pretty good food”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

They were busy, but that's no excuse for not being friendly and welcoming. I ordered spring rolls, hot and sour soup, and a beef dish (with leeks). It came in reverse order. The beef...was steaming hot...and arrived on a sizzling plate. The soup was warm at best. The spring rolls were hot, but didn't have much in them. With a little more effort, this place would be amazing. They could be nicer though...I neer felt comfortable being there.

Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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184 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Food was fresh and hot”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

After eating at some real dives this place was a great find. All the food ordered was fresh and hot. We got sizzling beef with leeks, dumplings, noodles and seasonal vegetables. I thought the service was fine although little English is spoken there and the elevator ride up the food tower was like being a packed sardine! I would highly recommend this place to have a great lunch or dinner. They give a discount for dining at tea time with no service charge and a percent off discount. That was a nice surprise.

  • Visited November 2012
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New York City
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220 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Good food, good price.”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Late lunch here was quiet. The service was efficient and not rushed. We enjoyed the Lanzhou Style Tan-Tan Noodles, Dumplings in Chilli, and Peking Style Dumplings. The room is brightly lit, but pleasant. We found it inexpensive (HK$141 for 2).

Visited October 2012
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Nottingham
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food/service but reataurant policy spoilt the meal”
Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Had a great meal at this restaurant for a birthday party but when we asked for some forks to eat a small birthday cake that we had brought to the restaurant they wanted to charge $50. Having spent $2500 the restaurants policy left a sour taste in my mouth. It's more the principle rather than the cost they wanted to charge. The restaurants policy now means I won't got there again or will I recommend any friends to dine there. Sorry Modern China but you've just lost a few diners.

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Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Extremely Yummy Cuisine”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

This restaurant is very convenient to get there because of the location in Causeway Bay. I always visit it when I ever go back to Hong Kong. The dessert plain bread with condensed milk is the best menu choice.

  • Visited October 2012
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