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“Great Buffet!”
Review of cafe TOO

cafe TOO
Ranked #193 of 8,191 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: International, Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Neighborhood: Admiralty
Description: The innovative cafe TOO brings a high level of creativity to casual dining. The ten cooking theatres, each features a different culinary style, showcasing the best of international cuisines as well as stages for the chefs’ engaging performances.
New York City, New York
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“Great Buffet!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Staying at the Shangri-La, we ate both breakfast and dinner at Cafe Too.

Breakfast is great - the restaurant is airy and the tables aren't too close together so you aren't too cramped when it gets crowded. The breakfast buffet (HKD308) has great options - all the cooked to order eggs you would want and all the western add-ons (bacon, sausages, mushrooms etc), a dim sum/yum cha station, HK noodle soup station, cereal and toast station, fruit....really all you could want both asian and western! Try out everything and have a leisurely breakfast. Cuppachinos and Lattes are included in the price which is nice, and try out the guava juice which was yum!

The dinner buffer (relatively expensive at ~HKD650) does have a large range of seafood (lots of lobser, crab, shrimp etc), sushi, hot western food, hot asian food, indian food, and a large dessert bar. Not as cheap as the high-end Las Vegas buffets (but then again, they are competing with a lot more in vegas so understandly cheaper) but was still great value and they had great service too.

Highly recommend both breakfast and dinner there.

Visited April 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Need More Variety”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Firstly, I must commend cafe Too for the excellent ambience and decorations to the place, it was classy and relaxing. Now onto the food. Dishes were fairly similar, nothing really special so I mainly stuck to dumplings. I love the dessert bars at buffets so I went there to get a bit of everything. The jellies were rubbery and flavourless and the cakes all tasted similar (just different colours). My friend and I went for dinner buffet about $65AUD/ person. Won't recommend.

  • Visited May 2012
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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“3 days in hong kong - breakfast”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Our 3rd day in hong kong and have really enjoyed the breakfasts at the Too cafe. Great selection of fruit juices - especially like the barley drink. Wide selection of intl foods from dim sum, to omlettes, to Indian curry. Fresh breads and have been pleased with the different choices. Some reviews have said limitted selection but I suspect that is if you like one specific type of food. It is truly an Intl buffet and great to sample so many types of local as well as western selections. As for the comments on rude service.... Not on any of our visits. Very attentive and never any empty dish one unfilled cup of coffee. Two thumbs up from us.

  • Visited March 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“very rude staff, worst breakfast I ever had”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

very low quality food , I have dine in many hotels in Hong Kong this is one the worst I ever experienced, I do not know they have such a great reviews, over rated and over priced will not return to cafe too

  • Visited March 2013
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“Fantastic array of food + top notch service”
Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner here for my mum's 60th birthday. WOW! Incredible the choices of food to choose from and how high quality the food was. The service by the waiters was amazing, not letting you fill up your own glass of wine or water. They even arranged for a small birthday slice of cake and marzi pan birthday message.

Some of the highlights:
- scallops + goose liver - really high quality cooking and very tasty. Be quick as they only cook a certain amount each time;
- lobster - ate about 2 full lobsters, fresh
- chicken soup - had chicken foot in this, boiled in separate containers, most amazing chicken soup I've tasted;
- pepper steak - very flavoursome meat;
- freshly made crepes - I had strawberries + nutella which was just nice

Other items available include assorted curries, noodle soups, roast meats (duck, pork, chicken), desserts were amazing.

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