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Ho Lee Fook

G/F, No.1-5 Elgin Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, China
+852 2810 0860
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“prawn toast” (66 reviews)
“short ribs” (43 reviews)
“dumplings” (101 reviews)
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Taiwanese, Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
G/F, No.1-5 Elgin Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, China
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Ho Lee Fook
1. Funky Chinese Kitchen
"Its fun and hip, but most importantly the food is Amazing!"
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2. Great For Groups
"Highly recommended. I would give a six if TripAdvisor would let me!"
Robyn A
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3. Late-Night Dining
"A truly hot spot where people flock to for great food & atmosphere."
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1 - 10 of 770 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must - mostly a trendy crowd - very innovative menu - have the waiter -all super nice and knowledgeable make recoemndions about the menu. Only regret is we did not go with dumplings that looked yummy

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The best chinese food ( it is a new way of chinese ) in HK, the best in my life, and i like chinese food. Go for the wok or the noodles, you wont regret it, promise.

Thank Marcelonetto
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This great restaurant is tucked away in a dark basement. After you're greeted by a few hundred yellow cats on the wall you enter a big sparsely lit room filled with tables. It's quite noisy and there's a distinct humid smell as well. Basically plenty...More

Thank pdekeulenaer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we were looking for a place for dinner in the Soho area, HLF's cheeky name stood out for obvious reasons and the main reason I went ahead was to tag their name on my Instagram. 😅 We weren't sure what time we'll be there...More

Thank Firdaus J
BlackSheepRest, Manager at Ho Lee Fook, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi TheHalia01, Thank you for the awesome review - we really appreciate your comments! Sounds like you tried some of our fan favourites and we're glad they didn't disappoint. I'll be sure to pass on your comments to Chef and the team. Hopefully we'll see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for dinner, very nice restaurant, dimly lit, great decor, good music, amazing food. Had short rib beef, egg/prawn fried rice and stir fry veg. Only problem was veg and rice came straight away and was cold by the time beef came, and it...More

Thank kirstyandmatthew15
BlackSheepRest, Manager at Ho Lee Fook, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear kirstyandmatthew15, Thank you for your feedback. Our dishes aren't coursed like other restaurants, they are sent to the table as they are made and not to accompany another dish, we're really sorry if this wasn't explained. We're going to look into your comments with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister really wanted to eat dinner here so we went on our very first day of vacation in HK we arrived at 6 PM was told to go back at 7:45 we went back and we were told that the place was full and...More

Thank cheffyd522
BlackSheepRest, Manager at Ho Lee Fook, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear cheffyd522, We're really disappointed to read your comments. It sounds like we missed the mark on a couple of occasions and we're looking into this with the team to understand what happened. We've really taken your review to heart and would really like to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good size tasting plates where you get to try a wide range of courses and ingredients. Do not miss the dumplings or french toast. It was such a treat! God wine list aswell.

Thank Josefin H
BlackSheepRest, Manager at Ho Lee Fook, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Josefin H, Thank you for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed our Mom's Dumplings and French Toast - both two of my favs too! Hope to see you soon. Best, Matt General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a dinner with a big group of friends on a Saturday evening. Ho Lee Fook is hands down still one of the top restaurants in Hong Kong. In order to get such a large group in on a Saturday evening, we were only able...More

Thank Sherlin T
BlackSheepRest, Manager at Ho Lee Fook, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sherlin T, Thank you for the awesome review! We are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us. Will be sure to pass on your kind comments to the team and Margaux. Looking forward to your next visit! Best, Matt General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took around an hour to get a table for two although this wasn't a real problem as there are plenty of bars nearby to have a drink in. Really vibrant atmosphere when we did sit down to eat and our waiter gave a great introduction...More

Thank Tim H
BlackSheepRest, Manager at Ho Lee Fook, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Tim H, Thank you for the lovely comments! Really glad you enjoyed yourself despite the wait! Please do come visit us again whenever you're back in Hong Kong! Hope to see you soon. Best, Matt General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get a call to come to the restaurant around 45-minutes after putting my name down, wait another 30-minutes downstairs, stood up & in the through-way as people rush past with food. Not a great start. We finally sit down. It’s dark. I can barely see...More

5  Thank StephenDoesTravels
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to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open
late into the night and there just happens to be a
street party every weekend. Although everything seems
to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of
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Martin R
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Response from Mariettata | Reviewed this property |
Yes my husband commented straight away. 😂..this is why we decided to visit! The name, decoration and food! All worth!
Stuart R
3 March 2018|
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Response from VandEm59 | Reviewed this property |
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21 February 2018|
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Response from VandEm59 | Reviewed this property |
I personally don’t think it is suitable for young children.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$51 - US$77
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: G/F, No.1-5 Elgin Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Central
  • Neighbourhood: Central
  • Phone Number: +852 2810 0860
  • E-mail
Ho Lee Fook, which translates to “good fortune for your mouth” in Cantonese, is a funky Chinese kitchen inspired by old-school Hong Kong cha chaan tengs and the spirit of late-night Chinatown hangouts in 1960’s New York. Taiwanese-born chef Jowett Yu’s innovative cooking style reinterprets classic Chinese dishes and flavours with premium ingredients, modern techniques and a touch of humour.
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