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Kau Kee Restaurant

G/F., 21 Gough Street, Mid-Level, Central, Hong Kong, China
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (69 reviews)
“curry” (58 reviews)
“clear soup” (21 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Soups
G/F., 21 Gough Street, Mid-Level, Central, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Someone, somewhere, has convinced mainland tourists they must eat here. If only I had the power to speak to each of the 1.3 billion personally, and convince them otherwise. At 2:30 PM on a Tuesday, this cramped place had a waiting queue. We got in...More

Thank Goloh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never got back here since last visited 10yr ago, as the thought of having to queue even before they open, drives me crazy! Did it again 10yr later, i must say i didnt go crazy, but in fact was very happy i did it. Still...More

Thank wfeo
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Hands down the best meal I had in HK for an insanely low price - Beef brisket soup w/noodles. Would’ve happily paid double for the broth alone... Long queues out of the door, but worth the wait.

1  Thank AJasperBoyd
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

It’s a climb up a slope but you can’t miss it when looking for the place due to the queue. But it does move fairly quickly. Don’t expect any ambience or service (hence no one hangs around for long) but the food speaks for itself....More

Thank TravellerfromSIN
Reviewed April 9, 2018

this place is horrible, the owner is a DixxxK, he is so rude, you shouldn't even go here for the long line its absolutely not worth your time, those idiots who told thats a nice place and taste are absolutely just came out from jail,...More

Thank John J
Reviewed April 7, 2018

Rated to have one of the best beef briskets in Hong Kong (so they say), perhaps my expectation was too high or the long wait in the rain changed my taste buds, but I found the fare to be overrated and underwhelming. So... after the...More

Thank travelbytez
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

九記/ Kau Kee was the best Beef Brisket noodles in HK. Unfortunately, with its fame the owner either has lost the recipe or the drive to keep the standard. No matter the taste, there’s constantly a Ten minute or longer queue outside it’s Gough Street...More

Thank MrsTsih
Reviewed March 30, 2018

You will probably have to line up for about 10-15 minutes if you want to eat here, but it's definitely worth it. I'm a little shy so I was a bit surprised when I noticed that they seat you with complete strangers at any table....More

1  Thank Lily G
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Came at a peak period and had to wait for about 10-15 minutes but the wait was worth it as the food was absolutely delicious - we had the curry beef brisket noodles and the original beef brisket noodles. Will definitely be back!

Thank greytea
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

I’ll never go there again. Waited 15 minutes. Taste was not bad but i found some hair and a fly.

Thank John K
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Gehna S
June 12, 2018|
Response from MrsTsih | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend Kau Kee for vegetarian food at all but if you must go, I think they do serve a “Noodles only” version that contains no meat. Just be okay with the fact the making of the broth does involve meat... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: G/F., 21 Gough Street, Mid-Level, Central, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Sheung Wan
  • Neighbourhood: Sheung Wan
  • Phone Number: 852-28150123
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