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“The Chairman Should Step Down”
Review of The Chairman

The Chairman
Ranked #139 of 15,375 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Sheung Wan
Description: Cantonese cuisine is light and delicate, and strives to bring out the original flavors of food. The foremost element of good food is the use of the finest and freshest ingredients. To us, local produce is an excellent choice. Chickens and pigs are raised locally in the New Territories. They taste great because they are fed with good quality forage and slaughtered daily. A number of old-style condiment stores continue to adopt traditional ways to produce superb first extract soy sauce in its purest and freshest form, and hand craft beancurd sheets with strong bean taste. A small number of local fishermen are persistently sailing out during the early hours to the South China Sea to catch live fishes and shrimps. In places like Yuen Long, there are a substantial number of vegetable farmers working diligently on their fields. At The Chairman, we have all along tried our best to acquire these freshest among the freshest ingredients, although their prices are slightly higher.
Reviewed October 31, 2019

The Chairman specializes in traditional cantonese / Guangdong cuisine. In the 2019 rankings of the World's Best Restaurants, The Chairman came in at #41, ahead of two other restaurants I dined at during my trip to Hong Kong, Belon at #96 and Amber at #102. Based on my dining experience at The Chairman, I am not sure I understand how they achieve that status.

The cuisine was fine, except the roasted pigeon, but not exceptional. The pigeon was poorly executed. Usually, the skin on the roasted pigeon is very crispy and the meat tender and juicy. At the Chairman, our pigeon was neither of these. The bird was very small and the meat was tough.

The stand-out dish for us was the pork belly. The chinese gailan, the duck and the mushroom and bean curd casserole were good but not exceptional.

The decor of the restaurant is simple, almost to the point of being too plain. The service was efficient and professional. The location is not the easiest to find so please keep this in mind.

Would I make a special trip to dine at The Chairman the next time I am in Hong Kong, probably not.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

Came for dinner and had some good food and great service.
Take the price in account I am pretty sure you can find equally food for less around HK.

Date of visit: October 2019
2  Thank ssrdk
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Reviewed October 1, 2019 via mobile

The dinner turned out to be better than expected. Portions are small but you leave full. We had the tasting menu B and everything was deliciously prepared. We especially love the soup, it’s to die for! The crab was delicious and even the vegetable were beautiful trimmed and cooked to perfect tender crunchiness! The fried rice was also delicious. It is very expensive but worth it for special occasions. Very high grade Cantonese food. On another note, most of the clientele on the evening we were there were locals, not expats. A plus in my personal opinion.

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank Noodlequeen
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Reviewed September 17, 2019 via mobile

This place is located in a grungy dead end street.
The decor is very basic.
The white walls are padded which
gives it a mental hospital look.
Many food items were not available which gives the impression the restaurant is cutting costs.
The food was good but the service was off hand and the waiters act like they are doing you a big favor by taking your order and answering basic questions.
Verdict...The Chairman is simply not worth the track to Kau U Fong.
The indifferent service coupled with the mental asylum vibe is truly off putting.
There are plenty of good restaurants with good service in HK.
Give this one a miss.

Date of visit: September 2019
3  Thank HIbicus2014
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Reviewed September 12, 2019 via mobile

omg!

traditional guangdong cuisine! their food are very fresh! the first time i finish whole fish bullhead thing! it is very tasty, the sauce is delighted the whole thing!!!

and crab dish!!!! with the Chinese noodle thing!!! i miss it everyday!

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank ysysssysy
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