Restaurant G/F., 21 Gough Street, Mid-Level, Central, Hong Kong Published on: 10-08-2016
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Why Kau Kee Restaurant is special ?
When one think of the best beef brisket noodle in Hong Kong, one will definitely think of Kau Kee. This small little eatery in between Central and Sheung Wan station was said to be Tony Leung’s (梁朝伟) and many Hong Kong celebrities’ favourite Beef Brisket Noodle.
Apart from their food, Kau Kee is also famous for their less-than-passable service. There was one episode where netizen accused Kau Kee’s staff of chasing them out from their eatery. Despite their service, customers still pour in during meal hours just for their Beef Brisket Noodle.
Must try dishes:
Beef Brisket in with E-Fu Noodles with Broth ($40 HKD or $5.20 USD)
Beef Brisket in with Flat Noodles with Broth ($38 HKD or $4.95 USD).
Beef Brisket in Oyster Sauce with E-Fu Noodles ($52 HKD or $6.75 USD).
Kau Kee’s Special Beef Brisket in Traditional Broth ($120 HKD or $15.60 USD)
How to get to Kau Kee Restaurant?
This place is not exactly easy to find. My way to this place is rather straight forward and remember to keep a look out for a rather famous dim sum eatery as landmark – 莲香楼
Kau Kee is actually in between Central and Sheung Wan but i always go from Sheung Wan.
1. Come out from Exit E2, cut through the square at Cosco Tower as shown in my maps. The square is easy to identify as it looks like a fountain with steps that lead up to a road.
- Excellent Beef Noodle Soup
- Crowded but served good beef noodles
- Awesome beef noodles!!
- “Best beef brisket in the world”
- The great restaurant in Hong Kong
- Main cuisine Speciality
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Budget
- Alcohol NO
- Air condition YES
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card NO
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian YES
G/F., 21 Gough Street, Mid-Level, Central, Hong Kong
Tips for you
The lines are long for a reason. Right across from Sing Heung Yuen is another one of my all time favorites in Hong Kong. If you love beef, curry, and noodles, this is a place you cannot miss when in Hong Kong. It is so popular that probably more tourists visit that locals nowadays. You will find a lot of tourists from China, Japan, and from other places. Because of the tourists it has deterred a lot of locals but definitely worth visiting if you are here. Many variations of beef noodle soup with curry options. The restaurant is small and service is rushed but this is typical of Hong Kong. Some people say it is overrated and dock off stars for the crowd, service, and it being a rushed meal. What do you expect in Hong Kong and a place like this that services amazing food? Just go enjoy the food and the atmosphere.
Cheap meal, with queues and very local atmosphere. Shared tables and rushed service, but the food is delicious and quite worth it if you prefer more adventurous cuisine. Come off peak hours for less of a line.