Tung Po Restaurant

Restaurant 2/F, Java Rd Municipal Services Bldg, 99 Java Rd Hong Kong Published on: 11-08-2016

05:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Restaurant
A-la-carte
19.34 - 28.37 USD

Tung Po Restaurant is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Tung Po Restaurant is located in the 2nd Floor of the Building. It is a must visit restaurant when traveling to Hong Kong.

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Why Tung Po Restaurant is special ?

Atop the Java Rd wet market, Tung Po has revolutionised dai pai dong cooking. Beer is served in chilled porcelain bowls, to be downed bandit style. The young staff strut around in rubber boots, serving Cantonese dishes with a twist. Book ahead (reservations 2.30pm to 5.30pm) or go before 7pm.


There is a huge selection of fresh seafood dishes along with some of Tung Po’s signature dishes including the The best part of the dining experience is you get to drink beer out of bowls!


Must try dishes:


The crispy,


Garlicky wind-sand chicken,


The sinus-clearing wasabi cucumber salad


The lotus-leaf rice,


The midnight-black squid-ink pasta.


Squid ink spaghetti,


Lotus leaf steamed rice.


Source:


http://www.lonelyplanet.com/china/hong-kong/restaurants/other/tung-po-seafood-restaurant#ixzz3YL0nisf7

Selling points

  • A dining experience in Hong Kong you will never forget
  • WOW. Best food ever
  • Awesome place to party!!
  • Fantastic night out; great food and atmosphere
  • An authentic local food experience

Facilities

  • Main cuisine Speciality
  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Medium
  • Alcohol YES
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
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Duration
1.0 day
Estimated
42.74 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
10 places

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2/F, Java Rd Municipal Services Bldg, 99 Java Rd Hong Kong

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Tips for you

  • They are located at the top of a wet market, the setup was clean and neat.
    Location
  • Take MTR (island line) and alighted at North Point station. Exit at A1 then turn left when reaching the street level. The restaurant is on top floor of local traditional market on your right hand side.
    Location
  • You can find a table reasonably easily at 9pm
    Experience
  • You can also asked waitress what the best menu is but don't expect to have respond in perfect English
    Experience
  • Walk along Java Street and go up the external escalators to the restaurant area on the top floor.
    Experience

Reviews

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We were guided to Tung Po by a mention in a tourist guide, and on our first full day in HK decided to go there for dinner. Boy, are we glad we read that guide! This is a great place to eat, and we wouldn't have even known it was there without that mention.There's no sign at pavement level, just a generic one that there is 'cooked food' on the second floor. Take the escalators up, go through the door and turn right. Best we could work out, there are two eateries there, one on the left and one on the right. The queue for Tung Po on the right was encroaching into the establishment on the left, leading to that owner shooing us out. Another customer told us we needed to find the lady in the black T-shirt and get a queue number from her. Luckily we met her as we were being shoo-ed out, got a number and waited on the balcony at the top of the escalators to be called to a table - maybe twenty minutes, top. Big table, only three of us, so we were sharing with others. (Most tables are big and round, seating eight-ish; although there are a few tables for two squeezed against the walls too.)I usually mention the decor when I review a restaurant. Tung Po doesn't really do decor. To my eye it looked like a concrete hall, the type that, say, a fish market would use; cleared of the stalls, lots of Formica tables and padded plastic chairs squeezed in. Add lots of people, lots of cheerful atmosphere and you're half-way there. Doesn't sound like much written down, but when you're there it's perfect.Menus were brought, huge menus with lots of choices. To be honest I pretty much chose at random. One person takes your food order, another your drinks. There are steel bowls on the table, two per group. One contains rice bowls and spoons, the other plastic cups for the tea brought to you (you don't order it, it just comes). When you order a coke, it comes with a straw. When you order beer it comes with a chilled china bowl. I don't think I'll ever drink it from a glass again.The food was great. We'd ordered Peking duck, fried fish with ginger and spring onions, and spare ribs with salt and chilli - everything tasted fab. And unexpectedly the fried ginger was in largish slices, bordering on slabs - unexpected but very nice.And the other couple at the table's food was lovely too - bean curd balls with accompanying broth. How do I know? Because Robbie, the owner ( I only knew who he was from reading other reviews here afterwards), decided our food was taking too long to come, got us all to introduce ourselves to each other, and started sharing their food out to us! When our food came, obviously we shared right back. Meanwhile Robbie was demonstrating how to remove the cap from a beer bottle with a chopstick and a judicious tap, and starting the singing at another table. Our table and another joined in for good measure.So, good food and entertainment, how much did that all cost? Three dishes, three beers and two cokes (we had a fourth beer, on the house for joining in with the singing, i think) came to the princely sum of 352 HK dollars, a little under ÂŁ30 for three people.So, a great meal, a great experience and a great bargain. Really hard to top. My compliments to Robbie!

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Crowded, noisy with Robby, the owner, spruiking - it is a wonderful place to have an excellent meal. The fried fish covered in finely chopped crisply fried garlic with leek/shallots was superb. The noodles and vegetables were all prepared to an very high standard. For entertainment ask Robby to open a beer bottle with a chopstick.

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This restaurant comes recommended by HK friends and highly recommended online, having appeared in the Asian Food Channel with a recommendation by Anthony Bourdain. Our expectations were thus very high. We went on a week day when they just open for dinner thus it was not crowded, there were only 2 of us and we could not order much. Settled on Stir Fried Mutton, Crispy Golden Prawns and Cabbage with XO Sauce.The star was undoubted the prawns, the shell was crispy enough to be eaten togather and the salted crab roe was fantastic without being too salty. What was a small but important detail was that although unshelled, the legs and front of the prawns were removed, allowing you to eat it whole without worrying about the nasty bits.The cabbage and mutton were nice but nothing to shout about, pity we did not have the space for the the fired pig's trotters. It seems that depending on what you ordered, it does not comes from the same kitchen, our mutton came from another shop at the other end call Dian Xiao Er. We noticed that there was 2 menus provided and one of them says Dian Xiao Er, wonder if it's the same kitchen or some sort of teaming agreement with another different store.Service was ok, we find that that at HKD400+ for 3 dishes with a small bottle of beer to be pricy by HK standards given the setting and location. They are located at the top of a wet market, the setup was clean and neat.Might go back to give them a second chance, but won't give it a shout at this moment.

TripAdvisor View more

We were guided to Tung Po by a mention in a tourist guide, and on our first full day in HK decided to go there for dinner. Boy, are we glad we read that guide! This is a great place to eat, and we wouldn't have even known it was there without that mention. There's no sign at pavement level, just a generic one that there is 'cooked food' on the second floor. Take the escalators up, go through the door and turn right. Best we could work out, there are two eateries there, one on the left and one on the right. The queue for Tung Po on the right was encroaching into the establishment on the left, leading to that owner shooing us out. Another customer told us we needed to find the lady in the black T-shirt and get a queue number from her. Luckily we met her as we were being shoo-ed out, got a number and waited on the balcony at the top of the escalators to be called to a table - maybe twenty minutes, top. Big table, only three of us, so we were sharing with others. (Most tables are big and round, seating eight-ish; although there are a few tables for two squeezed against the walls too.) I usually mention the decor when I review a restaurant. Tung Po doesn't really do decor. To my eye it looked like a concrete hall, the type that, say, a fish market would use; cleared of the stalls, lots of Formica tables and padded plastic chairs squeezed in. Add lots of people, lots of cheerful atmosphere and you're half-way there. Doesn't sound like much written down, but when you're there it's perfect. Menus were brought, huge menus with lots of choices. To be honest I pretty much chose at random. One person takes your food order, another your drinks. There are steel bowls on the table, two per group. One contains rice bowls and spoons, the other plastic cups for the tea brought to you (you don't order it, it just comes). When you order a coke, it comes with a straw. When you order beer it comes with a chilled china bowl. I don't think I'll ever drink it from a glass again. The food was great. We'd ordered Peking duck, fried fish with ginger and spring onions, and spare ribs with salt and chilli - everything tasted fab. And unexpectedly the fried ginger was in largish slices, bordering on slabs - unexpected but very nice. And the other couple at the table's food was lovely too - bean curd balls with accompanying broth. How do I know? Because Robbie, the owner ( I only knew who he was from reading other reviews here afterwards), decided our food was taking too long to come, got us all to introduce ourselves to each other, and started sharing their food out to us! When our food came, obviously we shared right back. Meanwhile Robbie was demonstrating how to remove the cap from a beer bottle with a chopstick and a judicious tap, and starting the singing at another table. Our table and another joined in for good measure. So, good food and entertainment, how much did that all cost? Three dishes, three beers and two cokes (we had a fourth beer, on the house for joining in with the singing, i think) came to the princely sum of 352 HK dollars, a little under £30 for three people. So, a great meal, a great experience and a great bargain. Really hard to top. My compliments to Robbie!

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