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Hong Kong Dining

Yung Kee Restaurant


The Hong Kong holy grail: A classic Cantonese restaurant, fancy but not too fancy, authentic but foreigner-friendly, serving brilliantly prepared dishes made for sharing with loved ones. First opened in 1936 as a dai pai dong street stall, Yung Kee has remained in the Kam family for more than eight decades, with the latest generation implementing a smart, multimillion-dollar refurb in 2021. The venue, which sprawls over three floors of a ’70s medium-rise in Central, now sports upgraded interiors that have revived many of the building’s original features—flowery Italian hand-painted floor tiles, intricate carved wood panels, golden phoenix and dragon statues with glowing red eyes—and complemented them with mid-century modern–inspired lighting, rugs, and furniture. The huge menu spans everything from double-boiled soups and dim sum to honey-glazed char siu made with premium Canadian pork. Whatever you order, don’t miss the signature charcoal-roasted goose. —Lee Cobaj
+852 2522 1624
Yung Kee Building, 32-40 Wellington St., Central, Hong Kong