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American Restaurant

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Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
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20 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't fault the food. Good Chinese cuisine and the restaurant is continuously busy HOWEVER, please check your bill carefully and consciously count out your money because our waiter tried to steal from us! We handed over cash for the meal for four people - around $1045 and included 2x$20 in that amount. He came back to our table and handed... More 

Thank sonoraman
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your idea of food heaven is to be greeted at the door by a surly old man who points at a table, throws cutlery down as place settings, mumbles and cons you into ordering larger dishes than you need, then this place is for you. The portions were enormous but the quality would be described as merely average in... More 

Thank Ron6613
Shanghai, China
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228 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been back to American Restaurant (yes it's absolutely 100% Chinese food) for a few years. But our friends from the U.K. stayed at the Wharney Hotel nearby so we decided to try again. Decor was same as before, staff hasn't changed either! But the food was just so delicious! There were 6 of us as we ordered sizzling beef,... More 

1 Thank Keren C
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Loved the scallops, which were in a nice sauce with cashews. Also the beef sizzling was very good. We had a vegetarian and he loved it. He at tofu and mushrooms. Friendly family atmosphere.

2 Thank lang0307
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Fast good food served by efficient if not particularly happy staff! The décor is a bit dated but the food more than made up for it with the sea food in particular being v good

Thank Stephen H
Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Having lived in HK for several years, we continue the quest for Peking Duck. Granted, HK is not Peking but somewhere in the city must serve better duck than here! The restaurant lacks ambiance.....mainly tourists supposedly hoping for Chinese fare. The duck was not that good but the pancakes were tasty and definitely freshly made. Other dishes were ok.....chicken and... More 

Thank Nicola L
Macau, China
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I attended a Toastmasters meeting back in 1983 and we all went out for dinner. The place was packed. The food was ordered and arrived fast. Everything was perfectly done and service was brisk. I go there a few times a year and still same food and same service. They speak enough English to get the orders right - you... More 

1 Thank herbertleemacau
Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

'American' Peking is right on this one. This restaurant doesn't resemble Beijing food or delicious Peking duck at all. The duck itself wasn't sliced properly and lacked the crispy skin of a good peking duck. Also, what are supposed to be ultra-thin pancakes, matchstick cucumbers and spring onions, were more like thick tortillas for soft tacos and poorly chopped chunks... More 

Thank LaSays
Hanoi, Vietnam
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

i always order the same things, and when new people try them for the first time they are astounded, but usually i get an old gang together to enjoy them all the same. Servers are in their 70's so the negative reviews need to be taken with a huge grain of salt. yes it is noisy and should be! The... More 

2 Thank Gastro-surfing
Quezon City, Philippines
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The whole pecking duck for 375hkd was bland and has very thick meat that comes along with the crispy skin. After serving our orders, the servers ate right beside our table. It felt as if the restaurant "used to be" good but in time they just slowly lost their magic.

1 Thank Angelica I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
  • Phone Number: 852-25271000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Wan Chai and Causeway Bay are the retail centres of Hong Kong Island. Filled with shops, malls and restaurants, both areas are bustling with people – tourists and locals alike. Causeway Bay has one of the highest rents on the planet, and is a bit more polished and modern than its Wan Chai counterpart. Beneath the surface there is more than meets the eye – find boutique stores in the above ground floors of buildings and wander into side streets to find interesting restaurants and shops tucked away from the main roads. Wan Chai especially has experienced a modern revival in recent times, with an influx of trendy restaurants and bars around the Star Street area. In addition, both areas contain many of Hong Kong’s iconic tourist attractions worthy of your visit.
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