The Hong Kong (Budaiya) Review
A lot of hype has surrounded this establishment as being one of the best Chinese restaurants, however my dining experience has been completely underwhelmed by mediocre food, very old interior, and uncoordinated service.
As soon as we arrived (4 of us) we where, greeted and seated immediately by our waiter. It was instantly apparent that the interior was old and extremely basic giving the illusion that you aren’t dinning at a restaurant.
We started by ordering a bottle of water and some beverages for the table, for some reason the waiter thought it would be appropriate to only provide three glasses for us and only by request did we get the forth. Thereafter, we ordered our appetizer and entrées however it required some effort to ensure that the waiter has taken our order correctly.
The appetizer (spring chicken) arrived in a timely manner, the portion was excellent for four people, however the taste was uneventful and the dipping sauce was the dish’s savior.
Sadly the entrées took a while to arrive, and they have all arrived separately including the side of vegetable fried rice. Both the chicken and beef dishes where bland however overpowered by the soy sauce. Specifically the beef was slightly overcooked with a chewy texture. The fried rice however saved those dishes as it was excellent and managed to slightly balance the dishes.
Overall an average experience, would dine there again as it provides a better option compared with some of the other Chinese cuisine options; however excellent value for money for the typical “I can’t think of any where else to go” restaurant during the weekend. I
- All Entrées arrived separately
- Friendly yet daft staff
- Excellent value for money
- Our Order:
- Spring Chicken (Appetizer)
- Chili Beef (Entrée)
- Cashew Chicken (Entrée)
- Vegetable Fried Rice (Side)