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By Adele Wong | September 10th, 2015
  • Restaurant
  • Kowloon, Lei Yue Mun
  • Address: G/F, 58 Hoi Pong Road, Lei Yue Mun
  • Website: http://www.gatewaycuisine.com/eng/
  • Open Hours: Monday-Sunday, Lunch, Dinner
  • Capacity: 100
  • Open Since : August, 2014
  • Phone: 2727-4628
  • Rating: 3.5
  • Cuisine: Asian, Cantonese, Chinese, Seafood
  • Ambience: Casual, Loud, Traditional

Seafood With a View: There’s no shortage of seafood restaurants in fishing village Lei Yue Mun, and Gateway Cuisine is one of the very last establishments on the block. You’ll have to weave through dozens of live seafood stalls, snack shops and aggressive competitors before you reach your destination—which is no mean feat.

Look & Feel: Because it’s so tucked away, Gateway has to pull out all bells and whistles to stay in the game. The restaurant offers an action-filled open kitchen, panoramic views of Junk Bay and Victoria Harbour, and a rooftop terrace where one can go for a pre- or post-meal drink.

Poached in soup is how this lobster rolls
Poached in soup is how this lobster rolls

On the Menu: The restaurant doesn’t sell any seafood dishes per se, but it does offer ways to cook the seafood you have purchased from one of the many stalls on the block. There are a few formulas for each ingredient: for instance, clams could be stir-fried in black bean chili sauce or poached in wine; prawns can be poached or fried with soy sauce.

Service: As with most Cantonese establishments, the staff at Gateway are quick to cater to your needs, but they’re not here to chit chat or entertain you.

Jeng: We’re huge fans of the wok-fried clams, steamed razor clams, lobster in Chinese soup with e-fu noodles, and the crispy soy sauce prawns.

Not so Jeng: The jazzy ambience and awesome views make Gateway Cuisine an ideal spot to take visitors from overseas, or just for a fancy Cantonese seafood dinner that you don’t need to go the outlying islands for.

FYI: There are private rooms available on the upper floor for a more intimate gathering.

This writeup was based on an independent tasting. The Loop doesn’t guarantee/sell restaurant review coverage. See our editorial policy here.