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By Gayatri Bhaumik | September 23rd, 2020
  • Restaurant
  • HK Island, Wan Chai
  • Address: 18/F,239 Hennessy Road,Wanchai
  • Website: https://www.moomoossteak.com
  • Open Hours: Daily, Lunch & Dinner
  • Capacity: 50
  • Open Since: September 1st, 2020
  • Phone: 6133-5835
  • Rating: 4
  • Cuisine: Steak Frites
  • Ambience: Intimate

Meaty Matters: Steak frites aren’t exactly a new concept in Hong Kong, but La Moo Moo’s, a new restaurant hidden away in the skyscrapers of Wanchai, is banking on the fact that the city hasn’t yet tired of this simple yet hearty concept.

Look & Feel: Stepping into La Moo Moo’s transports you far from the busy streets and heaving crowds of Wanchai. The restaurant is small, but it’s cozy and comfortable. The décor is best described as upscale steakhouse, with mirrored ceilings and an avant garde chandelier taking center stage, while the bar and a wall of wine bookend either side of the restaurant. The effect, though, is slightly marred by a touch of kitsch in the form of a virtual fireplace and bright red chairs that would probably look more appropriate in a generic dim sum restaurant. However, overall, the vibe is intimate and relaxed – a plus for a casual dinner.

moo moo's steak frites

On the Menu: The menu at La Moo Moo’s isn’t extensive, but whatever it does offer is perfectly well executed. As soon as you settle into your table, you’ll be served homemade dinner rolls with a rather decadent honey cinnamon butter sauce; this is quickly followed by a solid Caesar salad starter.

Of course, the main event here is the steak frites. Specifically, that means an 8oz USDA premium ribeye steak cooked to your specifications. Our meals arrive as requested – the medium has a perfectly pink centre while the rare looks (appropriately) like it’s had just a passing acquaintance with the grill.

The meat is ably seconded by incredibly moreish fries (they’re served free-flow, in case the initial offering isn’t enough) and a trio of sauces – pepper, onion, and red pepper. It’s not complicated, but it’s done well; and at just $298 a pop for the whole meal, it’s not a bad deal, either. Plus, you’ll be eating your steak with a twee La Moo Moo’s branded mini cleaver, so there’s a little novelty in the experience, too.

There are desserts available – you’ll see chocolate brownies and cheesecake on the menu – and there’s a short but sweet wine list, too, though it’s very heavily focused on French labels. Overall, La Moo Moo’s is a solid casual dinner experience.

Great For: Casual date nights, cozy dinners.

FYI: La Moo Moo’s is helmed by the same people behind Burger Joys, so you can rest easy in the knowledge that they know what they’re doing with meat.

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This writeup was based on a complimentary media tasting. The Loop HK doesn’t guarantee/sell restaurant review coverage. See our editorial policy here.