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By Hira Desai | March 25th, 2019
  • Restaurant
  • Kowloon, West Kowloon
  • Address: Unit 2-4, 1/F, Xiqu Centre, 88 Austin Road West, West Kowloon Cultural District, Kowloon
  • Website:
  • Open Hours: Daily, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Capacity: 260
  • Open Since : January, 2019
  • Phone: 3622-1449
  • Rating: 3.5
  • Cuisine: Cantonese
  • Ambience: Casual

Culture meets Cuisine: Housed in the newly opened Xiqu Centre, Moon Lok Chinese Restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy some classic Chinese cuisine before catching a Cantonese opera show.

 Look & Feel: Covering an area of 8,000 sq. ft., Moon Lok Chinese Restaurant– meaning Full Happiness – feels spacious, airy, and evokes the serenity of a Chinese Garden. Walls are adorned with delicate, hand-painted floral motifs, while furnishings include custom-made rattan banquettes with jade green coloured seating, representing harmony and balance in Feng shui practices.

 On the Menu: From classical dishes such as Har Gow ($58) and Sweet and Sour Pork with Pineapple ($128) to seasonal specialities and exciting new culinary creations, there’s something to suit every mood at Moon Lok Chinese Restaurant. Succulent on the inside and crispy on the outside, the Signature Peking Duck (Half: $380; Whole: $680) is not to be missed. Other standout dishes include the comforting Stir-fried Vermicelli with Pumpkin and Shrimp ($148) along with the Baked Crab Meat Stuffed in Crab Shell ($98 each/minimum order of 2pcs) that is crispy, creamy and oh-so-satisfying.

Moon Lok Chinese Restaurant

 Jeng: The cosy, laid-back ambience and the location; the stunning Xiqu Centre is truly instagrammable from each and every angle.

 Not so Jeng: If you’re catching a show, we would recommend you arrive in good time as certain dishes take a while to prepare.

 Meet the Chef: With over 30 years experience, seasoned executive chef Hui Mei Tak – who started his culinary journey at the tender age of 16 – has been named one of the Ten Best Chefs in China (China Hotel).

Great For: A casual lunch or dinner before exploring or catching a Cantonese show at­ the Xiqu Centre.

 FYI: To avoid missing out, be sure to order the Signature Peking Duck one day in advance.

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