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No.69 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong 852, China
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Tucked away in one of the streets near Central, is Butao King Ramen. We went there on a rainy evening but we so lucky to get seats immediately. The queue started soon after. Me and my son both loved the soup and the Ramen. The "standard" options like spiciness, softness that are provided at any respectable Ramen restaurants are all... More 

Thank Twee_Seng_HO
Makati, Philippines
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first ramen adventure in Hong kong and I'm hooked. The butao King (squid ink ramen) is a must try. It's made of Tonkatsu broth with squid ink. The squid ink adds a pleasant earthiness creating a rich murky broth. You can customize them from normal to super rich broth, how spicy, and how done your noodles. The pork butt... More 

Thank Wildpinkfairy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Coming from the Uk and being used to the Ramen dishes at Wagamama this place makes them seem like poor imitations without flavour. This place is friendly, cosy and most importantly serves quickly up flavourful dishes to affordable prices. If you like your Ramen bowls look no further. This is the place to eat them! Very central location next to... More 

Thank Daniel E
Bordeaux, France
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Probably the best ramen I had in HK. Service is efficient and quick. The Ramen are delicious, special mention to the eggs...

Thank mathdelf
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

They know what they are doing. Went there alone and was well looked after, good quick servce and excellent flavours in their broth. Will certainly be back

Thank Jason R
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We got there at around 9:30 pm, queued for around 5 mins and then got seated. They got english menu and english order sheets, the staffs were young and can speak english. I've been to butao twice before, and the service were always excellent. The 3 of us ordered the same original ramen with different version and they remembered who... More 

Thank helen t
Hong Kong
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

One of my favourite ramen places in town and to date yet to be beaten. What's so good about it. At its most basic it's the broth - pork bone broth. Deep and full of flavour. You get to choose a number of things - hardness of the ramen, thickness of the ramen, richness of the broth, how much garlic,... More 

Thank THT0604
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The best ramen I know, better than many I had in Tokyo itself. I am a regular there, as I live in HK. I always go for the black ramen, totally amazing, staff is always great too, very friendly always, super efficient without rushing you even when it's busy (that is to say, all the time!!!) and are also able... More 

Thank Emmanuelle1983
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We had never heard of Ramen before let alone eaten it but this was our first night in Central Hong Kong and were disappointed by the sight of so many western type expensive restaurants. Then we stumbled across this restaurant that was obviously popular with locals. The menu was unreadable but the waitress very helpful and guided us through the... More 

Thank Mike H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

If you have a craving for flaccid tasteless instant ramen, this is not your place! Well regarded locally for its intense stocks and good indredients. A very simple order system- tick a chit for preference of 5 stocks, noodle size and hardness, and additional ingredients. A short wait later an excellent bowl of ramen is delivered from a small kitchen.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.69 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong 852, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Central
  • Neighbourhood: Central
  • Phone Number: 852-25300600

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

Staying in Central

Neighbourhood Profile
When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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