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No.69 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong 852, China
Name/address in local language
852-25300600
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hong Kong, China
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrived alone at 2.30 pm and had to wait outside for 10 minutes. That is a good sign. I was seated at the bar, with half of me invading the reserved space for food coming out for the waiters. I didn't know I was so difficult to see, for waiters that is. Frankly I am very quickly getting fed up... More 

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Thank Santiago M
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Possibly my favourite ramen place in Hong Kong. I love spicy food and their Red king has the both the right flavour and spice. The place is always busy and buzzing and staff are polite. Take note that they won't seat you until all parties have arrived. Although I love their ramen, i must say me and a friend have... More 

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Thank Musthavedaybeds
Hong Kong, China
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I ordered the classic Tonkotsu ramen in order to compare to the one at Ichiran. I visited Butao twice and found that the portion served on the first occasion was bigger than the second time. For both occasions, I didn’t have to queue as I was there before lunch time. It can get quite busy from 12pm onwards. The branch... More 

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Thank mycookinghut_travel
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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 

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Makati, Philippines
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183 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 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 

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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 

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Thank Daniel E
Bordeaux, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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...

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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

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Thank Jason R
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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 

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Hong Kong
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central

Neighbourhood Profile
Central
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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