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Kam Wah Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mong Kok
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47 Bute Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong, China
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06:30 - 23:00
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Notwithstanding rude / efficient servers, I have to say that I am likely to visit this place again for its legendary buns and egg tarts. Even the club sandwich we ordered out of curiosity is a winner. This place also seems to have the magical power to transport one back to olden HK

Thank ongwnee
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this place on our last day in Hongkong after reading reviews on Tripadvisor. Food is average (Po Lo Pao) - not really the best or great pao that everyone was talking about. Service is very bad but this is normal in Hong Kong. If Hongkongers put up with it, service will continue to be bad unless people... More 

Thank Minh D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a big fan of bo luo bao (pineapple buns), this was one of the food items that I really wanted to try when I was in HK. Prior to Kam Wah Cafe, I had eaten about 4 other bo luo baos in a span of 2 days. BUT NOTHING COMPARED TO THE ONE HERE. It was really life-changing. I... More 

Thank yummybearbear
Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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346 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We Ubered here from Prince Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui for their famous polo pau - pineapple favoured bun, egg tarts and si mud nai char - milk tea. Just like any usual Hong Kong coffee shop the shop is very small and it's crowded with the usual Thursday morning working crowd, however the service is very fast and efficient. Patron... More 

Thank meaningremission
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to try the best pineapple buns in HK and were not disappointed. So good!! It's busy, you share tables, it's loud...but it's all part of the experience. 2 teas, 2 buns and 2 tarts for $68 - no reason the grumble if you ask me

Thank Becca_beanie123
Whistler, Canada
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428 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like to try places that are crowded with locals. This is that sort of place. Very noisy and food being served constantly. They had an English menu. I asked for fried udon with BBQ pork. See what comes. Lots of buns being served. When the staff talk the almost yell and your not sure how to take them. Food... More 

Thank Preston S
England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there to try the pineapple bun as recommended by friends. Although it is a local restaurant serving cheap eats, the waitress shouldn't be impolite. The restaurant was very crowded at the moment we entered into it. The waitress hurried us to a vacant table. We needed to squeeze ourselves through the crowd of waitresses, customers and narrow spacing among... More 

Thank alexandraremi
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79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Husband, an egg tart enthusiast, claimed they had some of the best ever. Their pineapple buns were on point. We waited in line for take away. Moved quick. Everything hot and fresh!

Thank Katie C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rude service that my family experienced in this restaurant is really unforgettable! if you have a plan eating here, avoid the waitress with a short hair as she might ruin your morning/day. The food is okay, nothing special.

Thank Vince D
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had their signature polo bun, egg tart and milk tea. Staff who took my order was ok but when I wanted to buy polo bun was plain rude. I said I wanted plain polo bun as indicated on the menu, but she asked again and raised her voice. In Hong Kong, there are many great eateries and this is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
Chinese, Cafe, Fast food, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Bute Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Mong Kok
  • Neighbourhood: Mong Kok
  • Phone Number: 852-23926830

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mong Kok

Neighbourhood Profile
Mong Kok
It’s one of the highest density districts in the world, so come to Mong Kok prepared for action. Home to every market, restaurant and shopping arcade imaginable, Mong Kok is the one-stop shop to satisfy all your shopping needs. Dust off your finest negotiation skills and dive into the bartering frenzy. Similar retailers will conveniently congregate in the same area forming easy to remember references such as “flower street” and “sneakers street.” Here you will also find various local delicacies being served at street snack shops or hole-in-the-wall restaurants. One reliable rule of thumb: the smaller the place, the better the food.
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