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“Great food, great service, & great spices!”
Review of San Xi Lou

San Xi Lou
Ranked #362 of 11,994 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 26 - US$ 64
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Hong Kong Island
Description: ‘San Xi Lou’ derives its name from the Qianlong Emperor’s Imperial Study ‘San Xi Tang’, built to house the emperor’s collection of calligraphies. All calligraphies bearing the seal of ‘San Xi Tang’ are known as priceless treasures. Continuing the tradition of the Imperial Study ‘San Xi Tang’, dishes created from San Xi Lou’s kitchen are also truly unique culinary treasures!
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We had the szechuan hot pot and it was delicious. Their beef is fresh and perfect for hot pot. It was so good, we came back the week after to order food from their menu instead of hot pot and it was amazing. Their service was good too, very attentive and ready to explain the dishes. Don't forget to leave room for the desserts as well.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Specialized in hot spicy Chinese/Sichuanese food. All typical except that one thing: the Golden Soup Steamed Meat Bun is VERY spicy! To play safe, it’s wiser to order Chicken Soup Steamed Meat Bun!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

good service, good views, good food , reasonable price.
Only issue is the Mala is not very spicy - ie. its not 100% authentic szechuan food.
usually should have a numbing effect or really spicy. The spice level at this restaurant is not at the same level as real szechuan food in china.

Otherwise quite happy with the service and price. Quantity is sufficient. Make sure you make reservations.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Been there few times and she opened a new restaurant in Time Square.

Spicy Sichuan cuisine and it worths the price. If u don’t like spice, forget this.

It is heaven for those who likes the spicy flavor. I have had a few nice dishes like steam eel with green and red chili, beef or fish in spicy broth (oil to be exact), and fried pig intestine with dried chili (my favorite), tofu stew with spice, etc

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

It’s not easy to find good Sichuan food as a lot of them only added chilly oil to make it spicy. I always like Sau xi Lou in central as the water boiled fish and the spicy chicken are always good and up to the standard. Recently, they open a branch in Times Square which is more convenient to me. The food is equally good and up to the standard where the Peking goose, dim sum and oats pork (not char Siu) are good. Worth trying .

Date of visit: November 2017
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