Ayuthaiya

Price guide: Mid-range

35 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

Price guide: Mid-range

Ayuthaiya

By Ed Peters, your Hong Kong expert

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#17 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Hong Kong
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.9
3.9
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
3.9
3.9
Value for money:
3.7
3.7
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Design and architecture

Expert review of Ayuthaiya

From the Land of Smiles, a restaurant to put a grin on your face.

SoHo - South of Hollywood Road - has sprouted scores of restaurants in recent years, and the ones that survive do so thanks to a good location and imaginative menus. Ayuthaiya's got both, so dive in and enjoy.

Food and drink: 

Let's start with the alcohol, as so many customers do - cocktails sport a Thai theme or flavour, and the wine list is well drawn up. Food wise, expect an authentic meal, rather than the cosmetic approach adopted by too many Thai restaurants in the city.

Ambience: 

The tables, as in many centrally-located restaurants, don't have much in the way of elbow room. A lot of people stop off on the way home from work, well in need of some aid (liquid or solid) to help them wind down.

Service: 

Service is on the relaxed side, perhaps as a reflection of Thailand's renowned aptitude for taking things easy. By the same token, staff are exceptionally friendly.

Location: 

It's in SoHo, right next to the escalator that runs from Central to Mid Levels, so it's in a high traffic location. The bar and restaurant are at street level, with more seats upstairs. 

Price advice: 

It's approximately HK$500 per head just for food.

More information on Ayuthaiya:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Thai
Address:
35 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Telephone:
3105 5055
Website:
http://www.aqua.com.hk
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 12 noon-midnight, Sun 6pm-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
authentic

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