Fook Lam Moon

Price guide: Mid-range

35-45 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Price guide: Mid-range

Fook Lam Moon

By Ed Peters, your Hong Kong expert

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#11 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Hong Kong
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
3.9
3.9
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Foodies, Celebrity spotting, People watching, Special occasions

Expert review of Fook Lam Moon

Strange but true - this is comfort food for tycoons.

First things first - the food's excellent. So that must be why Hong Kong's premier tycoons, plus their entourage, screech to a halt here at mealtimes. Ignore them and they'll soon go away.

Food and drink: 

If you don't approve of shark's fin, you don't have to eat it. There's plenty of straightforward Cantonese fare coming out of the kitchen every couple of minutes.

Recommended dishes: 

See "shark's fin" above; the abalone is hand picked, bird's nest similarly top quality, and the ham sourced from a special supplier in Shanghai.

Ambience: 

Eating is serious. The big bosses will be cloistered away in a private room. Otherwise it's bright lights, mirrors, various architectural accoutrements to suggest good fortune and reasonably noisy, even if it's just people slurping.

Service: 

As a visitor, and a non-regular, you'll be treated well; ask if you don't understand the menu - your inquisitiveness will be appreciated.

Location: 

The restaurant's been going strong for the past four decades, during which time Wan Chai has dragged itself upmarket step by step. 

Price advice: 

Steer clear of abalone etc and it should be about HK$400 per head.

Other useful branches: 

Also in Kowloon, Shenzhen, Shanghai and various cities in Japan.

More information on Fook Lam Moon:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Chinese
Address:
35-45 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Telephone:
2866 0663
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 11.30am-3pm, 6-11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential
Free tags / Keywords:
upmarket

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