Loaf On

Price guide: Budget

49 See Cheung Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Price guide: Budget

Loaf On

By Ed Peters, your Hong Kong expert

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#4 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Hong Kong
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.9
4.9
Recommended for:
Foodies, History, People watching

Best for Value for money - Expert review of Loaf On

This place was a star when Michelin was just making tyres.

Much hoo-ha ensued when Loaf On (meaning "Six Fortune") was graced with a Michelin Star in 2010. It's fair to say that some of the clientele would have trouble finding France on the map, let alone tell you about its international culinary awards system. But they know good food when they see (and taste) it. And that's what matters.

Food and drink: 

It serves solid Cantonese cuisine here. Sai Kung, a fishing port, is also known for its seafood. The key is that the ingredients are ultra fresh, and cooked minutes before it's put on a plate in front of you.

Ambience: 

There's a bunch of images of that rotund Gallic mannequin out front, but otherwise Loaf On has changed very little in recent years. Like many workaday Chinese restaurants, the emphasis is on taste buds rather than décor. The last time I was here the very scruffy looking wizened bloke at the next table pulled out a fat wad of 1,000 dollar notes to settle his bill.

Service: 

Just don't expect anyone to say anything like: "Good evening, sir/madam. My name is Maurice and I will be your server tonight."

Location: 

It's found in the back streets of Sai Kung. It's less scruffy now than it was in previous years, believe me.

Price advice: 

It's HK$100 a head - assuming you're not pushing the boat out. Talk about a bargain.

More information on Loaf On:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Chinese
Address:
49 See Cheung Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Telephone:
2792 9966
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 11am-11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Not possible
Free tags / Keywords:
Michelin star

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