Food and drink
It's more a restaurant than a tea house, though there is a large selection of tea. Dim sum is the best choice, though Cantonese fare is served throughout the day.
You could shoot a movie set in pre-war Hong Kong here without having to make many adjustments to the set.
Service is tolerant, if slightly supercilious. Rumour has it that the staff have all grown rich on racing tips from horse-owning regular clients, and only come here as it gives them something to do during the day.
It's a little down the hill from Lan Kwai Fong, although poles apart culturally. The MTR is a short walk away.
A couple of hundred dollars should see two people through dim sum. A longer meal will naturally cost more. Don't hesitate to hold back on the tip if you feel service has not been good - and count your change.
Thankfully, nobody has thought to try and franchise Luk Yu.
- First-time travellers
- People watching