Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tim's Kitchen Hong Kong Reviews
Good food not paired with good hospitality Jan 31, 2016
N22°17.202' E114°9.058' this two-floor well-illuminated restaurant is considered one of Hong Kong's best. It is known for serving masterfully executed Cantonese food.
After a long flight to Hong Kong in January 2016, we went to Tim's Kitchen for an early diner without a reservation. From the moment we were shown a table, we felt rushed by an uninterested waiter. He showed the menu and made quick suggestions for direct ordering. We slammed on the brakes and started studying their impressive menu.
We ordered as entrées chilled marinated beef shank in homemade sauce (HK$60) and chilled marinated goose meat roll (HK$58). Both, simple presented, had delicious taste and delicate texture. We ordered as main dishes sautéed shrimps with peppers in black bean sauce (HK$188) and sautéed beef tenderloin with ginger and spring onion (HK$160). The shrimps taste excellent and the sauce was very good. The beef was delicious.
During diner, we were watched as thieves in a jewellery shop. It felt uneasy after a while. Sometimes, two waiters stood two meters away from out table. Every used plate was removed instantly from our table. Very efficient, but far beyond the point of effective hospitality. This instantly removing of tableware maybe custom in Asia, but we were rapidly eating at an empty table.
The language barrier did not only hamper communication with the waiter, but he could not interpreter our body language. Eventually the culinary atmosphere disintegrated with good food on the table. The HK$900 bill was swiftly presented after we declined dessert and within the hour, we left disappointed one of the best restaurants in Hong Kong, presumably.
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Good food but less relax atmosphere Feb 03, 2015
Another restaurant recommendation with two Michelin stars.
We booked this place to have lunch since the location is in Hong Kong Central and we are at that area for the day.
We almost missed the restaurant entrance, and passed it on our way there, however we managed to find it.
The restaurant itself quite small with tables close from one to another, and you can see and hear your next table conversation.
We were seated at the second floor of restaurant and given the menu straight away.
We order dim sum menu since we are in Hong Kong and we enjoy most of the food at this place.
There is one food I found it less tasty – the jelly fish. I only eat this kind of food in Asia since not much offer in Europe, unfortunately it is very difficult to get a good jelly fish except in Singapore.
The jelly fish at this place is not that tasty but better than the other restaurant I have eaten. There is not much spiciness and saltyness for this food.
Another food I found is not good, the steam sticky rice with mix meat inside. It taste strange and have a very bad smell. I could not eat it and just left it as it is.
Overall, the food and price was good and would recommend this place.
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