Dining

Restaurants

Hoi King Heen

・海景軒

Rating

Date of reviewMar 03, 2016
Reviewed by
Cuisine chinese - Cantonese
LocationTsim Sha Tsui

B2/F, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui , Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
尖沙咀麼地道70號海景嘉福洲際酒店B2層

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Overview

Lunch hours

Mon to Sat, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm; Sun, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Dinner hours

Mon to Sat, 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm; Sun, 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Dress Code

Smart Casual

Reservation

Yes

Buffet

No

Corkage

HK$350-$500/bottle

Private Room

5 rooms for 14 to 48

Accept Credit Card

Yes

Smoking Area

No

Review

Setting

Located in the basement of the InterContinental Grand Stanford in Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hoi King Heen doesn’t really have a sea view (what “hoi king” means in Cantonese) but it’s definitely still a place to see and be seen as it’s an old favourite for local businessmen when entertaining on the Kowloon side. The decor is traditional Chinese banquet hall, with low ceilings, but the atmosphere is always buzzing with excitement with all the wining and dining going on. Expect to literally be on stage if seated on the platform encircled by low balustrades in the main dining room.

Food

The hotel’s signature Chinese restaurant serves up superlative contemporary Cantonese cuisine on the bold rather than the subtle side of the spectrum. Steamed garoupa roll with Yunnan ham marries the oceanic sweetness of the deep sea fish with the salty umami of the preserved Chinese ham. Stewed chicken with preserved plums came sizzling in a hot clay pot, the salted Cantonese plums providing an appetising kick. We loved the generous tender chunks of award-winning braised beef brisket stuffed in pear (or papaya in the summer if Chef Leung Fai-Hung cannot source the perfect seasonal nashi pears for the dish). The three-tastes tofu and fortune bag, though an award-winning dish and often recommended, however, was simply too bland flavour-wise and texturally. Stick to their stir-fries with plenty of wok hei as well as vegetables taking a healthy and prominent place together with the main protein. Hawthorn cakes, with its pleasantly sweet tang, is a refreshing dessert to finish a hearty meal.

Wine

Mostly new world wines that complement the flavours at Hoi King Heen. While the wait staff are not exactly knowledgeable about the wine, they’re more than happy to let you have a taste before deciding on a bottle.

Service

Service is friendly and brisk, attentive without being intrusive at all. The wait staff are more than welcome to recommend their signature dishes or rarer items according to your liking.

Price   $$$$$

Fresh, high quality seasonal ingredients and the chefs’ execution of contemporary Cantonese warrants the price range, around HK$1,600 for two, including tea and wine.

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