Mr Kong

21 Lisle Street, Chinatown, London

Mr Kong
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9/10 from 3 user reviews

Easily among the best restaurants in Chinatown.

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Address:21 Lisle Street
Chinatown
London
WC2H 7BA
Map:Map & nearby
Cuisine:Oriental
Region:Chinatown
Nearest Station:Leicester Square
Telephone:
Opening Hours:

Mon:12:00 - 02:45
Tue:12:00 - 02:45
Wed:12:00 - 02:45
Thu:12:00 - 02:45
Fri:12:00 - 02:45
Sat:12:00 - 02:45
Sun:12:00 - 01:45
About: Mr Kong serves inexpensive authentic Oriental food. Catering for private parties of up to 40 guests is available upon request. A takeaway menu is also provided.

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  2. Jai (0.1 miles)
    Old Compton Street, London Chinatown, W1D 5JU
  3. Inamo (0.2 miles)
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"Easily among the best restaurants in Chinatown."

Review Rating: 9 / 10
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When it comes to the best restaurants for Chinese food in London, they are not necessarily going to be found in Chinatown. The nature of the location makes it all too easy for restaurants to rest on their laurels, slacking off and still attracting the central crowds. However, Mr. Kong takes its food seriously and its position on the adjacent street to the Chinatown’s main Gerard Street drag is a blessing.

If dragons, waving cats and a propensity towards gold ornaments puts you off a Chinese restaurant then Mr. Kong is for you. Here, it’s all about up-market simplicity – think white tablecloths, carpet and a dark green colourway that starts at the exterior and creeps inside under a lighting scheme that is noticeably dimmer than some luminous spots on Gerard Street (yes, Lido, I’m looking at you).

The menu at Mr. Kong is much the same as you can find at most of the classic eateries in the neighbourhood but look closer and you’ll also find a selection of traditional dishes. Having accompanied a Hong Kong native, we were introduced to cold jellyfish and chicken, spicy tofu (unlike anything we had tried before) and salted seabass. Prices are slightly higher than other reliable Chinatown restaurants but the extra quality is well worth paying the extra. The staff are friendly – especially if you drop in the odd Chinese phrase, apparently – and the atmosphere is relaxed, with the size of the place making it more suitable to smaller groups. Without doubt one of our favourite Chinatown restaurants.



T.A.O reviewed Mr Kong on Thu 06 Nov 2014


The Latest User Reviews of Mr Kong


User Rating: 10 / 10
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This is the best chinese restaurant in london!!!! you will not be dissapointed food and service is the best quality, although it is always full and you have to be patient but it is all worth waiting!!!

User Rating: 8 / 10
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i've been there last year with a friend.. and i went there again and again.. i like their food especially the 'ba wong gai' (one of thier chix dishes) its really tasty i looooove it!!!! And the waiteress were so lovely and helpful!! Brilliant!!

User Rating: 10 / 10
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Have used this restaurant for over 20 years - always meant to try a new one but never make it past the door. When recent refurbishment was going on tried another restaurant - glad I stayed with Mr Kongs. Excellent food Excellent value Excellent service

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