唐宮小聚

    Social Place
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    $$ Dim Sum, Asian Fusion
    Open11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

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    The L. Place

    2/F, No.139 Queen's Road

    皇后大道中139號2樓

    Central, Hong Kong Island

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    • Photo of John H.
      John H.
      New York, United States
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      14 Sept 2023

      I don't regret coming but probably won't return. It is more like a one time experience at the price point. I completely dismissed this restaurant originally when I saw the gimmicky presentations, but some dishes offer a playful interpretation.

      Should try:
      Roast Pigeon was cooked perfectly. Succulent and juicy. They offer gloves which is a fantastic idea to eat the small bird.

      Beef char siu was tender and had good flavor and char texture. The thyme was decorative but added a nice scent.

      Interesting:

      Mangosten fritter is more for the look but also had a nice crab lobster sauce filling.

      Meh:
      Charcoal Buns were sweet and savory but does not taste different from the traditional version

      Sponge Xiao Lung Biao- Normally I love this dish but the change up here did not do anything for me. I wasn't too impressed by the filling nor the skin.

      If you are new to or want traditional dim sum go elsewhere. Also I didn't really order from the dinner style selections. Glad I didn't because they are small portions and didn't look that novel. If you are like me and had dim sum countless number of times, it is fun to try things with a twist. The woman next to me kept admiring how the food was presented.

      Look for the L signage and go to the second floor. Casual clean open dining room. Not crazy about the ant decals but it feeds into the playful nature of the restaurant.

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      Matt L.
      Saint Louis, United States
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      29 Sept 2021

      Came here the other day for lunch. I've actually seen this place around on social media so it is not like I am completely unaware of it. However, just never had the chance to come.

      The place is fairly large actually, at least for a second floor restaurant? While there were a lot of people here, there was also a fair bit of seating. The service staff is pretty good, don't have any complaints here.

      The food aspect is quite interesting here. They have a lot of new stuff, which includes new takes on classic items, as well as new things that they invented themselves. I believe that some of these are quite similar to other things that people have experimented with, but it's no less welcome to see it.

      However, I wasn't a huge fan of the food overall. We got some stuff like pork puff pastries, the vegetarian siu mai (which sadly is not that great, but whatever), claims in chinese medicine soup (which was pretty gross), the truffle chicken, a few small dishes.

      Overall, I think they are trying a bit too hard to mess with things that are already quite decent. I appreciate the experimentation, but it's probably not for me.

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      Lina W.
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      14 Nov 2022

      A busy place with very creative menu. Excellent food and service. Good ambience. Inexpensive fir the quality of food we get. Must try. It was a surprise find when we got lost in this Shatin shopping mall.

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      Helen H.
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      3 Oct 2021

      I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant @socialplacehk I'm usually more about the basics: flavour and execution. I usually don't care for these gimmicky restaurants but I was impressed with the level of creativeness and the technique that went into making their dishes. The flavour of the dishes was decent but nothing amazing. The char siu was excellent. It was tender and juicy, falling apart in my mouth. All in all, I thought it was a fun dining experience but don't expect absolutely perfect food.

      Taste: ***
      Service: ***
      Ambiance: ***

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      Social Place
      2/F The L. Place, 139 Queen's Road Central, Central
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      Mandi F.
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      31 Dec 2018

      This review is strictly a take out order of ONLY their charcoal custard buns.

      When arriving, the place is on the second floor of the building, and it's super busy so there was a queue to take the elevator up (didn't know where the stairs were).

      Upon arrival there's a line as ppl with reservations are waiting. They were fully booked so they were turning away a lot of walk-ins.

      Takeout: you order in the way back but wait for your food at the front. It could be better labeled... or labeled at all lol. It's kinda of just chaotic.

      BUT let me tell you... These charcoal custard buns are so amazing. They are hot, eggy, sweet, melty goodness that come in a three pack. So obviously get more than one order.

      As for dim sum, it's fancier than other places so the price looked a bit higher, but you should at least get the buns. They will not disappoint.

      Charcoal custard bun. Come in set of three. The most amazing things I've tasted. A must get.
      Charcoal custard buns. Get them now.
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      Regina X.
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      28 Jan 2019

      An avant-garde take on dim sum with flaming pineapples and ping pong tables as dining tables. Prices are higher but come for the novelty of interesting menu items to share with friends. Not sure if I'll be back soon, but I appreciated the classy ambiance, modern yet quirky interior decor and artistic food presentation.

      FOOD:
      1. Truffle bun 3/5: not a fan of the flavor but bun was soft and fresh and looked like shiitake mushrooms
      2. Egg yolk custard bun 5/5: imagine gooey salted egg in a warm bun -- ugh the best savory and sweet combination!
      3. Flaming pineapple beef 5/5: besides the wow factor of a pineapple on fire, the beef was so tender and there was good portion.
      4. Pigeon 3/5: Not alot of meat and not the most flattering to eat in front of people given how many little bones there are.
      5. Pig bun 2/5: not worth the price and honestly just for picture purposes. Red bean inside, a little dry.

      Flaming pineapple beef
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      Jennifer L.
      San Francisco, United States
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      31 Dec 2018

      *Take-out review* not gonna lie, after a dim sum lunch at Tim Ho Wan, the buds and I were majorly craving a salty egg yolk bun that they didn't have. That search led us to Social Place...and O.M.G. SOOO GOOD.

      This place is located on the 2F of the building and can be gotten to either by elevator or stairs. We took the stairs bc the elevators were taking forever! Def a bougie looking dim sum spot, and our worry about a cutesy bun was that it wasn't gonna taste good. But we were delightfully incorrect!

      Each order comes with 3 buns, so with our group of four, we ordered 2. So warm. So delicious. So gooey. Ah. Loved it. 5 stars.

      Salty egg yolk bun
      Salty egg yolk bun
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      Claudia C.
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      11 Jun 2018

      If you're going to come here and pay for their overpriced food and terrible service, be very picky about what you get! Some things are hype and and some things are just-for-hype, if you catch my drift.

      We got the flaming pineapple beef, squid ink fried rice, lotus sticky rice, and a ton of their cute buns. I ordered the pigeon too, but it came so late that I sent it back because we were too full.

      The items I think are worth getting:
      - squid ink fried rice: hands down the best dish we tried here. The baby octopus on top of the rice were the best
      - lotus sticky rice: but only if you're not getting the squid ink fried rice, or you're coming with a large group. Getting two rice dishes was pretty filling for two people!
      - truffle mushroom bun: it really looks like a mushroom! Lots of attention to detail. I thought the flavor was a little too intense for a bun filling and there's a loooot of dough for aesthetic reasons. But very cute!
      - charcoal bun: beautiful to look at, pretty good! A little sweet for my taste, but overall a solid dish.
      - flaming pineapple beef: it's a pineapple they briefly set on fire. It doesn't do anything to the actual dish and the flavor of the dish itself is pretty lacking. But there are so few protein options on the menu that I'd say this one is worth getting.


      Items I don't think are worth it:
      - Raspberry bun thing: it looked like cute berries but it tasted terrible. It comes with three and all have a little mint leaf on the top. Super syrupy and sweet, I'll pass.
      - Pig bun: cute, but too much dough and not enough red bean paste filling.
      - Rose bun: so pretty, but so much dough! The filling is only inside the very very center of the bun. The gold flakes taste disgusting.

      Lastly, I really wish they had brought the pigeon out sooner because I was too full to eat it and had to send it back.

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      Robert K.
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      This was of the first places i went to went visiting Hong Kong. You can find almost everything on the menu and at great prices. It is a pretty casual place yet still nice enough to take someone special. The food is delivered fast even during peak periods and the vibe is inviting to tourists. I will be bac

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      Ted C.
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      As far as cutesy dim sum places go there are cute/cutesier places, but I think this one is a little less fusion-y. I've eaten here for business lunches and socially. I usually leave it to my local friends to order so I can't say for certain of everything I've eaten there, it definitely leans more towards the traditional. The fried rice dishes were good-the squid ink one was pretty good. The pigeon was okay, I thought it was pretty greasy otherwise.

      Everything kind of leans towards being almost too sweet. I definitely had a sugar crash after eating there, it was like having dessert.

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