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Tim Ho Wan (Central) Restaurant

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Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station Podium Level 1, IFC Mall , Central, Hong Kong, China
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even after asking directions from an information desk it took a while to find this restaurant. There are so many levels and sections to the station it's quite awesome but tricky to find particular shops/restaurants. We queued for about 10 minutes tops after locating the restaurant but had been given a menu slip to choose our food. You then get... More 

Thank SteveDDD
Auckland, New Zealand
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78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pork buns were nice but everything else didn't live up to the hype. Not sure how the Michelin star system works in Hong Kong but there are far better restaurants around that aren't recognised.

Thank K B
Roedovre, Denmark
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66 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE FOR FULL REVIEW AND PICTURES AS WELL AS REVIEWS OF OTHER TOP RESTAURANTS WORLDWIDE Overall rating: 6.5/10 To find this place, go to Hong Kong Station and the part where you buy train tickets to the airport. At the end there will be an escalator down. Take the escalator down, go straight ahead, and then it... More 

Thank Restaurantcritic-eu
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a few times and there's usually a long queue outside the restaurant, but you could start checking the food options on the menu and hand out the order form once you are beung seated. The whole process was quite quick and I understand how some people might not like it, but it's very efficient. Quite a lot of... More 

Thank thatgirl-G
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here this afternoon and the food was ordinary at best, lacking any flavour and quite stodgy..

Thank Zac Z
Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived around 3pm on Friday and there was no wait. This was easily the best $7 lunch to be had in Hong Kong. The pork buns are as good as everyone says - dumplings were tasty too - and I was already full. The communal seating and service gets you in and out quickly.

Thank NAD2707
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i very seldomly write reviews on TA but i could not resist writing one on this restaurant - how on earth they have 1 michelin star is beyond me - the worst dim sum experience i have had in HK and in a very long time! true the food is very cheap but there are millions of other better places... More 

Thank Eddielondon123
Hat Yai, Thailand
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tim ho wan is Chinese restaurant So more people and so more recommend from other reviews You can go to this restaurant in IFC mall by MTR train to Central Station.

Thank takachi_tu
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading many reviews of this restaurant we decided to give it a try on our last day in Hong Kong. I agree with the other comments that it isnt that easy to find as its located in the bottom of a shopping mall by the train station HOWEVER if you ask for directions from the concierge they will give... More 

Thank TravelBarbie658
Czech Republic
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is not very easy to find out as it's not located in the mall but in the station below. We got lost and came not long before the closing time but there was still a long queue. (Handing out order forms is a good idea as it speeds things up, BTW.) We were lucky and got in after... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station Podium Level 1, IFC Mall , Central, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Central
  • Neighbourhood: Central
  • Phone Number: 852-23323078

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Staying in Central

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When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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