HK Diner, China Town

Ever wandered aimlessly around China Town unsure of where to eat? I certainly have, so on my last visit, I did my research and ended up in HK Diner on Wardour Street.

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I couldn’t book, but that didn’t worry me – HK Diner proudly stays open ’til 4am, so I knew we’d get a table eventually… As luck would have it, we were seated almost instantly in the buzzing restaurant and quickly ordered a drink.

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As with many Chinese restaurants, the lights were on full beam, so there was no problem reading the HUGE menu. Prawn crackers were a must, so we told the waiter to keep ’em coming. As for starters, it was crispy seaweed, soft shelled crab and sesame prawn toasts. Everything was delicious, well presented and – to back up what I’d heard – some of the best Chinese food I’d had in a long time.

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We also ordered half a crispy duck, which was quickly shredded in front of us and devoured in the same amount of time. The meat was tender, juicy and in no way greasy. We all – including my ‘vegetarian except for duck’ friend – approved.

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For mains it was popcorn prawns, super sweet crispy beef, squid and special fried rise. They didn’t blow me away like the starters, but were still pretty good.

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We were full to the brim when the bill arrived – around £25 per person, which included a couple of bottles of house white. I was impressed, my friends were impressed, so for that, HK Diner gets a LLE Rating of 7.5 / 10.

HK Diner, 22 Wardour Street, London W1D 6QQ 

5 responses to “HK Diner, China Town

  1. Mmm, that soft shell crab was delicious!

  2. Looks good – try Malaysian next time.

  3. I know what you mean about wandering aimlessly around China Town. This looks good

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