Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Cheers Restaurant in Hong Kong: Wedding Themes, Anyone?
We were out scouting the Nathan Road area for breakfast, and chanced upon this endless stream of people going in and out this building. Most of them were leaving with happy faces and belly laughs. So we followed the stream and found that indeed, they were heading to a restaurant. Cheers Restaurant, a two-storey massive banquet hall that was so full, we had to wait (and eventually share a table).
I later found out that Cheers is Hong Kong's first Chinese wedding banquet themed restaurant. Say what? Wedding banquet as a theme? I'd thought they had just forgotten or didn't bother to take down the decorations that must have been used by a wedding the night before or something.
I'd understand if the setting was more historical, maybe with older furniture and wooden rafters. That would at least be more interesting. This is too modern, like dining in a mass market ballroom. Still, the hordes were coming for this. Maybe the food was good.
OK, honestly, it looked decent but was not as good as I'd hoped. Maybe you need to know what their specialties are (and we didn't). We kicked off with steamed dumplings in spicy oil.
Pan-fried dumplings (gyoza style) were a bit dry.
Ham sui kok or deep-fried dumplings. I've had better, and I've had worse.
The cheong fun is not too bad.
Braised fish maw with mushroom and chicken (or at least I think it's chicken). I just wanted the fish maw.
Not too much in the way of desserts, but they do have an odd choice of creme brulee.
I have to guess that people were coming here because it was affordable. We spent less than HK$200 for two persons in all, inclusive of tea.
Cheers Restaurant is a chain belonging to the big Tao Heung Holdings which also includes many other restaurants like Pier 88, Hak Ka Hut, Chao Inn, and oh my god, the Tai Cheong Bakery that's so famous for its egg tarts. Yes, I tried those too...coming up in a separate post.
CHEERS RESTAURANT (info off their website)
Shop Units 203, Paradise Mall, 100 Shing Tai Road, Heng Fa Chuen, H.K.
Business Hours: 7:00am - 11:30pm
Tel: +852 3520 1268
Fax: +852 3520 1269
Shop A, 3/F & 4/F., Grand Tower, 639 Nathan Road, Mongkok, KLN.
Business Hours: 7:00am - 12:00am(3/F)
Mon - Sat: 12:00noon - 12:00am(4/F)
Sun & Public Holiday: 11:00am - 12:00am(4/F)
Tel: +852 2308 1668(3/F)
+852 3698 0028(4/F)
Fax: +852 2390 0182(3/F)
+852 3541 9858(4/F)
1/F., Nathan Hotel, 378 Nathan Rd., KLN.
Business Hours: 10:30am - 12:00nn
Tel: +852 2770 3323
Fax: +852 2771 1081
Shops No.S1, 2/F, Laguna Plaza, 88 Cha Kwo Ling Rd, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
Business Hours: 7:00am - 12:00nn
Tel: +852 2717 6860
Fax: +852 2717 0811
Shop 136-150, Level I, Zone B, Tai Po Mega Mall, 8 On Pong Road, Tai Po, N.T.
Business Hours: 7:00am - 11:00pm
Tel: +852 2144 0889
Fax: +852 2144 0038
Shop 601-613, Level 6, Tsuen Wan Plaza, 4-30 Tai Pa Street, Tsuen Wan, N.T.
Business Hours: 8:30pm - 23:30pm
Tel: +852 2405 3928
Fax: +852 2499 0335
Shop 204, 2/F, Hau Tak Shopping Centre, Tseung Kwan O, N.T.
Business Hours: 7:00am - 1:00am
Tel: +852 2701 3800
Fax: +852 2701 3871
Shop 23, Level 1, South Wing, Trend Plaza, Tuen Mun, N.T
Business Hours: Mon - Sat: 09:00am - 12:00am
Sun & Public Holiday: 08:00am - 12:00am
Tel: +852 2404 5018
Fax: +852 2404 5028
Shop 541-555, Level 5, Metroplaza, 223 Hing Fong Road, Kwai Fong, N.T.
Business Hours: 7:00am - 12:00am
Tel: +852 2309 2982
Fax: +852 2309 2983
5/F, Windsor House, 311 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, H.K.
Business Hours: 7:00am - 1:00am
Tel: +852 3167 7288
Fax: +852 3167 7338
Posted 11:57 PM