Kowloon

Taking its name from a northern district of Hong Kong, Kowloon is a restaurant and bakery split into two halves, serving up traditional Cantonese buffet dishes on the right-hand side and delectable Chinese Read More

About

Taking its name from a northern district of Hong Kong, Kowloon is a restaurant and bakery split into two halves, serving up traditional Cantonese buffet dishes on the right-hand side and delectable Chinese pastries and desserts on the left.

Among the delicacies on sale at the bakery are lotus seed buns, sesame seed balls stuffed with red bean paste, and egg custard buns with shredded coconut paste.

Venue Details & Map

Kowloon

Address
21-22 Gerrard Street
London
W1D 6JH
Telephone:
+44 20 7437 1694

Yelp Reviews

6.00 out of 5
based on 49 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Kowloon

1.0 out of 5
27 December 2017
by Veronica W.

Buffet review only:

'Twas a rainy evening in London on Christmas, and my family and I were tourists trying to find a decent and inexpensive place still open for dinner. Seeing the multitudes of people inside, we assumed Kowloon was an okay restaurant and entered. Fake news! Turns out the others inside were also misguided tourists who stumbled into this trap of a sad, sad restaurant.

We were... more

2.0 out of 5
09 August 2014
by Jenny M.

It used to be the best Chinese bakery in Chinatown but I'm afraid their standards have dropped in the last couple months. What used to be fresh egg tarts with the fragrant egg middle and buttery flaky crust is now replaced with a diluted egg filling and a really sad crust. Along with the egg tarts, I bought my usual share of beef curry turnovers, banana mochi, melon cake and sesame ball. Melon... more

4.0 out of 5
04 August 2015
by Alisa R.

Another one of the Restaurants in Chinatown that has a bakery front so you can just buy and go. I selected a duck pastry (wasn't sure what it was and took a risk) and got a red bean mochi ! The mochi was delicious! So delicious I wanted to go back and get more! The duck pastry was interesting to say the least. I started with the duck pastry and ate only half. It had interesting flavours,... more

4.0 out of 5
20 October 2015
by Tim M.

BAKERY Review Only:

This is the most authentic Chinese bakery in London. We enjoyed it so much that we made the effort to visit a 2nd time after finishing a tour in Trafalgar Square.

Egg tarts - Yes, good crust that doesn't collapse on the first bite. Center contents were perfect as it was smooth and rested on my tongue with no running liquid and reminds you of egg custards back in the days... more

1.0 out of 5
30 December 2015
by Anisha K.

Once upon a time, the foolish hungry american tourist stopped at the buffet. happily never after.

Food: admittedly tastes alright, but choices are limited (many are filler vegetarian items - fried wontons with no filling, potato pastries, fries, sweet potato tempura only, fried rice with no egg, etc.) meat dishes (ex. beef stir fry, chicken w/black bean, mongolian pork were good) but i tried... more

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