Having won acclaim and awards far beyond Hong Kong, you might think Fa Zu Jie is a massive enterprise with numerous branches in prime positions throughout Central. Instead, it’s an intimate, warmly decorated and relaxed private kitchen hidden away off D’Aguilar Street, with just a handful of tables. With emphasis on taste, innovation and exquisite presentation of its Chinese-inspired international cuisine rather than focus on economic ambition, Fa Zu Jie remains an honest, authentic and world-class dining experience.
To say that Fa Zu Jie is a hidden gem doesn’t quite get the point across sufficiently. First of all, it’s more than hidden, invisibly tucked away from the madness of Lan Kwai Fong in an unmarked, nondescript building on D’Aguilar Street, known largely by word of mouth and accessible only by advanced reservation. Secondly, it’s not just a gem, it’s one of the most polished, precious jewels in Hong Kong’s glittering restaurant crown. Small, intimate, warm and elegant, this private kitchen in Central has garnered awards and attention from around the world for its exquisite Shanghai-guided international food, including recurrent selection in South China Morning Post’s 100 Top Tables and features in Chinese Vogue and Cathay Pacific Inflight magazines.
Meaning ‘the French Concession’ in English, Fa Zu Jie’s philosophy is grounded in the unique culinary heritage of Shanghai. With taste, presentation and limitless creativity as their core values, though, Fa Zu Jie build upon this Chinese foundation, twisting and refining famous dishes and brilliantly incorporating Western influences to create something unique in Hong Kong. The menu changes frequently, but it’s unheard of for a diner to leave this private kitchen on D’Aguilar Street not blown away by what they were served. Its international reputation was earned the hard way, and there is no denying that Fa Zu Jie is now one of the most sought-after restaurants in Central.
Dishes are creative and impressive, staffs well explain each dish. Love tastes of all dishes, a very satisfied dinner experience. Will definitely re-visit this fabulous restaurant.
Wonderful dining experience in a very surprising location down a small alley and up some stairs. A real oasis. Delightful restaurant with only a few tables. Food and service was sensational. The fact that it is BYO and charges no corkage is a real winner too - ideal if you want to bring some really nice wine and not have to pay a fortune for it. The many courses are small, but rich and amazing combination of flavours. They are great at accommodating clients who don't eat certain foods too. They don't take credit cards and there is a set price for the menu.
A beautiful gem hidden at the back of a seedy alley. Warm ambience with a team of friendly and informative staff. Went there for a birthday dinner. Recommended.
Good food. Nice service, staff made effort to explain the different courses. Free corkage.
Really great service, super attentive, on top of the food and very friendly and caring. Food highlights were the soufflé, pork and fish maw. One let down was the duck which needed a bit more flavour. Outstanding value for 7 courses. Best BYO restaurant in town by a fair way. Very good innovative French/Chinese fusion in own right.
Fa Zu Jie was an experience. The owner Chris is very lovely and helpful. The setting is cool and off the beaten track (even though it's SUPER central). The food is creative and tasty. The company welcoming and friendly. If you've never done a fancy private kitchen, this is where I'd go!
Great "private" restaurant. Good and delicately prepared food. Friendly, and professional, staff. The restaurant is hard to find and you must book ahead of time. Well worth a visit. Ps! You bring your own wine!
Good food and ambience. No corkage is a ++, will definitely recommend this restaurant to friends. Kitchen and surrounding could be tidier as there were a lot of clutter on the kitchen counter and dusty books around
One of the best meals I've had in a long time! Set meal, very creative. We also had a vegetarian who was also impressed. Will certainly return
The food was very special and the service very attentive! Ideal servings sizes and intervals between dishes make a very satisfying and enjoyable dinner. 6 stars!