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“Excellent services”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Caprice (Central)

Caprice (Central)
Ranked #9 of 7,950 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Central
Description: Michelin starred restaurant Caprice offers contemporary French cuisine accompanied by an extensive selection of wines from the Bordeaux and Burgundy regions, and cellar full of artisanal French cheeses.
Hong Kong, China
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81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Excellent services”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

My husband and I usually go for French when we have celebrations. A couple of years ago, we came here for my husband's birthday celebration and we were impressed with the quality of food and the services. I also came here for lunch a few times whenever I have visitors. We usually had really wonderful dining experiences.
We came here for our anniversary celebration and my husband made the reservation a few weeks in advance to ensure we could secure a window table. Here's part of the reservation conversation:
Husband: We'd like to celebrate our anniversary.
Restaurant: OK, sir. Do you need us to prepare a birthday cake?
Husband: No. I told you we are celebrating our anniversary.
Restaurant: So, you don't need a birthday cake?
Husband: .....

The second conversation over the phone:
Restaurant: Sir, we would like to confirm your reservation for dinner on (date).
Husband: Yes.
Restaurant: Please be aware that you will be charged $xxxx for cancellation or no shows.

My husband honestly was not impressed with these kinds of conversations. The first conversation obviously showed that the restaurant was not listening at all the purpose of our dining there. For the second conversation, my husband's comment after hanging up the phone, "this restaurant -- I think I will not go again. All they think about is money and money."

On the day when we went for the dinner, all the services were attentive and professional. We were impressed how experienced the staffs are. The wine suggested by the sommelier was superb! I had oyster and shell fish tartar as the appetizer and turbot as the entre. My husband had Brittany lobster as the appetizer and sea bass for the entre. All were good -- but I won't say they were excellent. For the turbot, I think it was clever to cook it with razor clams but it was redundant to have the fish with the sauce. The salad on the side was brilliant as it was fresh and it could clear the greasiness from the sauce.

What I think a disaster was the dessert. I had Consommé de Rhubarbe et Fraise des Bois. There were too many ingredients in the dessert that really did not go well. The rhubarb and wild strawberry consomme was way too sweet. All ingredients there could not bring the pleasure of having the dessert. I could not finish it.

So, all in all, what impressed me the most there was the attentive service and the wine, although the previous telephone conversations were not pleasant. Maybe I am spoiled by those really excellent French restaurants: Amber at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Daniel Boulud in NYC, Joel Robuchon in Macau, and my all time favorite: La Chevre d'Or in Eze, France. The dining experience this time at Caprice made me feel this restaurant is declining.

  • Visited June 2014
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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“A Top Restaurant Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

We have been here three times, We live in Australia.

This restaurant is a beauty but the food is not as good under the new chef.

We ate here at lunchtime and selected the set menu.

The food is just not as special as it was previously. Its good but not as good as earlier visits.

Be careful with the Bouillbaisse. Its not a soupy one in the traditional sense, its a thick, gluggy, bready one. Never knew the french made one like that. Not nice at all.

Hope this helps.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank PeterDAustralia
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Hong Kong, China
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Unforgettable Lunch during Christmas Season”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Usually I am skeptical of high-end restaurants with good views - often there is an unfair trade off between either exquisite food or exquisite views, Caprice is an exception. Food, service, views, everything was wonderful. An unforgettable culinary experience.

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank stephaniecheung258
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“Here are our Favorites of the Month!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We love our monthly brunch here. Here are our favorites of this month: King crab & white asparagus (the white asparagus was the best I ever had), buffalo cheese, bresaola & rocket salad, and the veal (cut of the day); and for the cheeses, comte aged 4 years and epoisses from Abbaye de Citeaux. See y'all next month!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank JPDallas
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“Hong Kong's best cheese room”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Caprice has Hong Kong's best cheese room, so skip the cart and ask to go through the kitchen and into the cheese room with its amazing selection of predominantly French cheese. The best place to enjoy the cheese platter is in the cosy, dimly lit and classically designed wine bar with its juxtaposed expansive views of the modern and glittery Hong Kong harbour.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank RockYu
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