Celestial Court ・天寶閣

Restaurant ・ Chinese・Cantonese

Cantonese culinary traditions are well preserved at Celestial Court. Despite a conservative setting, it remains a popular choice among both locals and visitors.

2/F, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

+852 23691111

http://www.sheratonhongkonghotel.com

Overview

Lunch HoursMon to Sat, 11:30 am - 3:00 pm; Sun, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Dinner HoursMon to Sun, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Dress CodeSmart Casual

ReservationYes

BuffetNo

CorkageHK$500/bottle

Private Room5 rooms for 12-96 persons

Accept Credit CardYes

Bring Your Own BottleYes

Smoking AreaNo

Review

This Kowloon institution is decidedly old school, from the corridor of generic Chinese antiques to the chairs and the carpet which has seen better days, but locals flock here for the food. Classical Cantonese cuisine is all about subtraction, and the ethereal dishes served here are on the subtle side, seasoned with restraint. The selection of double-boiled soups is sumptuous. Their signature roasted suckling pig stuffed with black truffle and Chinese pearl barley is out of this world, packs a glorious crunch, and requires pre-ordering two days in advance and well worth the wait. There are a few dim sum items heretically available during dinner for tourists, but, as expected, dim sum is decidedly much more delicious during lunchtime. Service is courteous, but might be a bit slow on busy days—and it’s usually busy—so a firm hand and voice is sometimes needed to get the staff’s attention.