P3, L'hotel Island South, 55 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
T: +852 39688833
Lunch HoursSat to Sun, 11:30 am - 2:30 am; Mon to Fri, 12:00 noon - 2:30 am
Dinner HoursMon to Sun, 6:30 pm - 9:30 am
Dress CodeSmart Casual
Accept Credit CardYes
Date of review: October 15, 2015 | Reviewed by: Esther Wong
Just a stone’s throw away from some of the busier districts of Hong Kong, Lis Café is located on the third floor of L’hotel Island South. Interiors are kept simple and clean, utilising a light colour palette that focuses the attention to the food featured on the buffet. Comfortably spaced seating is available on standard tables and chairs, as well as semi-booths, with different dining areas separated with glass panels. In addition to hotel guests, the restaurant is also popular with locals living in the Aberdeen and Wong Chuk Hang areas.
All-day dining is available at Lis Café, with sumptuous buffet offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as an international à la carte menu. For the dinner buffet, the popular chilled seafood station features fresh fare, such as mussels, crab legs, clams and shrimp; a fair selection of fresh fish is available at the sushi and sashimi counter, although we found that the mounds of rice for the sushi were too large for our liking. Made to order, guests may customise their bowls of noodles with various accompaniments at the noodle station, including a good range of seasonal vegetables. Hot food offerings may change depending on the season of your visit, but may incorporate Southeast Asian, Italian and American dishes. Round out your meal with a selection of sweets from the dessert station, which includes cakes, tarts, puddings and ice cream. Lis Café often offers dining specials, so remember to ask what’s on the menu when making reservations.
Drinks options are not as detailed-oriented as the buffet offerings, with a small selection of wines, cocktails and beers. However, guests can head to the adjacent Lis Bar for more tipples
Servers are attentive and efficient, whisking away used dishes to make room for second servings and ensuring our glasses are never empty.
A satisfying seafood buffet dinner for two will hit under the HK$1,000 mark, which we find to be great value for money considering the fresh seafood and wide variety of foods available.