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Cicada

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47A Elgin Street, SOHO, Central, Hong Kong http://www.enoteca.hk/cicada/cicada.html, China
Name/address in local language
85226623882
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Oh my word the goats cheese samosas are wonderful, we had the lunch menu and the food was really good. The serving staff were friendly and helpful. There was a good choice of wine and beer.

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Thank tornadio
Management response:

That's one superb review! Will let our Chef and Staff know, Thank you Tornadio, appreciated! More 

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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439 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely dinner with tapas. We were four of us so ordered few small dishes and the portions were very decent size so with 7 dishes we almost had too much. Delicious food, lovely atmosphere and very attentive service. Will definitely come back.

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Thank MarciTravels
Management response:

We're really happy to hear that you guys enjoyed staying with us and glad to have you back in any time, thank you for your kind review, appreciated! More 

Hong Kong, China
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Cicada does some of the tastier Chinese dishes we have had in Hong Kong. We've tried quite a few of their dishes and loved each one.

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Thank SvetAndAli
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Our Head Chef appreciates your feedback! Thank you! More 

Hong Kong, China
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718 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I've been here many times on Friday evening for Happy Hour with colleagues and I reckon it's one of the best in Soho: low prices across a range of drinks rather than a free-flow deal encouraging overly long queues and downing of drinks. The food I've tried has been great too, both Indian and Vietnamese: summer rolls, satay chicken and... More 

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Thank TheOExpress
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to reply with a much detailed review! Our team takes notes on this and keeps everybody smiling. Thank you! More 

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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Wandered along Elgin Street looking left and right for a dinner for a party of five. Chose this because it looked a little intriguing from the street. Once upstairs and settled it was absolutely the right choice. Range of tapas was excellent. Ate really well. And for one of our party, being able to order a special pizza from the... More 

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Thank RogTrish
St. Albert, Canada
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Sampled a few tapas options from the menu. Everything was delicious!! Really impressed. Selection of meat fish and veg options. Friendly service too and really nice decor inside. Hope to come back on our holiday!

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Thank Cato1111
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210 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Very good Asian style tapas place. The sweet and sour chicken and BBQ pork ribs did have an MSG flavor to them, but other items were wonderful. The restaurant also has some of the cheapest happy hour drinks in SOHO.

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Thank Christopher B
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

3 hours after landing in Hong Kong we ventured forth in search of food. There is a lot of amazing grub available. We were keen to have Asian rather than patronise the various Italian, Greek, Argentinian etc establishments. And we happened across this place. It looked lively and interesting and had a great buzz to it. And the food! Wow.... More 

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Thank Adventuresoftheanon
Durham, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Ate during Happy Hour and had a selection of small dishes between the four of us. The portions were a fair size and good quality. We were not rushed out to leave when we finished.

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Thank tr250man
Brisbane, Australia
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

What a find, about halfway up or down depending which way your going on escalator, just down the street is this lovely little restaurant, I think in the 6 days we have been here this is the best meal we have had yet. We had set menu which gave you a choice of entree and main and we shared a... More 

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Thank Denis P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$19 - US$64
Cuisine
Indian, Vietnamese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47A Elgin Street, SOHO, Central, Hong Kong http://www.enoteca.hk/cicada/cicada.html, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Central
  • Neighbourhood: Central
  • Phone Number: 85226623882
Description
Cicada is Pan Asian street food style restaurant and bar offering amazing little dishes from all corners of Asia. Some are classics and some we've created using Asian cooking techniques and ingredient. A must try gem of a restaurant if you are in soho

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Staying in Central

Neighbourhood Profile
Central
When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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