Hongkong Restaurants Close in New Year

At LAN KWAI FANG, I found a good restaurant, called YUNG KEE (镛记) Restaurant. It is at 32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: +85225221624. (D2 Exit at Central Station of MTR). It is amount the best of these days’ meals. There is a big KFC near it – the fact is, the KFC seems to be the most obvious sign there.

It closes from Jan 28 to Feb 1 during the Chinese Spring Festival to celebrate the holiday.

This is to respect the holiday and tradition better than money, and I think it is the right way to do. In Shanghai, and many other cities in China, businesses do not close at holidays, and event at the Lunar New Year’s Eve.

It is very convinient, but there are no break in the entire year. I appreciate the decision the restaurant made to reserve the tradition. It is a big restaurant at the heart of the Hong Kong entertainment area – the LAN KWAI FANG, but still took the four day leave, for their staff and for everyone.

2 thoughts on “Hongkong Restaurants Close in New Year

  1. Yung Kee is one of the top ten restaurant in Hong Kong made famous by its secret recipe BBQ goose, you cannot miss its four floors tall golden siding anywhere in Wellington Street.

    Traditionally in Hong Kong, any services rendered during the Lunar New Year are subject to surcharge and staff are subject to double pay, to avoid being accuse by visitors of over charging, many restaurants choose to close during the festival.

  2. Yes. Their BBQ is so nice. Highly recommend!

    It may be one of the reasons they closed during the business. In Shanghai and Beijing, during the Spring Festival, many stores open even longer hours. Some extend to 24 hours at holiday – like Christmas and New Year (Dec 31). It is reasonable to pay staff double pay or triple pay since they sacrafied a lot.

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