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Cicada

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47A Elgin Street, SOHO, Central, Hong Kong http://www.enoteca.hk/cicada/cicada.html, China
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85226623882
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hong Kong, China
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Hong Kong, China
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687 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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209 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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Slaidburn, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Others in our small family party felt that the food was good, and produced some really clear flavours. First impressions count a lot for me, and if these aren't right, then things quickly go down hill. We were shown to a table, but due to the freezing air from the overhead conditioning unit, asked for an alternative before even sitting.... More 

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Toulouse, France
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were a group of eight, we ordered a variety of dishes from the menu. The food was good, the flavour was good, the sauces that accompanied were full of flavour. The portion on the other hand for the price, in my opinion isn't justified. The potatoes you have to dust of the salt, if not its too salty. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 64
Cuisine
Indian, Vietnamese, Asian, Thai
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

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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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