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Tak Fat Beefball

Tsim Sha Tsui
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Haiphong Road Temporary Market, Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong, China
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11:00 - 01:00
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Shanghai, China
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197 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Back here for a quick bite. Old worn down stall brings back memories. During summer, get ready for a hot and humid experience. As usual, the beef balls are awesome. This stall has been here for many decades and one of the historical survivors.

Thank eywchan
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The place is location inside a market and is very hard to find if you have never been before. I went for the 2nd time by myself as I always remembered the beef balls from the previous time. You're only here for the food as the place is very old and dirty. The beef balls are $30hkd a bowl for... More 

Thank Raymond L
Hong Kong, China
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398 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

My mom brought me here about 40 years ago. The place is located under the flyover serving the best beefball and tripes in Hong Kong. It is the few "Tai Pai Dong" left. Seating is no 5 star hotel, price is decent, food is delicious and best is the feel of old traditional HK style eatery. Apart from beefball with... More 

Thank Christine T
Edmonton, Canada
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141 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

This place is located close to the Kowloon park at the junction between Haiphong and canton road It is enclosed by the iron gates all around and one has to look for the sign. " temporary location for hot food, The landmark is right across from langham hotel main entrance We have the combo of beef tendon and beef balls... More 

Thank Allan & Amy T
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369 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2015

But of course that was many decades ago. Like everything else, prices do go up. Situated in high rent district TST, it is getting harder and harder to find a gem like this to exist. Even at HK$27 a bowl with 5 beef balls and noodles of your choice, it is still a tremendous bargain especially given its consistently good... More 

1 Thank IVegas
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,742 reviews
1,088 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,501 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Tip: to get here go into the market and turn left until you get to the wall and the. Take a right and go around the leftmost shop. In the back you will find this gem. The beef balls are great and the broth tasty. I tried to order brisket but the ladies didn't understand neither a word of English... More 

3 Thank HelenaGuerra
Shanghai, China
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197 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

This little stall is located inside a market/hawker center in the middle of Tsimshatsui and usually will go unnoticed. This little stall serves great beef ball and mixed beef organs. Not for the faint-hearted, but this is one of those local street delicacies. Not sure how long this has been there but give it a try. Perhaps, it is a... More 

2 Thank eywchan
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2012

The title of the review says it all! Unlike another reviewer, I did not notice any rats running around. This place is hard to find inside the temporary market, so you should ask around for Tak Fat Beefball.

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Reviewed 23 May 2008

hm....very good Beef meat ball...but...be aware that you will see rats running around while you are eating.....

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Reviewed 27 March 2008

Beef balls are the ever yummy ones! Btw, the toast with condensed milk is also nice!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haiphong Road Temporary Market, Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong>  > Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Neighbourhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Phone Number: 852-23761179

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighbourhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
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