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Oct 23, 2003 10:20 AM
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URGENT - Hong Kong Airport: 2-Hour Morning Layover

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Help a bruvva out here. Arrive just after 0700 in Hong Kong and my connecting flight leaves two hours later. Airport website lists a downright superfluity of places. Anything there that someone could recommend first-hand?

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  1. Maxim is the restaurant. But if you only have 2 hours, you may want to stick with the food court.

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    1. re: Peter

      2 hours ? Don't bother taking the train to the city - the airport is on an island miles away from the cities. Stick with the food court - everything from dim sum and rice plates to decent hot noodle soups.

      1. re: rcc

        The first responder was not talking about taking a train to the city -- Maxim's has a branch in HK's airoprt (offering, among other things, congee and dim sum). Therefore, the choice of Maxim's vs food court was not a reference to going to the city.

    2. Is this 7 am in the morning or at night?

      And are you going to clear immigration and customs or just stick around the restricted area?

      Browsed through the airport website (www.hkairport.com) and though I have not been, I would recommend this one "King's Palace Congee & Noodle". Congee is a good chinese breakfast and if you have not tried it before, it can be an interesting experience.

      1. Go to the adjoining Regal Airport Hotel. It's less than 5 min walk. They have several options, any of which is better than the food in the airport. My favorite is their casual Japanese restaurant, but not sure if it's open that early. But even their coffee shop isn't bad.

        If you do want to stay in the terminal, Maxim's for dim sum is is the least awful option. But they don't do much cooking on site. As with their other Hong Kong outlets much of the food is prepped at a central kitchen and trucked in, so it's not exactly fine dining.

        Hong Kong Dave

        1. Go to the adjoining Regal Airport Hotel. It's less than 5 min walk. They have several options, any of which is better than the food in the airport. My favorite is their casual Japanese restaurant, but not sure if it's open that early. But even their coffee shop isn't bad.

          If you do want to stay in the terminal, Maxim's for dim sum is is the least awful option. But they don't do much cooking on site. As with their other Hong Kong outlets much of the food is prepped at a central kitchen and trucked in, so it's not exactly fine dining.

          Hong Kong Dave

          1. Hi, This is over 4 years late, but if you have only a two-hour transit, best not to leave the restricted area. King's Palace Congee in the food court on L7, east side of the main concourse is good if you want a Chinese meal. You can also try Taiwan Beef Noodle near gate 65 on the departures level. It's very popular with the staff. For an Asian/International meal, try Cafe Deco also at the L7 food court.

            I work in the airport, I've tried them all...