Chachawan

Chachawan

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206 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
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Full Address 
206 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
Chinese Address 
上環荷里活道206號
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Free Corkage 
Parking 
Takeout & Delivery 
Chachawan has wowed most critics with its deliciously faithful Thai cuisine and super-cool hipster vibe, while a few complain the prices are too high and not every dish hits the mark.
22 reviews
60%
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The fish pia phao giua looks grand but tastes just like good steamed fish without any frills. 

70%
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For dishes influenced by the streets of Isaan, dishes drifting around HK$100-$150 may seem expensive, but for the excellent quality of food and exceptional service, we feel it’s worth every dollar.

80%
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The pork dish was our favorite of the night: the grilled and salty meat was prepared perfectly, while the lime really brought it to life.

75%
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To finish, warm coconut rice dumplings served in salted coconut cream ($58) were a play on sweet and salty flavours, though we found the contrast a little unbalanced and the texture too gooey for our liking.

80%
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This fish is cooked over fire and comes with a green chilli dipping sauce; whilst the fish itself wasn’t particularly flavourful, the flesh was lovely, tender and fell off the bone. Eat the salty skin at your own risk!

70%
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Courtesy of chef Adam Cliff, a protégé of Nahm’s David Thompson, Chachawan serves up fare from the northestern Thai province of Issan.

80%
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Chachawan offers an authentic, down-to-earth Isaan menu that focuses on grilled meats and salads and boasts a balance of sour, hot and salty flavors. 

100%
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This is by far one of the best Thai meals I’ve ever eaten anywhere, and the combination of great food, relaxed vibe and welcoming service makes Chahawan one of my favourite restaurants in Hong Kong.

80%
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The Lap Moo, a salad of minced pork, shallots, fresh herbs and crispy pork skin, also packed a serious punch.

60%
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While the food is above average and mostly enjoyable at Chachawan, there is no doubt that you’re paying for the vibe and the cool hipster atmosphere more than the food.

80%
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Where else can you get such feisty regional Thai fare plus the charcoal-grilled meats are fantastic. The price is accessible- our bill for two people, minus wine, was HK$809 (we added tip on top).

90%
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Yes!  Definitely worth a revisit in my book!  I love the hip yet relaxed vibe of the place, and the food was fantastic.

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The menu consists of a whole lotta next level Thai salads, seafood, proteins, rice and noodle dishes along with traditional desserts. Chachawan does not eff around when it comes to heat.

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It does a great trick convincing us that it’s low-key cooking. Chachawan - you are the Keyser Soze of restaurants.

100%
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Hong Kong has finally a solid Thai venue that I can proudly talk and promote about to tourist friends or fellow foodies. 

70%
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Overall, I really enjoyed myself. It was a fun night of good banter, chacha smashes and fun thai food! :) Prices are pretty reasonable…much more reasonable than most places in Sheung Wan and Central!

70%
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The Goong Golae Whole tiger prawn smothered in dry red coconut curry, grilled over fire with fresh lime was a little disappointing. While it looked all plump and juicy on the outside, it was a little overcooked, leaving it bit too tough and chewy.

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Verdict: It ain’t cheap for Thai food but fuck yeahhhh!  HOWEVER, FUCK NO TO PAPER STRAWS

90%
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I absolutely LOVE Chachawan and cannot find fault anywhere. From the buzz, to the friendly staff, to the rustic, honest and unpretentious food Chachawan is going to be fed up with me way before I’ll ever be fed up with this joint.

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Each dish served, featured an explosion of delicious flavours and brought us back to all our beach island getaways in Thailand. 

90%
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It’s like an explosion of flavors happening on every mouthful. It is to me by far the best dinner and drink hang out before heading to the madness of Weekend nights in Central.

75%
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All in all, a great spot to meet up with a group of friends and enjoy tasty, innovative food at a reasonable price. Staff are friendly and attentive and though the restaurant doesn’t take bookings, the turnover is quite quick.