4/F., KWG International Financial Place, No.8, Huaxia Road
(86-20) 8550 0028
Why did we dine here? – Lei Garden is a top restaurant group with locations in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, and Macau. In late 2014 we had dinner at the Guangzhou location of Lei Garden, based on our local friends re-iteration that even this location serves up great food. Interesting to hear that the Xi Jinping’s crackdown has affected business at this restaurant too. Government officials do not want to be caught near any fancy restaurants any more. This location takes up one floor and is 50% made up of private rooms.
Insider Tip – Order carefully to reduce $$$. Pre-order special dishes.
Cuisine – Cantonese Chinese
Location – Guangzhou, China
Opened – 2013
Service – Lei Garden had us in a private room with servers in there almost 100% of the time. Excellent service.
Verdict – Lei Garden does it again with stellar food and service. This is one of the top restaurants in Asia. We always look forward to each at one on each trip. Don’t forget about trying South Sea Village too.
Unfortunately we lost many of our pictures at this wonderful restaurant.
Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Yes. 1 Hour? Yes.
Lei Garden Signature Dishes – Fresh Seafood, Fresh Fish, Regional dishes.
Lei Garden’s Menu is pretty wide ranging with a little bit for everyone.
Lei Garden Food Picks:
US$1 = ¥6.2
Bak Tong Gou – White Sugar Sponge Cake – Must be ordered in advance! Dense, sweet, springy.
Roast Pigeon (¥128) was super crispy with lots of flavor.
Braised Mini Boneless Sparerib with home made sweet and sour sauce (¥58) served with 2 mini buns was cool looking with lots of fat, silky meat and a nice deep fried man tau bun.
Sea blubber in balsamico vinegar (¥68) appetizer had a great name. Nice fun dish.
Shredded cloud ear fungus, coriander stem, green pepper, Pig’s ears and onion in spicy sauce (¥58) was another fun appetizer. Very spicy.
Durian puffs were beautiful, VERY fragrant and flavorful. Perfect texture. The BEST we have had so far.
Honey roast pork (¥118) had a ton of fat, was sweet, but stellar.
Crispy Roast pork (¥118) was very good. We had to order it because the Suckling pig required preordering. You now know what to order ahead!
Crispy Roast duckling (¥128) had a heavy sauce for this small duck. Very crispy, good but not excellent.
Scallop with vermicelli (¥68 each) were very fresh, beautiful and HUGE. Al dente noodles were unusual.
Bamboo steamer (¥138) with chicken, cloud ear fungus, cordyceps militaris and wolfberries hit the spot. Tender flavorful chicken with mushrooms.
Lap mee Fan – Claypot Rice (¥52 per person) with preserved sausage and duck, crispy bottom. Crazy expensive but wonderful. This was better than a legendary one at Macau’s Estab Comidas San Hip Seng. Lots of intense flavor.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
Do you agree with our review? Have you found other similar restaurants in Guangzhou that are better?