The Top Restaurant

  • Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
  • 03.12.2022 - 11.12.2022

As we relish in delectable delicacies of the grandest feasts,
can we fathom the bitter, spicy, sour and sweet tastes of life embodied in the capital’s best culinary offering?
After the owner of Fujude—the most renowned duck restaurant in Beijing—retires from ill-health, his two lacklustre sons run the business to the ground. In comes Lu Mengshi who turns Fujude around within a few years. When the brothers witness the rising tide, they vow to fight Lu in regaining their rightful share!
The Top Restaurant
, which launched the career of former HKRep resident playwright He Jiping, is hailed as a theatrical masterpiece of contemporary realism, winning such accolades as the Ministry of Culture’s Wenhua Prize and Cao Yu Theatre Award. The Top Restaurant premiered at the Beijing People’s Art Theatre in 1988, then travelled to Hong Kong and toured Europe, United States, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. It was subsequently adapted as an acclaimed TV drama. 
Following the mainland production of Deling and Cixi, director Roy Szeto chooses a modern approach to this He Jiping classic, welcoming former HKRep principal actor and Golden Horse "Best Leading Actor" Tse Kwan Ho in the cast. This dream team of playwright-director-actor promises to be a hot item on the theatre scene! 
“He Jiping’s The Top Restaurant displays her consummate skills in distilling dramatic scenarios into microcosms of life. Amidst the emotional tussles, we detect subtleties of human interactions that are unforgettable for the audience.”
──Ting Yu, Critic

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Performance Date & Venue

  • Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
  • 7:45pm 3-4, 6△, 7-8*, 9#, 10.12.2022
    2:45pm 4, 10-11^.12.2022
  • $480/ $380/ $280/ $180
    *Weekday Special: $460/ $360/ $260/ $160
  • △Charity Event of Suicide Prevention Services (Enquiries: 2378 6440). Tickets not for public sales. 
    #Shun Hing Group Exclusive Performance.  Tickets not for public sales
    ^ Accessible Performance with Audio Description (Cantonese) 
    (Please call 2777 1771 to reserve the audio description device in advance)
  • Presented in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
  • Children under 6 will not be admitted 
  • No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme 

Ticketing Info

For HKRep Pals Members

25% discount

For HKRep Green Pals Members

30% discount

Other Ticket Discounts

50% discount for
  • Full-time Students (limited offer)
  • Senior Citizens aged 60 or above (limited offer)
  • People with disabilities & the minder. For purchase of each concessionary ticket for people with disabilities, the customer can purchase one ticket of same concession for a minder.

10% discount for (only valid for regular priced tickets available at URBTIX)
  • Members of CCDC Dance Inspirations
  • Club Bravo members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Zuni’s Friends
  • Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet
  • Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
  • Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company
  • Chung Ying Theatre “Energy Fun Club” members (max. 2 tickets)

10% discount for (only valid for regular priced tickets available at URBTIX outlets upon presentation of valid membership / staff cards)
  • Members of HKAPA Alumni Association
  • Members of Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servant’s Association
  • FANCL Club Members
  • Staff of Shun Hing Group
  • My Book One@SUPerCard members
  • Members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
  • Members or Staff of Broadway Photo Supply Limited
  • Members of CCDC Student Dance Inspirations
  • Members of Hong Kong Association of Theatre Technicians & Scenographers
  • Members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil)’s Young Audience Scheme
Tickets are available now at URBTIX
Ticketing Enquiries: 3166 1100
Credit Card Booking: 3166 1288
Online Booking:
Mobile App: MY URBTIX

A certain number of seats will be reserved for anti-epidemic measures or technical use.
All audiences are required to put on their own masks, comply with the requirement of the Vaccine Pass and scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code before entering the venue. 
In light of changing COVID-19 measures, ticketing arrangement may change. Please consult our latest updates on the HKRep Facebook page or official website. 
Programme Enquiries: 3103 5900

Cast & Production Team

Playwright He Jiping
Director Roy Szeto#
Guest Leading Cast Tse Kwan Ho
Main Cast Yu Hon Ting
Chris Sun
Mercy Wong
Ko Hon Man
Chow Chi Fai
Lau Shau Ching
Eddy Au Yeung
Poon Tai Ming
Special Appearance Yip Chun
Edward Mok
Set Designer Jan Wong
Costume Designer Mandy Tam
Lighting Designer Leo Cheung
Original Music Chan Wai Fat
Sound Designer Can Ha
Assistant Director Yau Ting Fai
#With the kind permission of the HKAPA
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