Luk Yu

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Coordinates: 22°16′56″N 114°09′21″E / 22.282164°N 114.155763°E / 22.282164; 114.155763

Luk Yu tea house and Luk Yu Building in Stanley Street.

Luk Yu is a tea house and dim sum restaurant located in Stanley Street, in the Central district of Hong Kong established in 1933.

It is known for its colonial style, adherence to tradition and loyal long-time customers, for whom the entire first floor is unofficially reserved.[1]

The tea house gets its name from the Tang Dynasty poet Lu Yu who wrote the "The Classic of Tea" which describes the history and culture of Chinese tea. (Luk Yu is the Cantonese version of Lu Yu.)

Luk Yu also sells its branded Luk Yu (tea bag)s in local stores and in the UK.

Murder of Harry Lam[edit]

On 30 November 2002, businessman Harry Lam Hon-lit was shot dead at point-blank range while eating breakfast at Luk Yu. His murderer was Yang Wen, a hitman hired by a Hong Kong triad boss.[2]


  1. ^ Time Out Hong Kong - review
  2. ^ Crawford, Barclay; Fox Yi Hu and Ambrose Leung (19 Jul 2009). "'Mastermind' in Martin Lee plot arrested". Hong Kong: SCMP. Retrieved 21 Jul 2009.