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|Forum Restaurant (富臨飯店)|
|Slogan||Ah Yat's Abalone|
|Current owner(s)||Anonymous Group and Yeung Koon Yat|
|Head chef||Yeung Koon Yat|
|Street address||1/F, Sino Plaza, Causeway Bay|
Forum Restaurant (Chinese: 富臨飯店) is a Cantonese restaurant established in 1977 at Sino Plaza, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Run by Hong Kong's international chef and ambassador of Chinese cuisine, Yeung Koon Yat (楊貫一), it is one of the best known eateries in Hong Kong.
The restaurant is frequented by the glitterati of Hong Kong (many of whom are regulars) and is not traditionally an expatriate or tourist attraction.
In January 2014, the restaurant moved to the first floor of nearby Sino Plaza as its original site at 485 Lockhart Road had been rented to Tsui Wah Restaurant instead for HK$1.22 million per month for ten years, a rise of 70% compared with Forum's rental charges.
Yeung Koon Yat's signature dish Ah Yat's Abalone (or Bao yu) is famous all around the world. The abalone offered can cost an average of US$7200 per kilogram. Apart from the more expensive and rarer Cantonese specialities, local dishes are also offered at a more modest (but still above average) price.
Forum Restaurant took legal action against its competitor, Fulum Group's chain of seafood and dim sum restaurants, for alleged trademark infringements. "Forum" and "Fulum" sound similar and are written with the same Chinese characters. In July 2014, Fulum Group said it has achieved a coexistence agreement with Forum Restaurant on a trademark issue.
- Karen Chiu (14 January 2014). "Tsui Wah tips out fancy eatery in deal". The Standard (Hong Kong).
- Eddie Luk (11 April 2014). "All in the name for 'Abalone King'". The Standard (Hong Kong).
- Ling Wang (7 July 2014). "Back on the menu". The Standard (Hong Kong).
- Lim, Le-Min (2 December 2008). "Michelin Hong Kong Gives 3 Stars to 2 Restaurants (Update1)". Bloomberg. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
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