Chris L.

Kennel Kitchen

Chris L. from Hong Kong


About the kitchen

Kennel Kitchen is the home of a true foodie home chef and animal lover. Your host is Chef Chris (me) along with my friendly furry assistants (two dogs and two cats) and my wife who is also a foodie.

Check out our Instagram @kennel_kitchen or Facebook @kennelkitchenhk for more photos!

You will be welcomed into our cozy typical Hong Kong apartment home where you will be served classic comfort dishes with fresh seasonal produces from the local wet markets, filled with rich flavours. I will be joining you from my open kitchen where we can 'talk and share' food along with a few laughs!


(1) Due to preparation, please contact us a week in advance for reservations.

(2) We have friendly DOGS and CATS hosts in the house, so PLEASE make sure none of your guests are allergic to or afraid of pets!!

(3) I will be preparing the menu based on the "catch of the day", but you can also make special requests and I'm happy to cater for any special dietary needs.

(4) It's free corkage. You are also welcome to BYOB, just let me know if we need to prepare some extra ice for white/sparkling wine :)

Thank you for your interest!

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  1. NameChris L.
  2. LocationHong KongCauseway Bay
  3. LanguagesEnglish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Cantonese
  1. GuestsMinimum: 6, Maximum: 6
  2. MealsDinner
  3. House rulesI have friendly DOGS and CATS in the house, so PLEASE make sure none of your guests are allergic to or afraid of pets!! You are welcome to bring your own alcohol, but it's a non-smoking area. Dinner service ends at 10:30pm.
  1. Bio

    A local HK home cook, chasing after my food dream. I love food, so I spend most of my time learning about food! I like to eat, cook and learn about different food cultures when traveling. Apart from cooking, I love dogs and enjoy volunteering with my dogs.

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Matthew L.

Amazing food, wonderful hosts, lovely animal friends. This is what PlateCulture is all about!!

Benjamin H.

My wife, my visiting brother-in-law and I had an wonderful evening at Kennel Kitchen. It's great to have home-cooked Western food using fresh ingredients and we enjoyed the company of chef Chris, Audrey and their friendly pets. It really beats going to the restaurant on a Friday night.

The onion soup was the highlight for me as I like simple dishes that are executed well. I have a big appetite and I was totally full and very satisfied by the end of the evening.

Chris is a passionate chef and loves what he is providing on Plateculture.

Overall, we would definitely like to visit again and would love to try the Seafood menu on our next visit.

Harmonee T.

Being an avid food lover who goes around eating at various restaurants and constantly trying new things, Kennel Kitchen really took everything up a notch. I guess people would have to tolerate my talking about this dining experience for a long time. :)

From the initial communication, to our first meeting, to the cozy décor of their home, to the furry babies, then to the food, and everything in between was just beyond perfection. You can clearly see the passion Chef Chris has for what he does, we wish we could just try all their menus! I have personally never left a place with as big as smile as I had last night.

Thank you Chef Chris for making this the most memory joint birthday dinner David and I had - every dish was just incredible; thank you Audrey for keeping us entertained while food was being prepared - we hope your back feels better. Thank you Ice Cream, Coffee, Ding Ding and Tofu for being such great companions for our dinner.

Patricia G.

It was a great and pleasant experience for me. My 2nd. time with PlateCulture. Will definitely go back whenever I am in HKong. Chris is a wonderful and bubbly host. Patient and cool. Thank you so much for this privilege.I thoroughly enjoyed his company plus his cooking.

Best regards.

Heilok W.

We had another wonderful evening with plate culture thanks to kennel's kitchen. It really did not disappoint at all. The food tasted delicious just as they appeared in the pictures you see. One of the freshest salads I've had in Hong Kong with the best accomplishments. The lobster was truly amazing and so well presented. You can feel the amount of effort that has been put into the presentation, the taste of the food and the atmosphere was friendly right from the start. We really felt at home, not to mention the two beautiful cats and two playful dogs who were very entertaining to say the least. I think kennel's kitchen is already enjoying lots of success on plate culture and you can definitely know why. We would love to come again to try more of your new recipes. Thank you so much.

Raymond C.

We really had a great time and a lots of fun with the Chief!!! The food is also good.


Where do I begin with Chef Chris? I was in awe of the amazing food that Chris prepare before us in his open kitchen. Plate after plate of aesthetically-astounding and delicious food, starting with a prawn lantern salad and a coquilles saint jacques followed by the richest lobster bisque ever tasted. Then he presented us with his signature dish -- fresh whole lobster with brown butter sauce AND homemade pasta with sea urchin butter. Just when we thought I couldn't get any better, he whips out his cotton candy machine and proceeds to make a surprise dessert. Needless to say, it was amazing. We had a great evening of food and company with his two cats and two dogs (the gentlest and nicest dachshund and shiba I've ever encountered). Would not hesitate a second to recommend anyone to try Kennel Kitchen. Thank you, Chris!

Reply from  Thanks so much for your kind words and encouragement! I will keep on improving :)

Garron C.

Always great. Chris even provided us a complimentary bottle of Rose since it was valentines day.
Lobster was excellent, scallop was excellent. I unfortunately couldn't stay too long because of work committments, but really wished I could. Great company and a fantastic meal.

Huna S.

We had an absolutely great time at Kennel Kitch. My friend was unfortunately stuck at work which led us 1.5 hour late but Chris and his wife were absolutely fine with it. I took the chance to chat with them and their adorable pets and had a great time.

Food was impeccable (we had the light season set) - it was the best salmon I have ever had. Would definitely come back for more and recommend to my friends!

Chris was also fun and friendly. We had an excellent time hanging out with him and his wife. Their pets are also a MAJOR attraction - their cat jumped to our lap for patting - adorable!

Michelle L.

Cook with heart 😄

George L.

I had been to a few Private Kitchens (PK) in the past. But those I went were actually a small restaurant need advance bookings and they did not have the actual PK feels I would say.
I went to Kennel Kitchen yesterday with a friend of mine and we had a good time. The food is wonderful and I am sure you will find some surprise. The four family memebers are so lovely and friendly (2 dogs and 2 cats actually). Although Kennel Kitchen is located in a small apartment and it is very cosy. The chef and his wife are very friendly and we talked a lot. I would suggest you visit this PK and you will know what I mean.

Doris L.

We had a very special and incredible dinner, which was a little celebration for my birthday with my close girl friends, at the Kennel Kitchen by Chris. We truly enjoyed every bits of the evening from the refreshing aperitif Gin Tonic (which immediately lifted our spirit despite the heavy downpour outside) till the end. The beef Wellington which was cooked to perfection was my favorite, although the super tasty lobster pasta (al dente!) was no less enticing, not to mention the baked scallop with champagne sauce that you could not imagine how the sauce paired so well with the scallop without actually tasting the dish. I will surely recommend Chris' Kennel Kitchen to every food lovers. Big thumbs up! Haha, well, forgot to mention that the lovely puppies and cats were our superstars!

Mei T.

Kennel Kitchen is one of the best dining experiences that we've had.

Chef Chris is a warm and bubbly personality that we cannot help but feel all nice and fuzzy inside. We hit it off immediately with his two adorable assistants who greeted us at the door - definitely a great start. Just as we are getting acquainted with Mr Taufu the Shiba and Ms Theng Theng the Dachshund, Chef Chris surprises us with a 'welcome bottle' in light of our birthday celebration.

We eagerly got seated despite the charming furry distractions as the smells wafting through the apartment is whetting our appetite. We start with the Duck Breast Endive salad that is beautifully plated on a rustic board. Chef Chris tames the slight bitter edge of the endives with a delightfully sweet and zesty reduction that results in a perfect balance on the palate. Despite the generous portion, we still fight over the last sliver of duck breast and endive - proof of Chef Chris's prowess in the kitchen.

We follow the salad with a satisfying bowl of creamy White Onion Soup and hear our bellies moan in delight - aaaah! Pure comfort food. We are impressed with Chef Chris's flawless execution - just the right amount of cream to give the soup a rich texture but light enough that it doesn't fill you up before the main course which is the highly anticipated Beef Wellington. Chef Chris's version of this Gordon Ramsay signature dish does not disappoint. The crust is buttery and flaky, the steak is evenly cooked and very pink inside and the juice ooze when you cut it open. We wish we hadn't gorged so much on the salad and soup! To round up the night, we sample some handmade chocolate truffles with ice cream and frozen grapes over more wine while booking our next trip back to Kennel Kitchen.

Thanks Chris for a wonderful evening!

Yan Yin Yany T.

Food is awesome, all natural ingredient and well cooked; Chef is funny with laugher all night. Just try and will never regret.

My V.

We were warmly welcomed at Kennel Kitchen by Chris the chef and his wife Audrey and their furry babies Dingding, Tofu, Coffee and Ice cream. The food was absolutely on point. We had the grilled duck breast on endive salad, pumpkin soup, beef wellington and raspberry rose ice cream with crispy homemade meringue, which are all perfect for holidays. The salad is my most favorite, it was so delightful. Totally recommend this place for anyone who wants new dining experience in Hongkong!