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Maxim's Group is an extremely successful local chain that began by opening a Western-style restaurant in 1956. Today it operates more than 760 restaurants, fast-food outlets, cake shops, and catering services in Hong Kong and China. Jade Garden, its first Chinese restaurant, made its debut in 1971 and remains popular among locals and visitors alike for its good service and extensive menu, which includes the likes of sizzling honey-glazed barbecued pork and stir-fried minced pigeon that you roll in lettuce leaves. It's also a great place also for dim sum, like the deep-fried shrimp rolls with garlic, served until 4pm. While there are other locations, including those at Grand Century Place, Level 8, 193 Prince Edward Road W., Mong Kok (852/2628 9668; MTR: Mong Kok), and on the third floor of Causeway Bay Plaza 2, 463-483 Lockhart Road (852/2573 9339; MTR: Causeway Bay), I like this one in Tsim Sha Tsui because it's easy to find (across from the Star Ferry terminus) and offers a view of the the old KCR clock tower and harbor from tables by the window. Other popular restaurants in Maxim's Group include Chiuchow Garden, Peking Garden, and Shanghai Garden.