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    "Hong Kong Cigar Shop Guide": places to buy cigars in Hong Kong


    I'll start from Wanchai and Causeway Bay area. Hope this helps!

    1. Name: Club CigarismAdd:2/F, 521 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong(Behind Sogo, Metro D1 Exit)
    Tel:+852 28915600
    Website: http://www.kinlonz.com
    Opening Hours:12:00 noon-Midnight(Mon-Sat)
    12:00 noon -22:00(Sun, holidays)

    Comments: This cigar store was opened in early 2009. When I walked out the Burberry store at Sogo the other day, I was attracted by its eye-catching outdoor black&white sign with Che Guevara and the slogan "life is fun, live it!".

    This prime-locating store is about 600SF, and could accommodate up to 20 people at the same time, making it the biggest cigar club in the area. When it comes to cigars, I found many rare puros such as Partagas 15 Sublime, Cohiba/RyJ/Hoyo Book Ediction, Ramon Allones Phoenicio and other regional editions etc to name few, selling at the lowest prices in town.

    According to the manager Rocky Fung, the founder of this club is a long-time cigar smoker and decided to transform his office into a private cigar club for one big reason: Hong Kong's smoking ban in July 2009. Well, that’s a good and luxuary solution for a smoker.

    PS: remember to have a look at the store's collection of fake Cuban cigars, educational and interesting!

    Smoking Room: Yes
    Lockers: Yes
    VIP Room: Yes
    Wireless Lan: Yes
    TV, DVD, Printing&Fax: Free for VIPs

    Value for money(10):9
    Smoking room(10):8
    Location(10):10
    Services(10):8
    Total Scores: 35/40

    2. Name: Cigar TimeADD: 1/F., The Excelsior, Hong Kong, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
    Tel: +852 2882 6928
    Opening Hours: (Mon - Sat) 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    (Sun & Public holiday) 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    Comments: Just 5 minutes away from Club Cigarism, Cigar Time is located in Excelsior Hotel 1/F. This tiny store sells their cigars mainly to hotel's customers, as well as customers from Dickson's Bar. Local smokers seldom buy here since the cigars and accessories are over-pricing. Cigar Time try to justify their pricing strategy by explaining that their source of cigars is Pacific Cigars Company(PCC). Well, since I can get a 30% off from their supplier, what is the point of buying from Cigar Time then? But I do think that Cigar Time is smart to focus their taget customers on tourists.

    In spite of the hyper prices, one good development about Cigar Time is that they opened their members-only smoking room inside the hotel in 2009, the room has about 8 seats with high-ceiling and very nicely ventilated.

    Smoking Room: Yes, members only
    Lockers: Yes
    VIP Room: No
    Wireless Lan: No
    TV, DVD: TV only
    Printing&Fax: No

    Value for money(10):4
    Smoking room(10):6
    Location(10):9
    Services(10):7
    Total Scores: 26/40

    3. Name: AcantaComments: Owned by Bluebell Group, the exclusive distributor for Davidoff for Hong Kong market. Acanta store is located at the lobby of Parklane hotel, 5 minutes away from the metro station. I always have the impression that all cigar stores in the hotels are over-pricing, and this is proved by Acanta again. However, comparing with Cigar Time, Acanta has better quality of cigars and standard of storage.

    This store is good for buy and go only since they have no smoking room.

    Add:Shop D4, Parklane Hotel. Causeway Bay
    Tel:+852 2576 7665

    Smoking Room: No(but you can still smoke at the opposite George and Co Bar before July 2009)
    Lockers: No
    VIP Room: No
    Wireless Lan: No
    TV, DVD: No
    Printing&Fax: No

    Value for money(10):5
    Smoking room(10): N/A
    Location(10):8
    Services(10):8
    Total Scores: 21/30

    Reference: more Bluebell cigar stores: (http://www.bluebellgroup.com/hk/shoplist/):
    Davidoff(The Landmark) Shop G12, The Landmark, Queen's Road, Central
    2525 5428
    Davidoff(The Peninsula) Shop E3A, Peninsula Hotel, Salisbury Road, Kowloon 2368 5774
    New World Centre Shop L144, New World Centre, Salisbury Road, Kowloon
    2721 5520
    Acanta
    Gateway Arcade Shop 3323, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon 2175 5169

    4. Name Cigarros InnComments: All my local cigar friends simply call this store "4/F", and never call it by name for 2 reasons. Firstly since people have to "climb"' up 4 floors to get to the shop(this building has no lift), and secondly because we don't think a store selling fakes deserves a name.

    At my first-time visit in 2006, I was so happy about the choices of the EL cigars they had in the store. However, I found that many of them had no 3-caps, and even found some Montecristo EL 2000 with a new label on. Out of curiosity, I bought some and tried, well...fakes!!

    After so many years, they are still selling fakes, but mainly to tourists from mainland China(especially who speak Mandarin). Cigarros Inn is the only cigar store I would suggest NOT going in Hong Kong, unless you have no choices.

    Add: 4th Floor, 22 Russell Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
    Tel: +852 28388687
    website: http://www.cigaros-inn.com/e/default_home.asp

    Smoking Room: Yes
    Lockers: Yes
    Wireless Lan: No
    TV, DVD: Yes
    Printing&Fax: No

    Value for money(10):0
    Smoking room(10):6
    Location(10):4
    Services(10):8
    Total Scores: 18/40

    Copyrighted: Fred Leung

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    Thanks. That was an informative read.

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    There are many more good cigar shops and members cigar clubs than that has been mentioned by quingleung.

    Here are a few:

    Red Chamber Cigar Divan (owned by Pacific Cigar Co. Ltd "PCC" - the official Hababnos Cigar Distributor for Asia Pacific)
    Shop M1, Mezzaine Floor, Peddar Building, 12 Peddar street, Central, Hong Kong

    Smoking Room: Yes
    Lockers: Yes
    VIP Room: No
    Wireless Lan: Yes
    TV, DVD, Printing&Fax: Free

    Value for money(10):9
    Smoking room(10):9
    Location(10):10
    Services(10):10
    Total Scores: 38/40

    Cohiba Divan (owned by PCC)
    Mandarin Hotel, Shop G6, East Lobby, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong

    Smoking Room: Yes
    Lockers: No
    VIP Room: No
    Wireless Lan: Yes
    TV, DVD, Printing&Fax: No

    Value for money(10):9
    Smoking room(10):8
    Location(10):10
    Services(10):10
    Total Scores: 37/40

    La Casa del Habano Cigar Lounge (owned by PCC)
    Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

    Smoking Room: Yes
    Lockers: Yes
    VIP Room: No
    Wireless Lan: Yes
    TV, DVD, Printing&Fax: No

    Value for money(10):9
    Smoking room(10):9
    Location(10):9
    Services(10):10
    Total Scores: 37/40

    Members Only Clubs:

    Cohiba Atmoshpere
    Cigarro

    As the cigars from these places are from the official distributor you won't get any fakes! They deal in mostly Cuban cigars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dma88 View Post
    There are many more good cigar shops and members cigar clubs than that has been mentioned by quingleung.

    Here are a few:

    Red Chamber Cigar Divan (owned by Pacific Cigar Co. Ltd "PCC" - the official Hababnos Cigar Distributor for Asia Pacific)
    Shop M1, Mezzaine Floor, Peddar Building, 12 Peddar street, Central, Hong Kong

    Smoking Room: Yes
    Lockers: Yes
    VIP Room: No
    Wireless Lan: Yes
    TV, DVD, Printing&Fax: Free

    Value for money(10):9
    Smoking room(10):9
    Location(10):10
    Services(10):10
    Total Scores: 38/40

    Cohiba Divan (owned by PCC)
    Mandarin Hotel, Shop G6, East Lobby, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong

    Smoking Room: Yes
    Lockers: No
    VIP Room: No
    Wireless Lan: Yes
    TV, DVD, Printing&Fax: No

    Value for money(10):9
    Smoking room(10):8
    Location(10):10
    Services(10):10
    Total Scores: 37/40

    La Casa del Habano Cigar Lounge (owned by PCC)
    Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

    Smoking Room: Yes
    Lockers: Yes
    VIP Room: No
    Wireless Lan: Yes
    TV, DVD, Printing&Fax: No

    Value for money(10):9
    Smoking room(10):9
    Location(10):9
    Services(10):10
    Total Scores: 37/40

    Members Only Clubs:

    Cohiba Atmoshpere
    Cigarro

    As the cigars from these places are from the official distributor you won't get any fakes! They deal in mostly Cuban cigars.
    PCC's shops are listed on their websites, and very similiar, won't let us down but can't surprise me.

    Cigarro is nice and cool, we can find lots of rare stuff, but the prices are skyrocketing.

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    Interesting thread.

    Thanks for the information. The next time I'm in Hong Kong, I'll look these places up.

    You guys couldn't suggest a sushi bar there, could you?


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    Man, I'm glad I have all of this information for the next time I'm in Hong Kong...errr

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    Hong Kong Cigar Shop Guide - Central Area

    I'll list by my favourite shops:

    1. Cubano Club@Central
    RM 401, 4TH FLOOR, WO HING COMMERCIAL BUILDING,
    11 WING WO STREET, CENTRAL, HONG KONG
    TEL: (852) 2815 7866
    FAX: (852) 2810 1933
    Web: http://www.ragiconline.com/

    This store is indeed a wholesaler of Cuban cigars, genuine and nice quality. They just opened their second store in TST months ago.
    For this Central shop, it's hard to find(In a narrow street opposite Sincere Department Store), but if you can find it, you find a place which provides Habanos with the cheapest prices.
    Have been to so many cigar stores in the world, I have to say No one can beat Cubano Club's prices.
    Their place in Central is tiny, but always packed with lots of people. Have to say their TST store is much better.
    Very nice source of Cuban cigars, the must to go if you're in Central.
    Coz I smoke 3-5 a day, Cubano Club is the best place to shop for daily smokes in Central, just like Club Cigarism in CWB.
    Don't miss these two if you're in HK.

    2. Cigarro
    Just google Cigarro and you will find lots of information on this reputable cigar club. Fancy and well-decorated, remember to bring a coat with you when you go there, since their air-conditioning is always as low as 18C and don't get excited if you see some rare cigars.
    My advise is go to have a look and go, cigars are too pricey and the atomosphere is too commercialized.
    (PS: members-only, non-members can ask for a tour, buy and go)
    Address: 3/F Pacific House, 20 Queen's Road Central
    Telephone: 2810 1883

    3. Red Chamber
    This one store opposite the Landmark building is one of my favourite, because the decorating style is so Oriental and unique. A must-go for cigar smokers. Of coz if you have time for this, then save some time for other LCDH shops, check their website and get the address(Google Pacific Cigars Hong kong).
    Others by LCDH:
    Cigar Divin@Mandarin Oriental Hotel

    4. Davidoff Landmark
    A nice place for shopping for Davidoff and high-end accessories.
    But no space for you to smoke since it's located inside the Landmark Square.

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    This is for all the New Guys. While this information is nice please take it with a grain of Salt. Not long ago a certain Vendor in Hong Kong pissed off the US Government and had an issue. Big brother got hold of their US customer list and sent nasty little letters attach with big bills and fines.

    Remember Cuban cigars are illegal in the US.


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    How about 'Finest Cuban Cigars' in Sheung Wan? Anyone familiar with it? Are they buy real cigar?

    https://www.finestcubancigars.com/en/index.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrr-rrr-rrrr View Post
    How about 'Finest Cuban Cigars' in Sheung Wan? Anyone familiar with it? Are they buy real cigar?

    https://www.finestcubancigars.com/en/index.php
    Oh yeah, they are buy real cigar.
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    What has brought all of this on???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggiese View Post
    What has brought all of this on???
    Too much Tsingtao ?
    It will always be a battle a day between those who want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo.
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    Great post, very informative!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BnBTobacco View Post
    Great post, very informative!
    The powers that be might take it all away
    Together we burn, together we burn away

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    Yay! Cigars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BnBTobacco View Post
    Great post, very informative!
    C'mon... Seriously?

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