Hong Kong’s dining scene held its own last night following the announcement of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. Our city’s eateries increased their share of the list with nine local spots, up from seven last year, acknowledged for their culinary success – a total bettered only by Japan and Thailand. The establishments to make it on the list were Amber (ranked seven), 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana (13), Ta Vie (16), The Chairman (22), Lung King Heen (24), Neighborhood (32), Belon (40), Ronin (41) and Caprice (46).
Although Amber slipped from third to seventh in the rankings, Richard Ekkebus’ kitchen claimed top spot for Hong Kong once again, as it has done ever since these rankings started in 2013. One of the biggest winners on the night was The Chairman, which shot up 25 spots in the rankings – the most improved performance of any restaurant in Hong Kong.
Elsewhere, Bangkok’s Gaggan continued its reign by being named best restaurant in Asia for the fourth year running.
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