Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong

With over 60 Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong, our city has a star-studded dining scene

Hong Kong is home to some of the best bars and best restaurants in Asia. From cheap eats to high-end establishments, it’s no wonder the Michelin Guide for Hong Kong and Macau 2018 is bursting with fantastic food.

Three Michelin-starred restaurants

8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana

Dubbed the 'King of Truffles', chef Umberto Bombana whips up rustic, truffle-heavy Italian dishes whilst embodying the essence of hospitality through his venues exceptional service. Named after Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning film of the same name, the restaurant is also home to one of Asia's 50 Best Bars, which serves fantastic cocktails. Food-wise, expect things like homemade Cavatelli shellfish ragout and sea urchin, Tajima short rib and beef tenderloin with a red wine, plum sauce and whipped potato.

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Bo Innovation

The dishes at Bo Innovation are intelligent, playful and thoroughly thought out. Helmed by the 'Demon Chef' Alvin Leung, the chefs here masterfully marry traditional and new world Chinese cuisine. The minimalist decor allows the food to shine and diners have a choice of the Red Menu or Blue Menu. Red features dishes like Classic Upgrade - wild black cod, iberico ham, shimeji mushroom, dried mandarin peel and yuzu. The Blue sports dishes like Green Eggs and Magnolia Ham - century egg, magnolia ham, pickled ginger and chocolate. 

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Wan Chai
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L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon serves up incredibly decadent French dishes. Watch the action from the bar seating in front of the open kitchen while chowing down on decadent delights. Expect classics such as foie gras terrine with rhubarb confit and hibiscus to start, slow cooked Challans duck breast and foie gras with cherry confit and almonds for mains. Finish up with cinnamon panna cotta, caramelised green apple and sorbet in a delicate sugar pearl.

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Lung King Heen

This Chinese restaurant was the first in the world to be awarded three Michelin stars and it’s not hard to see why. Chef Chan Yan-tak and his team create exquisitely delicate pieces of dim sum, as well as perfectly steamed seafood dishes, nourishing double-boiled soups and delicious seasonal ingredients. Plus, this is one of the only Chinese restaurants around to have a sommelier and massive wine closet. Award-winning food combined with a stunning view of Victoria Harbour - it doesn’t get better than this.

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Sushi Shikon

Sushi Shikon is part of the Sushi Yoshitake family in Ginza, Tokyo, which also has three Michelin stars. Take a seat at the counter made from ancient keyaki and get stuck into the omakase menu, which is planned daily based on the best seasonal ingredients. Start with appetisers, then move on to wonderfully fresh sushi, seafood on vinegared rice and wash it down with a fine sake.

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Sheung Wan

T'ang Court

Named after the Golden Age in Chinese history, this beautiful restaurant is furnished lavishly in extravagant burgundy and gold tones. The extensive menu includes signature dishes like stir-fried lobster with spring onions and shallots, golden-fried stuffed crab claw and the more expensive bird’s nests and abalones. 

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Tsim Sha Tsui
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Two Michelin-starred restaurants

Amber

Amber is great for power lunches and intimate dinners. The dramatic chandeliers decidedly enhance the formality of the dining room and the atmosphere. Their international dream team of chef, manager and sommelier pay special attention to each of their guests. Culinary director Richard Ekkebus focuses on superior produce and innovative presentation, resulting in modern and light French cuisine.

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Caprice

Marvel at the talented chefs in the open kitchen, whipping up contemporary French cuisine using produce flown in daily from France. This restaurant has a fantastic French artisanal cheese collections, all housed in Hong Kong's first dedicated cheese cellar. This, along with an extensive wine list focusing mostly on Bordeaux and Burgundy vinos. Mains include beef-oyster tartare with caviar, roasted quail with foie gras, mashed celeriac and morel mushrooms with a natural jus. C'est magnifique! 

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Central
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Duddell's

A heady mix of fine art and fine dining. This expansive Cantonese restaurant boasts a spacious terrace and elegant interiors. Duddell's menu features Cantonese staples such as baked abalone, crispy suckling pig, fried lobster and kumquat puffs, many with innovative twists. They also serve great Chinese-inspired cocktails at their trendy ‘Salon’ bar and the events here attract a well-heeled crowd.

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Forum

Famous the world over for its abalone, Forum serves other fantastic dishes like crispy-skinned fried chicken and rice wrapped in lotus leaves, that shouldn't be overlooked. Though the general offerings at Forum won't leave a huge dent in your wallet, things like the abalone can cost up to $10,000 if you're so inclined.

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Causeway Bay
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Kashiwaya

Originating from Osaka, Japan, the Hong Kong branch of Kashiwaya serves kaiseki cuisine, using seasonal ingredients flown in from Japan - even the soft water used to cook the rice. The food is served on crockery made by artisans with more than four centuries of collective history and experience. Upon said crockery, expect to be served dishes including sashimi, brine boiled clams and snow crab, served four ways.

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Ming Court

This Michelin stalwart has featured in the guide since 2009. Besides the delectable dim sum, this elegant restaurant in bustling Mong Kok is known for its twist on a perennial classic - yeung chow fried rice with sea cucumber, which apparently was the way Chinese emperors preferred it. It's also earned a reputation for its fab wine pairings, with a cellar boasting 400 plus wines from over 100 regions.

 

 

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Mong Kok
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Pierre

Pierre Gagnaire is a culinary artist who whips up fantastic creations for diners to savour, all while you enjoy the view from the top floor of the Mandarin Oriental. While the food here is described as modern French, it’s still deeply rooted in traditional Gallic cooking. The menu changes regularly to reflect the seasonal produce available but expect dishes like John Dory with tamarillo, cucumber, fresh mint and chorizo as well as excellent cheeses from the master refiner Bernard Anthony.

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RyuGin

Originating from Tokyo’s Roppongi district, RyuGin's Hong Kong branch is perched on the 101st floor of the ICC building. The menu is a 10-course kaiseki meal of seasonal dishes that can include dishes such as monkfish liver and akagai arc, or Japanese spring vegetables, simmered in shallow broth with abalone and hotaru squid. The quality ingredients really shine at RyuGin.

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West Kowloon
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Summer Palace

Nestled across the harbour from sister restaurant, Shang Palace, Summer Palace can be found in the Island Shangri-La. The kitchen is helmed by executive Chinese chef Ip Chi Cheung, who previously worked at Shang Palace. Dine on decadent dim sum or go à la carte and try specialities such as marinated pig's trotter with spicy ginger and pigeon, marinated in hua diao wine.

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Admiralty

Shang Palace

Housed in the Kowloon Shangri-La, Shang Palace is the place to go for expertly curated food and wine pairings, as well as sweeping views of Victoria Harbour. Indulge in dim sum or more luxurious items such as crispy lobster with oatmeal, or baked filled crab shell with black truffle paste and cheese. If you're not so wine-inclined, the tea selection here is excellent too.

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Tsim Sha Tsui East
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One Michelin-starred restaurants

Ah Yat Harbour View Restaurant

With amazing city views, Ah Yat Harbour View Restaurant's menu is filled with delectable dishes from the Guangdong region. Savoury buns, vegetarian duck and dim sum items are served along side more hearty offerings such as stewed oxtail with home-made sauce, red wine in casserole and golden, fried crispy chicken.

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Tsim Sha Tsui

Akrame

Helmed by Ferran Adrià and Pierre Gagnaire alum, Akrame Benallal, whose first restaurant, Akrame, debuted in Paris in 2011, gaining a Michelin star within a year. His Wan Chai incarnation continues to display his bold style and innovative marriages of flavours. Dinner menus are served in six or eight-courses and can feature dishes such as lobster wrapped in smoked beef with charcoal pot jus.

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Wan Chai
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Arcane

3 out of 5 stars

Meaning 'mysterious' or 'understood by only a few’, the word ‘arcane’ conjures up images of magicians, secret societies and fantasy lands. This may be apt when it comes to modern European restaurant Arcane, as the food is being lauded by some as magical and owner and chef Shane Osborn is full of fantastical culinary secrets, all learned at some of the best restaurants in London and Hong Kong. Having helped Pied à Terre and L’Autre Pied earn Michelin stars in the English capital, Australian-born chef Osborn has done it again here in Hong Kong.

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Beefbar

Beefbar, originating from Monaco, was founded by European meat importer, Riccardo Giraudi. The restaurant is renowned as a place to see and be seen and has incarnations around the globe, in locations including Moscow and the Greek island of Mykonos. As expected, the beef here is of phenomenal quality, but it's not all steak here. At Beefbar, you can also expect tacos, tostadas, ceviches, fish, pastas and outrageously good mashed potatoes of different flavours, too. 

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Celebrity Cuisine

Dine on luxury Cantonese food in the fairly unassuming Lan Kwai Fong Hotel on quiet Kau U Fong. With celebrity admirers and an eye for A-list ingredients, chef Cheng nods to nostalgia, serving dishes such as Hakka braised pork belly with preserved vegetables or crispy baby pigeon. With only six tables, it's an intimate affair with a long waiting list.

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Central

CIAK - In The Kitchen

Chef Umberto Bombana's more casual offering, CIAK - In The Kitchen is still worthy of a star, no matter how laid back it may be. Chow down on stellar Italian comfort food such as pizzas, pastas and pastries in the informal surrounds.

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Duddell’s

A heady mix of fine art and fine dining. This expansive Cantonese restaurant boasts a spacious terrace and elegant interiors. Duddell's menu features Cantonese staples such as baked abalone, crispy suckling pig, fried lobster and kumquat puffs, many with innovative twists. They also serve great Chinese-inspired cocktails at their trendy ‘Salon’ bar and the events here attract a well-heeled crowd.

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Central

Epure

Enchanting Epure, housed in TST's Harbour City, serves contemporary French fare and boasts a gorgeous terrace overlooking the harbour. The wine list is robust and can be paired with decadent dishes that change seasonally, including blue lobster, souffle, foie gras and a fantastic range of French cheeses. 

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Tsim Sha Tsui
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Fu Ho (TST)

Authentic Cantonese restaurant Fu Ho has been tucked up in the Miramar shopping centre for over a decade.  Signature dishes include abalone such as braised Yoshihama dried abalone, bird’s nest with almond cream and the fried noodles 'Fu Ho' style in clay pot. 

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Tsim Sha Tsui

Golden Valley

If you know about this place, then you are already a member of Hong Kong's Sichuan chilli appreciation club. Try the mouth-watering chicken in peanut- chilli sauce served cold, and stewed beef Sichuan spicy style, as well as a whole host of Cantonese dishes. After dinner, you can head upstairs for KTV. Apparently, many of our local Canto-pop stars were discovered here.

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Happy Valley
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Thirsty for great drinks?

The 50 best bars in Hong Kong

Whether your prefer to relax over a craft brew, a single malt, a glass of red or a classic cocktail, Hong Kong has an amazing bar guaranteed to have you ordering ‘just one more round’.

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By: Douglas Parkes

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