Home to the first Chinese restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star (it now has three), the only three star Italian restaurant outside Italy and street food starred diners where you can find out what Michelin means with pocket change make Hong Kong one of the best places to try some Michelin cuisine.
Below we profile all of Hong Kong’s three star Michelin restaurants, and list the name of every winner across all the star categories.
All the three star restaurants are returning restaurants, but there are half a dozen new names at one and two star.
In 2017 highlights include Beef Bar (one star), where you’ll find a unique menu of tartare dishes and some top end steak. Elsewhere, the 8-course menu served at just 25 seats has turned heads for the quality of the food and intimacy of the experience. For cheaper Michelin food, Tim Ho Wan had held on to its stars and its reputation for Dim Sum for less than $10.
Three star Michelin restaurants in Hong Kong
Ignore the corny billing as X’treme Chinese cuisine, celebrity chef Alvin Leung has topped lists of the best restaurants in Hong Kong for years thanks to his constant but careful marrying of Cantonese cuisine with international flavors.
L'Atélier de Joël Robuchon
Dimmed lights, bar style seating and flashes of red on a black background are the signature style of Joel Robuchon’s modern French brasseries.
Find tapas sized portions of classic French dishes presented with a bit of gallic flair.
Lung King Heen
The first Chinese restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star, Lung King Heen has been top of the Hong Kong restaurant pack for a long time. The grand chairs and fresh flowers make this more contemporary than your average Cantonese restaurant, but the menu largely plays it straight with a collection of traditional dishes from Guangdong.
8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo
Such is the quality of western chefs attracted to Hong Kong that a few years ago Otto e Mezzo became the first Italian restaurant outside of Italy to gain three Michelin stars. It hasn’t looked back with a menu of modern Italian dishes that lean towards Milanese cuisine.
Japanese cooking is hugely popular in Hong Kong, so it’s no surprise to find a restaurant dedicated to the land of the rising sun with three stars. The two hour set menus offer a trip through sushi dishes and grilled seafood prepared by serious looking chefs at your table.
For a traditional take on high class Cantonese cuisine, look no further than T’ang Court. From the sweeping red drapes of the dining room to the classic collection of roast meats, this place is Hong Kong from top to tail.
Two star Michelin restaurants in Hong Kong
Sun Tung Lok
Tenku Ryu Gin
Tin Lung Heen
Yan Toh Heen
One star Michelin restaurants in Hong Kong
Ah Yat Harbour View
CIAK – In The Kitchen
Guo Fu Lou
Ho Hung Kee
IM Teppanyaki & Wine
Jardin de Jade
Kam’s Roast Goose
Lei Garden (Kwun Tong)
Lei Garden (Mong Kok)
Lei Garden (North Point)
Mandarin Grill + Bar
Qi (Wan Chai)
Sai Kung Sing Kee
Serge et le Phoque
Tim Ho Wan (North Point)
Tim Ho Wan (Sham Shui Po)
Wagyu Kaiseki Den
Yat Tung Heen