Top Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau that will take you on a gastronomic journey

Top Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau that will take you on a gastronomic journey

Hong Kong is recognized around the world as a foodie haven – Hong Kong’s beloved purveyor of yummy dim sum, Tim Ho Wan, makes an appearance as home to the world’s second cheapest Michelin meal on Traveloka’s “50 Cheapest Michelin Meals” list, which also features Macau’s King, serving up Cantonese cuisine that keeps regulars coming back for more.

However, it’s not only the humble local eateries in these cities that have gotten the attention of Michelin’s food inspectors, but their fine dining establishments as well. Foodies around the world rave about how affordable it is to get a 3 Michelin Star experience in the two cities compared to others, and both are ranked among the top 20 cities with the most Michelin-starred restaurants – an impressive 86 for Hong Kong, while Macau’s 27 is no modest number compared to its population of just over 600,000 people.

Read on and we’ll take you on a gastronomic journey through the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau…

Hong Kong

8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana

8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana
Credit: 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana

Led by the jovial Chef Umberto Bombana, who’s widely regarded as the “Best Italian Chef in Asia”, 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana is the first and only 3 Michelin Star Italian restaurant outside of Italy. The restaurant’s signature dishes include the homemade tagliolini, lobster risotto and tiramisu.

8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana
Shop 202, 2F, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong.
Tel: +852 2537 8859
Opening Hours: 12.00pm – 2.30pm (Lunch); 6.30pm – 10:30pm (Dinner) | Open Mon-Sat | Closed on Sundays

 

Bo Innovation

Bo Innovation
Credit: Bo Innovation

With the word “innovation” in its name, you can definitely expect some unusual and unexpected takes on Chinese cuisine at this restaurant. Helmed by Chef Alvin Cheung, Bo Innovation promises “X-treme Chinese Cuisine” – reimagined Chinese dishes created by combining traditional recipes with contemporary ingredients and cooking techniques. One of their signature dishes is molecular xiao long bao.

Bo Innovation
Shop 8, 1F The Podium, J. Senses, 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. (Private lift entrance at the top of Ship Street)
Tel:+852 2850 8371
Opening Hours: 12.00pm – 3.00pm (Lunch, Mon-Fri); 6.30pm – 12.00am (Dinner, Mon-Thurs); 6.00pm – 12.00am (Dinner, Fri-Sat & Public Holidays) | Closed on Sundays

 

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Credit: L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon

Once named the “Chef of the Century”, the late chef and restaurateur Joël Robuchon is a big name in the culinary circuit, and the same goes for the restaurants bearing his name. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon offers a French Contemporary menu, starring Wagyu beef sirloin, free-range quail with foie gras and caramelized cream custard with pistachio and cacao. Their impeccable wine list is also noted for its depth and range.

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Shop 401, 4F, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong.
Tel: +852 2166 9000
Opening Hours: 12.00pm – 2.30pm (Lunch); 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Dinner) | Open daily

 

Lung King Heen

Lung King Heen
Credit: Lung King Heen

Cantonese restaurant Lung King Heen was the world’s first Chinese restaurant to be awarded the coveted maximum of 3 Michelin stars. Located in the Four Seasons Hotel, it’s tough to secure a reservation here, which just goes to show how popular it is. Chef Chan Yan Tak is one of Hong Kong’s most respected chefs, known for his delicate touch and precise presentation. The restaurant’s name translates to “view of the dragon” and offers great views of Victoria Harbour.

Lung King Heen
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 4F, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong.
Tel: +852 3196 8888 (Make your reservation at least 1-2 months ahead)
Opening Hours: 12.00pm – 2.30 pm (Lunch, Mon-Fri); 11.30am – 3.00pm (Lunch, Sat-Sun & Public Holidays); 6.00pm – 10.30pm (Dinner, last order at 10.00pm)

 

Sushi Shikon

Sushi Shikon
Credit: Sushi Shikon

Overseen by Executive Chef Yoshiharu Kakinuma, Sushi Shikon takes pride in the authenticity of its carefully-prepared food. Fresh ingredients are flown in every day from Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Market and its rice is sourced from Niigata. The tiger prawn nigiri, tender octopus and egg custard with blue crab are just some of the restaurant’s stand-out dishes. Go for the omakase dinner course at the beautiful 8-seat wooden Hinoki counter, where you can watch the master chefs at work.

Sushi Shikon
Citadines Mercer Hong Kong, 29 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.
Tel: +852 2643 6800
Opening Hours: 12.00pm – 2.00pm (Lunch, Mon-Sat, minimum 4 pax, make reservation at least 2 days in advance); 6.00pm seating & 8.30pm seating (Dinner, Mon-Sat) | Closed on Sundays

 

T’ang Court

T'ang Court
Credit: T’ang Court

T’ang Court, situated in 5-star luxury hotel The Langham, has a long list of accolades, including 3 Michelin stars. Be surrounded by lavish furnishings as you dine on classic Cantonese dishes such as sautéed prawns with asparagus, deep-fried taro puffs with shrimps and lobster with spring onions. According to the Michelin Guide, tables 23 and 25 are where you want to be seated.

T’ang Court
1/F, The Langham Hotel, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.
Tel: +852 2132 7898
Opening Hours: 12.00pm – 3:00pm (Lunch) & 6.00pm – 11.00pm (Dinner) (Mon-Fri); 11.00am – 3.00pm (Lunch) & 6.00pm – 11.00pm (Dinner) (Sat-Sun & Public Holidays)

 

Macau

The Eight

The Eight
Credit: The Eight

The number eight is considered one of the luckiest numbers in Chinese culture, and not only does the restaurant take its name from the number, but also incorporates it into its interior decor, hoping to bring good fortune upon its diners. The menu is a mix of Cantonese and Huaiyang cuisine, with chefs adding some creative touches here and there. Specialities include steamed crab claw with ginger and Chinese wine and stir-fried lobster with egg, minced pork and black bean.

The Eight
2F, Grand Lisboa Hotel, Avenida de Lisboa, Macau.
Tel: +853 8803 7788
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm (Lunch, Mon-Sat); 10.00am – 3.00pm (Lunch, Sat-Sun & Public Holidays); 8.30am – 10.30pm (Dinner)

 

Robuchon au Dôme

Robuchon au Dome
Credit: Robuchon au Dome

The grand Robuchon au Dôme sits beneath the Grand Lisboa’s majestic glass dome and a glittering chandelier made of over 131,500 pieces of Swarovski crystals, giving diners a stunning view both inside and outside the restaurant. As Joël Robuchon’s flagship restaurant, you can expect exquisitely-crafted French dishes, a superb wine list and top-notch service. Its signature dishes include Impérial caviar, king crab with crustacean jelly, cauliflower cream and Mimosa egg with Impérial caviar and king crab, while the sugar sphere, lemon cream, popping candy and fromage blanc sorbet is a fun dessert to try.

Robuchon au Dôme
43F, Grand Lisboa Hotel, Avenida de Lisboa, Macau. (Take the lift to the 39th floor, then switch to the lift that will take you to the 43rd floor.)
Tel: +853 8803 7878
Opening Hours: 2.00pm – 2.30pm (Lunch); 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Dinner)

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