Michelin stars are dotted all across Hong Kong, at a range of price points, showing off both local Cantonese food and the best in global fine dining. Here’s a round-up of the best Michelin-star restaurants in Hong Kong.
With its three Michelin stars, Caprice is Hong Kong’s prime destination for French fine dining. Chef de cuisine Guillaume Galliot heads the kitchen and serves an inventive menu in an elegant dining room set within the Four Seasons. Adding his own twist to classic French cooking techniques, chef Galliot selects only the finest ingredients and elevates each dish to an exquisite art form. To get the full experience, be sure to ask the sommelier to suggest the perfect wine to complement your food, and don’t leave without visiting the Cheese Room, which features one of Hong Kong’s most extensive cheese collections.
The late French celebrity chef Joël Robuchon, among the most Michelin-decorated chefs in history, opened L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, which serves contemporary French dishes with innovative flair. With warm bread to start, be it a bacon baguette or a mini croissant, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon presents top-quality food. Sea bream tartare and stewed veal cheek are just two of the sumptuous dishes on offer. The bar counter is the best dining spot at L’Atelier, where customers have a front-row seat to watch the chefs work their magic.
Sample executive chef Maxime Gilbert’s celebrated menu, a “Library of Flavours”, at two-Michelin-star restaurant Écriture, located in Central. His precise and delicate menu is a well-cultivated fusion of refined French cooking techniques and vibrant Japanese ingredients. Each dish effortlessly champions both regions, creating an inventive and at times surprising dining experience. Book a table beside the window for awe-inspiring city views to accompany your chic dining adventure.
Arcane is a stylish venue hidden away on Central’s On Lan Street, opened by multi-award-winning chef Shane Osborn, who made his name at Pied à Terre in London as the first Australian chef to attain two Michelin stars. This elegant dining spot has now earned its own Michelin star for its concise yet exquisite menu of modern European cuisine that incorporates fresh produce, complex flavours and impressive presentation. Arcane is a perfect intimate restaurant to escape the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong.
Undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in Hong Kong, Duddell’s is a haven of sophistication offering inspiring art exhibitions, elegant design and Cantonese fine dining. Winner of one Michelin star, Duddell’s lets diners choose from elevated versions of classic dishes and an impressive dim sum selection. Their mixologists are equally talented, so arrive early for a few drinks on the lush green terrace.
You can’t visit Hong Kong without trying the city’s acclaimed roast goose, and there’s no better spot to do so than Kam’s Roast Goose. Founder Hardy Kam is from the family behind Hong Kong’s infamous Yung Kee Restaurant but after many family disputes decided to branch off and open a new venue, serving a more affordable but equally delicious version of the beloved delicacy. Kam’s Roast Goose proved its quality by gaining a Michelin star just four months after opening, and now serves lines of patrons happy to queue for this delicious signature dish. Along with the sweet and juicy roast goose on rice – a must-have when visiting – make sure not to miss their succulent suckling pig, tender and flavourful char siu and, if you’re feeling adventurous, the controversial century egg.
Since gaining its reputation as the world’s cheapest Michelin-star restaurant, Tim Ho Wan has opened outlets all over Asia, and even farther afield. The original Tim Ho Wan, however, lies in Hong Kong’s Sham Shui Po neighbourhood. This bustling venue is authentic and lively and serves all the best-loved dim sum. Their signature is a crisp and fragrant baked bun with barbecue pork, but the siu mai (open-faced dumplings), steamed shrimp dumplings, and juicy vermicelli roll stuffed with beef are also worth trying. Top tip: Bring a group so you can try more dishes.
As the only Cantonese restaurant in Hong Kong to be awarded three Michelin stars, Lung King Heen at the Four Seasons showcases the absolute best of Guangdong cuisine. The dim sum is delicate yet full of flavour; from lobster dumplings to the ever-popular pork buns cooked to perfection in bamboo steamers, all the dishes are of exceptional quality. The barbecued pork steamed roll – the most expensive in Hong Kong – is said to have an addictive sweet-and-sour flavour.
Established in 2013, Sushi Shikon boasts three Michelin stars. This intimate Japanese restaurant has a cosy dining area that holds a total of just 14 guests – up to eight guests at the Hinoki counter and six guests in the VIP room. Under the leadership of executive chef Yoshiharu Kakinuma, Shikon presents customers with meticulously crafted sushi, soup and desserts. To maintain its fine quality, ingredients are freshly imported from Tokyo’s Tsukiji market every day. With the lunch menu coming in at HKD$1,800 (£173), Sushi Shikon is considered to be the most exclusive omakase restaurant in Hong Kong.
Sophisticated fine dining and authentic Italian gastronomy come together 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana. The only Italian restaurant outside of Italy to receive three Michelin stars, 8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana serves up decadence throughout its menu, with mouth-watering truffles and handmade pasta as highlights. For the ultimate taste experience, make sure to ask the sommelier to expertly pair your meal with a bottle from the restaurant’s extensive wine list.