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The Best Celebrity Chef Owned Restaurants In Hong Kong

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Updated: 23 February 2017
Hong Kong is one of the food capitals of the world, so it’s no wonder that so many celebrity chefs are eager to build their presence here. Check out these classy dining venues from the movers and influencers of the food world, including stars like Gordon Ramsay and Alain Ducasse.

Nobu Matsuhisa | Nobu

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa | Courtesy of InterContinental Hong Kong
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa | Courtesy InterContinental Hotel

Opened in 2006, Nobu is one of the many acclaimed ventures of celebrity restaurateur Nobuyuki Matsuhisa. A classically trained sushi chef, Matsuhisa developed his signature style after he opened a restaurant in Lima, Peru at the age of 24, and began to incorporate Peruvian influences into his Japanese dishes.

The restaurant comprises a sushi bar, dining room and lounge, with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto the harbor. The eye catching ceiling design features an extraordinary spiralling structure, meant to mimic the undulating movements of a sea urchin.

Dishes on offer include a tachiuo with jalapeño and spicy miso, and a wagyu beef truffle nigiri. In addition to the regular lunch and dinner menus, check out the Sunday set lunch menu special that includes free flow champagne and a Nobu T-Set weekend gift, serving Japanese delicacies with Japanese Rishouen green teas or coffee.

Janice Wong | Cobo House By 2am:dessertbar

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Courtesy of COBO HOUSE

This restaurant is a collaboration between COBO HOUSE and Singaporean chef Janice Wong who has garnered numerous accolades for her skill as a pastry chef. Wong is a three time winner of the World Gourmet Summit Awards’ ‘Pastry Chef of the Year’ and was twice named ‘Asia’s Best Pastry Chef’ in Restaurant magazine.

Don’t come just for the excellent desserts though, COBO HOUSE is the first restaurant to feature Wong’s savoury dishes. Her culinary style defies strict categorization but contains French, Italian and American influences. Example dishes include the wagyu beef with shoyu potatoes or a chicken consomme with masala jelly.

Of course, Wong’s famous desserts will be on display too, including her signature Chocolate H20, which features 65 percent dark chocolate and salted caramel paired with Kochi yuzu sorbet. If a single order isn’t enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, the Dessert Tasting Menu offers a unique experience, presenting a set menu of desserts in sequence with with specific beverage pairings.

Gordon Ramsay | London House

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Courtesy of Dining Concepts

World famous British chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay’s London House is his second venture in Hong Kong, after the immensely successful Bread Street Kitchen & Bar. London House’s two story site in Tsim Sha Tsui is modeled after his famous South London based restaurant of the same name. The decor mimics a homely English pub, elegantly upholstered with leather banquette seating, an exposed brick wall and an outdoor terrace.

The all day British menu includes classics like fish and chips and shepherd’s pie, along with a good grill selection including strip loin, rib eye and smoked gammon. The bar serves up an assortment of cocktails, wines and international beers, while the entertainment area features TV screens and live music on weekends and public holidays.

Judy Joo | Jinjuu

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Kent Wang/CC BY-SA 2.0/Flickr

This modern Korean restaurant is helmed by Korean-American chef and television personality, Judy Joo. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute, Joo is perhaps most recognizable as the host of Food Network’s Korean Food Made Simple and for her appearance on Iron Chef UK.

Jinjuu (which means “pearl”), serves traditional and contemporary Korean cuisine in an airy, industrial chic interior. Signature dishes include the fried chicken, made with a vodka and matzo infused batter to make it extra crispy, the glazed USDA short ribs and the Iberico pork belly tacos. Jinjuu also offers a weekend brunch consisting of a semi-buffet featuring a build-your-own-bibimbap station.

Alain Ducasse | SPOON by Alain Ducasse

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InterContinental Hong Kong/CC BY 2.0/Flickr

This Michelin-starred restaurant is owned by French born celebrity chef, Alain Ducasse, who has held 21 Michelin stars throughout his career. Located on the ground floor of the InterContinental Hotel, the restaurant boasts stunning views of Hong Kong’s iconic skyline.

SPOON‘s contemporary, French menu combines Asian produce with French culinary traditions. The menus change seasonally, featuring dishes such as a beef fillet with duck foie gras and truffle and poached langoustines. They also offer a Sunday lunch menu serving a main along with eggs any style, waffles, smoked salmon and more.