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Good news for Hong Kong foodies!

The Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2020 has delivered its verdict on the best Hong Kong restaurants. Some 254 eateries and 52 lodging establishments across the two territories have been delivered a verdict, and it’s great news for foodies! Here’s our cheat sheet covering who got what and where you should be eating in 2020.

Best Hong Kong restaurant
The team from 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo – Bombana share a laugh at the ceremony

Three-starred restaurants

Two additional restaurants now have three-stars: Forum, famed for its abalone, and Sushi Shikon, which moved to the Landmark Mandarin Oriental in 2019. This means Hong Kong now has seven three-star establishments:

  • Caprice
  • L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
  • Lung King Heen
  • 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo – Bombana
  • T’ang Court
  • Forum
  • Sushi Shikon

Two-starred restaurants

Three additional restaurants now have two-stars, but only one of them is in Hong Kong. Contemporary French restaurant Arbor has been promoted to two stars for 2020. The other two, Sichuan Moon (Chinese) and Wing Lei (fine-dining Cantonese), are over in Macau. This takes the total two-starred restaurant total to 12.

One-starred restaurants

We have 11 new one-star restaurants in Hong Kong, bringing the total in the 2020 guide to 51 one-starred establishments. These cover a range of cuisines including Cantonese, Shanghainese, Thai, Japanese and French. New entrants are:

  • Ryota Kappou Modern – seasonal Japanese kappo-style menus
  • Zest by Konishi – contemporary French cuisine
  • Run – Cantonese
  • Roganic – by UK chef Simon Rogan
  • Louise – contemporary French by Julien Royer
  • Aaharn – modern Thai by David Thompson in Tai Kwun
  • L’Envol – at the new St. Regis Hong Kong
  • Gaddi’s – French
  • Petrus – French
  • Fook Lam Moon (Wan Chai) – Cantonese and Shanghainese
  • Liu Yuan Pavilion – Shanghainese

Others

If fine dining isn’t your vibe, or your budget, don’t stress. The Guide also awards street food and more wallet-friendly options. You’ll find 65 Bib Gourmand restaurants in Hong Kong – including one that specialises in snake soup! These restaurants all offer three courses (drinks not included) for a maximum price of $400. A new entrant is Cornerstone by Australian chef Shane Osborn (the Chef behind one-starred Arcane).

What did the experts say? Gwendal Poullennec, the International Director of Michelin Guides said. “As one of the earliest Asian destinations featured in the Guide since 2009, Hong Kong and Macau continue to delight local foodies, tourists and business travellers alike with exciting new openings alongside relentless improvements by established names, and across the entire culinary spectrum from street food to fine dining.”

You can find the full selection of the Michlein Guide Hong Kong Macau 2020 at guide.michelin.com.


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