#FOURNews | Michelin Guide Hong Kong 2017

22 Nov 2016
2 min read
This year’s guide sees four new restaurants awarded two stars in the Michelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau 2017. With a total of 80 starred restaurants, including 8 three-star restaurants, Hong Kong and Macau paint a full palette of Asia’s gastronomic scene

Michelin has unveiled thenew selection of the MichelinGuide Hong Kong Macau 2017, featuring 238 restaurants in Hong Kong and 68 in Macau. In this selection, the entirety of three-star restaurants, of which 6 are in Hong Kong and 2 in Macau, maintain their stars. Few more than a hundred restaurants enjoy this distinction worldwide.

Meanwhile, four restaurants are newly awarded two stars: Ta Vie, located on the second floor of the hotel The Pottinger in Hong Kong, where chef Sato Hideaki offers innovative cuisine fusing Japanese and French techniques to bring the best out of Asian produce; Kashiwaya, Hong Kong branch of the parent company located in Osaka, specialising in Japanese cuisine; Mizumi, located in Macau, an establishment offering elegant Japanese cuisine featuring ingredients directly sourced from Japan, and developed by chefs Shimaiya, Yoshidaand Kazuhito Motoyoshi, all three based in Japan; and finally, also located in Macau, Feng Wei Ju, serving three types of cuisine in a restaurant housing an impressive golden bar: Sichuan cuisine, Hunan cuisine, and noodle dishes prepared directly under the watchful eyes of diners.

“The Hong Kong market has stabilised, gained in quality, and maintained a very rich offering with forty-nine different cuisines listed in the guide this year. Over the past three years our inspectors have noted a real development in Japanese cuisine, with more and more Japanese chefs deciding to open branches of their existing Japanese gastronomic establishments” commented Michael ELLIS, International Director of the MichelinGuides. “This phenomenon is reflected in the 2017 selection of the Michelin Guide, with two stars awarded to the Hong Kong branch of Kashiwaya, a restaurant from Osaka, and the Tokyo establishment Sushi Tokami awarded a star for the first time.”

The MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau awards 41 restaurants in Hong Kong with one star, of which 7 for the first time, representing all styles of cuisine. Among them are VEA, after the initials of its owners Vicky in the kitchen and Antonio at the bar, serving particularly studied, innovative and well executed dishes; Épure, an elegant restaurant offering French contemporary cuisine; IM Teppanyaki & Wine, where diners can sit at the bar to enjoy a multi-sensorial experience and savour delectable Japanese dishes prepared with high quality ingredients; Beefbar, a steakhouse restaurant; and Cantonese cuisine establishments Spring Moon and Yat Tung Heen.

In Macau, 12 restaurants are awarded one star, of which 3 for the first time: Lai Heen, Peal Dragon and Ying, all serving Cantonese cuisine.

75 restaurants have also been given a Bib Gourmand, a distinction awarded by inspectors to establishments serving quality menus featuring three dishes for a maximum price of HKD 300.Finally, this year’s Street Food category features 21 addresses in Hong Kong and 12 in Macau, reflecting the local gastronomic landscape and lifestyle.

View the full selection of the Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2017 on the website guide.michelin.com.hk, accessible in English and Chinese.