Since 2008, the Hong Kong market has matured, has improved in quality, as well as diversity, and the range continues to be extensive: from local Cantonese gourmet scene to world-class fine dining restaurants. Today, Hong Kong is a culinary hotspot in Asia, and one of the world’s most exciting and dynamic dining destinations. This year’s selection for Hong Kong Macau 2018 boasts a a total of 227 addresses located in Hong Kong and 65 in Macau.
Michael Ellis, International Director in charge of the MICHELIN Guides comments: “Ten years after the introduction of the very first MICHELIN Guide selection for Hong Kong Macau, we are pleased to note the vibrancy of the local culinary scene: the number of starred restaurants has been multiplied by three!”
In this new selection, all the restaurants awarded three-stars maintain their distinctions: Bo Innovation, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Lung King Heen, 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo-Bombana, Sushi Shikon, T’ang Court, all located in Hong Kong, as well as Robuchon au Dôme and The Eight in Macau. Only slightly more than a hundred restaurants enjoy this unique distinction worldwide.
The Michelin Guide 2018 also was proud to distinguish numerous two-star establishments, for total of 11 restaurants in Hong Kong and 5 in Macau.
Eight new restaurants are awarded one star in this year’s selection, all located in Hong Kong. Among them, Arcane, led by the Aussie chef Shane OSBORN, offering a cuisine based on down to earth recipes and quality ingredients, turned into artistic culinary creations in an open kitchen; Kaiseki Den by Saotome a restaurant relocated and renamed in 2017, where chef SAOTOME serves Japanese cuisine based on the freshest food in season, like his signature dishes of sea urchin truffle rice and chargrilled wagyu beef. Already well-known by foodies from Singapore and Shanghai, the first Hong Kong branch of Imperial Treasure also gains one star in the MICHELIN guide Hong Kong Macau 2018. In this stylish dining room with panoramic views of the harbor, diners can enjoy refined Chinese cuisine, such as poached garoupa in fish soup with crispy rice and stuffed crab shell. Two Cantonese restaurants are awarded one star: Ying Jee Club where clients can enjoy traditional Cantonese cuisine with a touch of finesse -like their signature crispy salted chicken- served in an elegant and contemporary dining hall and Yee Tung Heen, which offer traditional Cantonese favorites but also serves specialties of a more creative inspiration, prepared with seasonal ingredients.
Proof of the attractivity of the Hong Kong dining scene for world-class cooking professionals, two restaurants run by renowned French chefs obtain their first star in 2018: The Ocean, owned by chef Olivier BELLIN, who creates superb seafood dishes such as langoustine, sea urchin and scallops as brilliantly as he does in his Brittany restaurant.; and Rech, the first international outpost of the famous Parisian seafood restaurant run by Alain DUCASSE. The talented chef serves classics like a wonderful seafood platter, raw oysters, sole meunière, not to mention a fabulous Baba au rhum, paired with creative offerings such as marinated raw fish and shrimps with nuts, herbs and seaweed.
And the selection would not be complete without mentioning the restaurant Tate, already awarded one star in the 2017 selection, which moved to a larger space on Hollywood Road. The Owner-chef Vicky LAU serves an innovative and artistic cuisine mixing Japanese and French inspirations.
This year’s selection also includes 82 Bib Gourmand, 73 in Hong Kong and 9 in Macau, offering a quality three course menu for a maximum of HKD400. The selection highlights the quality of Cantonese cuisine and the richness of local gourmet offerings including dishes like Cantonese stir fried, congee & noodle, dim sum in attractive prices.
View the full selection of the MICHELIN guide Hong Kong Macau 2018 on the website www.guide.michelin.com.hk, accessible in English and Chinese.
This new selection features:
- 8 three-star restaurants, including 6 in Hong Kong and 2 in Macau
- 16 two-star restaurants, including 11 in Hong Kong and 5 in Macau
- 57 one-star restaurants, including 46 in Hong Kong and 11 in Macau
- 82 Bib Gourmand restaurants, including 73 in Hong Kong and 9 in Macau