5 Exciting Restaurants Debuting in Asia this Year

Hungry for something new? Here are five high-profile restaurants to watch for from Michelin-starred establishments to celebrity chef outposts.

Photo: Guo Fu Lou Hong Kong

1. Guo Fu Lou Hong Kong
This one-Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant is relocating from its basement digs in Wan Chai to The Murray. With sensuous interiors by André Fu and terrace seating overlooking the new hotel’s courtyard, Guo Fu Lou’s next incarnation, set to open this spring, is high on our list of must-tries.

More information here.

Photo: The English House Singapore

2. The English House Singapore
Anytime now, the onetime enfant terrible of British cooking Marco Pierre White will be opening this highly anticipated restaurant on Mohamed Sultan Road. Set in two adjoining colonial buildings, it will feature a menu of simple, reasonably priced classics like côte de boeuf and braised beef cheek.

More information here.

Photo: Sushi Saito Hong Kong

3. Sushi Saito Hong Kong
April will see the debut of an outpost of Tokyo’s legendary Sushi Saito on the 45th floor of the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. Patrons can expect the exact same ingredients as at the original sushi bar, everything from chef Takashi Saito’s signature mild red vinegar to the most coveted cuts of fish from Tokyo’s Tsukiji market.

More information here.

Photo: Voyages by Alain Ducasse, Macau

4. Voyages by Alain Ducasse, Macau
When it opens later this year, the Zaha Hadid–designed Morpheus Hotel in Cotai will come with two Alain Ducasse restaurants. We’re most excited about Voyages, a brand-new concept for the famed chef that centers on unique renditions of Asian dishes inspired by his travels around the region over the past 30 years.

More information here.

Photo: Straits Clan Singapore

5. Straits Clan Singapore
Taking over the former premises of the New Majestic Hotel in April, Straits Clan is a private club run by the Lo & Behold group. Ensconced in 1920s heritage architecture, there will be a lobby-level tea salon that’s open to the public, and a members-only dining room and upstairs bistro and bar.

More information here.

This article originally appeared in the February/March 2018 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“100 Essential Experiences”).

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