Hong Kong’s Michelin-Starred Restaurants for 2022 Revealed

Eleven newly starred or promoted venues are included in the 14th joint edition of the Michelin Guide for the city and neighboring Macau.

Photo courtesy of Hansik Goo

Hong Kong may not be on anyone’s travel radar right now given its entry bans and three-week quarantines, but when those restrictions are eventually lifted, gourmands have much to look forward to on their next visit to the city. The awards for this year’s Michelin Guide for Hong Kong and Macau were given out yesterday in a live-streamed ceremony on social media, with anonymous Michelin inspectors granting the coveted stars to a total of 71 restaurants in Hong Kong and 15 in Macau. While the rankings for Macau remained the same, Hong Kong saw 11 new additions or promotions to its starred list.

Two restaurants were promoted from one-star to two-star status this year. Helmed by Austrian chef Roland Schuller and German-born chef Bjoern Alexander, Octavium earned high praise for its Italian classics, as well as its house-made artisanal pasta and seasonal degustation menu. Meanwhile, Yan Toh Heen was lauded for “showcasing excellence in fine Cantonese cuisine through time-honored Chinese cooking techniques, top quality ingredients, and modern presentations.”

Photos courtesy of What the Fox Production/Octavium

Photo courtesy of Yan Toh Heen

In the one-Michelin-star category, nine restaurants were added to the list; five of those received the distinction for the very first time. The lineup now includes Belon and I M Teppanyaki & Wine, both of which recently moved to larger premises. The former, a neo-Parisian restaurant, earned top marks for its French techniques and top-notch seasonal produce, while I M Teppanyaki & Wine impressed the inspectors thanks to an elaborate wine list and theatrical cooking that shows off premium ingredients regularly flown in from Hokkaido and France.

Also on the list is Hansik Goo. Dishing out creative and sophisticated Korean cuisine, it’s the first overseas outpost of acclaimed chef Mingoo Kang, chef-owner of Seoul’s two-Michelin-starred Mingles. Previously named Ginza Iwa, Sushi Wadatsumi does wonders with freshly caught fish imported daily from Japan. Whey, Singaporean chef Barry Quek’s latest venture, uses local and seasonal ingredients in its modern European cuisine reimagined with Singaporean influences.

Photos courtesy of Chaat/Rosewood Hong Kong

Elsewhere in Hong Kong, a quartet of restaurants have been promoted to one-Michelin-star status. At Chaat, located inside the Rosewood hotel, chef Manav Tuli elevates Indian street food with a menu that incorporates classics from across the subcontinent as well as finger-licking small bites and desserts. Nodding to chef Ricardo Chaneton’s Venezuelan roots, Mono serves a tasting menu that spotlights Latin American ingredients with bold flavors. Seventh Son, meanwhile, made the cut for its traditional Cantonese classics rarely found elsewhere, with Michelin inspectors saying its recipes were “executed with impeccable skills and labor-intensive preparation.” Specializing in Ningbo cuisine, Yong Fu is the first outpost of the Shanghai-based one-Michelin-starred venue of the same name.

In addition, one restaurant obtained its Michelin Green Star, a badge of honor introduced last year that indicates a strong commitment to sustainable gastronomy. Led by chef Richard Ekkebus, two-Michelin-starred Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental has now been recognized for its eco-friendly practices. Efforts include the installation water filtration and bottling systems to eliminate plastic waste, and close collaboration with manufacturers to develop plant-based alternatives for commercial cling film, vacuum pouches, and bin liners. Amber Joins Roganic in Hong Kong and Macau’s IFTM Educational Restaurant, both of which have maintained their Michelin Green Star distinction this year.

Photo courtesy of Amber

Scroll down to see the full list of Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau for 2022:

 

Hong Kong

Three stars (seven restaurants)
8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana Lung King Heen
Caprice Sushi Shikon
Forum T’ang Court
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Two stars (12 restaurants)
Amber Sun Tung Lok
Arbor Ta Vie
Bo Innovation Tate
Écriture Tin Lung Heen
L’Envol Yan Toh Heen [promoted]
Octavium [promoted] Ying Jee Club
One star (52 restaurants)
Aaharn Pang’s Kitchen
Andō Petrus
Arcane Roganic
Beefbar Rùn
Belon [new] Ryota Kappou Modern
Chaat [new] Seventh Son [new]
Duddell’s Shang Palace
Épure Spring Moon
Fook Lam Moon (Wan Chai) Summer Palace
Fu Ho Sushi Saito
Gaddi’s Sushi Wadatsumi [new]
Hansik Goo [new] Takumi by Daisuke Mori
Ho Hung Kee (Causeway Bay) The Araki
I M Teppanyaki & Wine [new] The Chairman
Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine (Tsim Sha Tsui) Tosca di Angelo
Jardin de Jade (Wan Chai) VEA
Kam’s Roast Goose Whey [new]
Liu Yuan Pavilion Xin Rong Ji
Loaf On Yardbird
Louise Yat Lok
Man Ho (Admiralty) Yat Tung Heen
Man Wah Yè Shanghai (Tsim Sha Tsui)
Mandarin Grill + Bar Yong Fu [new]
Ming Court (Mong Kok) Zest by Konishi
Mono [new] Zhejiang Heen
New Punjab Club Zuicho
Michelin Green Star
Amber [new] Roganic

 

Macau

Three stars (three restaurants)
Jade Dragon The Eight
Robuchon au Dôme
Two stars (five restaurants)
Alain Ducasse – Morpheus Sichuan Moon
Feng Wei Ju Wing Lei
Mizumi (Macau)
One star (seven restaurants)
Lai Heen Wing Lei Palace
8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana Ying
Pearl Dragon Zi Yat Heen
The Kitchen
Michelin Green Star
IFTM Educational Restaurant
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