Eleven newly starred or promoted venues are included in the 14th joint edition of the Michelin Guide for the city and neighboring Macau.
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.”
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.
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.
Scroll down to see the full list of Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau for 2022:
Three stars (seven restaurants)
|8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana||Lung King Heen|
|L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon|
Two stars (12 restaurants)
|Amber||Sun Tung Lok|
|Écriture||Tin Lung Heen|
|L’Envol||Yan Toh Heen [promoted]|
|Octavium [promoted]||Ying Jee Club|
One star (52 restaurants)
|Belon [new]||Ryota Kappou Modern|
|Chaat [new]||Seventh Son [new]|
|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|
|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
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|
One star (seven restaurants)
|Lai Heen||Wing Lei Palace|
|8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana||Ying|
|Pearl Dragon||Zi Yat Heen|
Michelin Green Star
|IFTM Educational Restaurant|