The best restaurants in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of the most exciting and diverse restaurant capitals in the world. Whether you’re in Hong Kong for business or pleasure, one thing’s for sure: you’re in for an amazing dining experience.
If you want to dine at a restaurant with a view, Ryugin almost certainly has to make the cut. Located on the 101st floor of the landmark ICC, Hong Kong’s tallest building, the modern Japanese restaurant offers diners striking views of West Kowloon’s harbor and Hong Kong’s skylines – with the food to match the experience. With dishes featuring exotic foods that will not be found in Hong Kong, you could be forgiven for momentarily thinking you’re in Tokyo. But that’s exactly the dining experience Michelin star chef Seiji Yamamoto has sought to create, and with ingredients flown in daily from Japan, the restaurant certainly delivers with its ten-course Kaiseki meal. Yamamoto’s first overseas venture, Ryugin has been recognized with two Michelin stars and boasts two private dining rooms.
Caprice (Central) at Four Seasons Hotel
With a cellar that houses Hong Kong’s largest selection of artisanal French cheeses and carefully-selected wines from Burgundy and Bordeaux, two-Michelin-starred Caprice is on the checklist of just about every food critic eager to try out the restaurant’s fresh, innovative twist on French classics. Located at the Four Seasons Hotel in Central district, the restaurant boasts first-class views of Victoria Harbour, while blending together the aesthetics of France and China for a unique ‘Chinoiserie’ dining experience. Run by Chef de Cuisine Guillaume Galliot, who sources ingredients from his suppliers in France, Caprice was named to the Elite Traveler’s Top 100 Restaurants in the World.
Amber at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Dutch-born chef Richard Ekkebus’s contemporary French cuisine with an Asian twist has won him awards, two Michelin stars, and earned him a place on the Elite Traveler’s Top 100 Restaurants in the World. Using ingredients that take advantage of the Hong Kong location – expect to see fruits from South-East Asia and seafood from Tokyo – Ekkebus applies classic French techniques to a menu he recreates every three months. Add in a dramatic chandelier made up of more than 4,000 bronze rods, creating a unique lighting effect, and you’ve got a Parisian-style dining experience with a taste of the East.
Summer Palace at Island Shangri-La
For an evening of authentic Cantonese cuisine in a beautiful setting, two-Michelin-star Summer Palace fits the bill. Spearheaded by Chef Ip Chi Cheung, the restaurant focuses on using traditional ingredients to create classic dishes. Located on the fifth floor of one of Hong Kong’s plushest hotels, the restaurant’s oriental interiors and sparkling chandeliers complement authentically Chinese creations, including chilled crystal ham, baked king prawn, and steamed crab claw.
Man Wah at Mandarin Oriental
A focus on traditional dishes and seasonal gems, together with panoramic views of Victoria Harbour, have earned Man Wah a reputation as a firm favorite for classic Cantonese cuisine in Hong Kong. Located on the 25th floor of Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, the restaurant boasts a beautiful setting, with original paintings on silk along with gold-plated ceiling lamps, and an exceptional view of Hong Kong’s skyline.
Madame Fù has to have claimed one of the prettiest spots in Hong Kong in which to serve its contemporary Chinese fare. Located throughout the third floor of heritage building Tai Kwun, with eclectic rooms connected via leafy verandahs, this is where you want to stretch lunch into sundowners, dinner into late-night digestifs. Inspired by Paris, The Grand Cafe Chinois features banquette sofas and marble tables for dining, while its period windows, teak flooring and timber ceiling reflect its colonial heritage that dates back to 1905. Come for lunch to experience an innovative assortment of dim sum, afternoon tea to detour to the picturesque Pink Room, and dinner for the melt-in-the-mouth Japanese A4 Wagyu beef with mushrooms and wild chilli.
Lung King Heen
This Chinese restaurant was the first in the world to be awarded three Michelin stars and it’s not hard to see why. Chef Chan Yan-tak and his team create the most delicate pieces of dim sum, as well as perfectly steamed seafood dishes, nourishing double-boiled soups and delicious seasonal ingredients.