News & Views 2 minutes 14 June 2019

2017 Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau Unveiled

Michelin has released the latest 2017 edition of its Hong Kong Macau guide, recognizing nine newly starred restaurants in Hong Kong and three in Macau.

The Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2017, unveiled on November 9, features a total of 238 restaurants, including 80 starred restaurants – 61 in Hong Kong and 19 Macau – and 75 Bib Gourmand-rated eateries.

Eight restaurants are keeping their three-star status: Alvin Leung’s Bo Innovation, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Lung King Heen in the Four Seasons Hong Kong, 8½ Otto e Mezzo – Bombana, Sushi Shikon, Robuchon au Dome, The Eight and T’ang Court in the Langham Hong Kong whose sister restaurant in Shanghai was the only restaurant to be awarded three stars in the inaugural Shanghai edition last month.

Kashiwaya, Hong Kong
Kashiwaya, Hong Kong

The line-up of new two-starred restaurants include Kashiwaya, which was elevated from its one-star status just a year after its opening in November 2015. The Japanese kaiseki restaurant is the first overseas chapter of Japanese chef Hideaki Matsuo, who also owns three-Michelin-starred Kashiwaya in Osaka.

Also making its debut in the two-star list is Ta Vie by Japanese chef Hideaki Sato which offers innovating cuisine fusing Japanese and French techniques to bring out the best Asian produce. The restaurant was also elevated from its one star ranking in the 2016 edition.

The Peninsula Hong Kong made its entrance into the prestigious guide with its Cantonese restaurants Yat Tung Heen and Spring Moon, along with French contemporary French restaurant Épure, teppanyaki specialist IM Teppanyaki & Wine, and private kitchen-turned-restaurant VEA by Chef Vicky Cheng. Michelin also awarded its first star to international steakhouse chain Beefbar, whose Hong Kong location opened in early 2016.

“The Hong Kong market has stabilized, gained in quality, and maintained a very rich offering with forty-nine different cuisines listed in the guide this year. Meanwhile, over the past three years our inspectors have noted a real development in Japanese cuisine, with more and more Japanese chefs deciding to open branches of existing Japanese gastronomic establishments” said Michael Ellis, International Director of the Michelin Guides.

In Macau, 12 restaurants were awarded one star. Three are receiving a Michelin star for the first time: Lai Heen, Pearl Dragon and Ying, all serving Cantonese cuisine.

Pearl Dragon, Macau
Pearl Dragon, Macau

Additionally, 75 eateries have been given a Bib Gourmand rating, a distinction awarded by inspectors to establishments serving quality menus featuring three dishes for a maximum price of HKD 300.

Finally, this year’s Street Food category features 21 addresses in Hong Kong and 12 in Macau, reflecting the local gastronomic landscape and lifestyle.


Michelin Guide Hong Kong 2017

[3 stars]

Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

Bo Innovation
L’Atélier de Joël Robuchon
Lung King Heen
8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo – Bomabana
Sushi Shikon
T’ang Court

[2 stars]

Excellent cooking, worth a detour

Kashiwaya (NeW)
Ming Court
Ryu Gin
Shang Palace
Summer Palace
Sun Tung Lok (TST)
Ta Vie (NeW)
Tenku Ryu Gin
Tin Lung Heen
Yan Toh Heen

[1 star]

High quality cooking, worth a stop

Ah Yat Harbour View
Beefbar (New)
Celebrity Cuisine (down from 2)
CIAK – In The Kitchen
Épure (New)
Fu Ho (TST)
Golden Valley
Guo Fu Lou
Ho Hung Kee
IM Teppanyaki & Wine (New)
Jardin de Jade
Kam’s Roast Goose
Lei Garden (Kwun Tong)
Lei Garden (Mong Kok)
Lei Garden (North Point)
Loaf On
Man Wah
Mandarin Grill + Bar
MIC Kitchen
Pang’s Kitchen
Peking Garden (Central)
Qi (Wan Chai)
Sai Kung Sing Kee
Serge et le Phoque
Spring Moon (New)
Sushi Tokami (New)
Sushi Wadatsumi
Tim Ho Wan (North Point)
Tim Ho Wan (Sham Shui Po)
VEA (New)
Wagyu Kaiseki Den
Wagyu Takumi (down from 2)
Yat Lok
Yat Tung Heen (Jordan)
Yè Shanghai (TST)
Zhejiang Heen

Michelin Guide Macau 2017

[3 stars]

Robuchon au Dôme
The Eight

[2 stars]

Feng Wei Ju (New)
Golden Flower
Jade Dragon
Mizumi (New)
The Tasting Room

[1 star]

Lai Heen (New)
8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo
Pearl Dragon (New)
The Golden Peacock
The Kitchen
Tim’s Kitchen
Wing Lei
Ying (New)
Zi Yat Heen

Published  2016.11.10

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