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The Most Affordable MICHELIN Starred Restaurants in Hong Kong

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These MICHELIN-starred restaurants in Hong Kong serve excellent dishes made with superb cooking skills and high-quality ingredients — all at pocket-friendly prices.
Updated on 12 December 2023

MICHELIN-starred restaurants are known for their exceptional cooking skills, with dishes made with high-quality ingredients. There often is a misconception that a MICHELIN-starred restaurant meal comes with a hefty price tag; but in Hong Kong, there are many restaurants of MICHELIN Star caliber that err on the more affordable price spectrum, allowing curious and interested diners to taste delicious dishes at affordable prices.

Whether you're in the mood for glistening barbecued meats, bouncy noodles, Shanghainese fare, or Cantonese cuisine, these MICHELIN-starred restaurants recommended by our MICHELIN Guide inspectors assure a delicious meal at a pocket-friendly price.

Ho Hung Kee (Causeway Bay)
Shop 1204-1205, 12F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
$$ · Noodles and Congee

For many years now, Ho Hung Kee has been known to provide delicious and affordable bowls of noodles. Having originally opened in Wan Chai in the 1940s, this noodle restaurant is famed for its springy wonton noodles and fresh, sweet soup. Over the years, more food options have been added to Ho Hung Kee's menu such as dim sum and several Cantonese dishes. If you'd like a taste of these MICHELIN-starred noodles, head over early to avoid waiting for a seat.

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Kam's Roast Goose
GF, Po Wah Commercial Center, 226 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
$$ · Cantonese Roast Meats

Regarded as one of the most time-honoured barbecued meat places in the city, Kam's Roast Goose's specialty is obviously their roasted goose. Popular with not only the locals, but also the tourists, expect long queues outside the door. The restaurant's highlight doesn’t stop at their juicy roasted goose with crispy skin. Their silky, melty goose blood pudding, the decadent blanched noodles tossed in goose fat, and other Cantonese barbecue dishes glistening in the window are also worth trying.

Liu Yuan Pavilion
3F, The Broadway, 54-62 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
$$ · Shanghainese

Liu Yuan Pavilion serves authentic Shanghainese cooking to its mostly Shanghainese guests, and stepping inside this one-MICHELIN-starred restaurant automatically makes you feel as if you've been transported to Shanghai. The specialties here include drunken squab, whose velvety meat and springy skin exude an intoxicating winey aroma; stir-fried shrimps; braised pig knuckle; and braised "lion head" meatballs, which are not to be missed.

Pang's Kitchen
25 Yik Yam Street, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
$$ · Cantonese

This Cantonese restaurant in Happy Valley may have an unassuming location, but it has won the hearts of many over the years with its traditional and homely Cantonese cooking and reasonable prices. Pang's Kitchen specialises in dishes such as the baked fish tripe in a claypot or stir-fried glutinous rice. Love snake soup? Unlike places that serve the delicacy during autumn or winter only, Pang's Kitchen serves it all year round. Another must-try dish is the fried fish head, which uses the lower jaws of bighead carp. It is served in a claypot with scallion and ginger, and it is available in limited quantities daily. This is definitely a restaurant worth bookmarking, and reservations are highly recommended.

Yat Lok (Central)
GF, Conwell House, 34-38 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong
$$ · Cantonese Roast Meats

Located in crowded Central, Yat Lok, a roast meat institution, has been operation for more than half a century. The unmissable roast goose is still the restaurant's specialty, which is marinated in a secret sauce and goes over 20 steps before being roasted to perfection. Order the goose by the quarter and enjoy it with a bowl of lai fun noodles in clear broth with a drizzle of goose fat. The pork char siu, roast pork belly, and soy-marinated chicken are also delicious.

Yat Tung Heen
B2F, Eaton Hotel, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Hong Kong
$$ · Cantonese

Yat Tung Heen, situated in the heart of Kowloon, serves Cantonese cuisine that is traditional yet unconventional, and has become popular among gourmets over the years. Widely known for their dim sum and set meals that are presented exquisitely and are reasonably priced, Yat Tung Heen has become a popular spot for nearby residents and office workers.

Yè Shanghai (Tsim Sha Tsui)
702, 7F, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
$$ · Shanghainese

Another highly sought-after Shanghainese restaurant is Yè Shanghai (Tsim Sha Tsui), located in a hip mall near the Victoria Harbour. Looking out from the floor-to-ceiling glass windows, one can easily breathe in the panoramic views offered by the open landscape. Apart from the drunken chicken and stir-fried river shrimps, also try their cold appetiser of sliced pork dressed in garlic sauce — the paper-thin pork is springy in texture, and its richness is balanced by garlic and soy. The seasonal crab dishes are also not to be missed.