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The Best Cantonese Restaurants in Hong Kong

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In Hong Kong, one can find an array of exceptional Cantonese dining establishments handpicked by our MICHELIN Guide inspectors. These restaurants offer not only exceptional dishes, but also seamlessly blend the timeless traditions of Cantonese culinary arts with a contemporary twist, providing patrons with a truly authentic Cantonese gastronomic experience.
Updated on 19 February 2024

Renowned as a hub for superior Cantonese cuisine, Hong Kong has an impressive collection of Cantonese restaurants staffed by exceptionally talented chefs, showcasing an array of delectable culinary delights. From its sumptuous dim sum offerings to its exquisite delicacies, Hong Kong's reputation for culinary excellence extends beyond its local residents, enchanting visitors from near and far, who all share a special fondness for the artistry of Cantonese cuisine.

Our MICHELIN Guide inspectors meticulously handpicked a selection of eateries that shine particularly because of their Cantonese cooking. These establishments serve dishes that stand out, seamlessly blending the essence of both tradition and modernity to craft an unforgettable and truly authentic Cantonese culinary experience.

1F, Sino Plaza, 255-257 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
$$$$ · Cantonese

Forum is a prestigious dining institution celebrated for its classic Cantonese gastronomy. Among its standout offerings is the internationally acclaimed "Ah Yat Abalone," a delectable creation featuring tender, succulent abalone slow-cooked to perfection. The rich sauce and carefully chosen garnishes contribute to its multi-layered flavour profile. Additionally, Forum takes great pride in meticulously crafting other dishes such as the Forum Crispy Chicken, Fried Rice, and Deep-fried Pork with Dried Mandarin Peel in Sweet and Sour Sauce, exemplifying the chef's artistry and culinary prowess.

RELATED: 3 Must-Try Dishes at Forum Hong Kong (Other Than Abalone)

2F, The St. Regis Hotel, 1 Harbour Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
$$$ · Cantonese

Situated within a luxurious five-star hotel, Rùn's interior exudes a charming European ambience that harmonises beautifully with the exquisite Cantonese cuisine it offers. By skilfully melding premium ingredients with time-honoured Cantonese culinary techniques and presenting each dish with an elegant and contemporary flair, the culinary creations at Rùn are nothing short of artistic masterpieces. With a symphony of rich colours, flavours, and aromas, the dishes here never cease to amaze the senses.

Ying Jee Club
Shop G05, 107-108, GF & 1F, Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
$$ · Cantonese

Nestled in the bustling heart of Central, this two-MICHELIN-Starred dining establishment offers a comfortable and refined atmosphere. Utilising premium seasonal ingredients, the talented chef team at Ying Jee Club crafts authentic Cantonese masterpieces, continually drawing a steady flow of patrons. A highly recommended dish is the Crispy Salted Chicken, where the golden skin achieves a delightful crispiness without excessive greasiness; the chicken itself remains tender and velvety. The flavour profile is a harmonious blend of richness and savoury succulence.

Fook Lam Moon (Wan Chai)
35-45 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
$$$ · Cantonese

Fook Lam Moon has been a venerable presence in Wan Chai for over five decades, earning a distinguished reputation as a legendary Cantonese dining destination in Hong Kong. The establishment prides itself on the use of fresh, top-tier ingredients, expertly harnessing traditional Cantonese culinary methods to craft a succession of timeless classics. Their lunch offerings, particularly the Cantonese dim sum, stand out with excellence, featuring mouthwatering items like bamboo shoot-infused shrimp dumplings and steamed siu mai adorned with delectable crab roe.

The Chairman
3F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
$$ · Cantonese

The Chairman is a popular Cantonese restaurant that boasts dishes that are exquisite and delicious, yet they remain traditional at the core. If you want to try the chef's exquisite skills, it is recommended to make a reservation in advance on the website — announcements regarding bookings are also posted there. Only set menus are available, and the dishes are diverse and adjusted according to the seasons. Among them, the Smoked Baby Pigeon with Longjing Tea and Chrysanthemum is bursting with aroma, and the Crispy Taro Cake with Smoked Duck is crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. They are both outstanding creations.

The Demon Celebrity
Basement, South China Building, 1 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
$$ · Cantonese

Demon Celebrity is a Cantonese restaurant, jointly helmed by two renowned chefs. The restaurant expertly melds Western ingredients with Cantonese cooking techniques, infusing creativity into the reimagining of classic dishes. Alongside their signature offerings, the menu boasts a selection of inventive creations that are sure to capture your attention, such as the enchanting Umami Sweet Potato Noodle with Sea Cucumber, which imparts a refreshing tenderness, while the pleasantly chewy sweet potato noodles harmonise perfectly with the savoury sauce, resulting in an impeccable balance of texture and flavour.

Ju Xing Home
GF, 416 and 418 Portland Street, Prince Edward, Hong Kong
$$ · Cantonese

Tucked away in the city's alleyways, Ju Xing Home is a hidden gem of a Cantonese restaurant, celebrated for its delectable wok-style stir-fries, all offered at budget-friendly prices. It has garnered a dedicated local following and even draws the attention of numerous city celebrities. Seafood enthusiasts will be delighted, especially by the must-try dish: Australian lobster with pan-fried rice vermicelli. Additionally, the crispy and mouthwatering Sichuan spicy fried chicken and salt-and-pepper squid are highly recommended options on the menu.

Farm House
1F, Phase 1, China Taiping Tower, 8 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
$$ · Cantonese

Located in the vibrant heart of Causeway Bay, Farm House has been dishing out classic handmade fare since its establishment in the 1980s, faithfully preserving the quintessence of Cantonese culinary heritage. One standout dish, for instance, is their chicken wings stuffed with glutinous rice, crafted through traditional techniques. Encased in a delectably crisp exterior, these wings enclose a rich, multilayered filling of fried glutinous rice. With a commitment to premium ingredients and reasonable pricing, this restaurant has garnered a loyal following over the years.