Eight Hong Kong restaurants get Michelin star

Chefs from the three Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau for 2018. Photo via Facebook.
Chefs from the three Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau for 2018. Photo via Facebook.

Eight restaurants in Hong Kong were awarded Michelin stars today as the famous Red Guide celebrates its 10th anniversary in Hong Kong and Macau.

Restaurants Arcane, Kaiseki Den by Saotome, Imperial Treasure, Ying Jee Club, Yee Tung Heen, The Ocean, Rech, and Tate were awarded one Michelin star as they joined the ranks of culinary perfection in the Michelin Guide for Hong Kong and Macau 2018.

Of the restaurants that were awarded one star, two specialised in Cantonese cuisine with a temporary twist (Ying Jee Club and Yee Tung Heen), two were French seafood restaurants (The Ocean and Rech), and one specialised in Japanese cuisine (Kaiseki Den by Saotome).

The number of two and three Michelin-starred establishments in Hong Kong are at 11 and six, respectively. In Macau, the number of two and three-starred Michelin restaurants stand at two and five, respectively.

Last month, a few other Hong Kong-based restaurants got honorable mentions in Michelin’s “Bib Gourmand Selection”, which is handed out for quality three-course set menus for HK$400 (about US$52) or under. This year’s honorable mentions included Trusty Congee King in Wan Chai, making it the first congee restaurant to join the celebrated ranks.

The full list for this year includes a total of 227 restaurants in Hong Kong, and 65 restaurants in Macau. Michael Ellis, the International Director in charge of the Michelin Guides said: “Ten years after the introduction of the very first Michelin guide selection for Hong Kong Macau, we are pleased to note the vibrancy of the local culinary scene; the number of starred restaurants has been multiplied by three!”

However, there were some movers in this year’s list.

Duddell’s, Ming Court, and Summer Palace, and Tenku Ryu Gin all held the coveted two Michelin-stars for the 2017 guide. For 2018 however, they all were docked one star with the exception of Tenku Ryu Gin, which lost both of its stars.

Six restaurants that were given one Michelin star last year – CIAK-In The Kitchen, Golden Valley, Seasons, Tim Ho Wan (North Point), Wagyu Kaiseki Den, and Wagyu Takumi – have dropped off the one-star list.

Here are the full Hong Kong results:

Three stars
Bo Innovation
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Lung King Heen
8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo – Bombana
Sushi Shikon
T’ang Court

Two stars
Ryu Gin
Shang Palace
Sun Tung Lok (Tsim Sha Tsui)
Ta Vie
Tin Lung Heen
Yan Toh Heen

One star
Ah Yat Harbour View (Tsim Sha Tsui)
Celebrity Cuisine
Fu Ho (Tsim Sha Tsui)
Guo Fu Lou
Ho Hung Kee
IM Teppanyaki & Wine
Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine
Jardin de Jade
Kaiseki Den by Saotome
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
Ming Court
Pang’s Kitchen
Peking Garden
Qi (Wan Chai)
Sai Kung Sing Kee
Serge et le Phoque
Spring Moon
Summer Palace
Sushi Tokami
Sushi Wadatsumi
Takumi by Daisuke Mori
The Ocean
Tim Ho Wan (Sham Shui Po)
Yat Lok
Yat Tung Heen (Jordan)
Yè Shanghai (Tsim Sha Tsui)
Yee Tung Heen
Ying Jee Club
Zhejiang Heen

Show your local Hong Kong pride with our new City Logo Tee! Available on sale until September 30 at The Coconuts Shop.



Leave a Reply

Coconuts TV
Our latest and greatest original videos
Subscribe on

Send this to a friend