It’s that time of year again, and coinciding with the excitement of the festive season comes the announcement of the starry recipients of the latest edition of The Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau.

At the top of the Michelin mountain this year are two new three-star eateries Caprice, helmed by Chef Guillaume Galliot (long overdue in our not-so-humble opinion) and, over in Macau, fine-dining Chinese wonder Jade Dragon at City of Dreams – which both gained one star from last year.

There are also four new two-star restaurants including newly opened French-Japanese ÉCRITURE at H Queen’s, the HK outpost of Tokyo’s legendary Sushi Saito and Alain Ducasse at Morpheus in Macau. Cantonese restaurant Ying Jee Club in Central gained another star.

The six new one-star spots include another H Queen’s French-Japanese newcomer that we highly rate, Arbor, Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine, Chef Umberto Bombana’s new Italian sensation, Octavium, and Shanghainese new kid on the block Xin Rong Ji. Black Sheep Restaurants boast two one-star winners: neo-Parisian bistro BELON and – and a surprise to some, but not to Foodie – tandoori grill house New Punjab Club, which also swooped up a Best New Restaurant award at this year’s Foodie Forks. We’re thrilled to see Indian cuisine being lauded in Hong Kong.

Losing a star was Chef Akrame Benallal’s eponymous restaurant, Akrame, in Wanchai, along with the North Point branch of Lei Garden, MIC Kitchen by Bo Innovation’s Alvin Leung, Chef Philippe Orrico’s ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge, the Central branch of Peking Garden and Sing Kee Seafood Restaurant in Sai Kung. Shang Palace at Kowloon Shangri–La dropped from two stars to one.

At the end of the Michelin spectrum come the 80 Bib Gourmand restaurants, a category that signifies an affordable three-course meal worthy of recognition that does not exceed HK$400/MOP400 per person. You can find the full list here.

2019 Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong

3 Michelin stars (exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey)

8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana

Bo Innovation


L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Lung King Heen

Sushi Shikon

T’ang Court

• 2 Michelin stars (excellent cuisine, worth a detour)






Sun Tung Lok

Sushi Saito

Ta Vie

Tenku RyuGin

Tin Lung Heen

Yan Toh Heen

Ying Jee Club

• 1 Michelin star (very good restaurant, worth a stop)

Ah Yat Harbour View (TST)





Celebrity Cuisine



Fu Ho (TST)

Guo Fu Lou

Ho Hung Kee

Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine

IM Teppanyaki & Wine

Jardin de Jade (Wanchai)

Kaiseki Den by Saotome

Kam’s Roast Goose

Lei Garden (Kwun Tong, Mongkok)

Loaf On

Mandarin Grill + Bar

Man Wah

Ming Court

New Punjab Club


Pang’s Kitchen

Qi – House of Sichuan (Wanchai)

Rech by Alain Ducasse

Shang Palace

Spring Moon

Summer Palace

Sushi Tokami

Sushi Wadatsumi

Takumi by Daisuke Mori

Tate Dining Room & Bar

The Ocean

Tim Ho Wan (Sham Shui Po)


VEA Restaurant & Lounge

Xin Rong Ji

Yat Lok

Yat Tung Heen (Jordan)

Yee Tung Heen

Yè Shanghai (TST)

Zhejiang Heen

2019 Michelin-starred restaurants in Macau

3 Michelin stars (exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey)

Jade Dragon

Robuchon au Dôme

The Eight

2 Michelin stars (excellent cuisine, worth a detour)

Alain Ducasse at Morpheus

Feng Wei Ju

Golden Flower


The Tasting Room

1 Michelin star (very good restaurant, worth a stop)

8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana


Lai Heen

Pearl Dragon

Shinji by Kanesaka

The Golden Peacock

The Kitchen

Tim’s Kitchen

Wing Lei


Zi Yat Heen

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