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Yesterday, the 15th edition of the Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau was revealed at a live awards ceremony (FINALLY!) for the Michelin Award winners held in Macau.

There are a total of 78 restaurants in Hong Kong that currently hold stars, up from 71 last year. At the top of the list, there’s one new three-starred eatery – The Pottinger Hong Kong’s French-Japanese restaurant Ta Vie, overseen by Chef Hideaki Sato – which has been promoted from two stars. To our surprise, Cantonese restaurant Lung King Heen at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong has been demoted to two stars, after proudly wearing the three-star crown for an incredible 14 years in a row.

In Hong Kong, 14 restaurants have received new stars, with Cantonese fine diners Rùn at The St. Regis Hong Kong and Lai Ching Heen at Regent Hong Kong being awarded two Michelin stars for the first time and “Demon Chef” Alvin Leung’s Bo Innovation retaining the two-star distinction following its move from Wanchai to Central. The nine one-star newcomers include The Chairman (following its relocation to a new space), The Demon Celebrity, D.H.K. (which closed just before bagging its star), Estro, Godenya, Kappo Rin, Nagamoto, Neighborhood and Noi.

Only one new restaurant won the Michelin Green Star this year, in recognition of spots that are committed to sustainable gastronomy. It was awarded to Mora, the Sheung Wan eatery by Chef Vicky Lau that places the spotlight on soybeans whilst promoting local ingredients and culture by working with long-standing home-grown shops. Chef Lau also helms two-starred TATE Dining Room and was named Asia’s Best Female Chef in 2015.

In addition to these awards, Michelin debuted three new gongs. Jacky Luk from three-starred Chinese restaurant Forum received the Sommelier Award, while Steve Lee of one-starred modern Korean eatery Hansik Goo took home the Young Chef Award. Over in Macau, two-starred Sichuan Moon was honoured with the Service Award.

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In total, Hong Kong has:

  • 7 three-starred restaurants
  • 13 two-starred restaurants
  • 58 one-starred restaurants
  • 65 Bib Gourmand restaurants
  • 23 Street Food establishments
  • 3 Michelin Green Star restaurants

It’s interesting to note that a recent study by Spin Genie found that Hong Kong boasts the cheapest Michelin-starred dining experiences in the world, followed by Japan at a close second, while Macau has the most Michelin-starred restaurants per capita, with 2.039 eateries per 100,000 people.

2023 Michelin-starred restaurants, Hong Kong

3 Michelin stars

  • 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana
  • Caprice
  • Forum
  • L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
  • Sushi Shikon
  • T’ang Court
  • Ta Vie (new)

2 Michelin stars

  • Amber
  • Arbor
  • Bo Innovation (new – relocation)
  • L’Envol
  • Lai Ching Heen (new – formerly Yan Toh Heen)
  • Lung King Heen
  • Octavium
  • Rùn (new)
  • Sun Tung Lok
  • TATE Dining Room
  • Tin Lung Heen
  • Ying Jee Club

1 Michelin star

  • Andō
  • The Araki
  • Arcane
  • Beefbar
  • The Chairman (new – relocation)
  • The Demon Celebrity (new)
  • D.H.K. (new)
  • Duddell’s
  • Estro (new)
  • Fook Lam Moon (Wanchai)
  • Fu Ho
  • Gaddi’s
  • Godenya (new)
  • Hansik Goo
  • Ho Hung Kee
  • Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine (Tsim Sha Tsui)
  • IM Teppanyaki & Wine
  • Jardin de Jade (Wanchai)
  • Kam’s Roast Goose
  • Kappo Rin (new)
  • Liu Yuan Pavilion
  • Loaf On
  • Louise
  • Mandarin Grill + Bar
  • Man Ho (Admiralty)
  • Man Wah
  • Ming Court (Mongkok)
  • MONO
  • Nagamoto (new)
  • Neighborhood (new)
  • New Punjab Club
  • Noi (new)
  • Pang’s Kitchen
  • Restaurant Petrus
  • Roganic
  • Ryota Kappou Modern
  • Seventh Son
  • Shang Palace
  • Spring Moon
  • Summer Palace
  • Sushi Saito
  • Sushi Wadatsumi
  • Takumi by Daisuke Mori
  • Tosca di Angelo
  • VEA
  • Whey
  • Xin Rong Ji
  • Yardbird
  • Yat Lok
  • Yat Tung Heen
  • yè shanghai (Tsim Sha Tsui)
  • Yong Fu
  • ZEST by Konishi
  • Zhejiang Heen
  • Zuicho

Green Star

  • Amber
  • Mora (new)
  • Roganic

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2023 Michelin-starred restaurants, Macau

A total of 17 Macau restaurants were awarded stars in the 2023 Michelin Guide. Macau has:

  • 3 three-starred restaurants
  • 5 two-starred restaurants
  • 9 one-starred restaurants
  • 7 Bib Gourmand restaurants
  • 6 Street Food establishments
  • 1 Michelin Green Star restaurant

3 Michelin stars

  • The Eight
  • Jade Dragon
  • Robuchon au Dôme

2 Michelin stars

  • Alain Ducasse at Morpheus
  • Feng Wei Ju
  • Mizumi
  • Sichuan Moon
  • Wing Lei

1 Michelin star

  • 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana
  • Five Foot Road (new)
  • The Huaiyang Garden (new)
  • The Kitchen
  • Lai Heen
  • Pearl Dragon
  • Wing Lei Palace
  • Ying
  • Zi Yat Heen

Green Star

  • IFTM Educational Restaurant
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