Best Hong Kong Restaurants: Top 10 Culinary Experiences

Ed Peters

By , Local Expert, Hong Kong
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Eating is a serious matter in Hong Kong. Every day the city warbles a symphony of frying, chopping and sizzling at more than 11,000 restaurants, ranging from extravagant  seafood restaurants to intimate family-run Cha Chaan Tengs (tea food hall).

Some of the world's finest and most recognized Chinese restaurants are here. One example is Lung King Heen. The Four Seasons Hotel's affiliation is celebrated for its sophisticated Cantonese cuisine and was the first Chinese kitchen in the world to get three Michelin stars. The fine-dining space is the top choice for a dim sum lunch with a harbor view if budget permits. 

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    Lung King Heen

    The fine-dining establishment was the first Chinese restaurant in the world to be awarded three Michelin...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Order the steamed shrimp dumplings with asparagus. These jade green purses are juicy, tender and umami. You won't find them anywhere else."

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    Fook Lam Moon

    This family-run chain restaurant serves some of the best and most extravagant Cantonese seafood.

    Local Expert Tip: "Fook Lam Moon has two branches, one in Wan Chai and the other in Tsim Sha Tsui. Both carry one Michelin star."

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    Yung Kee

    The time-honored restaurant produces top-notch Cantonese barbecue with its roast goose being the crown jewel.

    Local Expert Tip: "Like other Chinese poultry dishes, Yung Kee's roast goose is served with bones."

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    SPOON by Alain Ducasse

    Never mind the famous name behind this restaurant: the food is utterly memorable.

    Local Expert Tip: "Miss out on a window seat and you're missing out on one of the best aspects of this restaurant."

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    The Principal

    • Neighborhood: Wan Chai

    This is without doubt one of the most superior restaurants in the Star Street entertainment zone.

    Local Expert Tip: "The carefully curated Wine Atlas contains over 750 labels from the old world and new, including some unexpected countries, with the oldest vintage dating back to 1901."

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    • Cuisine: European, French
    • Average Main Course Price: $1200
    • Neighborhood: Central

    The roasted duck foie gras with hibiscus sauce is divine.

    Local Expert Tip: "Pierre's open for both lunch and dinner -- but in the evening the top-floor setting is at its most magical."

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    8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA

    This three-star Michelin restaurant cooks some of the finest Italian food outside Apennine Peninsula.

    Local Expert Tip: "Chef Bombana is also known as "The King of Truffles" in Hong Kong so that should give you a clue of what to order."

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    The state-of-art Japanese restaurants serves artful kaiseki cuisine with impeccable service.

    Local Expert Tip: "As Nadaman update the kaiseki menu based on seasonal ingredients, autumn is a better season to go as there are more fresh and colorful produces during those months. "

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    22 Ships

    • Neighborhood: Wan Chai

    This is a slightly offbeat location, combined with a chef who deserves his celebrity, and top food.

    Local Expert Tip: "As well as tapas, 22 Ships does a fine line in desserts."

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    Ho Lee Fook

    Ho Lee Fook ("good fortune for your mouth") is an inspiring modern take on Chinese food.

    Local Expert Tip: "Kick your meal off with a Ho Lee Fook cocktail like Chung King Cooler -- vodka and Oolong tea."



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