Often hailed as “the king of white truffles,” owner-chef Umberto Bombana first achieved fame with this classic Italian restaurant in Hong Kong’s Central district in 2011 as as the first Italian restaurant outside Italy to receive three Michelin stars. With an ever-changing menu featuring the best in fresh produce, the restaurant consistently produces high-quality, authentic cuisine. A highlight is undoubtedly the pasta which is made in-house.
Serving up what it calls “X-treme” Chinese cuisine, Bo Innovation’s famed owner-chef Alvin Leung loves to push boundaries when it comes to creative interpretations of traditional Chinese food. Bo’s signature chicken rice and No shark fin dish are worth trying, both exemplifying the chef’s love of combining his background in engineering and his love for cooking. The restaurant is located in the vibrant Wan Chai district on Hong Kong island.
3. Jade Dragon
Located in Macau’s City of Dreams, this is the first time Jade Dragon has earned three Michelin stars. Serving contemporary Cantonese cuisine in a fine-dining setting, their lychee wood barbecue specialties – which include roasted Peking goose and suckling pig – take on a smoky, floral aroma.
Get a good view of Macau while indulging in French contemporary cuisine at this restaurant housed in the dome of the Grand Lisboa Hotel. According to the Michelin guide, their seven and eight course menus, which finish with a dessert trolley, are worth a try. Their extensive wine list is also worth perusing.
Back on Hong Kong island at the Four Seasons, French cuisine is combined with a stunning harbour view at Caprice. This year, the restaurant adds an additional star to its previous two. Specialties such as crab royale and turbot with sea urchin sauce are notable highlights, and their cheese room located at Caprice Bar is also worth a visit.
Another spot opened by the late chef, this French restaurant features a circular bar and open kitchen that gives guests a full view of the preparation process. Take advantage of their tapas-style portions, which are designed to offer diners an opportunity to sample a greater variety of traditional French dishes.
Another restaurant located at the Four Seasons Hong Kong, Lung King Heen was the first Chinese restaurant in the world to receive a Michelin three-star rating. Their roast Peking duck is a huge favourite, but be warned there are limited portions sold each day.
8. Sushi Shikon
Sushi Shikon brings the classic experience of the flagship Ginza restaurant to Hong Kong. The fish arrives daily from Japan, and the rice is imported from Niigata. What makes the sushi extra special is their secret vinegar, which is aged four years.
9. T’ang Court
Enjoy authentic Cantonese cuisine at this restaurant located in the bustling Tsim Sha Tsui district of Kowloon. The classics, such as Peking duck, lobster with onions and shallot, and baked stuffed crab shell with onion are particularly popular.
10. The Eight
Another restaurant found at Grand Lisboa Hotel in Macau, the design of The Eight is inspired by its namesake number and the goldfish, both of which represent good fortune. The cuisine is a mix of Cantonese and Huaiyang, with the latter considered one of the four great traditions of Chinese cuisine. The restaurant serves over 40 kinds of dim sum, and shares the hotel’s whopping 16,800 bottle wine cellar with the other 13 restaurants on the premises.