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In the past few years, Hong Kong’s dining scene has been altered in unimaginable ways, with many staples and new ventures bidding farewell to the city. Blessedly, many more have adapted to the changing tides and stood the test of time. Celebrating the successes of local culinary talent, Michelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau has just announced its full selection for 2023, highlighting a total of 78 starred restaurants in Hong Kong and 17 starred restaurants in Macau.
With travel restrictions out of the way, Michelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau announced its 2023 star recipients at an exhilarating ceremony at the Grand Lisboa Palace Resort Macau today, just two weeks after announcing its recommendations for the Bib Gourmand distinctions, where six new entrants from Hong Kong were added to the list.
This year’s highly-anticipated results showcase Hong Kong and Macau’s continuing culinary excellence across various cuisines. Following a traditional set of evaluations, the restaurants were judged by anonymous Michelin inspectors according to a rigorous set of criteria that includes quality of products, mastery of flavour and cooking techniques, the personality of the chef represented, value-for-money, and consistency between visits.
Newly added one-star restaurants include DHK, Estro, Godenya, Kappo Rin, Nagamoto, Neighbourhood, Noi, and The Demon Celebrity from Hong Kong. Five Foot Road and The Huaiyang Garden join the one-star list for Macau.
New to the Michelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau 2023 with a two-star rating is Chinese restaurant Lai Ching Heen. Rùn also scored a promotion of two stars this year with its elevated Cantonese gastronomic offerings. Meanwhile, Mora in Hong Kong and IFTM Educational Restaurant in Macau are both newly honoured with the Michelin Green Star, an award that recognises restaurants offering the highest degree of sustainable gastronomy.
Championing the motto “pure, simple, and seasonal” in its culinary offerings, French-Japanese restaurant Ta Vie comes away with three stars this year, scoring one of the most respected statuses in the culinary world, while nine three-starred restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau have continued to maintain their prestige this year.
Three new categories have been introduced under the Michelin umbrella. The Sommelier Award celebrates the extensive knowledge and passion sommeliers have towards spirits and their pairings with food, with Jacky Luk from Forum receiving the distinction this year. The Service Award recognises the exceptional hospitality of restaurant staff that helps to complete the Michelin-starred dining experience, awarded to Kit Li from Sichuan Moon in Macau for 2023. Finally, the Young Chef Award celebrates young and rising talents in the culinary scene across Hong Kong and Macau, with Steve Lee of contemporary Korean establishment Hansik Goo scoring this monumental award in its inaugural edition.
See below for the full list of Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau for 2023.
Andō, Arcane, Beefbar, Belon, Chaat, Duddell’s, DHK, Épure, Estro, Fook Lam Moon (Wan Chai), Fu Ho, Gaddi’s, Godenya, Hansik Goo, Ho Hung Kee (Causeway Bay), IM Teppanyaki & Wine, Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine (Tsim Sha Tsui), Jardin de Jade (Wan Chai), Kam’s Roast Goose, Kappo Rin, Liu Yuan Pavilion, Loaf On, Louise, Man Ho (Admiralty), Man Wah, Mandarin Grill + Bar, Ming Court (Mong Kok), Mono, Nagamoto, Neighbourhood, New Punjab Club, Noi, Pang’s Kitchen, Petrus, Roganic, Ryota Kappou Modern, Seventh Son, Shang Palace, Spring Moon, Summer Palace, Sushi Saito, Sushi Wadatsumi, Takumi by Daisuke Mori, The Araki, The Chairman, The Demon Celebrity, Tosca di Angelo, Vea, Whey, Xin Rong Ji, Yardbird, Yat Lok, Yat Tung Heen, Ye Shanghai (Tsim Sha Tsui), Yong Fu, Zest by Konishi, Zhejiang Heen, Zuicho
8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Five Foot Road, Lei Heen, Pearl Dragon, The Huaiyang Garden, The Kitchen, Wing Lei Palace, Ying, Zi Yat Heen
Amber, Arbor, Bo Innovation, Écriture, L’Envol, Lai Ching Heen, Lung King Heen, Octavium, Sun Tung Lok, Rùn, Tate, Tin Lung Heen, Ying Jee Club
Alain Ducasse at Morpheus, Feng Wei Ju, Mizumi (Macau), Sichuan Moon, Wing Lei
8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Caprice, Forum, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Sushi Shikon, T’ang Court, Ta Vie
Jade Dragon, Robuchon au Dôme, The Eight
Amber, Mora, Roganic
IFTM Educational Restaurant
Jacky Luk, Forum
Kit Li, Sichuan Moon (Macau)
Steve Lee, Hansik Goo