Check out Hong Kong's Newest Michelin Star Restaurants: Noi, Run, Estro
May 08, 2023
Hong Kong is known for its vibrant food scene, and it's not surprising that it has some of the newest Michelin-starred restaurants in the world. If you're a foodie, Hong Kong is the place to be.
Here's a list of the best new Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong, as of the 2023 Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau, that you need to try to treat your taste buds like never before!
Estro - One Michelin Star
Since opening in 2021, Estro has been impressing diners with authentic Neapolitan cooking by the native head chef. Choose between the 6- and 8-course menus to experience the breadth and depth of his ingenious creations, like handmade bottoni pasta stuffed with parmesan emulsion and drizzled with saffron glaze, and red prawn panna cotta generously topped with caviar.
Where: Estro, 2/F, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
Godenya - One Michelin Star
Godenya is a tiny self-proclaimed ‘sake pairing restaurant’ marked by a discreet entrance in a dark narrow alley, but it's fully booked months ahead. There is only one omakase menu featuring kappo dishes made with seasonal produce mostly flown in from Japan. Sake pairing is vital to the experience, as the chef/sake master serves each drink at a different temperature to bring out the best in each course, including some rare labels.
Where: Godenya, UG/F, 182 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Kappo Rin - One Michelin Star
Kappo Rin specialises in multi-course, season-driven omakase menus with both cooked and raw dishes. A collaborative concept by Sushi Yoshitake in Tokyo and Sushi Shikon next door, the Japanese head chef from Sendai takes pride in his vision of complementing rich flavours with unique condiments. You can pair the food with some of the best sake from Japan. With only eight counter seats, reservations are a must if you want to experience the authentic taste of Japan in the heart of Hong Kong.
Where: Kappo Rin, 7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental 15, Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Nagamoto - One Michelin Star
Nagamoto is the reincarnation of Kashiwaya, which closed its doors in 2021. Helmed by Chef Teruhiko Nagamoto himself, this restaurant offers only counter seats, and all diners can watch his well-honed skills in action. Just one omakase menu is offered, with kaiseki courses crafted out of ‘shun’ ingredients in peak condition.
Where: Nagamoto, 8/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong
Noi - One Michelin Star
Noi specialises in a 10+-course omakase menu that features seafood shipped daily from Japan, punctuated by red meat and unforgettable pasta dishes. Helmed by Italian-Argentinian chef Paulo Airaudo and young chef Luigi Troiano, the food is deeply rooted in Italian traditions, but updated with modern techniques and aesthetic. An aperitif or post-meal herbal tea in the lounge with an ocean theme is also part of the experience.
Where: Noi, Level 5, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street Podium, Central, Hong Kong
The Chairman - One Michelin Star
The Chairman moved to this address in 2022, and the elegant room features a generous display of lush greens. It’s also run a little differently – diners can only book online on certain days and order one of the set menus emailed to them a few days ahead. That said, the culinary vision stays the same – ingredients are mostly organic and sourced from small suppliers and local fishermen; and signatures like steamed crab with Huadiao are still on the menu.
Where: The Chairman, 3/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
The Demon Celebrity - One Michelin Star
The crossover between two stars of the gastronomy world, Chef Alvin Leung (a.k.a. Demon Chef) and Master Fu of the now-defunct Celebrity Cuisine, was eagerly anticipated by all foodies. The two chefs put a new spin on the familiar Cantonese flavours, with collaborative efforts such as fried pork intestine stuffed with minced cuttlefish and black truffle. Chicken wing stuffed with bird’s nest, one of Fu’s specialities, can also be enjoyed here.
Where: The Demon Celebrity, 1 Wyndham Street, South China Building, Central, Hong Kong
Bo Innovation – Two Michelin Stars
Bo Innovation is a highly acclaimed restaurant that moved to this new spot in 2022. Each course is accompanied by an artwork that evokes a local flair, allowing his playful creations to pay an homage to Hong Kong food culture. The only tasting menu served at dinner is also inspired by Chinese elements and famous paintings like Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans. Pleasant surprises, bespoke serving vessels and theatrical presentation create a fun-filled, immersive experience.
Where: Bo Innovation, 1/F, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong
Lai Ching Heen – Two Michelin Stars
Remodelled and renamed Lai Ching Heen in 2022, the main dining room can now be accessed straight from the hotel lobby. In addition to the updated décor, expansive harbour views and Hong Kong’s skyline with its electric glow remain a joy to behold. On the menu, all-time favourites like stuffed crab shell with crabmeat and crispy Lung Kong chicken are still offered. Don’t miss the dim sum lunch with exquisitely crafted bite-sized morsels.
Where: Lai Ching Heen, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Lung King Heen – Two Michelin Stars
Lung King Heen is a high-end Cantonese restaurant that offers sophisticated Cantonese dishes made with quality produce sourced from all over the world. Dim sum lunch is a delight; so are their hearty double-boiled soups brimming with ingredients. On top of the main menu, seasonal offerings are also worth checking out. Enjoy the food with organic sparkling teas, or ask the sommelier about wine pairings. The room commands panoramic harbour views and is popular among locals and experienced travellers alike.
Where: Lung King Heen, 8 Finance Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Run - Two Michelin Stars
Run is a high-end restaurant where seasonal ingredients from around the world are painstakingly prepared the traditional way, and then plated with modern refinement. Chef Hung has worked in many 5-star hotels and values food quality and shrewd techniques more than anything else. The wok-fried crab claw with dried shrimps, spring onion and layered bean curd sheet is exquisitely presented and loaded with umami.
Where: Run, 1 Harbour Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Ta Vie – Three Michelin Stars
Ta Vie is a restaurant that offers pure, simple and seasonal food. Chef Hideaki Sato's passion for cooking and his experimental approach to food combinations are evidenced by his innovative creations made with top-notch ingredients mostly from his native country of Japan. The sourdough and cultured butter made daily in-house are simply addictive.
Where: Ta Vie, 2/F, The Pottinger Hong Kong, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
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