2 February, 2024
Best Fine Dining Restaurants Hong Kong: China Tang
Best Fine Dining Restaurants Hong Kong: China Tang
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Top Fine Dining Restaurants In Hong Kong

2 February, 2024
Best Fine Dining Restaurants Hong Kong: China Tang

Feeling fancy? Hong Kong isn’t short on premier culinary experiences! From VEA to Caprice, Gaddi’s, Roganic and more, here’s your guide to the best fine dining restaurants in Hong Kong…

Once a rarefied luxury reserved only for aristocrats, today, fine dining not only enjoys a wider audience but also features a broader range of flavours and sensibilities than ever before. So, what defines contemporary fine dining? A meal laid out as a many-chaptered story. Exquisite attention paid to the terroir and provenance of ingredients. A zest for the experimental. An overall experience both grand and gleeful. Here’s our guide to fine dining restaurants in Hong Kong…

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Best Fine-Dining Restaurants Hong Kong: Bochord, Causeway Bay

Bochord – Library-themed European fine-dining steakhouse

Is dark academia your vibe? Tucked inside the World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay, French fine-dining steakhouse Bochord offers an eclectic array of global beef delicacies and premium seafood dishes (try the seven-course tasting menu for a bit of both!). Throw in a refined retro ambience that makes you feel like you’re dining in an old library or private study, panoramic harbour views and nightly live music and we’ve got ourselves a top choice for a unique fine-dining experience in Hong Kong.

Bochord, Shop 1101, 11/F, World Trade Center, 280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 3613 0092, www.instagram.com/bochord.hk

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Caprice – Three-Michelin-starred fine dining at Four Seasons

Uninterrupted harbour views, iridescent crystal chandeliers and top-tier ingredients — at the Four Seasons’ three-Michelin-starred Caprice, more is more. But despite the luxurious environs, it would be a mistake to believe it’s all about keeping up appearances here. When you pull back the Swarovski curtain, you’re bound to be surprised: the classic French menu crafted by Chef de Cuisine Guillaume Galliot integrates global flavours with remarkable technique and restraint.

Caprice, Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3196 8882, www.fourseasons.com

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Best Fine Dining Restaurants Hong Kong: Cristal Room by Anne-Sophie Pic

Cristal Room by Anne-Sophie Pic – Innovative French cooking by the world’s most Michelin-starred female chef

To make it crystal clear that this place needs to be on your fine-dining bucket list, here’s what you can expect: to be greeted by a magnificent Baccarat chandelier, artfully plated dishes and striking flavour combinations. Anne-Sophie Pic’s innovative approach to traditional French cuisine creates a truly remarkable gastronomic experience that will surprise and delight. She is the world’s most Michelin-starred female chef for a reason, after all.

Cristal Room by Anne-Sophie Pic, 44/F, Gloucester Tower, Landmark, Forty-Five, Central, Hong Kong, 3501 8580, cristalroombyasp.com

Noi – Contemporary Italian fare with Japanese and French influences

Serving as Chef Paulo Airaudo‘s stage to showcase his diverse repertoire, Noi’s tasting menu is heavily inspired by the Italian traditions he grew up with, drawing also from the Japanese and French influences he absorbed throughout his culinary journey. Featuring light fixtures inspired by his tattoos, pop culture figurines hidden throughout the space, and a throwback playlist personally made by Chef Paulo himself, expect a touch of fun to be injected into your fine dining experience at Noi.

Noi, Podium, Level 5, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3196 8768, www.instagram.com/noihongkong

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Best Fine Dining Restaurants Hong Kong: China Tang Landmark

China Tang – Exquisite Chinese cuisine at Landmark

Landmark’s China Tang exudes an inimitable modern Chinese style, lavishly adorned with hand-painted and embroidered tapestries, classic thread-bound manuscripts and Art Deco accents. Honouring its core ethos to use all-natural ingredients with no additives or MSG, the menu embraces organic local produce and fresh seafood to deliver the vibrant flavours of Sichuan and Beijing.

China Tang, Shop 411-413, 4/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2522 2148, WhatsApp: 5599 8129, chinatang.com/landmark-hongkong

Petrus – One-Michelin-starred French fine dining restaurant with a view

Perched at the very top of the Shangri-La, this restaurant oozes luxury. At Petrus, it’s the little things that win us over: the seaweed butter, the variety of table salts, and the painstaking presentation of each course. It’s a sophisticated crowd that gathers in the chandelier-heavy and plush carpeted room but the waiters aren’t snobbish in the least.

Petrus, Level 56, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2820 8590, www.shangri-la.com

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Best Fine Dining Restaurants Hong Kong: Racines

Racines – Reimagined southwestern French classics

French for “roots”, Racines seeks to highlight the diversity in the terroir and produce of Chefs Adrien Castillo and Romain Dupeyre’s native homes in southern France, presenting classic regional dishes with a contemporary flair. Racines offers two multi-course dinner menus, the genèse (five-course menu) and the plénitude (seven-course menu), that highlight seasonal ingredients, all plated with elegance and precision.

Racines, 22 Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.racineshk.com

Arbor – Innovative Nordic-Japanese cuisine

Although Hong Kong is dense with country parks and reserves, it can be difficult to feel in touch with nature amidst its bright lights and towering skyscrapers. Arbor, a two-Michelin-starred urban sanctum in H Queen’s, brings a subtle yet sensuous approach to fine dining with its Nordic-Japanese innovative cuisine. Finnish chef Erik Raty and his team import ingredients primarily from Japan to achieve their distinctive vision.

Arbor, 25/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 3185 8388, www.arbor-hk.com

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Best Fine Dining Restaurants Hong Kong: Niras

Niras – Thai fine-dining restaurant by the masterminds of award-winning Le Du in Bangkok

This hot new contemporary Thai fine-dining restaurant is the first overseas expansion of acclaimed Thai Chef Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn and business partner Rungroj “Tao” Ingudananda, the masterminds behind the award-winning restaurant Le Du in Bangkok (which earned the number one spot on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list). Renowned for his deep understanding and unique brand of Thai Cuisine, Chef Tom aims to carry through the same cooking philosophy and standard as Le Du.

Niras, Shop 704, 7/F, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3905 3022www.instagram.com/nirashongkong

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Épure – Contemporary fine French cuisine

Maintaining its Michelin star since 2017, Épure has proven a steady command over French fine-dining cuisine, championing the finest seasonal ingredients flown in from France. Headed by Chef Nicolas Boutin, impeccably executed contemporary plates exit the kitchen, best paired with the restaurant’s rare collection of vintage wines. The venue, designed by internationally renowned Yabu Pushelberg, exudes a sophisticated sense of French heritage with a touch of rustic charm.

Épure, Shop 403, Level 4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3185 8338, www.epure.hk

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Best Fine Dining Restaurants Hong Kong: Clarence

Clarence – French cuisine made lighter with Japanese cooking techniques

While there are (unsurprisingly) several French fine dining restaurants on this list, Clarence distinguishes itself with the unique concept of reinventing cherished traditional recipes with a lighter hand by using Asian cooking methods such as charcoal grilling, steaming and Teppan. Behind the seasonally evolving menu is founder and mastermind Olivier Elzer, who carries an impressive total of 23 Michelin stars under his belt, and his protegé Chef Simon So, who helms the kitchen.

Clarence, 25/F, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3568 1397, www.clarencehk.com

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Hansik Goo – Modern Korean culinary delights

The international debut of Mingoo Kang (the award-winning chef behind two Michelin-starred Seoul restaurant Mingles), Hansik Goo was received with welcome arms by the local culinary scene. This shrine to authentic modern Korean cuisine delivers on its promise of a bold interpretation of diverse Korean culinary culture, with dishes inspired by everything from home-cooked fare to traditional delicacies once reserved for royalty.

Read our review of Hansik Goo here.

Hansik Goo, 1/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2798 8768, www.hansikgoo.hk

Best Fine Dining Restaurants Hong Kong: VEA

VEA – Refined Chinese and French fusion cuisine

At one Michelin-starred restaurant VEA, the principle of fusion is interpreted through a fine dining lens. Abiding by its core philosophy of blending Chinese influences with French techniques, dishes draw from the heritage and childhood memories of acclaimed French-trained chef Vicky Cheng and pay tribute to the culture and history of Hong Kong.

VEA, 30/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2711 8639, vea.hk

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Gaddi’s – Old school fine dining at The Peninsula

Hong Kong’s first French restaurant? First chef’s table in the city? Kristal caviar, crystal chandeliers and a Chinese Coromandel lacquerware screen from the 17th century? There’s no fine dining haven quite like Gaddi’s. Opened in 1953 and named after Leo Gaddi, a former general manager of The Peninsula, chef Albin Gobil serves “modern-classic” French cuisine with superior ingredients and an artistic eye.

Gaddi’s, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2696 6763, www.peninsula.com

Best Fine Dining Restaurants Hong Kong: Roganic

Roganic – Sustainable fine dining with British Flair

Another one of the few restaurants in the city to be awarded a prestigious Green Star for sustainable gastronomy by the Michelin Guide, this temple to nose-to-tail, no-waste eating roots its polished contemporary British cuisine in Hong Kong’s own soil. The kitchen cultivates microgreens, salad leaves and herbs in-house, while local farms provide the produce.

Read our review of Roganic here.

Roganic, UG08, UG/F, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2817 8383, www.roganic.com.hk

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Amber – Progressive fine dining at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental

Since first opening at the Mandarin Oriental in 2009 under the direction of revered Chef Richard Ekkebus, Amber has gained a reputation for being consistently cutting-edge (not to mention two Michelin stars and a Green Star!). The restaurant sees sustainability threaded through every aspect — from employment practices in the kitchen to the ethics of eating what comes out of it. The menus here completely forgo dairy, prioritise plant-based and keep sugar to a minimum.

Amber, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2132 0066, www.mandarinoriental.com

Best Fine Dining Restaurants Hong Kong: BELON

Belon – Black Sheep’s “Pearl of Soho”

Billed as the Pearl of Soho, Black Sheep concept Belon brings Parisian “je ne sais quoi” to lower Elgin Street. After a period of quiet relocating and renovating, this neo-Parisian “bistro” reopened in March 2021 with decorated chef Matthew Kirkley at the helm. Ranked among the best restaurants in Asia and even the world, expect food that’s manifestly French in taste and technique, without any of the stuffy formality endemic to haute cuisine.

Read our review of Belon here.

Belon, 1/F, 1–5 Elgin Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, 2152 2872, belonsoho.com

Arcane – Seasonal dishes from Final Table Chef Shane Osborn

Seasonality is the name of the game at one-Michelin-starred hideout Arcane, the brainchild of award-winning chef Shane Osborn of “Final Table” fame. This sanctuary away from the often chaotic lanes of Central showcases seasonal, high-quality produce from places like Japan, France and the UK, delighting the palate with modern European cuisine executed to perfection. The menu is perpetually fresh as the offerings change with the seasons.

Arcane, 3/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2728 0178, www.arcane.hk

Best Fine Dining Restaurants Hong Kong: TATE Dining Room

TATE Dining Room – Aesthetic beautiful fine dining dishes

Two-Michelin-starred establishment TATE refutes any simplistic association with a cuisine or regional focus. Integrating multicultural influences with careful lyricism, a deft and (and no doubt a pair of precise kitchen tweezers!), it’s a restaurant truly of Hong Kong. Vicky Lau frames each dish as an eloquent paean to produce. Here, food is treated as fine art; the plate elevated to a jumping-off point for intellectual exploration.

TATE Dining Room, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2555 2172, www.tate.com.hk

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Editor’s Note: “Top Fine Dining Restaurants In Hong Kong” was most recently updated by Team Sassy in January 2024.

This article contains editorial selections and paid partnerships.

Main image courtesy of China Tang, image 1 courtesy of Bochord, image 2 courtesy of Cristal Room by Anne-Sophie Pic via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of China Tang via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Racines via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Niras via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Clarence via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of VEA via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of Roganic via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of Belon via Instagram, image 9 courtesy of TATE Dining Room via Instagram.

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