Hong Kong Restaurants
This Hong Kong treasure at the Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong was the first Chinese restaurant in the world to be awarded three Michelin stars. Executive chef Chan Yan Tak’s seafood is really out of this world – a feeling no doubt enhanced by the restaurant’s sparkling silver leaf ceiling.
Insider Tip: Kids can become mini gastronomes here too. The children’s menu includes Braised Bird’s Nest Soup and Sauteed Fillet of Garoupa.
Tokio Joe is a local favourite for its innovative take on Japanese sushi and sashimi. The menu also includes a refreshing range of salads, such as the much-loved Rock Shrimp Salad which comes jazzed up with a special garlic ponzu dressing.
Insider Tip: Joe’s House Special Roll with soft shell crab and Kelp-Grilled Seabass are not to be missed. Book well in advance though – tables fill up fast.
This charming restaurant serves impeccably executed Italian food, inspired by the ingredients that chef Umberto Bombana sources from around the world. One of his most popular dishes is the Roast Octopus and Roast Artichoke. There’s also a cocktail bar and lounge where you can enjoy what are thought to be the best martinis in Hong Kong.
Insider Tip: Try the white truffle dish (only available in autumn/winter) – Veal Fillet Medallion, aromatic bread crust, Piedmont cheeses fondue and white truffle – paired with a 2000 Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric red wine.
A nod to Hong Kong’s British heritage, Chip In is a great spot for a traditional English lunch of lightly beer battered cod and chips. Proof of its authenticity comes in the condiments: as well as malt vinegar, they offer a choice of homemade tartar or curry sauce. If you can stomach the sweetness afterwards, they also serve deep-fried Oreo cookies – best enjoyed after a long walk!
Insider Tip: Enjoy your fish and chips, served in an open newspaper boat, along the Sai Kung waterfront nearby.
9 King Man St, Tel: 85 297 615 091
Maxim’s seems to own virtually all of Hong Kong’s restaurants (only a small exaggeration – they run more than 800 outlets). So you can safely assume they know what they’re doing. The Cantonese dim sum here is particularly tasty. Try the traditional Roast Goose – a must for newcomers.
Insider Tip: Ask for window seats so you can savour mouth-watering delicacies and an attractive harbour view at the same time.