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The results are in. And with it, stars have been awarded, retained and in some cases, dropped across Hong Kong and Macau. Taking place in the City of Dreams in Macau, talented chefs from the best restaurants across the region gathered for the announcement of the 12th edition of the annual Michelin Guide 2020.

Established since 2009, the Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau is one of Michelin’s first forays in Asia and now, after one year on the ground, Michelin inspectors have compiled their lists of one, two and three Michelin-starred restaurants based on five criteria. This includes 1) quality of the ingredients used, 2) mastery of flavour and cooking techniques, 3) the personality of the chef in their cuisine, 4) value for money and 5) consistency between visits.

Announced today on Wednesday 17th December by International Director of the Michelin Guides, Gwendal Poullennec, the awards saw a total of 90 restaurants in Hong Kong (70) and Macau (20) receiving the coveted accolade.

The three Michelin-starred restaurant winners and their chefs

There wasn’t much movement in the lists for the highest accolade and remained very similar to 2019 with 7 in Hong Kong and 3 in Macau earning three stars. However, we did see Chef Alvin Leung’s Bo Innovation drop from three to two, while, Forum, mostly known for their signature Ah Yat braised abalone jumped from two stars to three. Sushi Shikon also maintained its three star status, though technically is a ‘new entry’ thanks to its new location in the The Landmark Mandarin Oriental.

The results also saw some promotions with 3 new two-star additions. This includes Hong Kong’s contemporary French restaurant Arbor which, after debuting on the guide last year with one star, claims its second star thanks to Chef Eric Räty’s culinary direction which combines his sophisticated techniques in French cuisine and use of premium Japanese ingredients. Meanwhile in Macau, Cantonese fine dining restaurant Wing Lei in Wynn Macau was awarded its second star, and Wynn Palace’s Sichuan Moon made its debut with two stars. The modern Sichuan restaurant is fronted by celebrated Taiwanese chef André Chiang and run by Malaysian Executive chef Zor Tan.

The two Michelin-starred restaurant winners and their chefs

Michelin’s 2020 selection of the best restaurants also saw 61 establishments emerge with one star, including 11 new Hong Kong entries. The results reflected some inklings that we had ourselves here at Prestige, with some of our favourite new restaurants claiming a star. This included French restaurant L’Envol at The St Regis Hong Kong with Olivier Elzer at the helm, Julien Royer’s new French restaurant Louise, and Roganic by acclaimed chef Simon Rogan. Other highlighted wins include David Thompson’s Thai restaurant Aaharn, Chinese restaurant Rùn, and Japanese restaurants Ryota Kappou Modern and Zest by Konichi.

Speaking highly of all restaurants and chefs involved, Poullennec commented that, “Both cities have their own identity, but are quite similar when it comes to the quality of the cuisine, which is world class.” And he wasn’t wrong. So without further ado, here are the full lists for Hong Kong and Macau’s Michelin-starred restaurants in 2020.

 

The Michelin Guide Hong Kong 2020

 

One star:
  1. Aaharn (new entry)
  2. Ah Yat Harbour View (Tsim Sha Tsui)
  3. Arcane
  4. Beefbar
  5. Belon
  6. Celebrity Cuisine
  7. Duddell’s
  8. Épure
  9. Fook Lam Moon (Wan Chai)
  10. Fu Ho (Tsim Sha Tsui)
  11. Gaddi’s
  12. Guo Fu Lou
  13. Ho Hung Kee (Causeway Bay)
  14. IM Teppanyaki & Wine
  15. Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine (Tsim Sha Tsui)
  16. Jardin de Jade (Wan Chai)
  17. Kaiseki Den Saotome
  18. Kam’s Roast Goose
  19. L’Envol (new entry)
  20. Lei Garden (Kwun Tong)
  21. Lei Garden (Mong Kok)
  22. Liu Yuan Pavilion
  23. Loaf On
  24. Louise (new entry)
  25. Man Wah
  26. Mandarin Grill + Bar
  27. Ming Court
  28. New Punjab Club
  29. Octavium
  30. Pang’s Kitchen
  31. Petrus
  32. Rech
  33. Roganic (new entry)
  34. Rùn (new entry)
  35. Ryota Kappou Modern (new entry)
  36. Shang Palace
  37. Spring Moon
  38. Summer Palace
  39. Sushi Wadatsumi
  40. Takumi by Daisuke Mori
  41. Tate
  42. Tim Ho Wan (Sham Shui Po)
  43. Tosca di Angelo
  44. VEA
  45. Xin Rong Ji
  46. Yan Toh Heen (dropped from two stars)
  47. Yat Lok
  48. Yat Tung Heen (Jordan)
  49. Yè Shanghai (Tsim Sha Sui)
  50. Zest by Konichi (new entry)
  51. Zhejiang Heen

 

Two stars:
  1. Amber
  2. Arbor (promoted to two stars)
  3. Bo Innovation
  4. Écriture
  5. Kashiwaya
  6. Pierre
  7. Sun Tung Lok
  8. Sushi Saito
  9. Ta Vie
  10. Tenku RyuGin

 

Three stars:
  1. Caprice
  2. Forum (promoted to three stars)
  3. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
  4. Lung King Heen
  5. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo – Bombana
  6. Sushi Shikon (technically a new entry as they are in a new location)

 

The Michelin Guide Macau 2020

 

One star:
  1. King
  2. Lai Heen
  3. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo – Bombana
  4. Pearl Dragon
  5. Shinji by Kanesaka
  6. The Golden Peacock
  7. The Kitchen
  8. Tim’s Kitchen
  9. Ying
  10. Zi Yat Heen

 

Two stars:
  1. Alain Ducasse at Morpheus
  2. Feng Wei Ju
  3. Golden Flower
  4. Mizumi
  5. Sichuan Moon (new entry)
  6. The Tasting Room
  7. Tin Lung Heen
  8. Wing Lei (promoted to two stars)
  9. Ying Jee Club

 

Three stars:
  1. Jade Dragon
  2. Robuchon au Dôme
  3. The Eight

 

To view the full selection of the Michelin Guide  Hong Kong Macau 2020, click here.

The Stars in Hong Kong and Macau Announced
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