New Batch: 11 Hong Kong restaurants, including 5 rookies, are newly-starred in the latest Michelin Guide

Five restaurants are getting a star for the first time in the 2022 listing.

The 14th edition of the Michelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau 2022 unveiled 71 starred restaurants in Hong Kong. Announced in a virtual award ceremony, this year’s edition makes Hong Kong home to seven three-star restaurants, 12 two-star restaurants and 52 one-star restaurants.

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Octavium and Yan Toh Heen were promoted to two stars. The nine newly one-starred restaurants—many helmed by blooming young talent shaping the city’s culinary scene—are Belon, Chaat, Hansik Goo, I M Teppanyaki & Wine, Mono, Seventh Son, Sushi Wadatsumi, Whey, and Yong Fu.

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According to Michelin, the Roland Schuller and Bjoern Alexander-helmed Octavium got its second star for mastering “Italian classics, which are meticulously prepared to bring out the natural flavors of quality ingredients. Michelin inspectors praise the restaurant for its house-made artisanal pasta and degustation menu with a focus on seasonal produce.”

On the other hand, Yan Toh Heen got it promotion for showcasing excellence in fine Cantonese cuisine “through time-honored Chinese cooking techniques, top quality ingredients and modern presentations.

Octavium and Yan Toh Heen join 15 other restaurants with two Michelin Stars in Hong Kong and Macau.

Rookie class

Five of the newly one-starred restaurants are receiving a star for the first time:

Belon is described as a “reimagining of crowd pleasers and novel creations rooted in French technique” while Mingoo Kang’s Hansik Goo is an “elevated experience of Korean cuisine.” I M Teppanyaki & Wine’s relocation into a bigger space is rewarded with its first star. Sushi Wadatsumi is a reincarnation of Ginza Iwa, and retains the same kitchen team. Finally, Whey is the latest venture of chef Barry Quek, which combines European cuisine with Singaporean tastes.

One-star Roganic maintained its Michelin Green Star distinction, and two-star Amber earned a Michelin Green Star for its commitment to sustainable gastronomy.

Like many establishments around the world, restaurants in Hong Kong have shown dedication and perseverance during the past years.

For those wishing to learn more about the motivating stories behind some of the city’s top restaurants, such as Amber (two stars), Caprice (three stars), Mono (one star), Ta Vie (two stars) and Vea (one star), you can check out their culinary journey in Kung Food! Hong Kong’s Grandmasters of Cuisine.  

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