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Michelin 2017

December 12, 2016

Michelin 2017


Just last month the 2017 edition of The Michelin Guide to Hong Kong was published, and alongside stalwarts such as Bo Innovation and Tim Ho Wan, there are a handful of exciting new entries. Here are our top gourmet picks to make it onto the list – napkins out!


Tickling our taste buds is one-starred Spring Moon, The Peninsula’s celebrated Cantonese  restaurant, which has a culinary heritage stretching back to 1928. The art deco interiors are divine, and the dishes, such as roast Peking duck, delicious. Lest we forget, there’s a fabulous tea bar too.


Sleek, Japanese zen-den Kashiwaya nabs two stars just a year after launching; chef Hideaki Matsuo obviously knows his kaiseki. It’s the first overseas branch of Osaka’s three-star Kashiwaya.


Another Japanese culinary genius, chef Hideaki Sato helms Ta Vie in Central, a Nippon-Gallic fusion feast drawing on quality local produce – it jumps from one star to two this year. And proving Japanese is hot in Hong Kong right now, Tai Hang’s IM Teppanyaki & Wine nabbed a one star for its barside grill thrills; the lobster and wagyu wow. Ginza import Sushi Tokami, in Harbour City, also gained a one star for its sensational sushi, showcasing top tuna.


Among the new-ish restos repped on this year’s list are one-star anointed Beefbar, which serves, well, beef… particularly rare cuts of prime meat, sourced from the world’s top producers. A polished marble and leather interior backdrops beef dishes served either from the ‘bar’, or according to a globally inspired menu. 


Decked out like a private members’ club, albeit one with sky-high views, the elegant VEA joins the one-star pack for chef Vicky Cheng’s dazzling, decadent 8-course degustation, paired with Antonio Lai’s eclectic cocktails. Starry, starry nights!


Spring Moon / 1/F / The Peninsula Hotel / Tsim Sha Tsui / +852 2696 6760 / lunch & dinner daily /

Kashiwaya / 8/F / 18 On Lan St / Central / +852 2520 5218 / lunch & dinner Mon-Sat /

Ta Vie / 2/F / The Pottinger / 74 Queen’s Rd Central / Central / Main entrance at 21 Stanley St / +852 2668 6488 / lunch Tue-Sat, dinner Mon-Sat /

Beefbar / 2/F / Club Lusitano / 16 Ice House St / Central / +852 2110 8853 / lunch & dinner Mon-Sat /

IM Teppanyaki & Wine / 134 Tung Lo Wan Rd / Tai Hang / +852 2570 7088 / lunch & dinner daily /

Sushi Tokami / Shop 216A / L2 / Ocean Centre / Harbour City / Tsim Sha Tsui / +852 2771 3938 / lunch & dinner daily /

VEA / 30/F / The Wellington / 198 Wellington St / Central / +852 2711 8639 / 5pm-1am Mon-Sat /