These Are Hong Kong and Macau's 2020 Michelin-Starred Restaurants
In total, there are now 70 starred restaurants in Hong Kong and 20 in Macau.
It’s been a busy few months for Michelin. Fall saw the announcement of the 2020 stars for New York, D.C., Seoul, Italy, Tokyo, and the United Kingdom—last week, the company also announced a new Malta guide slated for February 2020. The latest? The 2020 guide for Hong Kong and Macau, which was announced on December 17. A total of 16 restaurants gained stars between the two cities; some for the first time, some as a jump from a previous ranking.
“This year’s selections are testament to Hong Kong and Macau’s unwavering position as benchmark cities in the gastronomic world, where tradition and modernity can co-exist in a dynamic and delicious blend of authenticity and ambitious innovation,” Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of Michelin Guides, said in a statement.
The bulk of the new stars this year comes from Hong Kong. There are two new three-star restaurants—Yeung Koon Yat’s Forum, which previously held a two-star rating, and Sushi Shikon, which moved to the Landmark Mandarin Oriental in 2019. (As Eater points out, the restaurant has previously been awarded three stars at another location.) Arbor, a contemporary French restaurant, was Hong Kong’s only new two-star restaurant this year, a promotion from its one-star debut in the 2019 guide. There were also 11 additions in the one-star category, ranging from Ryota Kappou Modern, which offers "seasonal Japanese kappo-style menus," to L’Envol at the new St. Regis Hong Kong.
As for Macau, all three three-star restaurants—The Eight, Jade Dragon, and Robuchon au Dôme—maintained their rankings from last year, and two restaurants joined the two-star category. The first is Wing Lei at Wynn Macau, run by chef Chan Tak, which rose from a one-star ranking in the 2019 guide. André Chiang’s Sichuan Moon, on the other hand, joined the guide for the first time as a two-star restaurant this year. (Chiang has requested to give back stars to the Michelin guide in the past, but is reportedly happy about this new inclusion.)