Described by Michelin as a restaurant that offers “excellent cooking that is worth a detour“, there are only 12 2-Star restaurants in Hong Kong. With the 2021 Michelin Guide released for Hong Kong in January, there was one change to the Hong Kong restaurants that have the 2-star seal of approval from Michelin’s inspectors. We start our round up of 2-star restaurants with Tate Dining Rooms that recently gained a well deserved second star from the Michelin inspectors.
Tate celebrates avant-garde cuisine and design, combining both of these elements into every dish. The newest 2-star restaurant in Hong Kong draws inspiration from its culturally diverse home of Hong Kong. The French X Chinese 8-course menu of “Edible Stories” brings guests on a creative journey of the senses with a specially curated wine and cocktail pairing. Pictured below is the Ode to Scallop, Smoky Hokkaido Scallop with Jerusalem Artichoke and Creamy Scallop & Caviar Sauce.
2-Michelin star Écriture is a fine example of how two cultures can be brought together with exceptional ingredients and elite culinary technique. Chef Maxime Gilbert excellently blends French and Japanese cuisines together to bring his gastronomic creations to life, all whilst guests enjoy views of Hong Kong from the top of H Code in Central. The tasting menu at Écriture changes with the seasons, but be sure to try their signature Akamutsu and Kuro Awabi dishes when available. Pictured below is the exceptional “Cold Cuts Our Way”, part of the 7-course weekend lunch menu including bonito, John Dory, grouse, ikura, pickles, blinis, uni, paté en croute, carentec oyster; served with homemade focaccia.
Amber is a 2-star fine dining restaurant housed in The Landmark Mandarin Oriental. At the helm of the kitchen is chef Richard Ekkebus, a culinary master who takes a thoughtful approach to his new menu, catering for the dietary preference of a new generation of food lovers. The award-winning establishment offers a immersive dining experience. From learning about the carefully sourced ingredients, to the visual pleasure from looking at the delicate plating, to enjoying the fresh and finely constructed flavours, the restaurant is committed to creating a lasting impression. Menu is subject to seasonal changes with a number of tasting menus available including Amber Experience, Extended Amber Experience, Full Amber Experience and Vegetarian Experience menus.
Arbor is a classy 2 Michelin-starred restaurant that is heavily influenced by nature and serenity. Located in H Code in Central, Arbor’s menu is a collective of innovative Nordic-Japanese dishes that use the best seasonal ingredients, mostly from Japan, and are prepared with traditional French cooking techniques. Ever-changing tasting menus are available for lunch, dinner and brunch, ensuring something different with every visit. Botan Ebi, Wagyu Bee A4 and ‘Citrus’ Dessert are some of the signature dishes that may be available. Pictured below is the delightful “Edammame Inspiration”, part of the Chef Menu and Tasting Menu.
Originated in Osaka, Kashiwaya specialises in kaiseki cuisine, with ingredients offered at their peak and handled meticulously to entice the five senses. As the only overseas outpost of the three Michelin starred restaurant, Kashiwaya Hong Kong upholds the traditions of Japanese culinary arts. Serving only a seasonal set menu, including the Kurikomochi pictured below, with a selection of sake to perfect your dining experience.