Once again, Michelin has announced its starred restaurant selection for Hong Kong and neighboring Macau. This year, the French tire company has awarded two new restaurants three Michelin stars, its highest honor. Caprice in Hong Kong and Jade Dragon in Macau were both elevated to three stars in the 2019 Michelin guide.
The announcement marks something of a comeback for Caprice, a contemporary French restaurant currently helmed by Guillaume Galliot. The restaurant had three Michelin stars from 2010 to 2013, but dropped down to two stars in the 2014 guide. Macau Cantonese restaurant Jade Dragon, meanwhile, has three stars for the first time. It made its first appearance in the guide with one star in 2014 and was bumped up to two stars in 2016.
There are four new two-star restaurants in the guide this year. French-Japanese restaurant Ecriture, Takashi Saito’s Sushi Saito, and Cantonese restaurant Ying Jee Club add to Hong Kong’s two-star count. The Alain Ducasse restaurant at the Morpheus hotel in Macau brings that city’s two-star restaurant total to five.
Hong Kong also gets six new one-star restaurants this year. Unsurprisingly, given Michelin’s track record, the list includes some more French selections: Arbor uses Japanese ingredients in French cuisine, and Belon is a “neo-Parisian bistro.” But the list of new one-star restaurants also features a Tandoor grill house, New Punjab Club, and a restaurant serving cuisine from Chinese city Taizhou, Xin Rong Ji.
The full Michelin guide contains a total of 82 starred recommendations (63 in Hong Kong and 19 in Macau), including 10 three-starred restaurants, 17 two-starred restaurants, and 55 one-starred restaurants across the two cities. Click through for the full list of Michelin stars.