Five Hong Kong restaurants made it to the 2023 edition of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, which was unveiled on Tuesday evening at a ceremony in Singapore. Bangkok and Singapore had the most restaurants on the list (9), followed by Tokyo (7). The Chairman, which placed at No. 13, was the highest-ranking Hong Kong establishment, while the remaining four SAR restaurants were also included in last year’s Top 50 list.

The Chairman, No. 13 (No. 5 in 2022)

A dish from The Chairman in Hong Kong
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The Chairman — which is now at a new location — specialises in Cantonese cuisine and is renowned for its contemporary dishes crafted with traditional skills and seasonal ingredients.

3rd Floor, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central | +852 2555 2202

Neighbourhood, No. 29 (No. 9 in 2022)

A dish from Neighborhood in Hong Kong.
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Chef David Lai’s restaurant features a menu of mainly seasonal French-inspired dishes made with simplicity and high-quality products.

61-63 Hollywood Road, Central | +852 2617 0891

Wing, No. 37 (No. 34 in 2022)

A dish from Wing in Hong Kong
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This establishment, which was a new entry on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2022, is dedicated to Chef Vicky Cheng’s modern interpretation of traditional Cantonese fare.

29/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central | + 852 2711 0063

Mono, No. 41 (No, 32 in 2022)

A dish from Mono in Hong Kong
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South American restaurants are a rarity in Hong Kong, and Ricardo Chaneton’s endeavour to serve up the best from his home continent reinterpreted through the lens of French culinary techniques earned him a spot on this year’s list.

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5/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central | + 852 97269301

Caprice, No. 49 (No. 24 in 2022)

A dish from Caprice in Hong Kong
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Chef Guillaume Galliot creates inventive and luxurious French cuisine with hints of Asian inspiration at this three-star Michelin restaurant.

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central | +852 3196 8882

Eight Hong Kong restaurants were also named in the 2023 Asia’s 51-100 Best Restaurants rankings, which was announced earlier this month, giving the SAR a total of 13 restaurants in the Top 100 this year.

Last year, six restaurants from Hong Kong made it to the Top 50. This time, 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, which took the No. 48 spot in 2022, was included in the 2023 edition of the 51-100 Best Restaurants rankings. The Chairman also made it to the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2022 by placing No. 24, while Neighborhood (No. 76), and Wing (No. 100) made it to the Top 100 list.

The rankings are decided by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, which comprises more than 300 members, each selected for their knowledge of the Asian restaurant scene. This year, voters could nominate eight restaurants, including up to six from their home country or territory, but with no obligation to vote for restaurants outside their home country/SAR.

Header image credits: Caprice Hong Kong via Instagram and Mono via Facebook

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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