Eight Hong Kong restaurants have made it to the 2023 list of Asia’s 51-100 Best Restaurants, which was unveiled on Thursday. Hong Kong had the most restaurants in this section of the list — three of which were new entries — followed by Tokyo, Singapore, Bangkok, and Mainland China, with six restaurants each.
Ta Vie, No. 53 (No. 60 in 2022)
Ta Vie translates to ‘your life’ in French and ‘journey’ in Japanese, which is reflected in dishes like the homemade pasta with fresh aonori seaweed and sea urchin, and civet braised abalone covered with abalone shell.
21 Stanley Street, Central | +852 2668 6488
Yong Fu, No. 54 (New entry)
This Shanghai-based restaurant opened in Hong Kong in 2019 with the aim of promoting the flavours and ingredients of Ningbo and to present Jiangnan cuisine.
Shop 2, GF & 1F, Golden Star Building, 20-24 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai | + 852 2881 7899
Ando, No. 61 (New entry)
This restaurant’s tasting menu, which revolves mainly around shellfish and fish, is inspired by Chef Agustin Balbi’s unorthodox interpretation of the flavours he grew up with and experienced.
1F, Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington Street, Central | + 852 9161 8697
Estro, No. 62 (New entry)
Naples-born Antimo Maria Merone uses modern techniques to elevate classic Neapolitan cuisine and to tell personal stories associated with each dish.
2/F, 1 Duddell Street, Central | +852 9380 0161
8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, No. 70 (No. 48 in 2022)
This popular Hong Kong restaurant is best known for its elegant Italian food and artful hospitality.
Shop 202, Landmark Alexandra, 18 Chater Road, Central | + 852 2537 8859
Sushi Hare, No. 97 (No. 98 in 2022)
This eight-seats-only omakase restaurant helmed by master sushi chef Motoharu Inazuka serves Edomae-style sushi with an innovative spin.
G/F, 29-31 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan | +852 3008 4606
Xin Rong Ji, No. 99 (No. 77 in 2022)
The second Shanghai-based restaurant in Hong Kong on this list focuses on Taizhou cuisine, which is known for its seafood.
1/F & G/F, China Overseas Building, 138 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai | +852 3462 3516
Vea, No. 100 (No. 63 in 2022)
The dishes at this restaurant are an expression of Chef Vicky Cheng’s culinary skills, and are a culmination of his Chinese heritage and French training.
The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central | +852 2711 8639
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2023 will be announced on March 28 in Singapore at a live awards ceremony for the first time since 2019. The ceremony will also be streamed on YouTube and Facebook.
The list is decided by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, which comprises 318 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.
Six Hong Kong restaurants made it to the 2022 edition of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list, while 10 were included in the 51-100 list last year.
Header image credits: Ta Vie and Yong Fu via Facebook
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