If you’re looking for fine dining in Hong Kong, take a look at what the InterContinental Hong Kong has to offer.
Two of the hotel’s five restaurants are Michelin-rated, and the diversity of choices is such that a visitor could stay here a couple of weeks, dine well and not have the same meal twice. Here’s a look at some of your options, with a reminder that you’ll want to check dress codes and plan on making reservations.
Yan Toh Heen
I loved the atmosphere in Yan Toh Heen, which was renovated not too long ago but retains multiple jade elements – including tiles flanking the entrance. This is a 2-Michelin star restaurant, and would be a good place to begin by sampling Cantonese cuisine.
Steak House Winebar + Grill
I suspect that a Texan might not feel out of place in the Steak House Winebar + Grill, which is Hong Kong’s only restaurant with a charcoal grill.
To top off that perfect cut of meat, you have your choice of 12 special mustard blends and your server will tempt you with eight different rock salts. There’s a salad bar for vegetarians dining with steak lovers, and the wine list is also substantial; you have 450 from which to choose.
If contemporary French cuisine is your preference, make your way to this 1-Michelin star restaurant for meals inspired by renowned chef Alain Ducasse – who has 10 restaurants in France, and others in Doha (Qatar), Monaco, New York, Tokyo, Vegas and London’s Dorchester Hotel.
While the harbour views will draw your attention and grow increasingly dramatic as evening falls, take your time making your way to your table. You’ll want to soak up the open kitchen and the hand-blown Murano glass mercury ornaments all around you … including 550 spoons spanning the ceilings.
Looking for a private setting for your group? Spoon’s private dining room hosts up to 14. If you prefer to be in the thick of things, the Chef’s Table – with seating for six – is the place to be. As you’ll see below, there’s also an impressive wine list.
Nobu Matsuhisa trained in Tokyo as a sushi chef and the menus in his namesake restaurants reflect his journeys to Argentina, Peru and other countries. Nubo enjoys a loyal following, with almost three dozen restaurants in 18 countries.
Hong Kong’s Nubo’s bartenders have a unique and gorgeous environment; the walls flanking the bar above are made of Murano glass.
Looking for a more casual setting, and a buffet or a la carte options rather than a plated meal?
Try Harbourside. You’ll once again have tremendous views, and an eclectic array of dishes and desserts that I’ll warn you are decadent.