Hong Kong is as renowned for its food, as it is for it's frenetic business deals and dense living arrangements. It is of course a place where you can eat well, exteremely cheaply, with a vast variety of street foods available – something Michelin has drawn attention to in its last two guides – as well as thousands of noodle and dim sum houses. But, if you're looking for something extra special on a modest budget, here's our guide to eight spots in Hong Kong where you can indulge in Michelin star food at lunchtime for 50USD or less, excluding drinks and service.
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8 Hong Kong restaurants
Chef Akrame Benallal has transported stylish Parisian dining to Hong Kong brick for brick, with a firm emphasis on seafood in the contemporary French dishes. A three-course lunch will set you back a modest 280HKD (36USD).
The Executive Lunch at two star Cantonese Duddell’s boasts an impressive six courses for 360HKD (46USD). Feast on fried lobster and delectable dim sum in art-strewn surroundings.
3. IM Teppanyaki and Wine
Do you like teppanyaki? Do you like wine? Then head on down to IM Teppanyaki and Wine for a four or five set course lunch of beef, seafood or a chef’s special for between 280 and 380HKD (36 - 49USD).
4. Loaf On
This one star seafood restaurant in the Sai Kung market is so accommodating, you can even bring your own fish and the kitchen will cook it up for you! That truly is BYO. You can also dine well from the a la carte for under $50.
49 See Cheung Street, Sai Kung Lung King Heen
5. Lung King Heen
Sample three Michelin star dim sum at Lung King Heen at the Four Seasons Hotel on Finance Street. At around 80HKD (10USD) per dish, you can stretch to four or five.
6. MIC Kitchen
Billed as innovative modern comfort food, Alvin Leung’s fare at MIC Kitchen is comforting to your wallet too, with a four course lunch at just 228HKD (29USD), though supplements will bump that up a little if you want to try the Kobe beef, or an intriguing sounding laksa risotto.
Chef Olivier Elzer fuses “a classical understanding of French cuisine with a modern Asian sensibility” at seasons, where three courses of exquisite one Michelin star food such as escargots fricassee and seared beef ribeye will set you back 318HKD (41USD), or four courses for 398HKD (51USD)
8. Shang Palace
Enjoy a weekday set dim sum lunch menu for 380HKD (50USD) at the Shangri-La hotel in Kowloon and marvel at Hong Kong’s famous skyline, as your taste buds marvel at wok-fried scallops with lily bulbs and oven-baked sago pudding.