** Amber, French Modern, Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel
** BO Innovations, Asian-flavored "molecular gastronomy", independent
** Caprice, Modern French, Four Seasons Hotel
** L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, French Modern, independent
** Shang Palace (香宮), Cantonese, Kowloon Shrangri-La Hotel
** Summer Palace (夏宮), Cantonese, Island Shrangri-La Hotel
** T'ang Court (唐閣), Cantonese, Langham Hotel
* Fook Lam Moon (福臨門) Wanchai branch, Cantonese, independent
* Forum (富臨), Cantonese, independent
* Hutong (胡同), Beijingnese, independent
* Lei Garden (利苑酒家) IFC branch, Cantonese, Lei Garden Group
* Lei Garden (利苑酒家) Tsim Sha Tsui branch, Cantonese, Lei Garden Group
* Ming Court (明閣), Cantonese, Langham Place Hotel
* Petrus, French, Island Shrangri-La Hotel
* Pierre, French Molecular, Mandarin Oriental Hotel
* Regal Palace (富豪金殿), Cantonese, Regal Hotel
* Shanghai Garden (紫玉蘭), Shanghainese, Maxim's Group
* The Golden Leaf (金葉庭), Cantonese, Conrad Hotel
* The Square (翠玉軒), Cantonese, Maxim's Group
* Tim's Kitchen (桃花源小廚), Cantonese, independent
* Yung Kee (鏞記), Cantonese, independent
I live in Hong Kong and have eaten at most of the restaurants already:
Caprice, L'Atelier and Amber are correctly given 2 stars, they are the best in Hong Kong but not good enough to get 3 (Robuchon Macau got 3). Missing is the famous Gaddi's of Peninsula Hotel, not sure yet whether they requested to not be listed or they didn't get a star. Petrus cuisine is solid but uninspiring, lucky they got *. Pierre has huge consistency problems (made worse when serving molecular) and hence only *.
IMO the Chinese restaurants of the top tier hotels all offer very similar cuisine of similar quality, and the guide correctly allocated stars to them. I believe Four Season's Lung King Heen's edge was service and view.
BO Innovations has always been a favorite among local foodies, no surprise here, but gourmands unused to Chinese flavours won't "get" the "play" on food (like how Keller hautes up "coffee donuts"
福臨門 & 富臨 are famous for their braised dry goods (abalone, shark's fine, bird's nest etc). Tim's Kitchen is a speakeasy-like small-ish restaurant serving hotel quality food but without the "Pomp and Circumstance" and at good prices. Yung Kee is famous for being second-best for roast goose (best requires 1 hour drive).
The only starred Beijingnese restaurant, 胡同, is only Beijing-themed but has a spectacular view, food is fine but way overpriced, most foodies I know of avoids it for the "tourist trap" factor
The only starred Shanghainess restaurant Shanghai Garden cooks good food but not no way is the best Shanghainess restaurant in HK.
No Italian nor Japanese restaurants have stars, understandable actually...
Edited by Sher.eats, 02 December 2008 - 10:21 AM.