Food is taken very, very seriously in Asia, so it’s no surprise that its culinary prowess equates to top-notch restaurants. As we unveil our 56th Star Ratings list today, we’re happy to announce that Asia is home to 11 first-time Five-Star restaurant awards, including Caprice at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong and Jade Dragon at Crown Towers in Macau. To be frank, this is no easy feat. Accumulating this many awards should be viewed as an impressive accomplishment, and we’re here to toast to the success of these Asian eateries.
For starters, let’s take a look at Macau. The energetic city’s Cotai Strip is a destination in and of itself, filled to the brim with glittering casinos and luxury hotels. Macau is also now home to five Five-Star restaurants (Aurora at Altira Macau and Wing Lei at Wynn Macau, among others), as well as a whopping nine Four-Star restaurants, including Belon at Banyan Tree Macau and Vida Rica Restaurant and Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Macau. Needless to say, you won’t be at a loss for Star-Rated cuisine here. Hong Kong provides a notable list, too, featuring five Five-Star restaurants (Amber at Landmark Mandarin Oriental and Lung King Heen at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong among the bunch) and four Four-Star restaurants such as Gaddi’s at The Peninsula Hong Kong and Tosca at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong.
Singapore and Shanghai both snagged awards this year as well. The former is now home to Five-Star Iggy’s at the Hilton Singapore Hotel and Four-Stars Les Amis and Joël Robuchon Singapore. When you plan a trip to Shanghai, be sure to make a reservation at one of the newly awarded Four-Stars, Jean Georges Shanghai or Shàng–Xí at Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai.
With this many Star-Rated restaurants in Asia, the hardest decision you’ll have to make on your next visit is picking which one to dig into first.
Photo Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group