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Hong Kong is the Third Most Expensive City for Michelin-Starred Dining




It’s no secret that Hong Kong can be an expensive place for living and dining. And those who are lucky enough to dine at Michelin-starred restaurants also know that the prices can be heavy on the wallet. Well, according to a recent analysis by Chef’s Pencil, Hong Kong ranks third when it comes to the most expensive cities for Michelin dining.

The median price of Hong Kong’s priciest tasting menu is about HKD 2,080 compared to Copenhagen’s HKD 3,462 and its neighbour Macau at HKD 2,212. Other cities in the top five include San Francisco, New York, and Dubai. Keep reading to find out more.

Most expensive cities for Michelin dining: ‘Hong Kong lands on the third spot’

The analysis by Chef’s Pencil looked at the most premium dinner tasting menus at over 3,300 Michelin-starred restaurants around the world. And unsurprisingly perhaps, Hong Kong took the third spot. Coincidentally, Hong Kong also has the third largest number of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world, trailing behind Paris and Tokyo.

Copenhagen is the most expensive city for fine dining and has 14 Michelin-starred restaurants, eight of which hold two or three stars. It is home to Mecca, which many consider as the best restaurant in the world. Although it has also announced its closure by the end of the year.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, Chengdu is the least expensive city for Michelin dining. Vancouver, Hangzhou, Sao Paolo, and Taichung complete the top five.


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A culinary powerhouse

This year, six Hong Kong restaurants received the coveted Michelin star. And the city remains a culinary powerhouse, boasting a range of cuisines from local Cantonese to international delights. 

Meanwhile, the Michelin Guide is still the world’s most prestigious rating system when it comes to dining. Since its launch 124 years ago, the guide has expanded its coverage geographically, now having over 3,500 Michelin-starred restaurants in over 40 countries and territories.

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong.