When it comes to meals, you might just find yourself dining at hotel restaurants or at large restaurants packed with hundreds of other tourists most of the time. After all, these restaurants offer great convenience and economy… Mainly for the tour agency.
We find that these restaurants typically provide ‘standardised’ experiences, which might be a little boring for many people. After having travelled all the way to China, why not give yourself a better dining experience? You’ve earned it! We highly recommend including these restaurants in your itinerary. These dining highlights will give you a travel experience you’ll remember for years to come!
Here’s a list of restaurants in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong we recommend for their sumptuous food and exceptional dining ambience.
As its name suggests, TRB Forbidden City is located in one of the most iconic locations of the world. Nestled in a building alongside the former Imperial palace’s eastern moat, the site has been transformed to create a two-storey experience that is unmistakably Beijing.
If you’ve heard of the famous Beijing Roast Duck, this is the restaurant to try it! The Beijing Datong Roast Duck Restaurant has won “Best Chinese Restaurant of the Year” in the Beijinger’s annual Reader Restaurant Awards, setting itself apart from other restaurants specialising in Beijing Roast Duck.
Great-tasting vegetarian food served in a classy ambience. With an elegant zen-like decor and exceptional culinary dishes fit for royalty, King’s Joy in Beijing is a popular choice even for self-proclaimed ‘carnivores’.
Set within a renovated old courtyard home, Susu invokes a nostalgic feel. The young chefs from Vietnam have perfect their art in Vietnamese-Chinese cuisine, creating unique dishes not found elsewhere.
With three-star Michellin chef Umberto Bombana at the helm, Opera Bombana serves his signature Italian cuisine. A modern, yet refined Italian restaurant greets you as you enter the restaurant – preparing you for a fine dining experience to remember.
The Shanghai Bund is a must-visit place when you are in the area. While you’re there, why not get treated to an exclusive view of the Bund with M on the Bund’s M Terrace? Perfect for an exceptional evening with your loved one.
A flagship store of three-star Michellin chef Umberto Bombana in Hong Kong, 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana delights its customer with its unique brand of Italian cuisine. The Restaurant is the first and only Three Michelin Stars Italian restaurant outside Italy.
The discerning cuisine at Jean Georges Shanghai features a mix of the finest natural ingredients blended together in unique and surprising ways Under Jean Georges’ gifted direction the restaurant serves classic French dishes with an Asian twist
Hidden behind a wave of bamboo trees, Shintori is a precious secret for lovers of Japanese food. Its minimalist zen-style décor is accompanied by exceptional Japanese cuisine, and many customers say it’s the best Japanese food you can get in Shanghai.
If you are looking for a lively place to wine and dine with a group of friends, The Cannery may be what you are looking for. The menu is mostly made up of seafood, with a bar stocked with a healthy selection of spirits, wine and beer.
A salute to Hong Kong’s past, The Envoy is a British colonial-themed restaurant and bar situated on Hong Kong’s historic Pottinger Street. Their food and drinks are a modern take on the British’s influences on South Asia culinary experiences.
If you are looking for a unique place for a social gathering, Ophelia is the place to go. An exclusive performance venue for the sophisticated, Ophelia is established as Hong Kong’s pre-eminent entertainment and performance destination.
Foxglove exudes a charm and edginess that is both Old World and modern at the same time. Like the flower it was named after, it’s a place to enjoy the poison of your choice, and to cure alignments of the heart.
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon at The Landmark is designed with a circular bar enveloping an open kitchen, allowing its customers to partake in the meal from start to finish. The menu offers a variety of great French classics in innovative tapas-style portions.
Headed by Michelin-starred chef Alvin Cheung, Bo Innovation reflects his signature ‘X-treme Chinese Cuisine’. Highly imaginative and innovative cooking which gives traditional Chinese food a modern theatrical twist, this restaurant will surprise and delight its customers.
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