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Asia’s Best Awards 2022: Hong Kong’s Top Hotels, Restaurants, Bars and More

The votes have been counted for the first ever Asia’s Best Awards 2022 and here we reveal all your favorites in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong. Photo by Brandon Yoon/Getty Images/Canva

Jun 27, 2022

HONG KONG’S CLAIM to be Asia’s World City may have taken a hit in recent years with protests and extended border closures keeping tourists away, but there’s light ahead for this still-thrilling metropolis. International travelers can now visit if they’re prepared to quarantine for seven days, with rumors swirling that this will ease later in the year. Meanwhile, hotels have been renovating and innovating, ready to welcome back overseas guests in style and luxury – and helping their homebound domestic audience pretend to get away from it all. Events such as Art Basel, as well as the opening of M+ and the Palace Museum affirm Hong Kong’s status as a cultural capital. The city’s restaurants are better than ever, with a raft of top-notch venues serving the gamut, from South American to Korean, French to of course Chinese cuisine – and the bars are raking in international accolades. The results of the first-ever Asia’s Best Awards should help you decide where to go now in Hong Kong (if you live here) or where to add to your list for your next trip. Kee Foong

ASIA’S BEST AWARDS 2022:
BEST OF HONG KONG

Best Hotels in Hong Kong

1. Mandarin Oriental

Suites Tamar Living Room in Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Asia's Best Awards
Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental

When the very first Mandarin Oriental opened in 1963, it was the tallest building in Hong Kong, occupying a prime plot right on Victoria Harbour. Since then, the city has built outwards and upwards, dwarfing the 26-story landmark. Its stature as one of the region’s best hotels however, remains undiminished, a favorite of international high-fliers and local elites, pandemic notwithstanding. And for good reason. Its rooms and suites are smart, comfortable and classic, and feature great city or harbor views. The addition of a club lounge further sweetens the deal.

Nearly every food and beverage venue here is a beloved institution. There’s Man Wah for Michelin-starred Cantonese cuisine with a view; more Michelin stars at the Mandarin Grill + Bar; club-like The Chinnery for fish and chips or a mean curry; the world’s only Krug Room; and afternoon tea at the Clipper Lounge, with, said one voter, “their scones and just-the-right-taste rose petal jam.” Newly opened The Aubrey was recognized as one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars in its first year of operation, though for many loyalists, the only place for an ice-cold tankard of beer or stiff martini is at the Captain’s Bar. The Mandarin Spa also has legions of fans, but what makes this hotel really special is that it has been setting the hospitality benchmark for nearly 60 years. In the words of one voter, “the service there is far superior than most hotels. Nothing is too big or too small, and the staff go above and beyond.”

mandarinoriental.com/hong-kong/victoria-harbour/luxury-hotel

Best Hotel Pools in Hong Kong

1. Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Four Seasons Hong Kong Asia’s Best Awards Hong Kong
Four Seasons Hong Kong. Courtesy of Four Seasons

Voters said:

“Great view of the Harbour, open air, relaxed vibe”

“Hello? It’s heated for wintertime and is infinity over the water”

Best Hotel Bars in Hong Kong

1. MO Bar/PDT, Landmark Mandarin Oriental

MO Bar. Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental

Voters said:

“Live band, nice cocktails and tasty food too”

“I loved their interior design and the craftsmanship of the bartenders”

2. ARGO, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

3. The Aubrey, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

4. Caprice Bar, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

5. Captain’s Bar, Mandarin Oriental

6. DarkSide, Rosewood Hong Kong

7. Ozone, The Ritz-Carlton

8. The Lawn, Upper House

9. Lobster Bar, Island Shangri-La

10. The St. Regis Bar

Best Hotel Spas in Hong Kong

1. The Oriental Spa, Landmark Mandarin Oriental

The Oriental Spa at Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Asia's Best Awards
The Oriental Spa at Landmark Mandarin Oriental. Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental

Voters said: 

“Serene environment and unique treatments.”

“Love their manicure and pedicure by Albin at Bastien Gonzalez Studio.”

2. The Mandarin Spa, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

3. Four Seasons Spa, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

4. Asaya, Rosewood Hong Kong

5. Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Spa

6. The Peninsula Spa

7. Wellness at The Murray

8. Bliss Spa, Hong Kong

9. Chuan Spa, Cordis Hotel

10. Kerry Hotel Spa, Kerry Hotel

Favorite Hotel General Managers

1. Jill Goh, Landmark Mandarin Oriental

*write-in category

Jill Goh, General Manager of Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Asia's Best Awards
Jill Goh, General Manager of Landmark Mandarin Oriental. Courtesy of Landmark Mandarin Oriental

Voters said:

“Mrs. Goh is at the top of her game, ensuring that every detail is noted and has provided the warmest of welcomes. She is always able to make you feel at home at her hotel.”

2. Amanda Hyndman, Mandarin Oriental

3. Rory Slater, The Hari

Best Special Occasion Restaurants in Hong Kong

1. Amber

Courtesy of Amber (2)

Voters said:

“No words needed – modern sustainable and outstanding restaurant with great trained staff.”

“Food is exceptional and I do love the design.”

2. 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana

3. Caprice, Four Seasons Hong Kong

4. Man Wah, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

5. Mott 32

6. Lung King Heen, Four Seasons Hong Kong

7. The Chairman

8. Gaddi’s, The Peninsula Hong Kong

9. Belon

10. Ming Court (Wan Chai)

Best Go-To Restaurants in Hong Kong

*write-in category

1. Jean May

Jean May Restaurant Asia’s Best Awards Hong Kong
Courtesy of Jean May Restaurant

Voters said:

“It’s just the best there is to offer!! All dishes are made with so much heart and skills!!”

“Amazing food, passionate chef, tasteful setting, situated in a little street with a flower market. Romantic!”

“Excellent food, nice and cozy environment, good price, you can feel the passion of the chef(owner) from all of these things.”

7. Pici

8. 208 *now closed, but missed

9. Artemis & Apollo

10. Bouillon Bistro Parisien

Best Plant-Based Menus in Hong Kong

1. Moxie

Courtesy of Moxie (2)

Voters said: 

“Love the counter seating to watch the chefs prepare meticulous plant-based and sustainable fish dishes”

2. Club Rangoon

3. Kind Kitchen by Green Common *now closed, but missed

4. MANA! *now closed, but missed

5. Veda

Favorite Dishes in Hong Kong

1. Butter chicken at CHAAT, Rosewood Hong Kong

CHAAT's Old Delhi Butter Chicken Asia’s Best Awards Hong Kong
Old Delhi Butter Chicken. Courtesy of CHAAT

Voters said:

“Just the right amount of spice and indulgence!”

2. Pipa roast goose, Yung Kee

3. Steamed flowery crab, The Chairman

4. “Hokkaido Sea Urchin Box,” L’Envol

5. Roast chicken, Batard

6. Truffle pudding, Roganic Hong Kong

7. Hot fried chicken, The Last Resort

8. Carbonara au Koque, Castellana, Hong Kong

9. Roasted bak ku teh, Whey

10. Fish head curry, Bibi & Baba

Best Bars in Hong Kong (non-hotel)

1. The Diplomat

The Diplomat Hong Kong Asia's Best Awards
Courtesy of The Diplomat

Voters said:

“Nicest coffee cocktails I’ve ever had! One of the best burgers in town”

Best Pizza in Hong Kong

*write-in category

1. Pizza Project

The Pizza Project Asia’s Best Awards Hong Kong
Courtesy of The Pizza Project

2. Dough Bros

3. Mother of Pizza

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