If you would like to have a fine Chinese or seafood meal at at a Michelin-starred restaurant, yet pay middling (even low) prices in Hong Kong, you can go to the Michelin-starred Lei Gardens restaurants (2012 guide) listed below. There are ten locations in the city and town areas of Hong Kong, and nine below are Michelin starred! Lei Garden Mong Kok received two Michelin stars!
You can have a several course meal with friends for about 140 HKD or 18 USD per person. You can enjoy a variety of seafood including grouper, shrimp, and lobster as well as Cantonese-style dishes and dim sum.
The restaurant chain is best known for delicious dim sum. It is also known for placing people in places foreign tourists are likely to be such as the IFC Mall in Central above the Hong Kong Station and Central Station and Elements Mall in Kowloon above the Kowloon Station.
Lei Garden is known for continuously innovating new dishes, sauces, and tastes. They are also known for fine poultry dishes, steaks, and sea food.
The Michelin Guide is a fine-food ratings guide based in France. For the Lei Garden restaurant chain to have so many starred restaurants is unusual in the world. No other chain of restaurants in Hong Kong comes close to their record.
Hong Kong only has 10 two-star restaurants, and this one recently received a second star. For comparison, the whole US only has about 14 two-star restaurants. This Lei Garden’s dim sum was called the best in Hong Kong in a 2012 Wall Street Journal article.
Perhaps a place to go after shopping in the Ladies' Market.
This restaurant in the ritzy Elements Mall is known for being bright, spacious and good for family groups. But it is popular, so a booking is necessary.
It is in the busy IFC Mall and has become well known around Central for its delicious food. They serve Chinese dishes including dim sum and seafood.
There are long lines during lunch hours since it is in the middle of a large business area. It is at location 3007–3011 on the third floor.
Shatin is a town north of Kowloon. It is in the New Town Plaza mall, and the MTR station in it allows easy access. The mall and Hong Kong Heritage Museum makes this town popular with tourists.