Best Chinese Restaurant in Hong Kong: Man Wah

Food Chronicles

High-Class Tradition

Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong are plentiful and the choice is overwhelming for which is the best one. There are the hyped establishments like Mott 32 and Four Season’s Lung King Heen. In my experience and opinion, they have excellent marketing and are more of places to be seen rather than a place to actually enjoy the cuisine.

If you truly want a proper fine dining Chinese restaurant experience, look no further than Man Wah at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.

At Man Wah, the service and hospitality are equally the star alongside the traditional Cantonese cuisine and decor. This is one establishment, and hotel, that treats all guests equally regardless of race (and let’s be honest, Hong Kong establishments tend to serve Caucasians better than Asians).

Every detail at Man Wah exudes elegance and refinement. The traditional decor and classy-quiet environment, the attention-to-detail and down-to-earth first-class service, the quality of ingredients, and the pacing of the entire meal for a leisurely feast. Whether dim sum or dinner, dining at the Man Wah is well worth the price in exchange for an unforgettable high-end meal.

The breathtaking Victoria Harbour view. Dining at Man Wah for dim sum or dinner is equally special starting with the view and the restaurant’s traditional fine dining setting. The limited seats provide a greater sense of fine dining and exclusivity

 

Dim Sum at Man Wah

Dim Sum at Man Wah is a feast for the eyes, the palate, and the belly. The creations are beautifully crafted, plated, and served. If you are a table of 4 and an order typically has 3 pieces, the server and kitchen thoughtfully add a piece so each person can have a proper taste.

While the atmosphere and service are traditional, the presentation at Man Wah is very much up-to-date with modern plating. A playful creation of Roast Goose Puff. The puff in the shape of a goose is filled with roast goose in a flake crust. Served on the weekend dim sum menu
Beef Tenderloin Puff. Another amazing fried dim sum plate made with extra care to create the precise flakes wrapped around the high-quality beef tenderloin. Served in both the week day and weekend dim sum menus

 

Dinner at Man Wah

With the interior lighting and the view of Central’s lit skyscrapers and of Victoria Harbour, dinner at Man Wah is almost like an elegant dinner theatre experience with the food and service as the stars of the show. You have a choice of set menus or a la carte selections. Like during dim sum service, the servers graciously assist guests with recommendations according to your preference.

Deep Fried Crab Claw with Minced Shrimp. Beyond dim sum, every dish is beautifully and creatively plated which adds to the flavor and enjoyment of each bite. The crispy texture and flavorful seafood in each bite is enhanced with the sweet-sour sauce
Roast Goose with Plum Sauce. From playful creations to the traditional. You can taste the high quality of ingredients in every bite and the five-star training in the technique of cooking. While many will say they can get the same plate for mere dollars along the streets of Hong Kong, you cannot beat this quality, fine dining environment, and the service that comes with it
Peking Duck, with your choice of half or whole. To complete this dinner-theatre-like fine dining experience, order peking duck which is skillfully and quickly carved table-side. The duck is cut and de-fatted by one server, while another server puts the wraps together

 

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Man Wah
Dim Sum, 12pm to 2:30pm
Dinner, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
5 Connaught Road
Central
Hong Kong
+852-2522-0111
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