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The Principal

Wan Chai
European, Spanish, Fusion, Eclectic
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9 Star Street, Hong Kong, China
+852 2563 3444
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Special occasions

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
probably the best dinner I have had in more than a decade

Please note that through a coincidence I had become well acquainted with some people in the group's management and for this reason had found out that they only operated something which the manager modestly called "a rather good restaurant" ! A 2 Michelin star restaurant! This relationship helped... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Siegfried V
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Brussels, Belgium
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is michellin 2star hotel which I've marked for so long. I booked this restaurant during HK restaurant wk (it's a local events held twice each year to select bunch of restaurants for promotio- for fan's tasing at relatively cheap price). The Principal is the only 2star Michellin restaurant in this year event. Unlike other restaurants provided $198 for 3... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Please note that through a coincidence I had become well acquainted with some people in the group's management and for this reason had found out that they only operated something which the manager modestly called "a rather good restaurant" ! A 2 Michelin star restaurant! This relationship helped by providing exceptional service: we arrived later than reserved and had to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were really looking forward to going here. We were lucky enough to have a reservation for Friday night just after the Michelin guide came out giving the place 2 stars. Quite how it has 2 stars, I'm really not sure. We certainly didn't feel like that was what we got. FOOD The menu and food is creative. Without a... More 

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New York
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516 reviews 516 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Quite nice relaxed place with plenty of space to have decent conversations. Very well prepared food with creative mixtures of different cusines . Good wine by the glass list and nice breads.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Excellent Sunday brunch with free-flow champagne, beer, wine and soft drinks. Innovative and interesting menu, excellent attentive but unobtrusive service. An all-round great way to enjoy a Sunday.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you have a genuine interest in superb food beautifully presented and very flavoursome then do try this oasis of calm in Wan Chai. My son and I had the Around the World tasting menu, we were both very impressed with the imaginative selection each course complemented the next. A feast for the eyes and the palate. Portion size appropriate.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were looking to treat ourselves and greatly enjoyed the four course lunch option. Every dish was excellently prepared, there is an extensive wine list and the service was top notch. I wish we would have been able to stay for the degustation with wine pairing. Would definitely return next HK visit as it Is value for money.

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I am quite surprised about the recent reviews. The food is excellent...what do i mean? 1/ consistently tasty for every dish, many high-end places have peaks and valleys in execution, 2/ service was helpful but not overbearing 3/ the thoughtfulness and creativity of each dish showed 4/ we were full for our dinner...i think we got the basic testing menu... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Went last week with a couple of friends. The service was attentive and the food as well as the presentation was better then most in Hong Kong. Actually the food tasted fresh and was well seasoned. And the presentation was clever. So that was nice. However, where we had a problem was with the portion sizes relative to the prices... More 

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PressRoomGroup, General Manager at The Principal, responded to this review

Dear abxhkg, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts on your visit to The Principal. And thank you for your kind words about the quality of food, freshness of ingredients, attentive service and clever presentation. We will take into consideration your points about the pricing. We hope you can appreciate that to deliver the dining... More 

Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is the 2nd time we have come here. The food is really very good. We came for lunch and i guess you should not eat so much if you must go back to work afterwards :-) The portions are very small. I had no starter, the other guests had egg in a soup (?), My main was beef (... More 

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PressRoomGroup, Guest Relations Manager at The Principal, responded to this review

Dear nota1timetraveller, Thank you very much for your feedback on your visit to The Principal. We are glad to hear this was your second time dining with us, and appreciate your kind compliments about the taste and quality of food you received. We apologize that you felt the portions were inadequate and will relay this to our Chef. Our set... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Star Street, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Wan Chai
  • Neighborhood: Wan Chai
  • Phone Number: +852 2563 3444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Spanish, Fusion, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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