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“Amazing in All Respects” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mandarin Grill + Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Mandarin Grill + Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
5 Connaught Road Central | Central, Hong Kong 000000, China (Central)
+852 2825 4004
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Ranked #5 of 4,812 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special occasions, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Central
Description: Overseen by Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong's Executive Chef Uwe Opocensky, the Mandarin Grill + Bar is proud to have retained its Michelin star for the sixth year running. Using the finest organic ingredients and seasonally inspired produce, we offer an exciting interpretation of grill classics with a dash of progressive gastronomy. Overlooking Statue Square and Chater Garden, decor is wonderfully vibrant with a moulded scallop-inspired ceiling, Gerard D'A Henderson paintings and a central banquette upon which a selection of stunning white lily floral arrangements are displayed.
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“Amazing in All Respects”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

I could go on and on about this restaurant but I will hit the highlights. It is an amazing place from start to finish. The service is impeccable from the hostess to the waitstaff to the somelier to the manager. We were treated like Rock Stars! The menu is somewhat limited but it has a bit of everything you could possibly want. The first thing is the olive oil cart where you chose from a selection of 5 or 6 options. Never seen this before! The wine selection is excellent and the caraffe they used was unlike anything I've ever seen-- I know it sounds weird to comment on the wine caraffe but it was just that pretty and unusual. My colleague who is a whisky afficionado was in heaven, as well. Great selection at reasonable prices--even for some of the rare and old stuff. Now to the food-- DELICIOUS and the presentation was also very special with great attention to detail. I had the sea bass but others had the Dover sole and the steak and no one was disappointed. Kudos to the chef. Desserts-- WOW. Try the "banana split" if you want real decadence. I ordered the cheese and was presented with a cheese cart that had a fabulous selection. Not a cheap night was a very memorable experience, indeed. Even by Hong Kong standards, this place is over the top!

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“Good service and excellent presentation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

I had the lobster bisque and sea bass for lunch. The soup was excellent but not as spectacular as the entree. The sea bass was brought to the serving table while it sat on a slab of salt. It is skinned and placed gently on the serving plate with green, red, orange, yellow and white dotted sauces. It was just very pleasing aesthetically!! The service was top notch as well and I'm confident I will be back!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food, great service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

First time eating at the Mandarin Grill & Bar. Read a lot of good reviews about the food and service. Truly not disappointing. Very 'Englsh' old world service though marred by the staff less than good pronunciation. Other than that, no complaint really. Had lobster bisque and the scallop for a start. They are truly epicurean delight! Fresh and just simply delicious.

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“6 Star Service with 6 Star Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The Mandarin Oriental should not be confused with the Landmark Oriental. The former is often calledthe "old" Oriental but it is far from old.
Try a pre dinner drink at the Captains Bar on the ground level first and then dinner in the Grill. The name "Grill" does not do this silver service restaurant sufficient glamour.
The service was second to none in Hong Kong with none of the staff looking everywhere but at you when you want something.
The presentation matched the standard of the food itself and was excellent.
A highly recommended place to visit time and time again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Quality Service And Food Theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

A lovely buzzy atmosphere greets you which is surprising for a fine dining restaurant. Lets be very clear, its not cheap, but you have quality even old fashioned service, coupled with fine food that has a little influence of Heston and Fat Duck theatre. I'm HK, you have to experience it as there are few around the world that match up. My tip is the scallop followed by the sirloin...you won't be disappointed.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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