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“Always the BEST!”

Mandarin Grill + Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Ranked #10 of 8,546 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Always the BEST!”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Service, food, atmosphere, ambience, great drinks and food - topnotch, if it isn't, you should tell them.

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Straight lunch set, creative a la cart and excellent wine pairing.”
Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Lunch set menu  is straight forward , terrine foiegras  is excellent  , sea trout is cooked to perfection ontop mash potato and cabbage as side dish. 

- creative dish is a la carte menu : calotte of beef : 
   •  modern cuisine  is shown both molecular ( edible charcoal )  and sous vide technique ( aged carrots, egg yolk, beef colotte that came from snake river farm where has sent  to only three restaurant ; French laundry in Napa , Per se in New york ) . It is  as tender  as   tenderloin ( that served in Cafe causette) 

- Thank to professional of Sommelier, I am so impressed his  wine pairing Grand cru white wine and red wine from  NAPA . 
 
- I notice that it is normal to  serve  the side dish  after the main one  ( cabbage of  fish course, mash potato of  beef course )  in this restaurant. 

- Dress code is smart casual ( as same as Caprice, L' Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Spoon by Alain ducasse )

- The service is high level as Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. 

# Conclusion: I will try having dinner here in next trip in Hong Kong. 

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Melbourne, Australia
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Innovative Cuisine”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is the kind of restaurant you expect to be a Michelin star, not one but deserves even 2 stars.
The meals are well balanced, perfectly presented and the right portions. What we most appreciate was the creative way the dishes were served. This is not an ordinary dinner but a whole experience, you hardly will forget.
The staff is immaculately dressed and absolutely professional. The place is beautifully decorated and relatively quiet.
We had 2 "tour 3", one glass of wine, 2 bottles of water and one coffee. The bill came HK$4689.30

  • Visited November 2012
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Hong Kong, China
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
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“A nice place to celebrate”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Very good service and very original presentation of the dishes. The tables are positioned far from each other so it gives some privacy.

Visited September 2012
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Vancouver
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“HK$600 or US$80 steak”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

When my wife and I visited HK earlier this month, we were invited out by a local couple for dinner. We were told Peninsula Gaddi's restaurant was full because of Christmas rush, and we had to settle for 2nd choice Mandarin Grill which apparently is also Michelin-starred. Unfortunately our first-time experience there was not good.

IMO there is only so much you can perform or excel cooking a piece of steak. When the restaurant charges HK$600+ (or US$80+) for a sirloin or prime rib, other things have to rise to the occasion to justify that kind of prices. Our waitpersons forgot and had to scramble to deliver the horse radish to go with our prime ribs already served on your table. Their service is definitely in question when one sees a lot of rushing bodies without enhancing any dining experience for the customer. That our <HK$1000 bottle of red wine deserved no decanter unlike other tables was anything but subtle. In any case, for our evening which wasn't cheap in the final tally, our dining experience was hardly worth the while.

Before we left, we jokingly asked the actually very pleasant manager Rebecca why were the staff dressed in tuxedo and long gowns, when we notice 1/2 of the diners were in casuals like T-shirts etc. Her answer that it might reflect the changes of times could indeed be true.

But then you have to ask why would you blow HK$600+ for a steak or prime rib if everything is so casual ?

We certainly wouldn't go back there for any business reasons or special occasions.

BTW Tripadvisors define $$$$ as "most expensive, special occasion" which is only 1/2 true in this case.

  • Visited December 2012
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