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Lunch at Yan Toh Heen, 2 Michelin Star Chinese Restaurant in Hong Kong

The walk to top Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong, Yan Toh Heen through the corridors of the Intercontinental Hotel felt like a scene from a sci-fi movie. Walking through the narrow futuristic corridor built up our anticipation of our lunch at Yan Toh Heen restaurant, a 2-star Michelin Chinese restaurant that is also ranked 20 out of 12.100 restaurants in Hong Kong by TripAdvisor.

The walk to Yan Toh Heen restaurant, Hong Kong

The walkway had a couple of turns at the end, and then opens up to reveal the modern Chinese restaurant Yan Toh Heen. Being located on Tsim Sha Tsui, diners enjoy a good view of the Hong Kong skyline. The view would be even better in the evening. The setting of the restaurant is modern contemporary. Only the chopsticks and teacups gave the impression that this is a Chinese restaurant.

View of Hong Kong island from Yan Toh Heen

Service was warm and friendly, especially at the start of our lunch. The restaurant soon filled up and it became hard to get the attention of our server at times.

Yan Toh Heen Menu

There is a comprehensive menu at Yan Toh Heen. Dim dum is served during lunch. There were also two set lunch menus – the Business Luncheon (HK$888) and the Delicious Luncheon (HK$488). We selected the latter and also opted for the wine pairing (HK$250). Here are some sample pages from the Yan Toh Heen Menu.

Yan Toh Heen Menu – Dim Sum

Six types of sauces were made available. Three of which were chili sauces, each with a different heat intensity.


The first course of 3 types of dim sum were paired with Perrier Jouet champagne. Champagne is always a good way to start a meal. The three types of dim sum were refined and elegant. We could each eat many of these. The best one was the crispy lobster and sakura shrimp dumpling dipped in superior broth. The taste was light and left us wanting to eat more.

Crispy lobster and sakura shrimp dumpling
Steamed crabmeat dumpling & black truffles dumpling

The soup of the day was a vegetable soup. It was followed by steamed seabass with red dates. It was a delicate dish, with lightly flavoured condiments bringing out the best of the fish.

The crispy beef cheek with figs was a heavier dish. Beef prepared with batter and remaining moist inside. An unusual dish for a Chinese restaurant. This was followed by a simple but full flavoured bowl of fried rice with X.O. sauce.

Overall, lunch at Yan Toh Heen restaurant in Hong Kong was a memorable one. Classy restaurant, refined Chinese cuisine and good service. A winning combination.


Yan Toh Heen
InterContinental Hong Kong
18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong, China


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