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The Principal

9 Star Street, Hong Kong, China
+852 2563 3444
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible1%
18 Jun 2015
“Don't Bother”
2 Jun 2015
“Small Portion”
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
International, European, Spanish, Fusion
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
9 Star Street, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Was there for dinner, food doesn't even up to fine dining standard. Taste is so-so. Service is good. I will give 3/10 for value for money. Will definately not dine here again.

Thank 9cloud
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Food is like what you would expect from such restaurant. However, portion is pathetical small. We literally went next door to have another meal after finishing the lunch set.

Thank Dinodinosaur
Reviewed 29 May 2015

During my 4 weeks in Hong Kong and Japan, The Principal, gave me the best dining experience. Had a truly magical evening there - every dish that was put in front of me took me by surprise - and I wanted to lick every plate...More

Thank pusspudding
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Ate there 2 years ago and it was an incredible, memorable experience. Went back last night and it has really changed for the worse. Uninspired food, robotic and dis-engaged service, horrible value for money. Had an 8 or 9 course degustation and 4-5 of the...More

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 2 May 2015

OK. I went on May1 which was a bad idea because the chef was probably on leave but a 2 star Michelon should close for the day if it cannot maintain standards. However, it's major failures are associated with serviceas well as food. I had...More

Thank KeithIG
PressRoomGroup, Manager at The Principal, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2015

Dear KeithIG, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed and honest review. Sorry to hear your experiences at The Principal was disappointing. Your valuable feedback has been shared with the team. We would like to invite you back to try a menu...More

Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

Went to the Principal for their lunch menu - actually not bad value given the fact it's a two star Michelin place (1500 HKD for two including three courses each and two glasses of bubbles). Staff were very friendly, very quick to serve and eager...More

Thank Jonny S
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Do you like plain, uninteresting food with bland flavours served by disinterested staff in drab surroundings? If so, you will love it here. I didn't realize that restaurants had to pay for their Michelin stars; that may explain why a meal here is eye-wateringly expensive....More

Thank Martyn H
Reviewed 13 April 2015

We had a business lunch for 8. There were more staff then customers and the table looked good. That's as good as it gets! Then the service started and what could go wrong did go wrong. Food arrived at the table at different times, presented...More

4  Thank Beebs11
Reviewed 10 March 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...More

2  Thank singdong
Reviewed 20 January 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!...More

Thank Siegfried V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Star Street, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong
  • Phone Number: +852 2563 3444
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