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“Best French meal in quite some time”
Review of Amber

Amber
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Ranked #71 of 15,707 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central
Description: With a stunning dining room as its backdrop, Culinary Director Richard Ekkebus' contemporary interpretation of French cuisine has earned numerous awards, including two Michelin stars, and No. 24 on The World's 50 Best Restaurants List 2017. Using only the finest ingredients, Chef Ekkebus uses his classical training and creativity to invent dishes to excite. Blending cutting-edge style with inventive lighting, the restaurant's dramatic design provides the perfect setting for Amber's award-winning cuisine. With a breathtaking bronze chandelier as its centrepiece, the décor uses warm natural hues to create an elegant ambience that allows the masterful menu to be the focus of what is an incredible dining experience.
Reviewed May 10, 2022 via mobile

Due to the government ban on evening dine-in services, my dinner in Amber had been pushed back from mid-January to early May.

My friend and I both took the 8-course Full Amber Experience menu. Together with amuse-bouches, bread and petits fours, there’s quite a lot of food.

There’re 2 amuse -bouches including the signature raspberry foie gras lollipop. It’s 1 of my all time favourites in Amber. The foie gras was very smooth and its rich and intense flavour was balanced by the acidity of the raspberry jam. I’d have easily eaten a few more.

All the dishes which followed were sublime (in term of both presentation and taste). The iconic aka uni, lobster and caviar dish was as impressive as always. Even though I’d eaten the dish many times, I still found it very delicious.

I rarely eat lamb but do fancy some very good lamb from Pyrénées and Lozère once in a while. The lamb rack was from Pyrénées. The meat was very tender and succulent and cooked to perfection.

The food wasn’t heavy so I wasn’t really stuffed after the meal.

Although there’d been some hiccups in the booking process, the service during our meal was impeccable with exceptional attention to details.

All in all, we enjoyed our evening in Amber enormously and agreed we should visit this 2-Michelin-starred restaurant again.

Date of visit: May 2022
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The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 經理 at Amber, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Egon70,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review about your recent experience in Amber. It has delighted us to learn that this was your return visit, and we are glad to hear that the variety of old favourites and new seasonal dishes has impressed your palate.

We are especially delighted of your appreciative compliments on our dairy-free culinary concepts, keeping the dining experience light and gastronomically pleasurable.

At the same time, we are grateful to know our Aka Uni, which is one of Amber's signature dishes since the day of our opening, have made an impression to you. Your kind words are highly appreciated and will be shared with the whole team.

Once again, thank you very much for your support for the restaurant, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Best regards,
Laura Latry
Director of Amber Restaurant
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

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Reviewed May 7, 2022

Thank you for the staffs - (Sam, Ken, Suku) very nice and sincere service.

非常好的享受、體驗及服務,因為以上三位服務員非常友善及親和的服務,值得再次光臨!

素食的黑松露主菜非常出色!有驚喜!
Middle course 龍蝦也是非常出色,10分推薦!
整個體驗10分良好,加上可以任飲香檳紅酒白酒,感覺物有所值!

Date of visit: May 2022
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The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 經理 at Amber, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Kafan135,

Thank you for writing us such a wonderful review. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed Amber and were impressed with our signature dishes and services. Your compliments have been shared to Sam, Ken and Suku for their attentive services.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Best regards,
Laura Latry
Director of Amber Restaurant
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

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Reviewed May 2, 2022

My girlfriend and I went to Amber to celebrate our 4th anniversary. Overall the restaurant environment and food were impressive and brilliant.

Our server, Ray, was polite and attentive. The food was nicely presented. The restaurant was able to accommodate food allergies and suggest alternative dishes. We particularly enjoyed the desserts, including the complimentary cake to celebrate our special occasion.

Date of visit: April 2022
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The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 經理 at Amber, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jasonlaw1234,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are glad to hear that we could make your special occasion a memorable one. Your kind compliments have been shared with the team, including Ray, for their attentive services. We hope to welcome you back to Amber very soon.

Best regards,
Laura Latry
Director of Amber Restaurant
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

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Reviewed May 2, 2022

The food was presented like a work of art, and tasted so good, especially the signature dish "Aka Uni*Cauliflower*Loster", it really surprised me.

In addition, the service here is impeccable, every staff who served us is friendly and nice. Ray explained the course to us and made recommendations, and we really enjoy the meal here. At last, he also prepared the fresh drinks "mixture of coffee and tea" and a celebratory cake for us.

I've put Amber on the fav list already, and I'm sure that I will come again.

Date of visit: April 2022
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The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 經理 at Amber, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Kaywkp,

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your experience at Amber. We are glad to know that we could make your special occasion a memorable one. We have shared your compliments with the team, including Ray, for their excellent work and attentive services.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the restaurant very soon.

Best regards,
Laura Latry
Director of Amber Restaurant
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

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Reviewed April 2, 2022 via mobile

This was the first time that we visited Amber, the Michelin 2 stars restaurant.

We ordered Full Amber Experience set (6-courses) for my girlfriend and me. Ambience was great and of coz the food was incredible. We really appreciated the signature dish Aka Uni and Caviar, and the white asparagus with Japanese Wasabi and Miso surprised us as well! The amazing petit fours and the homemade plum wine brought us a satisfying ending of the entire dining experience.

Special thanks to our server Esther, who was really looked after us throughout the meal. She was very professional and knowledgeable to explain every single dishes with passion and attention to detail. We will definitely come back again!

Date of visit: March 2022
1  Thank Samtravelandeat
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The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 經理 at Amber, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Samtravelandeat,

Thank you for writing us such a FANtastic review. We are glad to know that you have thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience. We are equally delighted to hear that you have enjoyed our seasonal White Asparagus dish. We truly appreciate your support for the restaurant, Your kind compliments have been shared with the team including Esther for her excellent service.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the restaurant very soon.

Best regards,
Kevin Cauvin
Amber Restaurant Manager
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

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