2 China Restaurants Make World's 50 Best 2024 List

By Sophie Steiner

Yesterday, the 2024 edition of the World's 50 Best Restaurants list was announced at the Wynn Las Vegas, and just two Greater China-based restaurants made the cut.

Image by Sophie Steiner/That's

Image by Sophie Steiner/That's

We are happy to report that the best restaurant in Greater China (and the winner of the Highest New Entry Award at No. 20), Wing in Hong Kong, serves Chinese food.

What grew out of an invite-only, midnight supper test kitchen at chef and owner Vicky Cheng's debut Hong Kong venue, Vea, became his 'boundary-less' Chinese fine dining establishment, located just one floor below.

With a 20-year background in French fine dining, Cheng never planned to open a Chinese restaurant. But after returning to his birthplace of Hong Kong, he found himself gravitating towards local tastes. 

Wing's fare serves as an homage to the Eight Great Chinese Cuisines, innovatively respecting tradition through a 'no-rules,' contemporary interpretation.

Drawing inspiration from Cheng's Chinese name, Wing represents hope and perseverance – sentiments that reflect his pride for China's heritage, coupled with a desire to share the untold stories of its abundant culinary history; an expedition diners traverse with the restaurant's expansive 80-dish menu.