FoodCourt rounds up restaurant reviews
There are over 10,000 restaurants in Hong Kong. But choosing just one is often a juggling act of tedious searches and clashing views.
FoodCourt rounds up professional restaurant reviews. Think Rottentomatoes for restaurants or Metacritic for meals. Our philosophy is simple – A clean, accessible website. A broad spectrum of trustworthy reviews. A distilling of conflicting opinions into a humble average.
We don’t hold the answers; we just bring them together. By collecting the city-wide critical consensus in one convenient site, we offer a single sentence and a solid score – all you need for a great meal.
But FoodCourt is more than just an aggregator. Like any good curator, we’re ahead of the curve on all things dining: news updates and exclusive interviews, trend advice and in-depth features – our editorial offers a comprehensive picture of the city’s ever-changing dining scene.
Life’s too short for shoddy meals. At FoodCourt, we round up restaurant reviews so you’ll know exactly where to eat tonight.
How our system works
It's simple - for each restaurant, we scour the web for as many professional reviews as possible, reading through each and assigning it a rating out of 100.
If the review already has a rating of some sort, it’s a small matter of converting it into a percentage. If it doesn’t, we use our highly attuned judgment to work out what percentage rating best defines the review.
All the individual ratings are then averaged out into one single percentage, which becomes the restaurant's Rating. And another way to use our percentages is to think of them as stars.
20% = 1 star, simply awful
40% = 2 stars, pretty poor overall
60% = 3 stars, a decent meal, nothing special
80% = 4 stars, a great night out
100% = 5 stars, a perfect dining experience
Finally, we write its Verdict, a single sentence that encompasses all opinions. It’s these two elements – the Rating and the Verdict – that define the purpose of FoodCourt, cutting through it all to give you a simple score.
Those little dollar-signs in a restaurant's details tell you how much a meal costs per person in Hong Kong dollars, not including alcoholic drinks. It breaks down like this:
$ - A bargain, under $100.
$$ - Cheap and cheerful, between $100 and $200.
$$$ - A meal with friends, $200 to $400.
$$$$ - A dinner date, $400 to $600.
$$$$$ - A special occasion, over $600.