Closed restaurants near Senado Square in Macau. Tourism has dried up, depriving many food outlets in Asia’s gaming hub of customers. Residents who rely on casinos for their livelihood have less to spend on eating out too. Photo: Irene Sam
Closed restaurants near Senado Square in Macau. Tourism has dried up, depriving many food outlets in Asia’s gaming hub of customers. Residents who rely on casinos for their livelihood have less to spend on eating out too. Photo: Irene Sam

Restaurants in Asia’s casino capital, Macau, fight for survival as tourism slows to a trickle, sparking a pandemic price war and fine-dining shutdown

  • ‘A regular customer who used to often order toro sashimi for lunch is now having fried chicken,’ says the owner of a restaurant in Asian gaming hub Macau
  • With travel curbs to fight Covid-19, tourism has all but dried up, forcing some restaurants to close and drawing others into a price war to lure residents

Closed restaurants near Senado Square in Macau. Tourism has dried up, depriving many food outlets in Asia’s gaming hub of customers. Residents who rely on casinos for their livelihood have less to spend on eating out too. Photo: Irene Sam
Closed restaurants near Senado Square in Macau. Tourism has dried up, depriving many food outlets in Asia’s gaming hub of customers. Residents who rely on casinos for their livelihood have less to spend on eating out too. Photo: Irene Sam
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