A third Singapore restaurant just maxed out on Michelin stars

At left, the three Michelin-starred Zen restaurant on Bukit Pasoh Road, its dry-aged Loire valley quail dish, at right. Photos: Restaurantzen.sgp/Instagram
At left, the three Michelin-starred Zen restaurant on Bukit Pasoh Road, its dry-aged Loire valley quail dish, at right. Photos: Restaurantzen.sgp/Instagram

Three of Singapore’s fine dining restaurants scored a full three Michelin stars today among 49 restaurants to be honored at a virtual ceremony.

Five more local restaurants joined the ranks of those considered worthy by the world renowned food critics, who gave top honors to French restaurants Les Amis and Odette alongside Zen, which graduated from the two-star status it held since 2019.

The influential guide, whose stars can mean great success for striving kitchens, upgraded European-British restaurant Jaan By Kirk Westaway from one to two stars. Other two star awardees included Japanese restaurants Shisen Hanten, and Shoukouwa.

Popular restaurants Putien, Burnt Ends and Labyrinth were among 41 to earn or hang onto one-star acclaim Michelin deems for “very good” restaurants. 

New entries to the guide included Art, Cloudstreet, Oshino, and Sommer.

Chef Mark Tai of Cloudstreet on Amoy Street received the guide’s inaugural Young Chef Award. It recognizes exceedingly talented young chefs working in restaurants with Michelin imprimatur.

Then there were the, for lack of a better term, losers.

Restaurants who lost their star power since last year included Cheek Bistro, The Song of India and Hawker Chan, which started out as a Chinatown hawker and was one of the cheapest eats in the Singapore guide.

It’s been two years since the last ceremony was held as many restaurants were unable to operate during the pandemic.

Last month, the Michelin Guide added 12 names to its great-but-not-stellar Bib Gourmand list. It now counts 69 inexpensive Singapore eateries including The Coconut Club, Kotuwa, and the Fei Fei Roasted Noodle hawker stall. 

Michelin first brought its guide to Singapore in 2016.

Here is the full list of winners:

Three stars 

  • Les Amis
  • Odette
  • Zen

Two stars  

  • Jaan by Kirk Westaway
  • Saint Pierre
  • Shisen Hanten
  • Shoukouwa
  • Waku Gin

One star

  • 28 Wilkie
  • Alma
  • Art
  • Basque Kitchen by Aitor
  • Beni
  • Braci
  • Buona Terra
  • Burnt Ends
  • Candlenut
  • Chef Kang’s
  • Cloudstreet
  • Corner House
  • Cure
  • Cut
  • Esora
  • Garibaldi
  • Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
  • Iggy’s
  • Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine (Orchard)
  • Jag
  • Labyrinth 
  • Lei Garden
  • Lerouy
  • Ma Cuisine
  • Meta
  • Nouri
  • Oshino
  • Putien (Kitchener Road)
  • Rhubarb
  • Shang Palace
  • Shinji (Bras Basah Road)
  • Shinji (Tanglin Road)
  • Sommer
  • Summer Palace
  • Summer Pavilion
  • Sushi Ichi
  • Sushi Kimura
  • Table65
  • Terra
  • Thevar
  • Whitegrass

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