For the ultimate foodie – Top 10 cities around the world that have the most Michelin star restaurants


Before the annual Michelin-star announcement in Macau this month, here are the cities and restaurants you should not miss

Hong Kong and Macau’s fine-dining restaurants and chefs are gearing up for the annual Michelin-star reveal taking place this month in Macau. We take a look at the top 10 cities around the world which have attained the most of these coveted stars.

Two-star Odette in Singapore has an elegant interior.

10. Singapore has a total of 44 stars, but there have been no three-star restaurants since the closing of Restaurant Andre and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon.


Five restaurants have two stars, including Les Amis, Odette and Shisen Hanten, and 34 restaurants have one star, such as Rhubarb, Summer Pavilion and Labyrinth.

The luxurious Ultraviolet is Shanghai’s only three-star restaurant.

9. Shanghai has a total of 44 stars, with chef Paul Pairet’s Ultraviolet being the only three-Michelin-starred restaurant in the city, as T’ang Court dropped from three to two this year.

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Twenty-five restaurants have one star, eight have two, including L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, 81/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Canton 8 and Xin Rong Ji.

8. San Francisco has a total of 75 stars, there are seven restaurants with two stars and seven with three stars, including Coi, Saison and Manresa.

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea has three Michelin stars.

7. London has a total of 86 stars including three restaurants with three stars: Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea; Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester; and The Araki at Mayfair.

The Chinese character for ‘dragon’ is a dish called Ode to the Dragon from Bo Innovation. It features oyster tofu with black garlic sauce.
8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana

6. Hong Kong has a total of 86, including 11 restaurants with two stars and six with three stars such as Bo Innovation and 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, but all could change with next week’s announcement in Macau.

5. New York City has a total of 101 stars, up by eight from last year. Three-star restaurants include Eleven Madison Park, Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, Masa, Per Se and Le Bernardin.

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4. Osaka has a total of 123 stars this year, including four restaurants with three stars: Hajime, Kashiwaya, Koryu and Taian. There are 16 restaurants with two stars and 79 with one.


3. Kyoto has a total of 140 stars, eight of which have three stars. Kikunoi Honten, Kitcho Arashiyama Honten and Hyotei have had three stars for 10 consecutive years.


2. Paris has a total of 141 Michelin stars, of which 10 have three stars, including Pierre Gagnaire, Alain Ducasse at Plaza Athénée and Le Cinq.


1. Tokyo has a grand total of 308 stars, 13 restaurants of which have three stars, including Kanda, Ryugin, Sushi Saito, Sushi Yoshitake and French restaurants L’Osier, Quintessence and Joël Robuchon.

Note – This story was originally published on SCMP and has been republished on this website with permission.