Once again, the day of reckoning is upon Shanghai's chefs and restaurateurs: it's the release of the 2018 Michelin Guide, AKA the world's most respected (and feared) restaurant guide.
Last year's list – both the main one and the Bib Gourmand winners – ruffled more than a few feathers in the F&B community for featuring what some saw as a disproportionate number of Hong Kong- and Taiwanese-owned chains, alongside more than a few unexpected selections.
So who came out top of the pile this year? Find out below.
"A restaurant worth a special journey, indicating exceptional cuisine where diners eat extremely well, often superbly. Distinctive dishes are precisely executed, using superlative ingredients."
Said Ultraviolet's Paul Pairet upon receiving three stars, up from a two-star award last year: "It's truly unexpected. I was not sure that Michelin agreed with our very special format, but I am very happy and glad for our team."
"A restaurant worth a detour, indicating excellent cuisine, skillfully and carefully crafted dishes of outstanding quality."
"A good place to stop on your journey, indicating a very good restaurant in its category, offering cuisine prepared to a consistently high standard."
Bo Shanghai (New)
Da Dong (IAPM & Park Place)
Fu He Hui
Jean Georges (New)
Lao Zheng Xing
La Patio & La Famille (Sichuan Zhong Lu)
Lei Garden (IAPM & IFC)
E' Fu Ren (Madam Goose)
Dashu Wujie (Bund) (New)
Xin Rong Ji
Yong Fu (New)
Yong Yi Ting
Bib Gourmand Restaurants
"Fantastic cooking at prices under RMB200 per person."
A Niang Mian
Crystal Jade (Xintiandi)
Da Hu Chun (Sichuan Lu)
Din Tai Fung (Shanghai Centre)
Gong De Lin (West Nanjing Lu)
Hai Jin Zi (Jinxian Lu)
Hao Sheng (New)
Jardin de Jade (Chong Hing Finance Center)
King Kong Dumpling & Noodles (Mengzi Lu)
Lu Bo Lang
Le Patio & La Famille (Julu Lu) (New)
Tasty Congee & Noodle Wantun Sho
Wujie (Xujiahui Park)
Nanxiang Steamed Bun (City God Temple)
Yangzhou Fan Dian (Middle Fujian Lu)
Ye Olde Station
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