11 Restaurants Received Michelin Stars in the 2019 Guangzhou Guide

By That's PRD, July 16, 2019

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With a culinary influence that spans the entire globe, Cantonese food is by no means lacking recognition on the world stage. But with the announcement of 2018’s Michelin Guide Guangzhou – only the second city on the Chinese mainland to earn the distinction – the local F&B community was nonetheless thrilled to see Guangzhou incorporated into the undisputed champion of food guides. 

With prestige and influence that can propel a restaurant to the top of the ranks, the Michelin Guide identifies the very best in regional dining, breaking down their picks into five categories: Three Star, Two Star, One Star, Bib Gourmand and Michelin Plate, each with its own specific definition (we’ll get to those below). 

Michelin Guide Guangzhou 2019 comes hot on the heels of the recent addition of 10 new Bib Gourmand restaurants announced in the city last month. And late last year, Michelin released a guide specifically highlighting the exemplary Michelin-rated Cantonese food eateries found across Asia, Europe and the USA.

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While there were several notable one-star restaurants listed in last year’s guide, not a single two- or three-star ranking was awarded to a Guangzhou eatery in 2018. This year, one Canton restaurant, Jiang by Chef Fei, has propelled itself to a new echelon, receiving Two Stars. It marks the first time a Guangzhou restaurant has received Two Stars.

Below, we’ve gathered the list of winners from Michelin’s 2019 guide to Guangzhou, including many household names you’ll remember from the previous year, as well a host of new (to the list, anyway) spots to fill your belly in the year to come.

Two Star

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“Excellent cuisine, worth a detour.”

Jiang by Chef Fei

One Star

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“High quality cooking, worth a stop.”

Bing Sheng Mansion
Bing Sheng Private Kitchen
Famous Cuisine
Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine
Jade River 
Lai Heen
Lei Garden (Yuexiu)
Song 
Wisca (Haizhu)
Yu Yue Heen

Bib Gourmand Restaurants

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“Fantastic cooking for RMB200 or less.”

A Rui 
Changlai Xiaoju (GTLand)
Chuang Fa
Dayang (Wenming Lu)
Dong Xing (Tianhe) 
Ease Chinese Cuisine (289 Art Park) 
Feitun Rougucha 
Hai Men Yu Zi Dian (Yanling) 
Jian Ji
Kai Xiao Zao 
Lao Xiguan Laifen (Wenming Lu)
Liangjie Pumiao Shengzha Mifen
Nan Yuan
Pandan Indonesian Restaurant 
Soodle 
Szechwan Lane 
Tandoor
Tong Ji
Yun Xuan
Xiangqun (Longjin Dong Lu)
Xiguan Popo Mian (Dezhen Zhong Lu)
Xiguan Popo Mian (Wenchang Bei Lu)
Xiguan Zhuyuan (Lizhiwan)
Xiguan Zhiyuan (Shiba Fu)
Xin Tai Le (Haizhu)
Xin Tai Le (Yuexiu)
Zhu Zai Ji Shi Fu (Jiangnan Dadao)
Ze 8

Michelin Plate

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“Good cooking. Fresh ingredients, capably prepared: simply a good meal.”

Alan’s Kitchen
Beiyuan Cuisine Dining Room
Bingsheng Pin Wei (Dongxiao Lu)
Char
Chao Ji (Cang Qian Zhijie) 
Dining Room 
Dr. Xu's Wellbeing Branch
Ebony
E Gong Cun (Liwan)
Ersha Yihao
Five Zen5es 
Flavors of China 
Fuel
Ganea Kitchen Fairy Tales
Guangzhou Restaurant (Wenchang Nan Lu)
Hai Yan Lou (Binjiang Dong Lu)  
He Yuan (Tianhe) 
Hongtu Hall 
Lai Wan Market 
Li Château 
Limoni 
Liuhe Cha Ju 
Mango Tree
Mercato
Ming Court
Ribs
Panxi
Peach Blossom
Sky No.1
Slow Life Kitchen Elite
Sui Xuan
Summer Palace
Tangshi Meishi
Tao Ran Xuan
Wen Jian
Wu Cai Ji
Yuan Ji
Yue Jing Xuan
Yun Pavilion
Zen Tea

The list features 11 Michelin Star restaurants, adding three new eateries from last year’s guide. The guide also includes 28 Bib Gourmand restaurants and 40 Michelin Plate restaurants. More importantly, this year’s list features 18 different cuisines, from Cantonese to Indonesian and vegetarian.

Following the 2018 awards, we spoke to six Guangzhou chefs to hear what they really thought (anonymously) about the Michelin Guide – many were not impressed. With the results of Michelin Guide Guangzhou 2019, we expect the opinions to be flooding in shortly. Stay tuned.

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READ MORE: 4 Michelin-Honored Cantonese Restaurants to Try in Guangzhou

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