The results for the 2018 Michelin Guide Singapore are in. Announced at an awards ceremony at Resorts World Sentosa, this year’s list sees a total of 39 restaurants receiving stars, up from 38 last year despite the closure of some of fine dining’s biggest names.
Les Amis, Odette, Shisen Hanten, Shoukouwa and Waku Ghin all retained their two stars while five new entrants were added to the one-star list. This includes Burnt Ends, Jiang-Nan Chun, Ma Cuisine, Nouri and Sushi Kimura.
“For us and our family at Nouri, we push every day for 16 hours trying to break new ground and remind people of their own humanity,” said chef Ivan Brehm from Nouri. “I couldn’t be happier.”
The list follows the Bib Gourmand release last week which saw 50 hawkers, eateries and restaurants gaining the accolade.
Since its 2016 debut, the Michelin Guide Singapore has become the definitive resource for fine dining in Singapore, facilitating anonymous restaurant inspections. Every name printed in the new edition acquires clout in the dining industry for the next twelve months, turning into dining destinations for both locals and tourists.
The pinnacle of the ceremony was the three stars reveal, and guests were left disappointed, as there were no recipients for the highest accolade. Following the closure of Singapore’s only three Michelin-starred restaurant, Joel Robuchon at Resorts World Sentosa, the spot has been left empty and will continue to be, at least potentially until 2019 when the next guide is published.
In light of these accolades, there were also falls, and unfortunately Osia was axed from the list. This isn’t the first time, as last year also saw Forest at Resorts World Sentosa as well as Terra Tokyo Italian dropping out of the list.
“Singapore as you know is an economic and cultural crossroads, and you have that expression in your dining scene,” said Michael Ellis, international director of The Michelin Guides. “The richness is truly unique. You have fine dining establishments, street food, hawker stalls and an incredible diversity of cuisine that is as unique that you should be proud of.”
For the complete list of winners, see below. New entries are in bold.
Two Michelin stars
One Michelin star
Cheek by Jowl
Crystal Jade Golden Palace
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine (Orchard)
Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle
Putien (Kitchener Road)
Shinji (Bras Basah Road)
Shinji (Tanglin Road)
The Song of India