The Michelin Guide returns to make history in Singapore. Following last year’s unprecedented lack of top-tier winners when the late Restaurant Joël Robuchon closed at Resorts World Sentosa, 2019 strikes back with a whopping 44 starred establishments in Singapore – more than any other country in the world.

The Michelin’s Bib Gourmand also gave big ups to local hawkers and restaurants – with new awardees including Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre’s Bedok Chwee Kueh joining the Wong family’s modest cze char Kok Sen.

Three Michelin Stars

Les Amis

If 2018’s vexing absence of three-star awardees is anything to go by, it’s a wonder how restaurants survive – much less thrive – in Singapore’s volatile dining scene. Odette‘s two-star stagnation might have been underwhelming to many, but it seems that their time has finally come since they also clinched top spot in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants earlier this year. Three stars is an achievement well-deserved, for both Odette and Singapore’s stalwart culinary fine dining institution Les Amis.

  1. Les Amis, Shaw Centre
  2. Odette, National Gallery Singapore

Two Michelin Stars

Zén

With Odette and Les Amis in three-star territory, Bjorn Frantzen’s Zén and Emmanuel Stroobant’s Saint Pierre join the ranks of Waku Ghin, Shisen Hanten and Shoukouwa. It’s great to see a little more diversity on the table, too, with the former’s eclectic Nordic cuisine is inspired by Japanese kaiseki.

  1. Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, Mandarin Orchard Singapore
  2. Shoukouwa, One Fullerton
  3. Waku Ghin by Tetsuya Wakuda, Marina Bay Sands
  4. Saint Pierre, One Fullerton
  5. Zén, Bukit Pasoh Road (NEW)

One Michelin Star

Basque Kitchen by Aitor

Many one-starred awardees included the bulk of last year’s winners – including the original hawkers – but we’re stoked to see eight new awardees on the list, including Basque Kitchen by Aitor and Lerouy on Stanley Street. We’re slightly miffed that Nouri didn’t get a bump up, but we’re glad that Tokyo-Italian restaurant Terra has rejoined the Michelin ranks since 2016.

Amongst those who lost their stars are Whitegrass – unsurprising as the restaurant reopened with a new French-Japanese concept after the departure of Chef Sam Aisbett – and Crystal Jade Golden Palace.

  1. Alma by Juan Amador, Goodwood Park Hotel
  2. Basque Kitchen by Aitor, Amoy Street (NEW)
  3. Beni, Mandarin Gallery
  4. Braci, Boat Quay
  5. Buona Terra, Scotts Road (NEW)
  6. Burnt Ends, Teck Lim Road
  7. Candlenut, Dempsey
  8. Cheek Bistro, Boon Tat Street (NEW)
  9. Chef Kang’s, Mackenzie Road
  10. Corner House, Singapore Botanic Gardens
  11. CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Marina Bay Sands
  12. Garibaldi, Purvis Street
  13. Hawker Chan, Smith Street
  14. Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, Crawford Lane
  15. Iggy’s, Hilton Singapore
  16. Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine, ION Orchard
  17. Jaan by Kirk Westaway, Swissôtel The Stamford
  18. JAG, Duxton Road (NEW)
  19. Jiang Nan Chun, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
  20. Labyrinth, Espalande
  21. Lei Garden, CHIJMES
  22. Lerouy, Stanley Street (NEW)
  23. Ma Cuisine, Craig Road
  24. Meta, Keong Saik Road
  25. Nouri, Amoy Street
  26. Putien, Kitchener Road
  27. Rhubarb, Duxton Hill
  28. Shinji by Kanesaka, Carlton Hotel
  29. Shinji by Kanesaka, The St. Regis Singapore
  30. Summer Palace, Regent Singapore
  31. Summer Pavilion, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia
  32. Sushi Ichi, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
  33. Sushi Kimura, Palais Renaissance
  34. Table 65, Hotel Michael (NEW)
  35. Terra, Tras Street
  36. The Song of India, Scotts Road
  37. Vianney Massot, Hong Kong Street (NEW)