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All The New Michelin-Starred Restaurants in 2021

Explore new luxury dining experience with the Top New Michelin-Starred Restaurants in 2021. The distinctive restaurants are the hot newcomers to earn the coveted Michelin Star. It’s actually the fifth anniversary for the Michelin Guide Singapore. This year, one new 3-star restaurant, one new 20-restaurant, and 12 new-restaurants joined the esteemed ranks. So why not treat yourself, and try the exquisite, excellent cooking at the Top New Michelin-Starred Restaurants in 2021.

How did the Michelin Star came about? The brothers who formed the Michelin tyre empire was finding a way to increase demand for cars, and therefore the tyres they sold. So in the early 1900s, brothers Andre and Edouard Michelin came up with the Michelin guide books to let motorists know where to find petrol stations, hotels, or the best meals. They grew ever more popular, with the guide’s influence growing along the Michelin tyre business. They decided to hire a team of inspectors that’ll anonymously rate and judge restaurants, and the Michelin star rankings for restaurants first began in 1926. The rest, as they say, is history.


1. Zén

Introduction:

Zen Japanese Restaurant is aiming for the preservation of the traditional culture of Japanese cuisine, which gives the best impression of the cuisine to the patron while being loved by them.

Singapore is a multi-cultural country comprised of people with diverse backgrounds. Zen Japanese Restaurant is formed, in part, from this diversity and strives to become a place where patron could dine comfortably. We believe that the restaurant is also a form of entertainment. By providing great service, beautiful food presentation and delicious cuisine we believe patrons will have the best impression possible of Zen Japanese Restaurant and Japanese cuisine. They believe, as long as we continue with this thought, it is natural for patrons to fall in love with Zen Japanese Restaurant.

Offerings:

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    • HIDA GYU STEAK   飛騨牛ステーキ
    • WAGYU STEAK   和牛ステーキ 
    • LOBSTER TEMPURA ロブスター天ぷら  
    • GINDARA KAMA NITSUKE 銀鱈かま煮つけ  
    • SANGENTON  三元豚とんかつ 

Location: 41 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089855

Contact: +65 9236 6368

Website: https://www.restaurantzen.com/

 


2. Jaan by Kirk Westaway

Introduction:

JAAN by Kirk Westaway is an internationally celebrated restaurant on the highest floor of the iconic Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore. Helmed by Executive Chef Kirk Westaway, the establishment is committed to putting a definitive mark on modern British cuisine – promising an elevated reinterpretation of British gastronomy through a modern and innovative culinary lens.

Born in South West Britain, Executive Chef Kirk Westaway channels a rooted passion for natural flavours, reminiscent of his childhood in England, into signature culinary masterpieces that are distinctively unique.

The intimate 40-seat restaurant has a sophisticated interior that features an elegant private dining room for exclusive events as well as a stunning Murano chandelier that spans the entire length of the restaurant ceiling. JAAN by Kirk Westaway’s dining experience is further enhanced by the breath-taking view of Singapore’s scenic landscape as well as the truly exquisite culinary service experience that have become the hallmark of this multi-award winning restaurant.

Offerings:

Location: 2 Stamford Road Level 70 Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 178882.

Contact: +65 6431 5670 | +65 6837 3322

Website: https://www.jaan.com.sg/


3. Basque Kitchen by Aitor

Introduction:

First located on 97 Amoy Street, One-Michelin-starred Basque Kitchen by Aitor is Singapore’s first Basque-centric restaurant that celebrates the country’s indigenous culture and produces.

Established in October 2018, the restaurant is a collaboration between Unlisted Collection and Head Chef Aitor Jeronimo Orive – formerly of the Michelin-starred kitchens of The Fat Duck and Mugaritz. This dining destination marries the latter’s passion for his Basque Country roots and a culinary curiosity that has taken him across the globe from Europe to Australia and now Asia.

Within a year of its opening, Basque Kitchen by Aitor was awarded its first Michelin Star in the 2019 edition of Michelin Guide Singapore.

The restaurant is now relocated to The Fullerton Waterboat House.

Offerings:

Location: 3 Fullerton Rd, #02-01/02/03 THE FULLERTON WATERBOAT HOUSE, Singapore 049215

Contact: +65 6224 2232

Website: https://basquekitchenbyaitor.com/


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4. Shang Palace

Introduction:

Established since 1971, Shang Palace restaurant celebrates the elegance, richness and dynamism of Cantonese cuisine. While flavours here are redolent of tradition, they are crafted with today’s palate in mind. Behind the harmony of old and new is Chef Mok Kit Keung, an acclaimed veteran of 40 years. Inspiration for the dishes comes by way of Chef Mok’s personal history, his incessant curiosity and his travels. In the kitchen, Chef Mok passes down knowledge and inspires the next generation of chefs. On the floor, Asian grace and hospitality is nurtured as families by generations have feasted at these tables. At Shang Palace, legacies are preserved. And new ones made.

At Shang Palace, legacies are preserved. And new ones made. A testament to Shang Palace’s commitment to its craft, the restaurant has garnered the coveted1 MICHELIN star in the 2021 MICHELIN Guide Singapore and continues to delight the palates of those who come.

Offerings:

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    • Steamed lobster and bird’s nest with crab coral sauce
    • Braised spare ribs with chinkiang vinegar
    • Oven-baked cod fillet with egg white and dried scallops
    • Stewed coral trout with foie gras and black garlic
    • Roasted rack of lamb with hawthorn and pineapple sauce

Location: 22 Orange Grove Road, 258350, Singapore

Contact: +65 6213 4398

Website: http://www.shangri-la.com/singapore/shangrila/dining/restaurants/shang-palace/

 


5. Lerouy

Introduction:

LEROUY is a modern restaurant with an open kitchen concept serving a carte blanche french cuisine. Their menu changes from time to time to constantly feature exciting creations with their chef’s strong individual stamp. They were awarded 1 Michelin Star in Michelin Guide Singapore 2019.

Originally from Alsace France, this decorated chef is a son of a renowned restaurateur who brings with him a myriad of food cultures and techniques from his culinary exploits around the world. He spent his formative years receiving a strong foundation in classical French techniques under the tutelage and apprenticeship of Michelin-starred chefs Christian Le Squer (Le Pavillon Ledoyen) and Guy Martin (Le Grand Vefour), Pourcel Brothers (Le Jardin des Sens). Thereafter, he worked in Los Angeles, Shanghai, Marrakech, Abu Dhabi and Singapore

Chef Lerouy’s classical French foundation incorporated modernist leanings at Amador Restaurant in Mannheim germany , as well as at Alma by Juan Amador. It was at Alma where his culinary excellence and direction as the restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine / general manager was awarded the one star ¹accolade in the 2016 Singapore Michelin Guide.

Offerings:

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    • Lerouy Signature Salt-Baked Cabbage
    • Pigeon & Foie Gras Ravioli
    • Classic Tiramisu Tart
    • La Munster Tarte Flambee

Location: 104 Amoy St, Singapore 069924

Contact: +65 6221 3639

Website: https://lerouy.com/


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6. Oshino

Introduction:

For Chef Koichiro Oshino, being a sushi shokunin (sushi artisan) represents a deep, existential calling, one that he has pursued for more than three decades.

From humble beginnings to coveted roles at leading sushi restaurants, he has maintained a profound respect for his work, its unique origins and every experience at the table.

As an award-winning Edomae sushi chef, he is deeply inspired by the poignant beauty of impermanence that makes each moment distinct and remarkable. Every dish must thus be prepared with utmost care and served with reverence.

In 2010, Chef Oshino was appointed Master Chef of Michelin-starred omakase restaurant Shinji by Kanesaka in Singapore – a post he held for almost a decade at both Raffles Hotel and Carlton Hotel.

The opening of Oshino marks his highly anticipated return to Raffles Hotel to present a true revival of culinary tradition, elegant pairings and pure gastronomic pleasure.  

Offerings:

Location: Unit #01-11 Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188719

Contact: +65 9012 3938

Website: http://oshino.sg/

 


7. Esora

Introduction:
Set in a heritage shophouse on Mohamed Sultan Road, Esora is a kappo-style fine dining restaurant helmed by Chef Shigeru Koizumi. It is a place that epitomises Chef Koizumi’s affinity with nature & attention to detail, to create a heartfelt dining experience that resonates beyond the dining table.

Emotive and imaginative, Esora showcases Modern Japanese cuisine guided by Chef Koizumi’s affinity with nature. Here, the chefs are storytellers and every dish is an intimate tale of nostalgia, seasonality and sheer fanaticism.

Esora is a warm and welcoming space, where the chef-guest relationship is always at the forefront. The main counter sits below a skylight dressed in Japanese washi paper – a feature that is a tribute to Chef Koizumi’s love for the sky. Like everything else, he sees the sky in shades, an ever-changing permutation of cloud patterns and shades of cerulean – once in a while a hue reminding him of home. It is also a reference to the restaurant’s name, in ‘painting in the sky’ in Japanese.

Offerings:

Location: 15 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238964

Contact: +65 6365 1266

Website: https://www.restaurant-esora.com/

8. Garibaldi

Introduction:

Garibaldi is one of Singapore’s most popular and respected Italian restaurant landmarks.

Located along the trendy Purvis Street, Garibaldi provides a fine example of a stylish Italian eatery – modern, elegant yet friendly and dynamic. The contemporary and hip atmosphere has helped to make “Garibaldi” a classic Singapore social gathering place.

Distinguished for its fascinating character and strong identity, the atmosphere in the main dining area is always stylish without being stuffy.

The enticing menu emphasizes authentic Italian cuisine prepared with the best ingredients mainly imported directly from Italy.

The elegant bar offers a great selection of wines by the glass and excellent cocktails; it is the perfect setting for social gatherings and events.

The success of Garibaldi is based on serving well-prepared Italian food, executed with explicitness and taste and served with flair, care and attention.

As a demonstration of our commitment to our food and service over the years, we have been awarded One Michelin Star in June 2017

Offerings:

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    • Seared Hokkaido Scallops with Braised Spring Onions & Truffle Sauce
    • CARPACCIO DI MANZO WAGYU
    • Burrata Ravioli with Truffle Porcini Sauce
    • Orecchiette with Spicy Italian Pork Sausage Ragù

Location: 36 Purvis Street #01-02 Singapore 188613

Contact: +65 6837 1468

Website: https://www.garibaldi.com.sg/?lang=en


9. Summer Pavilion

Introduction:

Summer Pavilion earning a Michelin star for its fourth consecutive year, Singapore’s Summer Pavilion offers authentic Cantonese cuisine in a sophisticated setting. Serving lunch and dinner, the Chinese garden-inspired setting features hand-painted tableware, six private dining rooms and a selection of specialty teas from Tea Bone Zen Mind.

Offerings:

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    • Braised Superior Bird’s Nest
    • Summer Pavilion Monk Jump Over The Wal
    • Double-boiled Fish Bone Soup, Fish Maw, Wolfberry
    • Pan-fried Japanese Wagyu Beef, Wild Mushroom.
    • Poached Special Fish Noodle, Canadian Lobster Meat
    • Poached Rice, Canadian Lobster Meat.

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore, 039799 Singapore

Contact: +65 6434 5286

Website: https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/singapore/dining/summer-pavilion

 


10. 28 Wilkie

Introduction:

28 Wilkie is a one-Michelin-starred contemporary Italian restaurant headed by Chef de cuisine,Seth Lai. Located on the ground floor of a 1930s conservation building, the elegant restaurant showcases Chef Seth’s accomplished take on seasonal produce, in particular premium ingredients from Japan.

Established in 2017, 28Wilkie is the first The House of Louis XIII outside of France, and one of two Dom Pérignon Society in Singapore. Also within 28Wilkie is a stylish caviar bar, created in partnership with Singapore-founded Caviar Colony.

Offerings:

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    • Hokkaido Scallop
    • Prosciutto and Macarpone
    • Carpaccio
    • Cappellini Sakura Ebi
    • Filetto Di Manzo

Location: 28 Wilkie Rd, #01-01, Singapore 228051

Contact: +65 9776 2828

Website: https://28wilkie.com/


11. Cloud Street

Introduction:

Cloudstreet is our newest venture and sister restaurant of CHEEK BISTRO. Helmed by Chef Rishi Naleendra and Gareth Burnett, Cloudstreet is an amalgamation of thoughtful, expressive food, artisanal, progressive wines and warm, immaculate service.

They built the restaurant from scratch to inspire luxury and comfort the moment you arrive and hope that stepping into their restaurant is akin to stepping into your best friend’s home. At the heart of Cloudstreet is a chef’s counter designed specifically to encourage intimate interactions between you and us. Their food menu is ever-changing depending on seasonality of ingredients and showcases their take on contemporary dining. Look for their wine menu that features over 350 labels that pay homage to some greats as well as the small, independent winemakers from around the world.

Just as clouds spark imagination, They are excited to present you an experience that reflects the innovation of their kitchen alongside unprecedented hospitality.

Offerings:

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    • Picked Mussel
    • Dungeness Crab
    • Smoked Herring
    • Egg Yolk Chicken Liver
    • Sri Lankan Stout and Liquorice Bread

Location: 84 AMOY STREET, SINGAPORE 069903

Contact: +65 6513 7868

Website: https://cloudstreet.com.sg/

12. Cure

Introduction:

Hailing from the idyllic village of Breaffy near County Mayo, Ireland, Andrew has worked alongside famous chefs at Michelin-starred restaurants around from the world and eventually Jason Atherton’s one-Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social in London. Andrew spearheaded Atherton’s first concept in Singapore and led the launch of Esquina to acclaim. The space quickly earned a reputation as Singapore’s top and pioneer Modern Spanish Tapas space. Following that, Andrew continued to work with Atherton and headed his second concept, The Study, a modern British restaurant.

Feeling that it was time for him to create a space he can call his own, Andrew took the step and launched his first concept as Chef-Owner with Cure, a restaurant that focuses on modern European cuisine in July 2015. Six years since its debut, the restaurant has established itself as one of the top dining spots in Singapore and has continued to remain popular among diners. He has since gone on to establish four additional restaurants under the umbrella of Cure Concepts, including Butcher Boy, an Asian-inspired bar and grill which launched in August 2017, and Bao Boy in July 2019, a cozy East meets West diner and bar that serves up bao burgers. Setting his sights beyond the shores of Singapore, Andrew debuted his first overseas venture, Ember Beach Club in 2020, in partnership with One&Only Desaru, Malaysia. His latest concept, CATFISH, followed shortly after in March 2020. A contemporary Fish Grill & Raw Bar, CATFISH serves up a seafood-centric fare highlighting the best of Asian ingredients.

Apart from his own ventures, Andrew also serves as a Culinary Collaborator at the Straits Clan members club, breathing life into their newly-renamed Clubhouse Kitchen; with his signature emphasis on quality ingredients and beautifully executed flavors from around the world.

Offerings:

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    • Gallagher Speciale Oyster
    • Lobster & Onion Broth
    • Sanchoku Wagyu Striploin
    • Irish Brown Crab
    • Aged Duck Ham

Location: 21 Keong Saik Road S.089128

Contact: +65 6221 2189 | +65 9338 4207

Website: https://www.curesingapore.com/


13. Art

Introduction:

Sitting elegantly at the top of the iconic National Gallery Singapore with a spectacular panoramic view of Marina Bay, Art is a contemporary restaurant and bar presenting a progressive Italian dining experience.

The experience is an elegant gastronomic pilgrimage of Executive Chef Daniele Sperindio’s whimsical stories and delicious memories. Driven and passionate about pushing Italian cuisine forward, the Italian born chef’s impressive culinary pedigree includes award-winning destinations such as Alinea and Narisawa. Art is where his heritage and talent comes together, serving as the stage for his boundary-breaking creativity and innovation.

A concept belonging to The ilLido Group, a collection of award-winning Italian dining establishments founded by renowned Italian restaurateur Beppe De Vito, Art continues to push the evolution of Italian gastronomy.

Offerings:

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    • Egg yolk taglierini a pasta gialla
    • White pekin duck millefoglie
    • F1 wagyu sirloin

Location: 1 St Andrews Road, 06-02 National Gallery, Singapore 178957

Contact: +65 6866 1977

Website: https://www.artrestaurant.sg/


14. Thevar

Introduction:

Excite your palate with a modern Indian twist.

Thevar is a modern Indian restaurant and bar along the vibrant Keong Saik Street by Chef Mano Thevar and showcases creative combinations of traditional Indian flavours.

The chef’s menu features here will reflect Chef Mano’s culinary training and travels.
“When you dine at Thevar you will find that many dishes taste familiar, as they are representative of Indian flavours by way of the Malay Peninsula.

Offerings:

Location: 9 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089117

Contact: +65 9750 8275

Website: https://thevar.sg/


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