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T'ang Court is Shanghai's first 3-star Michelin restaurant

A Cantonese restaurant is crowned Shanghai's first Michelin three-starred restaurant when the Michelin Guide launched its Shanghai edition today with its first-ever selection of the best restaurants in the city.

In its first edition, the Michelin Guide Shanghai showcases local cuisine and celebrates the diversity of the Chinese cuisine found in the city.

T'ang Court was awarded three Michelin stars for "exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey" in the Michelin Guide Shanghai 2017.
"In the cozy atmosphere of this restaurant where only six tables are set, the talented and creative chef Justin Tan offers cuisine in which traditional Cantonese dishes rub shoulders with some very modern dishes," said Michael Ellis, Michelin Guide International Director. 

"Some specialties really amazed the palates of our inspectors."

A native of Zhanjiang in Guangdong Province, Tan has been working as a chef since 1993.

"I am nervous when I sit here, and the award is a surprising delight and great recognition for our team," said Tan Shiye, or Justin Tan, Chinese Executive Chef of the restaurant.

"Our restaurant highlights the original taste of food materials during the culinary procedures, and we keep polishing our techniques," he said.

"The award will encourage our team to do better."

Seven restaurants including Ultra Violet and Canton 8 were awarded two Michelin stars, and 18 other restaurants received one stars.
More than half of the two-starred restaurants offer a variety of Chinese cuisines, in particular Cantonese. 

The quality of ingredients, chef’s personality as revealed through cuisine, the preparation and combination of flavors, value for money and the ability to produce excellent cooking with consistency over time and across the entire menu were the five criteria sought after by Michelin inspectors.

The guide has also triggered heated debate.

"All these restaurants are high-end and expensive, and the result comes no surprise," said Xu Qianlai, a food critic.

"The only question lies in how many Michelin stars they win," he said.

"Most of Michelin Guide's inspectors are overseas, and it is difficult for them to capture the essence of local delicacies," he said.


The full list


Three-starred Michelin restaurant


T'ang Court  (Cantonese)  



Two-starred Michelin restaurants


8 1/2 Otto de Mezzo Bombana  (Italian)


L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon  (French)


Canton 8  (Cantonese)  



Ultra Violet  (Creative)


Yi Long Court  (Cantonese)  



Yongfoo Elite (Shanghainese)



Imperial Treasure Restaurant  (Cantonese)  



One-starred Michelin restaurants


Sir Elly’s  (French)



Da Dong  (Peking)



Madam Goose Xinzhuang branch (Cantonese)



Phenix eatery & bar (French)



Fu He Hui  (vegetarian)



Seventh Son Restaurant Jing'an branch  (Cantonese)

家全七福 嘉里中心店


Jin Xuan Chinese Restaurant  (Cantonese)



Kanpai Classic  (BBQ)



Lao Zheng Xing Restaurant  (Shanghainese)



Lei Garden ifc & iapm Branch (Cantonese)

利苑 国金中心店 环贸广场店


Shang-High (Shanghainese)



La Famille (Hangzhou)



Jade Mansion (Shanghainese)



Rong Chinese Cuisine Shanghai Plaza branch (Chinese)

新荣记 上海广场店(中国菜)


Tai'an Table (Creative)



Yong Yi Ting (Shanghainese)



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