Being a Michelin Awarded restaurant is probably a dream come true for all restaurants not only in Singapore but around the world.

Beginning from 1933, this guide was developed originally to direct French drivers where local amenities such as restaurants and mechanics were, especially in foreign seas. Now, this guide has been used by many serious foodies where prestigious restaurant establishments are located all over the world. 

Here are a few symbols that you should look out for, stated in the guide:

Quality of Food

Restaurants may receive zero to 3 stars for the quality of their food based on five criteria: quality of the ingredients used, mastery of flavor and cooking techniques, the personality of the chef in his cuisine, value for money and consistency between visits

To the Stars and Beyond, Michelin Guide
MICHELIN PLATE
Before being awarded the prestigious star(s), restaurants who are under the radar and just starting out may be awarded the Michelin Plate. Not yet a star standard, but still serving very good food with potential to be on the global list. 
ONE STAR
signifies “a very good restaurant”,
TWO STARS
are an indicator of “excellent cooking that is worth a detour”,
THREE STARS
mean “exceptional cuisine that is worth a special journey”; the crème de la crème of what the country and the world has to offer

Ranking the Restaurant Ambience

Michelin awarded restaurants singapore

Whilst Singapore might be a young country, our culture boasts a rich and loyal food-seeking habit that many of you probably have. In this list, we present you the top 10 restaurants that have been successfully awarded Michelin Stars on our little red dot.

1. Zén

Michelin awarded restaurants singapore
Image Credit: Zen Official Instagram page (here)
Michelin awarded restaurants singapore

This restaurant is one of the five restaurants in Singapore awarded with two Michelin stars and one of the eight successful restaurants run by the Frantzen group. According to the Michelin guide,

“Diners are offered an aperitif and amuse-bouche on the first floor before the neo-Nordic, eight-course tasting menu with Japanese influences is presented on the second floor. Petit fours and coffee are served in the living room on the top floor.”

Official PagesWebsite | Facebook |Instagram
Address41 Bukit Pasoh Rd
Singapore 089855
Contact DetailsMake a reservation here
+65 6534 8880
[email protected]


2. Burnt Ends

Michelin awarded restaurants singapore
Image Credit: Burnt Ends Official Instagram page (here)
Michelin awarded restaurants singapore

Carnivores here in Singapore, look no further! Burnt Ends is here! At Burnt Ends, you get those crispy, delicious, mouth-watering pieces when you grill great meat. With Blackmore beef (advertised to be full-blooded Wagyu from cattle not diluted with other breeds) from Victoria, Australia, 65-day dry-aged Aussie beef, king crabs and sweet marrons, this restaurant has the hearts of meat-lovers in the palm of their hands. Choose to eat at their counter and bar seats for a shared dining experience with others or in seclusion in their private dining room. This restaurant provides an interesting social experience like no other with the main conversation being how awesome their meats are.  

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Address20 Teck Lim Road, Singapore 088391
Contact DetailsMake a reservation here
[email protected]
+65 6224 3933

3. Corner House

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Image Credit: Corner House (here)
Michelin awarded restaurants singapore

Located at a colonial house (designated as a Conserved Building in 2008) at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, immerse yourselves in the dynamic food and nature scene here at Corner House. The restaurant has a history that runs across the detailed discovery of botany here on our land. Named after E J H Corner, a British botanist specialising in mycology, who helped establish the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve in the 1930s, Corner House celebrates his achievements by crafting a gustatory experience as magnificent as the building’s owner. Immerse yourself in innovative dishes, and feast your eyes and palates in a French-Asian menu designed by David Thien. 

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Address1 Cluny Road, E J H Corner House
Singapore Botanic Gardens(Nassim Gate Entrance)
Singapore 259569
Contact DetailsMake a reservation here
+65 6469 1000
[email protected]

4. Jaan by Kirk Westaway

Michelin awarded restaurants singapore
Image Credit: Jaan Official Instagram page (here)
Michelin awarded restaurants singapore

Ranked 21st on Asia’s Best Restaurant, Jaan (ចាន which translates to bowl in Khmer) is an internationally lauded restaurant in Singapore that food mavens are sure to have under their radar. Located at Hotel Swissôtel The Stamford, this internationally celebrated restaurant allows you to enjoy Kirk Westaway’s reinvention of his native British cuisine whilst basking in the natural Singapore light and the cityscape especially on the 70th floor. If you’re planning to propose or spend a romantic night out, this is the place you should visit.

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Address2 Stamford Road Swissôtel,
 Level 70 The Stamford
Singapore 178882
Contact DetailsMake a reservation here
[email protected]
+65  6874 1488

5. béni by Kenji Yamanaka


Image Credit: béni’s Pot Au Feu on their Official Instagram page (here

Michelin awarded restaurants singapore

Japanese reinterpretation of authentic French cuisine with Chef’s Table Experience

For those who are wanting to taste Ozaki A5 Wagyu Beef, originating from the Miyazaki Prefecture, this is the place for you! While the Japanese inspiration is rather obvious with the way the restaurant is physically designed, be surprised by their French Contemporary menu. Despite having only one on the comfort and quality score, it is strategically done so for guests to fully focus and be enamoured by their superior standard of dishes.  

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Address333A Orchard Road #02-37 Mandarin Gallery
 Singapore 238897
Contact DetailsMake a reservation here
+65 9159 3177 
+65 6235 2285
[email protected]

6. Alma by Juan Amador

Michelin awarded restaurants singapore
Image Credit: Alma Official Instagram page (here)
Michelin awarded restaurants singapore

From their official website: “Alma, which is Spanish for soul, brings to the table an unforgettable experience with outstanding dishes shared over great conversations and ambience – the true soul of eating.” Located in the historic Goodwood Park Hotel in Orchard Road, Juan Amador’s menu combines Spanish temperament with German precision. Led by Chef Haikal Johari, he introduces an Asian twist into European cuisine and has brought the establishment a Michelin Star for three consecutive years. This venue is also famous for wedding events so if you’re tying the knot, consider bringing your guests here!  

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AddressGoodwood Park Hotel
22 Scotts Road
Singapore 228221
Contact DetailsMake a reservation here
[email protected]
+65 6735 9937(Main Line)
+65 9119 8928 (Events & Non-Operation Hrs)

7. Rhubarb Le Restaurant

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Image Credit: Rhubarb Le Restaurant Official Facebook page (here)
Michelin awarded restaurants singapore

Awarded ONE MICHELIN STAR on the 2019 edition, this is one of a French restaurants in Singapore which opened in 2014, by Ched Paul Longworth, Jerome Desfonds & Alice Low-Ang. This is their third year being awarded one Michelin star since 2016. In an intimate setting of only 7 tables, guests are given special attention as they are able to communicate directly with the chefs as they prepare in the open plan kitchen. With a menu that changes based on the season and the freshest ingredients, you can almost definitely experience a new gustatory adventure here in Singapore. 

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Address3 Duxton Hill 
Singapore 089589
Contact DetailsMake a reservation here
[email protected]
+65 8127 5001

8. Basque Kitchen by Aitor

Michelin awarded restaurants singapore
Image Credit: Basque Kitchen Official Instagram page (here)
Michelin awarded restaurants singapore

Basque Kitchen is sure to impress those who love seafood. With ingredients mainly sourced from Japan and Basque Country, Chef Aitor utilises his diverse background and culinary achievements to cook up a menu that introduces a slice of his heritage in every dish.  

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Address97 Amoy St
Singapore 069917
Contact DetailsMake a reservation here
[email protected]
+65 6224 2232

9. GAIG

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Image Credit: GAIG Official Facebook page (here)
Michelin awarded restaurants singapore

GAIG has a few restaurants in Barcelona. In Singapore, Gaig serves the best Catalan cuisine, inherited from a long tradition of chefs. Inspired by fresh produce and passionate cooking, the menu at GAIG promises a decadent experience. If you’re planning to have a try, consider their tapas menu to share for two. With their Squid Ink and Seafood paella and their Jamon (Iberic acorn 5 year cured ham) croquette amongst other delights on their tapas menu, you are sure to experience one of the best Spanish delicacies you can find here in Singapore.

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Address16 Stanley St
Singapore 068735
Contact DetailsMake a reservation here
[email protected]
http://wa.me/6597712674
+65 6221 2134

10. Yen Yakiniku 

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Image Credit: Yen Yakiniku Official Facebook page (here)
Michelin awarded restaurants singapore

At this establishment, you get the finest yakiniku (焼き肉 translated to be “grilled meat” in Japanese) that you can find on our little island without having to get on a plane to do so. Have a taste of the finest cuts of beef here where you’re guaranteed to always have an amazing time. 

Official PagesWebsite | Facebook |Instagram
Address15 Ann Siang Road
Singapore 069695
Contact DetailsMake a reservation here
+65 6221 6380

Now that phase 2 has many restaurants opening their doors again, make sure to exercise discretion on where you have been and are intending to go especially if you’re bringing your loved one along. At all these Michelin Awarded restaurants in Singapore, it is extremely encouraged to make reservations beforehand since they’re very popular. Making reservations also helps you manage your expectations since their menus change often. Also, this is the best opportunity for the chefs to take note if you have any special considerations and allergies you may have before serving you the best of what they can offer.

Happy eating!

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Written by: Sarah Suprat

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