2018 Michelin Guide: surprise and disappoint in Shanghai

The Michelin Guide has launched its third Chinese edition in Shanghai. Like every time a new guide is published, there were many surprises as well as disappointments. To start with the latter: T’ang Court, Shanghai’s first restaurant to win three stars in the inaugural Chinese edition in 2016, was downgraded to one of the eight restaurants with two stars. 

Five restaurants joined the rank of owning one Michelin star. Of the three restaurants serving Chinese cuisine, two are Cantonese. Of all 34 Michelin-starred restaurants in Shanghai, 10 specialize in Cantonese food. 

Ultraviolet is Shanghai’s only restaurant with three Michelin stars. The restaurant was able to keep the three stars is received in 2017. Dining at Ultraviolet is rather pricey, from 4,000 to 10,000 yuan (US$582-1,454) per person.  

There were surprises, as Shanghai Daily reports. Moose, a Shanghainese eatery that was renovated and reopened this May, has won a Michelin star. A big disappointment: Cantonese restaurant Jin Xuan in The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong lost the one star they’ve had for the past two years. The only Japanese restaurant in previous two guides, barbeque house Kanpai Classic, has lost its star this year 

Two Western restaurants received one star in the 2018 Michelin guide: French restaurant Le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire and Italian restaurant Il Ristorante-Niko Romito, which opened this June in the Bvlgari Hotel Shanghai. 

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