The Taipei 101 building, center, stands in Taipei. - Billy H.C. Kwok / Bloomberg The Taipei 101 building, center, stands in Taipei. - Billy H.C. Kwok / Bloomberg

Taipei Grows as a Fine-Dining Destination with New Michelin Stars

Michelin awarded new stars to seven restaurants in Taipei in its latest guide, cementing the Taiwanese capital’s reputation as one of the top fine-dining destinations in Asia.

Twenty four restaurants claimed at least one of the coveted stars in the 2019 guide released Wednesday, up from 20 restaurants last year.

One of the most notable debutants is Sushi Amamoto, a hard-to-find sushi bar with just 12 seats, a completely new entry with two stars in the 2019 guide. Tairroir and Raw, known for their innovative fusion dishes, both made the jump to two stars from one star in 2018. Shoun RyuGin and The Guest House kept their two star ratings.

Cantonese establishment Le Palais was the only restaurant in Taipei to receive three stars for a second year in a row.

“Client numbers to Le Palais doubled after it won three Michelin stars last year,” said Kenny Tseng, general administrations director at FDC International Hotels Corp., which owns the restaurant. “The Michelin guide not only helps promote Taiwan’s image as a gourmet destination but also attracts tourists to Taipei.”

Michelin’s restaurant reviewers anonymously award stars based on creativity, quality and service. Three stars are given to restaurants “worth a special journey,” two stars for those “worth a detour,” and one star is for those deemed “worth a stop.”

List of restaurants in Taipei:

Three Stars

Le Palais

Two Stars

Shoun RyuGin
Sushi Amamoto
The Guest House

One Star

Three Coins
Danny’s Steakhouse
Golden Formosa
Impromptu by Paul Lee
Ken An Ho
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Ming Fu
Mountain and Sea House
Sushi Nomura
Sushi Ryu
Tainan Tan Tsu Mien Seafood
Tien Hsiang Lo
Ya Ge

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