The newly unveiled MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2023 list sees five Singapore establishments newly awarded with a star, for a total of 55 Michelin-starred eateries in the city state this year.

A recent article, published in one of Singapore’s mainstream newspapers, had loudly decried the challenges facing Singapore’s fine dining scene in attracting the well-heeled through their doors. If so, that bleak prognosis wasn’t quite so evident at the MICHELIN Guide Singapore awards ceremony in PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay held last evening, where the joyous glittering elite of the Lion City’s culinary scene gathered to celebrate the unveiling of the guide’s 2023 list.

In total, 55 Singapore establishments were awarded with their stars.

As expected, the list’s pinnacle didn’t see a change with 3-starred Les Amis, Odette and Zén continuing their dominance. The biggest shock of the evening was Sichuan-Cantonese restaurant Shisen Hanten, which had garnered a 2-star rating every year since the guide launched in 2016, losing one of its stars.

Then there are the five Singapore restaurants that have been elevated to stardom for the first time. There’s modern Nusantara restaurant Seroja (pictured below), which also landed MICHELIN Guide Singapore’s first ever MICHELIN Green Star for its commitment to sustainable gastronomy, contemporary French-Chinese Born, modern European Poise, Japanese omakase Sushi Sakata, and contemporary pan-Asian Willow.

Seroja - team

The full list of MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2023 star winners are:


    • Les Amis
    • Odette
    • Zén


    • Cloudstreet
    • JAAN by Kirk Westaway
    • Saint Pierre
    • Shoukouwa
    • Thevar
    • Waku Ghin


    • 28 Wilkie
    • Alma
    • Art di Daniele Sperindio
    • Basque Kitchen by Aitor
    • Beni
    • Born (new entry)
    • Braci
    • Buona Terra
    • Burnt Ends
    • Candlenut
    • Chef Kang’s
    • Cure
    • Cut
    • Esora
    • Euphoria
    • Hamamoto
    • Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
    • Iggy’s
    • Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine, Orchard
    • JAG
    • La Dame de Pic
    • Labyrinth
    • Lei Garden
    • Lerouy
    • Ma Cuisine
    • Marguerite
    • Meta
    • Nae:um
    • Nouri
    • Oshino
    • Poise (new entry)
    • Putien, Kitchener Road
    • Rêve
    • Rhubarb
    • Seroja (new entry)
    • Shinji, Bras Basah Road
    • Shisen Hanten
    • Sommer
    • Summer Palace
    • Summer Pavilion
    • Sushi Ichi
    • Sushi Kimura
    • Sushi Sakuta (new entry)
    • Table65
    • Terra
    • Whitegrass
    • Willow (new entry)

Shoukouwa - Desmond Wong

Off the main list is Shang Palace, which moved to the MICHELIN Selected list, and the now-defunct Basque Kitchen by Aitor.

In an earlier announcement, MICHELIN named 79 establishments in its Bib Gourmand selection for MICHELIN Guide Singapore, which includes a mix of restaurants, hawker centre stalls, and street food establishments. 19 of those are newly awarded, including nasi lemak champions The Coconut Club, Keong Saik Road zichar favourite Kok Sen, and char kway teow specialist No.18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow in Zion Riverside Food Centre.

Also announced was The MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2023 Young Chef Award, which was won by Seroja’s Kevin Wong, while the Service Award and Sommelier Award went to Shoukouwa’s Desmond Wong (pictured above) and Makoto Iwabuchi of newly-starred Sushi Sakuta, respectively.

This means that Seroja walked off as the biggest winner of the evening with a hattrick of awards, along with their one MICHELIN-star and Green Star.

And the rest of us with the sense that Singapore’s fine dining scene is still alive and kicking.

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