Michelin Singapore 2018 Stars Announced: Five New Restaurants But No Three Stars

by Cheryl Tiu | Forbes

Modern Australian barbecue Burt Ends, helmed by Dave Pynt, received its first Michelin star this year

Singapore announced its 2018 Michelin stars-- now on its third year-- at Resorts World Sentosa. The big news this year: there are no three stars. Joel Robuchon, the only restaurant to have secured three stars for the past two years, had closed its doors last month. The closing of L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon and Restaurant Andre this year have also shrunk the two-star restaurants to five: Les Amis, Odette, Shisen Hanten, Shoukouwa and Waku Ghin.

Odette, located in the National Gallery, retained its two stars

Five new eateries received stars this year: modern Australian barbecue Burnt Ends, Jiang-Nan Chun at the Four Seasons Hotel, French gastro-winebar Ma Cuisine, Nouri, which celebrates "crossroads cooking" and Sushi Kimura at Palais Rennaisance.

Nouri by Ivan Brehm, who describes his cuisine as "crossroads cooking," is another new entry this year

While most of the one-starred restaurants kept theirs this year, including hawker stalls Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle and Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, Osia at Resorts World Sentosa lost its star. There are a total of 39 starred restaurants this year with a total of 44 stars. (Last year saw 38 restaurants with a total of 47 stars.) (up from 38 last year).

Meta, helmed by South Korea-born Sun Kim, who has been highlighting his Korean heritage in their tasting menus, retains its star this year.

Here are Singapore's Michelin stars for 2018:

Three Michelin Stars (Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey)

  • None

Two Michelin Stars (Excellent cuisine, worth a detour)

  • Les Amis

  • Odette

  • Shisen Hanten

  • Shoukouwa

  • Waku Ghin

One Michelin Star (High quality cooking, worth a stop)

  • Alma by Juan Amador

  • Bacchanalia

  • Braci

  • Beni

  • Burnt Ends (New Entry)

  • Candlenut

  • Cheek By Jowl

  • Chef Kang's

  • Corner House

  • Cut

  • Crystal Jade Golden Palace

  • Garibaldi

  • Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle

  • Iggy's

  • Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine

  • Jaan

  • Jiang-Nan Chun (New Entry)

  • Labyrinth

  • Lei Garden

  • Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle

  • Ma Cuisine (New Entry)

  • Meta

  • Nouri (New Entry)

  • Putien (Kitchener Road)

  • Rhubarb

  • Saint Pierre

  • Shinji by Kanesaka (Bras Basah Rd)

  • Shinji by Kanesaka (Tanglin Road)

  • Summer Palace

  • Summer Pavilion

  • Sushi Ichi

  • Sushi Kimura (New Entry)

  • The Song of India

  • Whitegrass