Wednesday, April 10, 2019


If you didn't make your reservations at one of the 24 newly minted Michelin starred restaurants before they were awarded stars today for the 2019 Michelin Guide Taipei, then good luck getting a seat the next few weeks! I remember last year going to L'Atelier Robuchon a week or so after the inaugural awards and it was a packed and busy house. 

After screenshotting and cropping the Michelin Guide announcements like a madwoman, I've compiled a list of every Taipei Michelin starred chef and their restaurants on Instagram (and updated my previous post of Taipei chefs to watch with instagram handles as well!)

New to the Taipei Michelin Guide list are Sushi Amamoto with 2 stars, while RAW and Tarroir both moved up to two stars (!!), joining neighbor Shoun Ryugin, taking the number of 2 starred restaurants in Taipei from two to five. RAW and Shoun Ryugin are in the same building in Neihu, while Tarroir is right next door, so there are six Michelin stars just in that one block. 

I'm surprised by the some of the 1 starred restaurants that have remained on the list (there are a few I think that I personally wouldn't recommend), but happy that Impromptu by Paul Lee and Logy earned a star. Both were very buzzed about since they opened, and well deserved honors. 

Out of nine Chinese restaurants awarded stars, four are Taiwanese restaurants - Golden Formosa, Ming Fu, Mountain Sea House and Tainan Tantsumien Seafood Restaurant. Personally I think Din Tai Fung and Shin Yeh also deserve to be honored, but I think their multiple branches works against them.

Five sushi bars make the list, but Michelin still might not have been able to get seats to Adachi, one of the hardest sushi bars to book in Taipei (and one of the best imho). Le Palais remains the lone three star restaurant. 

If you prefer street food to fine dining, check out the 2019 Michelin Guide Taipei Bib Gourmand Street Food list here  and the new entrants to Taipei Bib Gourmand selections here. Also, last fall I wrote an article about Gastromonth for Taiwan Scene that featured Sushi Ryu and Guest House. I've linked it here!

Congrats to all the chefs and teams! 


  • Le Palais / @palaisdechinhotel


  • RAW / Chef Alain Huang & Andre Chiang @raw_taipei @alainh001 @andrechiang_sg
  • TaÏrroir / Chef Kai Ho and pastry chef Angela Sy  @tarroir @kaiho1011 @angela_sy
  • Sushi Amamoto / Chef Shogo Amamoto 
  • Shoun RyuGin / Chef Ryohei Hieda @hiedaryohei
  • The Guest House / @sheratongrandtaipei 

  • Da San Yuan
  • Da-Wan
  • Danny’s Steakhouse
  • Golden Formosa 
  • Impromptu by Paul Lee / Chef Paul Lee @impromptu_tw @paulhwlee
  • Ken An Ho 
  • Kitcho  (I don't recommend Kitcho, it's one of my least fave sushi bars in Taipei)
  • L’ATELIER de Joël Robuchon / Chef Olivier Jean @olivierjean_23
  • Logy  / Chef Ryogo Tahara @ryogotahara
  • Longtail / Chef Lam Ming Kin @kin.cooks
  • Ming Fu
  • Mountain and Sea House
  • MUME / Chefs Richie Lin and Long Xiong @mume_taiwan @richie_lin 
  • Sushi Nomura / @sushinomura
  • Sushi Ryu 
  • Tainan Tantsumien Seafood Restaurant
  • Tien Hsiang Lo
  • Ya Ge / Chef Tse Man @mo_tpe

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