Seems just a hot minute ago that the city's dining scene was on the edge of its collective seat, awaiting the announcement of The Michelin Guide's first edition, doesn't it? The city's only three-star honour for the inaugural 2017 guide was awarded to T'ang Court at The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi; 26 of the city's restaurants were starred in total; and just generally, people were surprised by the number of Cantonese spots which walked away with stars. Last year, the second edition of the guide saw Paul Pairet's Ultraviolet join the three-star ranks and the number of Shanghai's starred restaurants went up to 30. Now, we've arrived at year three.
We'll save the analysis and give you good people what you want. Here's the list of Shanghai's starred restaurants as named by The Michelin Guide Shanghai 2019.
All new entries on the list are marked with an asterisk.
'Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey'
Photograph: Yang Xiaozhe (Ultraviolet)
'Excellent cooking, worth a detour'
Photograph: courtesy 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA
Photograph: courtesy T'ang Court
Xin Rong Ji (Nanyang Lu)*
'High quality cooking, worth a visit'
Photograph: courtesy WUJIE Shanghai the Bund
Amazing Chinese Cuisine*
Il Ristorante - Niko Romito*
Ji Pin Court*
Photograph: Yang Xiaozhe (Taian Table)
Photograph: courtesy Yong Yi Ting, The Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai
'Good quality, good value cooking'
Photograph: Yang Xiaozhe (Dahuchun)
Crystal Jade (Xintiandi)
Dahuchun (Sichuan Zhong Lu)Four Seasons
Hai Jin Zi
Jardin de Jade (Nanjing Xi Lu)
King Kong Dumpling & Noodles (Mengzi Lu)
Le Patio & la Famille (Julu Lu)
Lu Bo Lang
Rong Cuisine (榮小館)
Shum Sam Wei
Tasty Congee & Noodle Wonton Shop (Pudong)
Yangzhou Fan Dian (Fujian Zhong Lu)
Ye Olde Station
'Fresh ingredients, capably prepared: simply a good meal'
Beef & Liberty
Bistro by Yannick Alléno
Canton 8 (Nanjing Dong Lu)
Cheng Long Hang (Nanjing Dong Lu)
Photograph: courtesy Chop (Daimon Gastrolounge)
De Xing Guan (Guangdong Lu)
Ding Te Le Zhou Mian Guan
Épices & Foie Gras
Hang Yuen Hin (Century Avenue)
Hang Yuen Hin (Wanping Lu)
Jardin de Jade (Huaihai Zhong Lu)
Lan South Beauty (IFC)
Madam Zhu's Kitchen (Shouyang Lu)
Maison de L'Hui (Sinan Lu)
Photograph: Cat Nelson (Mercato)
Mr & Mrs Bund
Nashi Xinjiang Wusun
1515 West Chophouse
Royal China Club
Seventh Son (Pudong Shangri-La East Shangai)
Si Ji Xuan
T for Thai
The Chop Chop Club (since closed)
The Commune Social
Photograph: courtesy The Pine at Rui Jin
Villa Le Bec – Bistro
Wei Jing Ge
Wei Xiang Zhai (Yandang Lu)
Wisca (Shaanxi Bei Lu)
Wisca (Lujiazui Dong Lu）
Xin Yuan Lou
Yuxin (Jiujiang Lu)