On 27 June, Michelin Guide Singapore unveiled five new Michelin Star restaurants, raising the total number of MICHELIN Starred restaurants in Singapore to 55 at Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay.
This year also marks the first Michelin Green Star certification in Singapore, honoring one new restaurant’s dedication to sustainability.
This article covers:
- 5 Restaurants Newly Minted with One MICHELIN Star
- One Michelin Star Restaurants in Singapore 2023 (Full List)
- The First Michelin Green Star Restaurant in Singapore 2023 (New)
- Two Michelin Stars Restaurants in Singapore 2023 (Full List)
- Three Michelin Stars Restaurants in Singapore 2023 (Full List)
- MICHELIN Guide Service Award
- MICHELIN Guide Sommelier Award
- MICHELIN Guide Young Chef Award
5 Restaurants Newly Minted with One Michelin Star
A modern dining room embellished by shimmering double arches, a high glass ceiling, and an ethereal paper sculpture is housed in Jinricksha Station (a former rickshaw depot circa 1903). Chef Zor Tan, a protégé of André Chiang’s, prepares a tasting menu inspired by the circle of life and his personal experience, fusing French gastronomy with Chinese cookery. Dishes offered are inventive and handcrafted with locally sourced ingredients, creating texture and flavor contrasts.
One MICHELIN STAR was awarded for its tasting menu, which reinvents European and Nordic classics that appear modest but are riddled with ingenious and imaginative pairings, as well as a sophisticated layering of textures and flavors.
Chef Steve Lancaster presents his culinary masterpieces in a monochrome chamber with theatrical lighting to draw attention to the food. The Chicken, Bacon, and Onion meal consists of a chicken lollipop packed with chicken mousse and served above a shallot purée cooked with bacon and onion, which adds flavor depth.
Chef Kevin Wong, alumnus of prominent institutions in France, the United States, and Singapore, opened the restaurant in 2022 to express his passion for the Malay Archipelago. His seafood-focused tasting menus pay homage to Malaysian culinary traditions by making liberal use of native ingredients, flavors, and methods. The presentation is precise and artistic, and the flavors are delicate and well-balanced.
4. Sushi Sakuta
With a 10-seat counter built from a 200-year-old cypress tree from Nara, Japan, the space is basic yet lovely. Chef-owner Yoshio Sakuta collaborates closely with the all-Japanese culinary crew to create a seasonally inspired omakase menu featuring sushi and Japanese seafood, as well as luxury products such as caviar and truffles.
Singaporean chef Nicolas Tam, who has experience in various prominent kitchens, opened Willow as his first restaurant. His refined, precise, and balanced pan-Asian tasting menu features largely Japanese ingredients and his strong French skills. The meals are served and introduced by the chefs themselves, and they flow flawlessly and build on each other.
FULL LIST below in alphabetical order:
One Michelin Star Restaurants in Singapore 2023
- 28 Wilkie – Italian Contemporary
- Alma – European Contemporary
- Art di Daniele Sperindio – Italian
- Béni – French Contemporary
- Born – Innovative
- Braci – Italian Contemporary
- Buona Terra – Italian Contemporary
- Burnt Ends – Barbecue
- Candlenut – Peranakan
- Chef Kang’s – Cantonese
- Cure – European Contemporary
- CUT – Steakhouse
- Esora – Innovative
- Euphoria – Innovative
- Hamamoto – Sushi
- Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle – Street Food
- Iggy’s – European Contemporary
- Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine (Orchard) – Teochew
- JAG – French Contemporary
- La Dame de Pic – French Contemporary
- Labyrinth – Innovative
- Lei Garden – Cantonese
- Lerouy – French Contemporary
- Ma Cuisine – French
- Marguerite – European Contemporary
- Meta – Innovative
- Nae:um – Korean Contemporary
- Nouri – Innovative
- Oshino – Sushi
- Poise (new) – European Contemporary
- Putien (Kitchener Road) – Fujian
- Rêve – European Contemporary
- Rhubarb – French Contemporary
- Seroja (new) – Malaysian Contemporary
- Shinji (Bras Basah Road) – Sushi
- Shisen Hanten – Cantonese ＆ Sichuan
- Sommer – European Contemporary
- Summer Palace – Cantonese
- Summer Pavilion – Cantonese
- Sushi Ichi – Sushi
- Sushi Kimura – Sushi
- Sushi Sakuta (new) – Sushi
- Table65 – European Contemporary
- Terra – Italian Contemporary
- Whitegrass – French Contemporary
- Willow (new) – Asian Contemporary
Michelin Green Star Restaurant in Singapore 2023
- Seroja – Malaysian Contemporary
The Michelin Green Star recognizes restaurants that are at the forefront of the industry for their sustainable practices and dining experiences that combine culinary brilliance with excellent eco-friendly commitments.
Seroja, a freshly minted one Michelin Starred restaurant, also receives its first-ever MICHELIN Green Star in the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2023.
Seroja uses Malaysian and Singaporean produce while conveying the beauty of nature in meals that represent the delicate seasonality dependent on the microclimate. The efforts to treasure the products are reflected in the cuisine as well as the non-alcoholic beverage pairing, which uses vegetable trimmings and more in their beverage creation. The restaurant also believes in continuing education by offering short courses to employees and doing scientific research.
Two Michelin Stars Restaurants in Singapore 2023
- Cloudstreet – Innovative
- JAAN by Kirk Westaway – British Contemporary
- Saint Pierre – French Contemporary
- Shoukouwa – Sushi
- Thevar – Innovative
- Waku Ghin – Japanese Contemporary
Three Michelin Stars Restaurants in Singapore 2023
- Les Amis – French
- Odette – French Contemporary
- Zen – European Contemporary
Michelin Guide Service Award: Desmond Wong
The 2023 MICHELIN Guide Service Award seeks to recognize and reward competent and talented individuals that significantly improve the customer experience. Desmond Wong of Shoukouwa, a two-Michelin-starred restaurant, receives this honor.
Wong has been with Shoukouwa since its inception. He is familiar with the qualities of the foods utilized, as well as the wine list and sake choices. He always gives diners expert advice and makes suitable recommendations. Wong bridges the communication gap between the cook and the diners by initiating intriguing interactions with customers.
Michelin Guide Sommelier Award: Makoto Iwabuchi
The 2023 MICHELIN Guide Sommelier Award recognizes the abilities, expertise, and enthusiasm of the industry’s top sommeliers. The Sommelier Award is being presented this year.
Sushi Sakuta, a freshly awarded one MICHELIN Starred restaurant, presented Makoto Iwabuchi with this accolade.
Iwabuchi has a strong academic foundation in wine and a wealth of understanding in both wine and sake. Iwabuchi, who has spent over 15 years in Southeast Asia and Japan, is professional in his services and recommendations after studying the guests’ tastes.
Michelin Guide Young Chef Award: Kevin Wong
The 2023 MICHELIN Guide Young Chef Award honors a young chef working in one of the selected restaurants who has impressed the inspectors with his or her extraordinary talent and promise. This year’s prize goes to Kevin Wong of Seroja, a freshly minted one MICHELIN Starred and MICHELIN Green Star restaurant.
Wong is youthful and passionate, and he expertly incorporates Malay and Southeast Asian ingredients and spices into his recipes, resulting in refined and tasty meals. He began his career in the culinary profession at the age of 14 and has worked in France, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Singapore.