The Michelin Guide Shanghai 2018 launched, Ultraviolet awarded 3 stars - full list

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The Michelin Guide has just unveiled its top Shanghai restaurants for 2018.

Image: Ultraviolet is selected as one of the two three star restaurants in 2018 Michelin Guide Shanghai. Image credit: Ultraviolet
Image: Ultraviolet is selected as one of the two three star restaurants in 2018 Michelin Guide Shanghai. Image credit: Ultraviolet

Thirty restaurants were awarded stars, and Ultraviolet by French chef Paul Paire joined the elite club with three stars, according to the newly released Michelin Guide Shanghai 2018.

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This is the second time Michelin has published a Shanghai guide.

Its inaugural guide last year caused controversy in China after some locals accused inspectors of favoring Cantonese restaurants and neglecting many other Chinese cuisines.

So far, Shanghai is the only mainland Chinese city with a dedicated Michelin guide.

On the newly released 2018 list, last year’s sole three starred restaurant - T’ang Court has retained its coveted status.

Ultraviolet was upgraded from two stars to three. It remains a mysterious operation with a single, 10-seat table and has never revealed its true location to the public. Diners are picked up by a shuttle bus at the downstairs of Bund 18, the location of another Paul Paire restaurant called Mr & Mrs Bund.

The average price of dinner at Ultraviolet is 4000-6000RMB (£448-671), and only a set menu of 20 courses is available.

Besides Ultraviolet, there were no other changes to the two-star category.

Four new restaurants got one star.

Last but not least, a further 27 restaurants were awarded ‘bib gourmands’, this latter category dedicated to restaurants offering ‘exceptional good food at moderate prices’, with average spending per person below 200RMB (£20) or less.

Three Michelin Stars

Ultraviolet

T'ang Court

Two Michelin Stars

8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA

L'ATELIER de Joel Robuchon

Canton 8

Yi Long Court

Yongfoo Elite

Imperial Treasure

One Michelin Star

Bo Shanghai NEW

Jean-Georges NEW

Yongfu NEW

Wujie (The Bund) NEW

Sir Elly's

Da Dong (IAPM)

Da Dong (Park Place)

Madam Goose (Xinzhuang Road)

Phenix

Fu He Hui

Seventh Son (Kerry Centre)

Jin Xuan

Kanpai Classic

Lao Zheng Xing

Lei Garden (IAMP)

Lei Garden (IFC)

Shang-Hig

Le Patio & La Familie (Sichuan Zhong Lu)

Jade Mansion

Taian Table

Xin Rong Ji (Shanghai Plaza)

Yong Yi Ting

Bib Gourmand

A Niang Mian

Alma

Da Hu Chun (Sichuan Road)

Wujie (SWFC)

Wujie (Xujiahui)

Din Tai Fung (Shanghai Centre)

East Eatery

Crystal Jade (Xintiandi)

Gong De Lin (Nanjing Xi Road)

Hai Jin Zi (Jinxian Road)

Han Mama

Hao Sheng NEW

Jesse

Lan Ting

Lan Xin

Lu Bo Lang

Mao Long

Mi Thai

Le Patio & La Famille (Julu Road)

Nanxiang Steamed Bun (City God Temple)

Ye Olde Station

Jardin de Jade (Chong Hing Finance Centre)

Tandoor NEW

Yangzhou Fan Dian (Fujian Zhong Road)

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