The Michelin Guide has just unveiled its top Shanghai restaurants for 2018.
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
Two Michelin Stars
8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA
L'ATELIER de Joel Robuchon
Yi Long Court
One Michelin Star
Bo Shanghai NEW
Wujie (The Bund) NEW
Da Dong (IAPM)
Da Dong (Park Place)
Madam Goose (Xinzhuang Road)
Fu He Hui
Seventh Son (Kerry Centre)
Lao Zheng Xing
Lei Garden (IAMP)
Lei Garden (IFC)
Le Patio & La Familie (Sichuan Zhong Lu)
Xin Rong Ji (Shanghai Plaza)
Yong Yi Ting
A Niang Mian
Da Hu Chun (Sichuan Road)
Din Tai Fung (Shanghai Centre)
Crystal Jade (Xintiandi)
Gong De Lin (Nanjing Xi Road)
Hai Jin Zi (Jinxian Road)
Hao Sheng NEW
Lu Bo Lang
Le Patio & La Famille (Julu Road)
Nanxiang Steamed Bun (City God Temple)
Ye Olde Station
Jardin de Jade (Chong Hing Finance Centre)
Yangzhou Fan Dian (Fujian Zhong Road)
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