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VEA - Mongolian Lamb
Photograph: Eric Hong Mongolian lamb at VEA, Hong Kong

Michelin-star restaurants around the world

In search of high-end cuisine? You need to know about these Michelin-star restaurants in the world’s greatest culinary cities

By Time Out editors and James Manning
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Okay, so there are plenty of publications listing good eating around the globe. (We should know: Time Out publishes its own definitive guide to the world’s best restaurants.) But there are few honours that get the international food scene more jazzed than a Michelin star.

Since 1931, the annual Michelin Guide has awarded up to three stars for restaurants it considers to be the best in 25 countries, from classic institutions to amazing new restaurants. The anonymous Michelin inspectors have been criticised for favouring white-tablecloth formality and old-school French cuisine, but that hasn’t stopped those hallowed stars becoming shorthand for quality dining all over the world.

So if you’ve got the funds to treat yourself, you can’t go far wrong consulting our lists of Michelin-star restaurants in the world’s greatest cities – including the views of our local expert food editors and writers, who don’t always see eye to eye with the Michelin men. Bon appétit!

Michelin-star restaurants around the world

Michelin-star restaurants in London

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London’s new Michelin-star restaurants for 2020 include Da Terra, The Dysart Petersham and Mãos, with Sketch Lecture Room & Library upgraded to three stars. If you’re feeling flush then read on to find all London restaurants with a Michelin star.

Tonkatsu Ramen
Photograph: Nick Murway

Michelin-star restaurants in Chicago

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As of 2020, Chicago has increased its number of Michelin-star restaurants by three, with Band of Bohemia as the world’s first brewpub to gain a Michelin star.  There are even a handful of affordable (and very approachable) options on this year’s Michelin roster.

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Octavia
Photograph: Courtesy Octavia

Michelin-star restaurants in San Francisco

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One of the culinary capitals of the USA, San Francisco has no shortage of spectacular Michelin star restaurants. Among the list of 2019’s Michelin star restaurants are modern American and California spots as well as San Francisco’s best Japanese, French, and Italian.

Eleven Madison Park
Photograph: Courtesy Gary He

Michelin-star restaurants in New York

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Not only do NYC’s hole-in-the-walls and bodegas whip up some super satisfying cheap eats, but our fine dining restaurants are some of the best on the planet. Currently, 76 restaurants in the city – serving Japanese, French and Scandinavian cuisines – have been awarded with a total of 99 Michelin stars.

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Lasserre
© Lasserre

Michelin-star restaurants in Paris

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Paris currently boasts over 70 Michelin-starred restaurants, making it one of most foodie-friendly capitals in the world. Sieving through the list can be daunting (especially when you see the menu prices), so here’s our list of the best Michelin awardees.

La Barra de Carles Abellán
© Maria Dias

Michelin-star restaurants in Barcelona

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Barcelona continues leading the way in cutting-edge, international cuisine. Among the wide range of quality restaurants in the city, 22 have the honour of receiving a Michelin star or two… or three.

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VEA - Mongolian Lamb
Photo: Eric Hong

Michelin-star restaurants in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong is home to some of the best restaurants in all of Asia, from cheap eats to high-end establishments. Wondering where to start? Check out some of the one- to three-starred restaurants from the Hong Kong Michelin Guide 2019.

Michelin-star restaurants in Singapore

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Back for its third year in the city, the Michelin Guide has unveiled its curated list of the best places to have a meal in Singapore. This year, a total of 39 restaurants have been conferred that elusive star.

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Cheap Michelin-star meals in Tokyo

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Tokyo has the highest number of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world – and the truth is, you can still dine on a budget at some of these top-rated restaurants. Here are some of the Michelin-starred and Bib Gourmand restaurants where you can enjoy a meal without busting your budget.

Now dig into Time Out’s own culinary bucket list

The Time Out EAT List

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Discover the hottest tables in the world’s coolest cities with Time Out’s globe-spanning guide to great eats, great value and insider info. If it’s on the EAT list, we think it’s awesome and we think you will too.

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