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Shanghai Restaurant Forced to Shut Down the Day After Receiving First Michelin-Star

It didn’t have the proper permits

Taian Table
Taian Table
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Michelin’s first-ever mainland China guide for Shanghai was released this week awarding the coveted stars to 26 area restaurants. Alas, the count is now down to 25. As the South China Morning Post reports, Taian Table, which served 10 and 14-course tasting menus, was shut down a day after receiving its one-Michelin starred status.

According to the Market Supervision Bureau in Shanghai, Taian failed to acquire the proper permits to operate a restaurant including a general business license and a food business license. The BBC further reports that neighbors living above the eatery had filed complaints of noise and kitchen smoke.

In a statement shared on the restaurant’s website, the owners of Taian Table write that they “never intentionally planned to violate any rules, regulations and laws.” Adding: “Since Taian Table was planned as a private place the size of the kitchen and the layout are not according to the customary business style and was also limiting our capacity.”

The restaurant operators say they plan to move the restaurant to a larger space on Zhenning Road “where we can apply to all required licenses.”

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