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Michelin Announces 2019 Stars for Shanghai

There’s one new two-star restaurant in the third guide to the city

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Dim Sum at T’ang Court
Dim Sum at T’ang Court, which dropped down to two Michelin stars in the 2019 guide
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Today, Michelin announced its third guide to Shanghai. In the 2019 edition, the tire company with a dining guide side hustle, awarded 34 restaurants Michelin stars, up four from last year. The new selections include one new two-star restaurant and five new one-star spots.

Xin Rong Ji (on Nanyang Road), a restaurant that specializes in cuisine from Taizhou, is new to the list of two-star restaurants this year. (A different restaurant with the same name is among the one-star selections.) Meanwhile, Cantonese restaurant T’ang Court dropped down from the three-star category to the two-star, giving the city a total of eight restaurants at the two-star level. Chef Paul Pairet’s Ultraviolet is now the only three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Shanghai.

Among the new restaurants with one star, Chinese cuisine is well represented. Ji Pin Court specializes in Cantonese cuisine; Moose focuses on Huaiyang cuisine; and Amazing Chinese Cuisine serves specialties from Chaozhou. But of course, this being Michelin, European cuisine also makes a strong showing, and Italian restaurant Il Ristorante — Niko Romito and French restaurant Le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire round out the five new restaurants with one star.

Michelin also debuted its Bib Gourmands Shanghai today, a list that, according to Michelin’s press release, “gives pride of place to local Shanghai cuisine and other Chinese provincial specialties.” There are 26 Bib Gourmand restaurants this year, down from 27 last year.

Take a look at the full list of Shanghai Michelin stars and the more affordably priced Bib Gourmands below:

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