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Explore The Stars With SGMaxi’s Michelin Guide


We’ve previously covered the great news about Singapore’s hawkers and eateries receiving the Bib Gourmand Award from the Michelin Guide. But more good news comes into Singapore’s food and dining scene when the Michelin Guide awards it’s most coveted stars to some of Singapore’s best restaurants!

Each star rating is very important, for instance, we mentioned that in Chicago’s old Michelin Guide of 500 restaurants only a single restaurant was awarded 3 stars, only 4 restaurants were rated with 2 stars and 20 restaurants listed only got 1 star. This year with the Michelin Guide reaching Singapore and getting a taste of the richly diverse culinary experience Singapore has to offer, Michael Ellis, Michelin Guide’s International Director, was all praises with the dynamic culinary offerings in Singapore reflective of its unique cultural demographic.

How Do They Get Stars?

The Michelin Guide actually hires anonymous food inspectors on full-time basis consuming about 10 meals a week for the guide. There is a process of re-inspection of restaurants to check for consistency and they provide very detailed feedback about their whole experience and the meals they eat.

There is a strong focus on the quality of food, but they also inspect and give feedback on the establishment’s customer service, value for money, interior, cleanliness and even the linen they use. When they give feedback about food, it is also very detailed and specific including the quality and use of ingredients, creativity, culinary skills involved in cooking and preparing the dish, how the chef’s personality or image is carried out or defined into the dish and how well the flavors and mixtures go together.

“Star Sessions” are then held to consider these evaluations and decide on which restaurants gets awarded or loses stars.

Dining with the Family or Planning a special Date

Considering the difficult ratios we’ve shared from Chicago’s Michelin Guide, it is great new that Singapore has become home to 28 star awarded restaurants. Out of 28, this includes one 3-star awardee, six 2-star awardees and twenty-one 1-star awardee.

So if you’re up for a scrumptious family dinner out, book a maxi cab with SGMaxi and we can take you to these restaurants recognized for their great food. If you’re eating out for a special family occasion, our 7-seater maxi-cabs can drive you and your family safely and comfortably, and even take you to go to other planned activities.

If this dining date is for something more intimate and special, you can also book our limousine service in Singapore at affordable rates. For what would be the best way to get to the best food but travelling with the best transportation service. So you can make sure that nothing washes on your trip to the best meal of the day.


The lone 3-star awardee, Joël Robuchon is definitely a must-see. This restaurant owned by Malcolm Lee who is also the head chef, has offerings that are contemporary versions of Pernakan cuisine that is local to Singapore.

Other awardees to check out include the following:


  • L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
  • Odette
  • André
  • Shinsen Hanten
  • Les Amis
  • Shoukouwa


  • Crystal Jade Golden Palace
  • Bacchanalia
  • Candlenut
  • Alma
  • Corner House
  • Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
  • Beni
  • Cut
  • Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle
  • Forest
  • Lei Garden
  • JAAN
  • Putien (Kitchener Road)
  • Rhubarb
  • Shinji (Beach Road)
  • Summer Pavilion
  • Shinji (Tanglin Road)
  • Osia
  • Sushi Ichi
  • Terra
  • Waku Ghin
  • The Song of India