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Which Restaurants Kept and Earned Their Michelin Stars in the 2023 Michelin Guide Dubai
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by Lydia Medeiros 2-minute read May 23, 2023

Another year, another round of Michelin stars.

The second annual Michelin Guide Dubai was released this morning at 11 AM to an exclusive, invite-only event in the ballroom of the new Atlantis the Royal. Last week, Michelin announced three new winners of the Bib Gourmand award: 21Grams, 3 Fils, and Aamara, which joined the other 14 restaurants named in last year’s guide. Michelin’s 2023 edition for Dubai awarded 47 Michelin-selected restaurants and 17 Bib Gourmand restaurants. 11 restaurants were awarded One Michelin Star, and three were given the covetable Two Michelin Stars.

This year’s newest restaurants to earn one-star are vegetarian fine-dining avatāra, cutting-edge British cuisine Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, and homegrown omakase restaurant Moonrise led by last year’s Michelin Young Chef Award winner Solemann Haddad.

They join last year’s one-star winners 11 Woodfire, founded by Chef Akmal Anuar, Al Muntaha headed by acclaimed Chef Saverio Sbaragli, Italian fine-dining Armani Ristorante, contemporary Chinese restaurant Hakkasan, Hoseki helmed by Chef Masahiro Sugiyama, progressive fine-dining experience Ossiano by Chef Grégoire Berger, Tasca by culinary genius José Avillez, and Chef Massimo Bottura’s Torno Subito.

The ultimate winners of the day, however, are the two-star restaurants. Chef Himanshu Saini’s Trèsind Studio, previously a one-star winner, has now been awarded with two stars this year. This achievement places it alongside Il Ristorante – Niko Romito at Bulgari Resort Dubai and STAY by Yannick Alléno at One&Only The Palm, both of which have maintained their esteemed two-star ratings.

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The ultimate winners of the day, however, are the two-star restaurants. Chef Himanshu Saini’s Trèsind Studio, previously a one-star winner, has now been awarded with two stars this year. This achievement places it alongside Il Ristorante – Niko Romito at Bulgari Resort Dubai and STAY by Yannick Alléno at One&Only The Palm, both of which have maintained their esteemed two-star ratings.

Michelin proudly promotes the fact that a Michelin star in Tokyo is equivalent to a Michelin star in Paris, New York, London, and Dubai. Each Michelin inspector is from the food industry, and receives three years of training before they are released into the field, ensuring that the standards across all inspectors are the same. These inspectors pay for their own meal, and they are anonymous, something that is essential to the guide when judging the best in the culinary world. A restaurant has no idea who they are, when they are coming, and if they are currently dining with them at this very moment. The suspense is amazing.

An inspector will eat over 300 meals a year, so their palette is quite refined. As they taste their way through a particular city, they are looking for five criteria when deciding whether or not to include a restaurant on the guide, and award it with one, two, or three stars (three stars being the highest). The five key areas being critiqued are: consistency, quality of the product, cooking techniques, the harmony and balance of flavors, and our favorite, the personality of the chef as expressed on the plate.

Recently, Michelin has also added a new category that awards a Green Star for sustainably-minded chefs and restaurants. For the second consecutive year, LOWE received the Green Star award, showcasing its exceptional commitment to sustainability. Additionally, Spanish-influenced Boca and farm-to-table concept Teible, were also rightfully honored with the same recognition.

Ariana Bundy of Ariana’s Persian Kitchen received the newly introduced Opening of the Year Award, recognizing her exceptional achievements in the culinary industry. Meanwhile, Arturo Scamardella of Dinner by Heston Blumenthal was honored with the coveted Sommelier Award, showcasing his expertise in the world of fine wine. Adding to the impressive lineup, Omkar Walve of avatāra was celebrated with the prestigious Young Chef Award, emphasizing his extraordinary talent and promising potential as a young starred chef.

Notably, Tomislav Lokvicic at La Mar by Gaston Acurio was a deserving recipient of the Service Award, a prestigious accolade that acknowledges his genuine passion for delivering exceptional service.

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Dubai Restaurants with Michelin Stars

In alphabetical order

Two stars
Il Ristorante – Niko Romito
STAY by Yannick Alleno
Trèsind Studio

One star
11 Woodfire
avatāra
Al Muntaha
Armani Ristorante
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Hakkasan
Hoseki
Moonrise
Ossiano
Tasca by Jose Avillez
Torno Subito

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Dubai Restaurants in the Michelin Guide

In alphabetical order

99 Sushi Bar

Akira Back

Al Mandaloun

Al-Fanar

Amazonico

At.Mosphere

Avli by TASHAS

Boca

Bombay Bungalow

Carnival by Trèsind

CÉ LA VI

Celebrities by Mauro Colagreco

Cipriani

City Social

Clap

Coya

Demon Duck by Alvin Leung

Fouquet’s

French Riviera

GAIA

Hashi

Hell’s Kitchen

Hutong

Il Borro

Indigo by Vineet

Jaleo

Josette

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Little Miss India

LOWE

Marea

Masti

Mimi Kakushi

Netsu by Ross Shonhan

Nobu

Pierre’s TT

Rhodes W1

Rockfish

Sea Fu

Shang Palace

Siraj

Sucre

Tàn Chá

The Artisan

Trèsind

Zuma

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Dubai Restaurants in the Bib Gourmand Category

In alphabetical order

21Grams

3Fils

Aamara Restaurant

Al Khayma

Bait Maryam

Brasserie Boulud

Fi’lia

folly

Goldfish

Ibn AlBahr

Indya by Vineet

Kinoya

Ninive

Orfali Bros

Reif Japanese Kushiyaki

Shabestan

Teibl

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