Two Macau restaurants based at casino resorts in the city have been newly-awarded two stars in the “Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2017” released on Wednesday.
An additional 12 Macau restaurants have been awarded or have maintained a one-star rating. Two of them are first-time recipients, and a further restaurant regained the single star it first won in the inaugural 2009 edition of the guide but lost in 2010.
A further two restaurants located in Macau casino resorts retain their respective three-star status.
That means a total of 19 Macau restaurants have star ratings in the latest guide: all but one of them are in the city’s casino resorts. The outlier is King, a Cantonese-style establishment in the AIA Tower in downtown Macau, which keep its one-star rating.
The Macau establishments newly-awarded two Michelin stars – venues that each had a single star in the 2016 edition – are: Mizumi, a restaurant specialising in Japanese cuisine, at Wynn Macau Ltd’s Wynn Macau resort on the city’s peninsula; and Feng Wei Ju, a Sichuan-style Chinese restaurant at Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd’s StarWorld Macau, also downtown.
Golden Flower, a Chinese restaurant at Wynn Macau, has maintained its two-star rating. So has Cantonese restaurant Jade Dragon at Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd’s City of Dreams resort; and The Tasting Room, a French contemporary restaurant at the same venue.
The newcomers to a one-star rating are Lai Heen, a Cantonese restaurant at Galaxy Entertainment’s Galaxy Macau on Cotai; and Pearl Dragon, a Cantonese establishment at Studio City, a property majority-owned by Melco Crown, also located on Cotai. Ying, a Cantonese restaurant at Melco Crown’s Altira Macau, Taipa, wins back the single star it won in the inaugural 2009 guide but lost from the 2010 edition onward.
Robuchon au Dôme, a contemporary French restaurant at SJM Holdings Ltd’s Grand Lisboa Hotel on the peninsula, retained its three-star accolade, as did The Eight, a Chinese restaurant at the same location.
The Italian cuisine venue 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, at Galaxy Macau, keeps its one star, as does Shinji, a Japanese sushi restaurant at City of Dreams.
Terrazza, an Italian cuisine establishment at Galaxy Macau; The Golden Peacock, an Indian cuisine restaurant at Sands China Ltd’s Venetian Macao; and The Kitchen, a steakhouse at the Grand Lisboa Hotel, all maintain their one-star standing.
A further three Cantonese-style restaurants – Tim’s Kitchen at SJM Holdings’ Hotel Lisboa on the peninsula; Wing Lei at Wynn Macau; and Zi Yat Heen at Sands China’s Four Seasons Macao – all retain their single Michelin star.
MGM China Holdings Ltd, operator currently of a single venue, MGM Macau, is the only one of Macau’s six casino operators presently without a Michelin-starred eatery.
In the latest guide, a further 12 Macau restaurants are listed in the Bib Gourmand section, and an additional 12 Macau outlets are featured in the Street Food category.
Melco Crown is a partner of the “Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2017”.
Sep 21, 2021A Macau government proposal that its approval should be required before local casino operators could distribute dividends to shareholders came as a “surprise”, management at Macau licensee SJM...
”The Macau government is not aiming to trivialise or drive out the junket sector, but to regulate the sector so that it would not hurt Macau’s reputation”
Alvin Chau Cheok Wa
Chief executive of privately-held VIP junket business Suncity Group