5 Newly Minted Michelin-Starred Restaurants in Singapore

The third edition of Michelin Guide Singapore sees five restaurants, from a sushi-ya to a Cantonese fine-dining establishment, receive their very first Michelin stars.

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1. Burnt Ends

Since opening in May 2013, the modern Australian barbecue restaurant has garnered fame for its open-kitchen concept where custom-made grills take center stage. Here, the four-ton, dual cavity ovens and the three elevation grills heat up to over 926 degrees Celsius, and are fired by coal, apple or almond wood, resulting in flavorful and smoky meats. Popular menu items include the grilled beef accompanied by marmalade and pickles, and buns with beef marrow.

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2. Nouri

Nouri is led by chef-owner Ivan Brehm, who has worked in some of the most prestigious kitchens in the world, including Hibiscus in London, Per Se in New York, and Mugaritz in the Basque Country. Diners can expect cuisine led by seasonality and global influences, along with nourishing ingredients. The signature Bread and Bouillon, which features leavened rye bread, silky-smooth cheese, and vegetable broth, is as unforgettable as it is delicious.

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3. Sushi Kimura

Located in the heart of Singapore’s Orchard shopping belt, Sushi Kumura is a fine-dining sushi-ya that seats just 22. Helmed by Tomoo Kimura, who spent two decades perfecting his craft by serving an apprenticeship with a sushi master in Tokyo, Sushi Kumura serves Edomae-style delicacies. Its menu items feature ingredients fresh from Tsukiji Market, complemented with a meticulously paired sakes and wines. Don’t leave without savoring the abalone, which is cooked for no less than eight hours in sake.

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4. Ma Cuisine

Nestled in a three-story shop house along Craig Road, Ma Cuisine prides itself on its well-curated collection of over 600 labels from diverse terroirs in wine-producing regions in France and other countries such as such as Hungary and Lebanon. Chef Mathieu Escoffier specializes in rustic French fare, with the star of the show being the cocotte du jour—an entire lamb shoulder seasoned with the chef’s own blend of spices and braised in vegetable stock for five hours in a casserole.

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5. Jiang-Nan Chun

The signature Chinese restaurant of Four Seasons Singapore, Jiang-Nan Chun presents classic Cantonese fare in an intimate yet luxurious setting. Led by chef Tim Lam, the restaurant is known for its beautifully crafted dim sum, nutritious double-boiled soups, and its emblematic fried chicken with piquant lime sauce.

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