‘Le Palais’ Awarded 3 Stars in the Inaugural Michelin Guide Taipei 2018

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Michelin has unveiled the full selection of the very first MICHELIN Guide Taipei, featuring a total of 110 establishments, spanning 33 cuisine types. Among them, 20 restaurants have been awarded one or more stars.

Michael Ellis, International Director of the MICHELIN guides, comments: “Taipei is a city that has incredibly rich gastronomic history and the variety of cuisines available is amazing. Taipei has also given birth to a truly dynamic and innovative dining scene – much to the delight of a local clientele that is ever more curious to discover new flavors and different experiences.”

In this first selection of the MICHELIN guide Taipei, Cantonese restaurant Le Palais has been awarded three stars.  Serving fine, delicate Cantonese dishes as well as other types of Chinese authentic cooking, Le Palais is helmed by Chef Chan, who moved to Taiwan from Macau nearly 20 years ago.


(Credit: Le Palais)

Michael Ellis adds, “Chef Chan and his team have mastered the art of cooking a variety of Chinese cuisine types, and the dining experience here truly outstanding – worth a special journey! The Cantonese-style crispy roast duck, lobster, tofu and other dishes are remarkable, and the baked egg custard tarts are sublime. All of the chef’s creations have won the inspectors over.”


The Guest House (Credit: Starwood Hotels website)

Two restaurants have garnered two stars in the MICHELIN guide Taipei 2018:  Ryu Gin, a Japanese contemporary restaurant which delivers creative modern Japanese cuisine using the best of the island’s ingredients and introduces subtle elements of Taiwanese gastronomy to the dishes, and My Guest House, a restaurant specializing in Chinese food where Hunan and Sichuan cuisines are transformed into tasteful presentations with great textures and taste.


Credit: Ryu Gin FB

Meanwhile, the Bib Gourmand category, released last week, rounded up a total of 36 eateries, 10 of which were street food from Taipei’s iconic night markets – integral to the daily livelihoods of Taiwanese people. Altogether, 11 cuisine types were represented, including the popular Taiwanese Beef Noodles as well as authentic Taiwanese cuisine.

The complete selection of the MICHELIN Guide Taipei 2018 can be found on the 2018 MICHELIN Guide Taipei website https://guide.michelin.com/tw/en/taipei.


 Michelin Guide Taipei Full List:


Three stars

Le Palais (Cantonese)

Two stars

Ryu Gin (Japanese Contemporary)

The Guest House (Chinese)

One star

Da-Wan (Barbecue)

Danny’s Steakhouse (Steakhouse)

Golden Formosa (Taiwanese)

Ken An Ho (Japanese)

Kitcho (Sushi)

L’atelier de Joel Robuchon (French Contemporary)

La Cocotte by Fabien Vergé (French Contemporary)

Longtail (European Contemporary)

Ming Fu (Taiwanese)

MUME (European Contemporary)

RAW (Innovative)

Sushi Nomura (Sushi)

Sushi Ryu (Sushi)

Taïrroir (Innovative)

Three Coins (Cantonese)

Tien Hsiang Lo (Hang Zhou)

Ya Ge (Cantonese)