The Michelin Guide has unveiled its first-ever selection for Beijing with 1 three-star, 2 two-star and 20 one-star restaurants.
Beijing has its own Michelin Guide for the very first time and the selection includes some 30 different styles of cuisine, reflecting the city’s rich and diverse demographic and culinary history.
The new there star restaurant does not serve classic French cuisine. The menu at Xin Rong Ji (Xinyuan South Road), focuses on Taizhou cooking with fish from the East China Sea.
The guide had high praise for the newly three-starred restaurant. “From strictly selected ingredients to impeccable skills and exemplary service, every detail has been delivered to its best. It has been a complete and extremely enjoyable dining experience made possible by comprehensive orchestration and thoughtful arrangement.”
There are 2 new two-star restaurants in Beijing. King's Joy is located in a classic courtyard next to Yonghe Temple and has a vegetarian menu featuring organic vegetables from local farms and wild mushrooms from Yunnan.
Shanghai Cuisine, the other two-star restaurant reinterprets classic cuisines in a contemporary way, such as braised winter melon and stuffed field snails.
Beijing cuisine features in the one star category with Family Li Imperial Cuisine (Xicheng), reasonably priced Poetry‧Wine and Jing Yaa Tang in the Sanlitun area.
Michelin has highlighted a special Peking duck category with, Sheng Yong Xing (Chaoyang), Da Dong (Gongti East Road) and Da Dong (Dongsi 10th Alley) among them.
European cuisine of course gets the nod with Milanese chef Niko Romito’s Il Ristorante - Niko Romito as is Italian Mio and Nordic-leaning The Georg.
The Michelin Guide Beijing 2020 - The full list
Three Michelin Stars
Xin Rong Ji (Xinyuan South Road)
Two Michelin Stars
One Michelin Star
Cai Yi Xuan
Cui Hua Lou
Da Dong (Gongti East Road)
Da Dong (Dongsi 10th Alley)
Family Li Imperial Cuisine (Xicheng)
Fu Chun Ju
Il Ristorante - Niko Romito
In Love (Gongti East Road)
Jing Yaa Tang
Lao Ji Tang
Lei Garden (Jinbao Tower)
Sheng Yong Xing (Chaoyang)
The Beijing Kitchen
Xin Rong Ji (Jianguomenwai Street)
Xin Rong Ji (Jinrong Street)