A total of 43 restaurants in Shanghai were awarded Michelin stars, as the red book published its 2021 edition for the East China city today.
Despite the restaurant industry suffering an existential crisis around the globe because of the coronavirus pandemic, Michelin is forging ahead with a series of guides that recognise excellence in culinary achievement, this time returning to Shanghai for the fifth time.
Last year saw Shanghai garner a significant increase in restaurants awarded stars, jumping from 30 to 40. At the upper end of the scale, Paul Pairet'sUltraviolet was awarded a third Michelin star back in 2018 and retains it this year, while Bao Li Xuan and Da Vittorio made the jump to two stars, bringing the number of two-star restaurants in Shanghai to ten.
Here’s a full list of the Michelin stars awarded for Shanghai 2021:
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