A Michelin star is a mark of distinction awarded by the Michelin travel guides to a restaurant in recognition of the high quality of its cooking and a highest honour for a restaurant able to receive. A restaurant may receive one, two, or three stars.
One star indicates a very good restaurant, offering cuisine prepared to a consistently high standard. Two stars represents excellent cuisine, skillfully and crafted dishes of outstanding quality which worth a detour. Three stars means exceptional cuisine where distinctive dishes are precisely executed by using superlative ingredients and is worth a special trip.
Here is the list of 5 restaurants that can offer you the Michelin Star experience in Malaysia!
1) BABE – Japas Fun Dining
Babe is conceptualised by Michelin-starred chef Jeff Ramsey who earned his first Michelin star at the Tapas Molecular Bar of the 6-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Tokyo. Babe presents molecular gastronomy and modernist cuisine in a fun approach filled with excitement and surprise. Jeff Ramsey says Babe is about fun dining instead of fine dining where he wants diners to savor the spirit of sharing its signature ‘Japas’ (modern Japanese tapas) with their beloved one while enjoying the stunning views of the city skyline.
Tel: 03-2095 8599
Address: Work @ Clearwater, Jalan Changkat Semantan, Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2) Tim Ho Wan (non-halal) (Not longer in Malaysia. Closed)
Tim Ho Wan is a dim sum restaurant from Hong Kong which its famed ‘Michelin-starred dim sum’ has won the plaudits of food critics and the hearts of epicureans around the world. Tim Ho Wan has achieved a Michelin one-star status despite not being a fine dining restaurant. As you may be familiar by now, you can try this famous dim sum in Malaysia too with its branches in Mid Valley, One Utama Shopping Mall and Melaka.
Address: G-27, The Boulevard, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur, Seputeh, 59200
3) Din Tai Fung (non-halal)
Yes you’ve heard us right. While most of us did not know, Din Tai Fung’s Hong Kong branch has been awarded one Michelin star for its excellent food standard. Rest assured that this restaurant originated from Taiwan is applying the same standard to its 100 outlets worldwide as it is also ranked as one of the Top 10 Best Restaurants by The New York Times. Din Tai Fung is famous for its signature xiao long bao (steamed pork dumpling) and its heart-warming steamed chicken soup.
Tel: 03 2148 8292
Address: 6.01.05, Level 6, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
4) Nobu Kuala Lumpur
Nobu is a Michelin-starred titan in the world of sushi, sashimi and tempura. Nobu Kuala Lumpur is the first Nobu in Southeast Asia at the highest altitude that allows you to enjoy a sophisticated dining experience with a spectacular 360 degree view of the KL city skyline. If you fancy Japanese cuisine at the finest, Nobu offers an unique experience of contemporary Japanese cuisine infused with Latin American flavours.
Tel: 603 2164 5084
Address: Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5) Pang’s Kitchen (non-halal)
Located at Taman Desa, Pang’s Kitchen is another one Michelin star restaurant originated from Hong Kong. Offering more than 150 types of dishes at reasonable price, Pang’s Kitchen specializes in Shun De Cuisine which evolves around the concept of less oil and salt. Make sure you go early to Pang’s Kitchen as it is not unusual to see a long queue forming in front of Pang’s Kitchen especially during dinner time.
Tel: 03-7971 2598
Address: Level G1, Wisma Miramas, No.1, Jalan 2/109E, Taman Desa, Jalan Klang Lama, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia