Dubai: 14 restaurants awarded Michelin stars; full list of winners revealed

Total of 38 out of last year’s 44 dining places retained their prestigious position on the list


Nasreen Abdulla

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Published: Tue 23 May 2023, 12:45 PM

Last updated: Tue 23 May 2023, 9:38 PM

Dubai now has a total of 14 Michelin-starred restaurants. In the second edition of Michelin Guide Dubai 2023 — which was announced at a glamorous event at Atlantis, the Royal — three restaurants were awarded with two-stars and 11 got one. Two of last year’s two-starred restaurants retained their ratings while Tresind Studio, which was a one-star restaurant last year was awarded the 2-star rating. Three new dining spots were added to the list of one-starred restaurants.

One Michelin Star is awarded to restaurants for “high-quality cooking that is worth a stop”; two is for “excellent cooking that is worth a detour”; and three for “exceptional cuisine that is worth a special journey”.

Here is a full list of the restaurants that won:

Two stars

  • Il Ristorante (retained)
  • STAY by Yannick Alléno (retained)
  • Trèsind Studio

One star (retained)

  • 11 Woodfire
  • Al Muntaha
  • Armani Ristorante
  • Hakkasan
  • Höseki
  • Ossiano
  • Tasca by Jose Avillez
  • Torno Subito

One star (new):

  • Avatara
  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
  • Moonrise

A total of 38 out of last year’s 44 restaurants retained their position on the list of Michelin-selected restaurants. An additional 21 eateries were added to this list to take the total number of Michelin selected restaurants to 59.

The Service Award that is a recognition for impeccable and warm service went to Tomislav Lokvicic from La Mar by Gaston Acurio.

The sommelier award — which celebrates an individual for sharing knowledge and enhancing the dining experience — went to Arturo Scamardella from Dinner by Heston Blumenthal.

The young chef award that is handed out to upcoming chefs who are considered the ambassadors of the next generation was given to Omkar Walve from Avatara. Inspectors commended the youngster’s generous approach, eye for details and dishes packed with flavour.

A fourth category of special award titled 'New Opening of the Year' was handed out for the first time during this edition. It went to Ariana Bundy from Ariana’s Persian Kitchen.

The Michelin Green star recognises chefs who are deeply committed to sustainability and sensitises customers to the topic. Lowe retained its green star from 2022. Last year, it was the only restaurant to get the award and, in an interview with Khaleej Times, revealed that apart from eggshells and avocado pits, there is little that goes to waste at the resturant.

Eateries Boca and Teible were also awarded a green star this year.


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