Macao’s Michelin Food Guide: 7 Restaurants To Visit Without Breaking The Bank

Macao’s Michelin Food Guide: 7 Restaurants To Visit Without Breaking The Bank

Macau is famed for its food, and its Michelin-starred restaurants are where you can sample the crème de la crème. Here are some of the more affordable ones that foodies should try!

Located across the Pearl River from the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong, Macao is best known for its historical monuments, glitzy casinos and, of course, a diverse array of delicious food. The 2018 Michelin Guide Macao sees a total of 65 eateries making the highly esteemed list, with 18 restaurants being awarded Michelin Stars.

Very often, people associate Michelin Stars with fancy restaurants, glamorous celebrity chefs, a cute man made of marshmallow and an outrageous dinner bill. However, a Michelin Star is more than just the price.

If you truly wish to dig into some of the most critically-acclaimed food in Macao and still have enough cash to catch a cab back to your hotel, don’t sweat it. Here’s a list of seven Michelin-Star eateries in Macao to visit without breaking the bank. Bon appétit!

1. Feng Wei Ju (2 Michelin ⭐⭐)

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Feng Wei Ju is the epitome of rustic indulgence. Located on the fifth floor of StarWorld Hotel, Feng Wei Ju serves up deliciously simple Sichuan and Hunanese cuisine in a sophisticated setting, punctuated by its elegant interior decor.

Image credit: StarWorld Macau

Some of its must-try signature dishes include spicy chicken sautéed with peanuts, steamed carp head, and springy noodles handmade to order in the restaurant’s open kitchen, adding an element of entertainment to your scrumptious dinner.

Address: Feng Wei Ju, 5F, StarWorld Hotel, Avenida da Amizade, Macao
Opening Hours: 11.00am – 10.30pm
Average Price Per Person: 200 MOP (~S$32.45)

2. Ying (1 Michelin ⭐)

Boasting a fiery passion for the culinary arts, the innovative team of chefs at Ying truly bring a refreshing twist to traditional Cantonese and Chinese cuisine. The breathtaking view of Macao from the eleventh floor further adds to the wonderful dining experience guests enjoy here. Some of the dishes you simply must sample at Ying are the crispy fried lemon chicken and the Cantonese style stir-fried lobster.

Address: Ying, 11F, Altira Hotel, Avenida de Kwong Tung, Taipa, Macao
Opening Hours: Lunch: 11.00am – 3.00pm; Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.30pm
Average Price Per Person: 200 MOP  (~S$32.45)

3. The Golden Peacock (1 Michelin ⭐)

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Offering mouthwatering Indian cuisine in the heart of Macao, The Golden Peacock is a shining gem within the glitzy maze of the iconic Venetian Hotel. Here, you get to experience a kaleidoscope of flavourful spices (grounded in-house), curries, handmade pickles and paneer, giving you an authentic taste of one of the world’s most savoury cuisines. The Golden Peacock offers both a la carte and buffet menus, ensuring that everyone leaves a satisfied customer.

Address: The Golden Peacock, Shop 1037, 1F The Venetian Resort, Estrada de Baia de N. Senhora de Esperanca, Taipa, Macao
Opening Hours: Lunch: 11:00am – 3:00pm; Dinner: 6:00pm – 10:30pm
Average Price Per Person: 200 MOP  (~S$32.45)

4. Jade Dragon (2 Michelin ⭐⭐)

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Traditional Chinese cuisine meets modern presentation at this award-winning restaurant in Macao’s City of Dreams. But despite an elegant interior dominated by ivory and crystal ornaments, the true star of Jade Dragon is the menu itself. Jade Dragon’s extensive menu features a fine selection of traditional herbal soups, fresh seafood and scrumptious meat dishes, such as its signature grilled goose (over lychee wood) and Chinese roasted Iberico pork.  

Address: Jade Dragon, Level 2, The Shops at the Boulevard, City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macao
Opening Hours: Lunch: 11.00am – 2.30pm; Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.30pm
Average Price Per Person: Between 200 MOP – 350 MOP  (~S$32.45 – S$57)

5. The Eight (3 Michelin ⭐⭐⭐)

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Easily one of the best restaurants in the city, The Eight is the only Chinese restaurant in Macau to have been awarded three Michelin Stars for four years in a row! The artistic interior is based on the Chinese belief of fortune in goldfish and the number eight (hence the name). However, luck has nothing to do with the restaurant’s pristine culinary reputation as its innovative reimaginings of traditional Cantonese and Huaiyang dishes speak for itself. And if you love your dim sum as much as I do, you’ll be delighted to know that The Eight serves over 40 kinds of dim sum during lunch! Are you drooling already?

Address: The Eight, 2F, Grand Lisboa Hotel, Avenida de Lisboa, Macao
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm; Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Average Price Per Person: Between 200 MOP – 350 MOP  (~S$32.45 – S$57)

6. Pearl Dragon (1 Michelin ⭐)

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Helmed by experienced culinary Masterchef Lam Yuk Ming, the talented team at Pearl Dragon offer diners an unforgettable taste of China with their award-winning dishes and delicacies. Their barbeque combines aromatic lychee wood with succulent meat and other soy-braised dishes to set your palette alight! Another speciality not to be missed is the double-boiled chicken soup with matsutake and sea conch, perfect for adding a nutritious boost to your meal! And to wash it all down, you simply must go for one of the 50 crisp, premium teas Pearl Dragon houses at their tea counter.

Address: Pearl Dragon, Shop 2111, Level 2, Star Tower, Studio City Hotel, Estrada do Istmo, The Cotai Strip, Taipa, Macao
Opening Hours: : Lunch: 12.00pm – 3.00pm; Dinner: 6.00pm – 11.00pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Average Price Per Person: Between 200 MOP – 350 MOP (~S$32.45 – S$57)

7. Zi Yat Heen (1 Michelin ⭐)

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The Four Seasons brand has always been associated with a certain level of prestige, and Zi Yat Heen more than keeps up with this tradition of excellence. Utilizing only the freshest quality ingredients, this Cantonese restaurant believes ‘less is more’ when it comes to seasoning, ensuring that diners are treated to lighter, fresher-tasting dishes. In addition, their extensive dim sum lunch menu and exquisite Chinese specialty teas ensure that any meal at Zi Yat Heen is an exciting one.

Address: Zi Yat Heen, GF, Four Seasons Hotel, Estrada da Baia de N. Senhora da Esperanca, s/n, The Cotai Strip, Taipa, Macao
Opening Hours: Lunch: 12.00pm – 2.15pm; Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.15pm
Average Price Per Person: Between 200 MOP – 350 MOP  (~S$32.45 to S$57)

BONUS:

The eateries below are on the pricier side and can’t be classified as wallet-friendly but I am including them anyway because they’re totally worth the splurge!

Mizumi (2 Michelin ⭐⭐)

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At Mizumi, guests are treated to an awe-inspiring dining experience which fully showcases the sophisticated precision and flavours of Japanese cuisine. Headed by three renowned chefs who are all masters in their own right in the craft, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you feast on the tastiest and freshest ingredients imported directly from Japan! Don’t fret if you’re not a fan of sushi though, because Mizumi also offers a whole host of authentic a la carte Japanese dishes, making sure that everyone has something to enjoy from its extensive menu.

Address: Mizumi, GF, Wynn Hotel, Rua Cidade de Sintra, Nape, Macao
Opening Hours: 5.30pm – 11.00pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Average Price Per Person: Between 350 and 500 MOP (~S$57 to S$81)

The Kitchen (1 Michelin )

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The Kitchen is an apt name for this modern steakhouse in the Grand Lisboa Hotel. Featuring an open show kitchen, this restaurant prepares homemade bread and most of the entrées in a flaming oven in full view of diners. Spectacle aside, the main draw of The Kitchen is its menu of premium meats from around the world. Wagyu beef from Kagoshima, Prime Beef from the States, and Dutch Veal are just some of the wonderful selections to choose from, in addition to fresh seafood. Choose the cut you desire and pair it with one of the crisp wines from the restaurant’s mammoth 15,000 label list! You’re sure to eat to your heart’s content!

Address: The Kitchen, 3F, Grand Lisboa Hotel, Avenida de Lisboa, Macau
Opening Hours: Lunch: 12.00pm – 2.30pm; Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Average Price Per Person: Between 400 and 700 MOP (~S$65 to S$114)

Robuchon au Dôme (3 Michelin ⭐⭐⭐)

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Arguably the best restaurant in all of Macao, Robuchon au Dôme is located 238 metres above ground in the dome of the Grand Lisboa, offering diners an immaculate view of the city. Celebrated Michelin-starred chef Joel Robuchon brings a refined twist to the contemporary French fine dining experience with a wholesome menu, featuring innovative inventions and modern classics. Boasting one of the region’s largest wine cellars with over 16,000 labels, you’ll definitely experience a French gastronomic adventure like no other at Robuchon au Dôme!  

Address: Robuchon au Dôme, 43F, Grand Lisboa Hotel, Avenida de Lisboa, Macao
Opening Hours: Lunch: 12.00pm – 2.30pm; Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Average Price Per Person: Between 500 and 750 MOP (~S$81 to S$121)

 

And there you have it, the top seven (plus three bonus) Michelin-starred restaurants in Macao where you can try certifiably amazing food, without going completely broke. Of course, it has to be said that the average price provided in this list is based on the entirety of the menu, meaning that you should expect a slight difference in the actual price you pay depending on what you order.

In addition to these, don’t forget that Macao has another 55 eateries listed in Michelin Guide Macau 2018, including 47 Bib Gourmand winners! Macao was recently designated as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, so if you’re craving for sumptuous and delicious food while in Macao, you’ll surely be spoilt for choice!

For more information on Macao’s growing culinary scene, or to check out the latest happenings in Macao, visit Macao Government Tourism Office’s official website!


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