Michelin star restaurants are coveted affairs all across the globe. The star is like a badge of honour to the restaurant and luxury to anyone dining there. Restaurants can receive the stars only if there is a Michelin guide in their city, which India does not have. Therefore, there are no official Michelin star restaurants in India, although there are some restaurants that offer a Michelin-like experience. Further, most of the restaurants have Michelin-starred counterparts in other countries. Naturally, its standard would follow here as well. Here are some Michelin Star restaurants in India that are a delight to dine at!
1. Akira Back (location: Delhi)
Chef Akira Back is a Japanese-Korean Michelin-star chef who runs this restaurant, located close to the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. The price range when dining at this restaurant is estimated to be around INR 5,000 for two people. It serves a number of different cuisines including Japanese, Korean, etc.
2. Megu (location: Delhi)
This is another restaurant located in Delhi offering a world-class dining experience. One can find the restaurant in The Leela Palace, New Delhi. The restaurant primarily serves Japanese cuisine. It is known for its sushi, ramen, and hospitable staff. The price range while dining here is estimated to be around INR 8,000-10,000 including alcohol.
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3. Wasabi by Morimoto (location: Mumbai)
Chef Masaharu Morimoto is a Japanese chef, known as an Iron chef based on a show he was on. He is known for his innovative presentations. The restaurant serves Japanese cuisine, famous for its sushi, sashimi, soft shell crab dish, etc. Although it may bore a hole in your pocket, since it is priced at INR 12,000 for two without alcohol, it is said to be a great investment.
4. Le Cirque (locations: Delhi, Mumbai)
Le Cirque is another restaurant located in The Leela Palace, New Delhi. It offers French-Italian contemporary cuisine. It is known for its black truffle risotto, scallops, and wine. Priced around INR 5,000 for two, it is one of the more affordable restaurants on this list.
5. Hakkasan (location: Mumbai)
The restaurant serves Chinese cuisine and a fine dining experience that should be experienced once in your lifetime. It is affordably priced at around INR 3,000 for two people, however without alcohol. Shell crab, tofu, and dimsums are famed dishes at Hakkasan.
6. Yauatcha (locations: Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru)
Offering all-day dining in some outlets, Yauatcha offers Chinese cuisine that is affordable and delicious. It is priced at around INR 2,500 for two people. The dumplings, pork ribs, and cocktails are a grab. The warm and hospitable staff are another plus.
7. Ziya (location: Mumbai)
Ziya is a restaurant located in The Oberoi, Mumbai that offers North Indian cuisine. In addition to the exquisite food, diners are also treated to panoramic views since it is located at Nariman Point. The restaurant is the brain-child of world-class chef Vineet Bhatia. It is priced at around INR 5,000 for two people.
Go ahead, and splurge on any of these 7 Michelin star restaurants in India for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!