These 5 One-Star Michelin Guide Restaurants in Macau is Worth Trying


Feb 14, 2020 07:42 AM

Welcome to the land of gambling. Much like Hong Kong, Macau offers a unique mix of east meets west culture. Better yet, Macau won several prestigious one-stars Michelin guide. This is a famous acknowledgment that chefs from all around the world compete to get. One star means that a very good restaurant. They offer great services and food as the first step into Michelin Guide World.

It’s funny how Michelin Guide Started. A tire company Michelin originated in France. They started Michelin stars in 1889 by Andre and Edourd Michelin. Firstly, they wanted people to drive more so that Michelin can reap profit from tire change.

So, they make a guide that lists all the restaurant along France’s road. Motorists are able to read the description before hands and not mumbling around looking for a restaurant that they like. It then becomes a hit in 1920 that Michelin changes its method of inspection. They send out officials to inspect every street in France to anonymously visit restaurants and giving them fair reports.

Now, this has become a global phenomenon that spans from Europe, Asia, America, and even Australia. Smaller nations such as Japan also gained attention lately. However, Macau is also thriving with various choices of restaurants that you can pick. So, let’s deep dive into Macau’s food scene and taste what they have having fun beside slot machine.

Zi Yat Heen

Zi Yat Heen offers a great dining experience with a good atmosphere. This place is located at Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Cotai, Macau. Michelin guide recommends its baked lamb chops in coffee sauce and egg white milk custard with sweetened mashed taro.

Lai Heen

This Cantonese restaurant is located at Estrada da Baia da N. Senhora da Esperança, Cotai, Macau, Macao right on top of Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The dining room is spacious and feels like in heaven. They have private rooms or open tables that suit your liking. The chef here offers tasty dishes presented in a modern twist.

Wing Lei

Situated at Rua Cidade de Sintra, NAPE, Macau, Macau, Macao, this restaurant is for lunch and chatting with friends. You will be welcomed with a dragon ornament that says luxury. Here, they offer Cantonese classics and a great dim sum. Interestingly, they have 30-year-old tangerine peel with great aroma for you to try.

Pearl Dragon

Simply elegant and luxury experience when dining in here. They offer unique Cantonese dishes. Some of the menu even baked with lychee wood for added aroma. Located at Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau. this is a must tray for tourists. Drop by if you need the location. you won’t be disappointed here.


Ying is a restaurant located at Avenida de Kwong Tung, Taipa, Macau, Macau. They offer a panoramic view of the Macau Peninsula and Praira Grande. Its interior is tastefully designed with an eye to the details. Try minced fish soup with rice vermicelli and mushroom that the chefs here are so proud of. You will not forget your experience here. A true recommendation if I should say.