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Famous MICHELIN Guide 2023 confirms Dubai as a culinary hotspot

Michelin revealed its new selection of restaurants in the MICHELIN Guide Dubai 2023.

Trèsind Studio  receives two MICHELIN Stars in the MICHELIN Guide
Trèsind Studio receives two MICHELIN Stars in the MICHELIN Guide

A total of 90 restaurants, covering 23 different types of cuisine, have caught the attention of the famously anonymous MICHELIN  inspectors.  

For this second edition, the 2023 MICHELIN Guide Dubai recognizes three new One MICHELIN Star restaurants, and one new Two MICHELIN Stars restaurant, as well as 17 Bib Gourmands which were unveiled on May 16th

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Gwendal Poullennec,  International Director of the MICHELIN Guides

“We never had any doubt about Dubai’s culinary potential, and this year this fascinating destination confirms its gastronomic appeal,” says Gwendal Poullennec,  International Director of the MICHELIN Guides, “From international visitors and professionals to local gourmets, everyone wants to be part of Dubai’s very unique energy. Dubai boasts many diverse culinary concepts, from Peruvian to Emirati,  modern French, and traditional British to contemporary Japanese, ensuring that everyone feels at home here. We’re so pleased to witness its gastronomic growth  on an international scale.” 

One new restaurant awarded two MICHELIN Stars 

Trèsind Studio receives two MICHELIN Stars after being awarded its first  MICHELIN Star last year. Its cuisine has continued to evolve in such an impressive way; its dishes are highly original, precise and at times intriguing and make dining here a truly unforgettable experience. The inspectors are pleased to reward this commitment to culinary excellence with two MICHELIN Stars. MICHELIN Stars in 2022, retain their distinction this year. 

3 restaurants newly awarded one MICHELIN Star  

Dubai adds 3 new One MICHELIN Star restaurants to its constellation. 

Avatāra, Chef Rahul Rana and his team elevate vegetarian cuisine to the next level. Their beautiful dishes feature exquisite combinations of flavours and textures, resulting in accomplished Indian cuisine that amazed the famously anonymous inspectors.  

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, located on the first floor of the Atlantis The Royal hotel, is a restaurant that delights diners with its on-view kitchen. Sister to the original in London and offering British dishes from across the centuries, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal arrives in the selection with One MICHELIN Star.  


Last year, Chef Solemann Haddad received the MICHELIN Young Chef Award 2022,  but this year, his restaurant, Moonrise, confirmed its potential and is awarded One MICHELIN Star. Dinner here features 10 dishes, each with their own story,  where Middle Eastern ingredients are prepared using Japanese techniques, for a  result as original as it is stimulating.  

All the restaurants awarded One MICHELIN Star in the 2022 selection maintain their distinction this year. 

17 restaurants receive a Bib Gourmand  

3Fils Famous MICHELIN Guide 2023 confirms Dubai as a culinary hotspot

The MICHELIN Guide unveiled its Bib Gourmand selection for 2023,  with 3 new additions: 21 Grams, 3Fils and Aamara; giving a total of 17  restaurants. 

All the 2022 Bib Gourmand maintained their distinction this year.

More sustainable gastronomy 

Launched in 2020, the MICHELIN Green Star highlights those restaurants at the forefront of sustainable practices, offering gastronomic experiences while adopting an environmentally inspiring approach. 

Two restaurants receive a MICHELIN Green Star in this 2023 selection: Boca, a new addition to the Guide, offers joyful and sunny Mediterranean cuisine while following an impressive sustainable ethos that includes using local produce,  proactive and conscious waste management, valuing resources and using renewable energy.  

Teible is a cool eatery whose menus showcase seasonal, local ingredients combined with innovation and simplicity to enhance their potential. The tasty cooking illustrates a sustainable approach focusing on seasonality and integrity. 

MICHELIN Special Awards  

With its Special Awards, the MICHELIN Guide aims to highlight the amazing diversity of the roles within the hospitality industry, as well as its most talented and inspiring professionals.  

This year, the Young Chef Award goes to Omkar Walve of avatāra. Born in  India, Omkar is a very talented young chef and heads the team which produces delicious and delicate Indian vegetarian dishes. Omkar clearly inspires his colleagues and leads the operation with professionalism, whether that is cooking or serving the dishes himself. He has a calm and nurturing aura as well as an exceptional palate. This is a young chef with a very bright future. 

Arturo Scamardella of Dinner By Heston Blumenthal receives the  Sommelier Award for his excellent advice, knowledge, passion and understanding of the needs of diners. Whether it’s simply a glass or a bottle of fine wine, both are served with grace and professionalism. Arturo Scamardella’s cellar is ever-expanding; the wine list is an extraordinary read and even includes a fine range of English sparkling wines. 

The Service Award is given to the team at La Mar by Gastón Acurio, managed by Tomislav Lokvicic. Typical Peruvian colours fill the room, while staff shine equally brightly, thanks to their enthusiasm and energy, which results in service that is warm, caring and professional. The staff are clearly proud of the food they serve and are keen to recommend dishes and wines to enhance their customers’ experience.

Finally, the new Special Award – the Opening of the Year – goes to Ariana’s  Persian Kitchen led by chef Ariana Bundy. This is such a vibrant restaurant, on the ground floor of the newly opened, Atlantis The Royal Hotel. The décor is soft and warm and a lovely ceiling creates almost a tented feel. Here, one can enjoy a 

wonderful Persian menu, packed with vibrant flavours and tastes. Confidence oozes from the smartly dressed staff who help make eating here a truly memorable experience.  

The MICHELIN Guide Dubai 2023 at a Glance: 

– 3 restaurants with two MICHELIN Stars 

– 11 restaurants with one MICHELIN Star 

– 3 restaurants with a MICHELIN Green Star 

– 17 Bib Gourmand restaurants  

– 59 MICHELIN selected restaurants  

The Dubai restaurant selection joins the MICHELIN Guide selection of hotels, which features the most unique and exciting places to stay in the UAE and throughout the world.  

Every hotel in the Guide is chosen for its extraordinary style, service, and personality. The selection for Dubai features the city’s most spectacular hotels, including sustainability pioneers like the Taj  Dubai, standouts from the “Plus” collection like ME Dubai by Melia, cutting-edge boutique designs like 25hours One Central, and eternally fashionable icons like the Burj Khalifa’s Armani Hotel

MICHELIN Guide Dubai 2023 selection 

Restaurant Distinction
Il Ristorante – Niko Romito
STAY by Yannick Alléno
Trèsind Studio (NEW)
11 Woodfire
Al Muntaha
Armani Ristorante
avatāra (NEW)
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (NEW)
moonrise (NEW)
Tasca by José Avillez
Torno Subito
21 Grams (NEW)
3Fils (NEW)
Al Khayma
Aamara (NEW)
Bait Maryam
Brasserie Boulud
Ibn Albahr
Indya by Vineet

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