Vege Wonder is one of two vegetarian restaurants with new stars in the Michelin guide to Beijing.
Vegetarian restaurant King’s Joy gets three stars in the new guide
There’s just one new three-Michelin-starred restaurant in the second Michelin guide to Beijing, joining Xin Rong Ji (Xinyuan South Road) in that top tier. Michelin promoted King’s Joy, a vegetarian restaurant helmed by chef Gary Yin, after it earned two stars in the inaugural guide to Beijing last year. The restaurant is also the first-ever recipient of Michelin’s “Green Star” in China. The distinction already features in other countries covered by Michelin, including France, Nordic Countries, Germany, Slovenia, and Japan, and recognizes restaurants vaguely “at the forefront of a more sustainable approach to gastronomy.”
As with its three-star category, Beijing has just two two-star restaurants, with one new entrant this year: Jingji, which serves seasonal, imperial cuisine. The one-star category sees a bit more movement, with seven new restaurants earning their first stars. Poetry Wine (Chao yang gong yuan Road), the Tasty House, and Vege Wonder, another vegetarian restaurant, appear in the guide for the first time with one star, while Country Kitchen, Jing, Zhiguan Courtyard, and Zijin Mansion were moved up from Michelin Plates.
There are a total of 98 restaurants in the guide this year, a slight drop off from last year’s even 100, including 17 Bib Gourmand selections and 51 Michelin Plates. Check out the full list of Beijing’s Michelin stars below.
Xin Rong Ji (Xinyuan South Road)
Cai Yi Xuan
Cui Hua Lou
Da Dong (Dongsi 10th Alley)
Family Li Imperial Cuisine (Xicheng)
Fu Chun Ju
Il Ristorante – Niko Romito
In Love (Gongti East Road)
Jing Yaa Tang
Lao Ji Tang
Lei Garden (Jinbao Tower)
Poetry‧Wine (Chaoyanggongyuan Road)
Poetry‧Wine (Dongsanhuan Middle Road)
Sheng Yong Xing (Chaoyang)
The Beijing Kitchen
The Tasty House
Xin Rong Ji (Jianguomenwai Street)
Xin Rong Ji (Jinrong Street)