Macau Michelin Restaurant Guide (Unrated)

(Last updated: March 19, 2024)

Mostly due to a lack of positive feedback from highly trusted sources, I’ve yet to visit any of the following restaurants. 

Huaiyang Garden (**)

What is Huaiyang food you ask?  Good question, since I’ve lived in China for 20 years and never heard of it either.  Also known as Jianghuai cuisine, it’s one of the Four Great Traditions that makes up Chinese cooking, along with Sichuan, Shandong and Cantonese fare. 

Huaiyang Garden Londoner Macao
Huaiyang Garden

Originating from the Jiangsu region near Shanghai, locally sourced vinegar is an integral component of many Huaiyang dishes.  Overall, the cuisine tends to be slightly sweet, and hardly ever spicy, with pork, chicken and seafood core ingredients.

According to the hostess, plate sizes are small and menu prices high.  Given such a nasty combination, I’m not sure I’ll be visiting Huaiyang Garden anytime soon.

Location: Londoner Macao     Phone Number: (853) 8118 8822     Price: $800/pax

Chef Tam’s Seasons (*)

Tam Kwok Fung was the man responsible for putting Jade Dragon and Pearl Dragon on the Michelin map, and now he’s done the same for Chef Tam’s Seasons.

Macau Michelin Restaurant Guide: Chef Tam's Seasons
Chef Tam’s Seasons

I wasn’t a big fan of either of his previous joints, so tread lightly with this one.  Just like the 10 Top Tips page says, the best Chinese restaurants in Macau aren’t often found in the massive casinos, but on the street instead.

Location: Wynn Palace     Phone Number: (853) 8889 3663     Price: $750/pax

Mizumi (**)

This Japanese restaurant at Wynn Macau used to be called Okada, named after one of Steve Wynn’s ex-business partners.  After they had a falling out which ended in court, the name got changed to Mizumi.  In the 15 years I’ve been covering Macau, no one I know has ever mentioned them as a top notch dining option.  In fact, I’ve never heard anyone talk about them at all.

Macau Michelin Restaurants: Mizumi sushi bar
Mizumi sushi bar

Sure, the fish is flown in daily from Tsukiji market in Tokyo and the beef from a ranch on Ishigaki Island, but I don’t want to pay for that overhead.  Look, Mizumi might be marvellous, it might be fantastic, but someone else can go there first.

Macau Michelin Restaurant Guide: Mizumi sake bottles
Sake at Mizumi

Location: Wynn Macau, GF     Phone Number: (853) 8986 3663     Price: $800/pax

Sushi Kinetsu (*)

The same goes for Sushi Kinetsu, which appears to be grossly overpriced for what you get.  Offering only set meals for $980/$1680/$2280, it’s the kind of restaurant I know I’d go to and just leave hungry.

Sushi Kinetsu City of Dreams Macau
Sushi Kinetsu

Originally known as Shinji by Kanesaka, it used to be a perennial entrant on the Michelin list from 2016 to 2020, before closing during Covid.  With the same kitchen team back, it’s a good bet to retain the same standards and quality as before.

Location: City of Dreams, Nuwa Hotel     Phone Number: (853) 2892 0880     Price: $1000 to $2500/pax

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