Michelin Guide 2024 unveils new starred restaurants

The much-anticipated Michelin Guide Dubai 2024 has arrived, showcasing the city’s ever-evolving culinary landscape

This year’s edition highlights a total of 106 restaurants, boasting an impressive 35 diverse cuisines that have caught the attention of the Michelin Inspectors. The 2024 edition recognises a total of five new Michelin-starred restaurants, including one prestigious two-star establishment.

Here’s a quick summary of the guide:

4 Two-Michelin-Star Restaurants (1 new)
15 One-Michelin-Star Restaurants (4 new)
3 Michelin Green Star Restaurants
18 Bib Gourmand Restaurants (6 new)
69 Michelin Selected Restaurants

Row on 45, by acclaimed British chef Jason Atherton, takes the top honour, earning two Michelin stars for its exquisite and refined tasting menus featuring Japanese ingredients prepared with French techniques.

Four new restaurants join the one-star club

La Dame de Pic Dubai brings the modern French cuisine of renowned chef Anne-Sophie Pic to Dubai, with subtle local influences sprinkled into her signature dishes.

Smoked Room, the sister restaurant to Dani García’s Madrid flagship, impresses Dubai diners with innovative fire-grilled creations.

Sagetsu by Tetsuya offers a sublime fusion of Japanese and French culinary artistry in an elegant setting, helmed by the talented chef Tetsuya Wakuda and his team.

Orfali Bros, previously a Bib Gourmand recipient, graduates to a one-star establishment for its bold and balanced globally-influenced small plates.

Bib Gourmands

The 2024 edition also recognises six new Bib Gourmand awardees, highlighting restaurants offering excellent quality and value for money. These include:

  1. DUO Gastrobar (Asian and European fusion)
  2. Revelry (Indian tapas bar)
  3. Berenjak (Persian cuisine)
  4. Hoe Lee Kow (Korean barbecue)
  5. REIF Japanese Kushiyaki – Dubai Hills (modern Japanese)
  6. Konjiki Hototogisu (Japanese ramen)

Special Recognition

The Michelin Guide honours exceptional individuals within Dubai’s hospitality scene through its Special Awards. This year’s recipients include:

  1. Young Chef Award: Jesus Lobato Suarez (Smoked Room)
  2. Sommelier Award: Michael Mpofu (Celebrities by Mauro Colagreco)
  3. Service Award: Team at DuangDy by BO.LAN
  4. Opening of the Year: The Guild