9 Restaurants that Offer You a Michelin Star Experience in India

What is a Michelin star? The ultimate hallmark of fine dining, this honor is for those restaurants that have excelled in all aspects of gourmet food- innovation, flavor and experience. The famous tire company has a long history of reviewing restaurants and based on the advice of anonymous critics who visit the restaurant, the establishment can earn upto three stars for criterion like quality of the products, mastery of flavor and cooking techniques, the "personality" of chef in his cuisine, value for money and consistency between visits.
Craving for a Michelin star experience? Here are 9 options in India where you can experience exquisite food from Michelin restaurants all around the world:

1. Megu, Delhi 

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Where: The Leela Palace, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Expect: Located at the grand Leela Palace, this restaurant boasts of stunning interiors and enthusiastic service. The food cooked with the bincho-tan technique is not only scrumptious, but refreshingly unique too. The New York branch of Megu is a proud recipient of the Michelin star.
Price: Rs. 9000 to Rs 12,000
Must Try: sake wine and lobster sushi roll

2. Yauatcha, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore

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Where: Delhi- Level 2, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Bangalore: 1 MG Road Mall, MG Road, Bangalore
Mumbai: Raheja Towers, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai
Expect: The London original of this restaurant has earned a Michelin star in 2005 and it’s easy to see why; an ambiance like none other you have ever experienced and food that is made with finesse, Yauatcha is a class apart. Be prepared to be floored with the hospitality and the settting.
Price: Rs 2,600 for two people
Must Try: Dimsums and Blood Orange Cake

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3. Akira Back, Delhi

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Where: JW Marriott New Delhi, Asset Area 4, Hospitality District, Aerocity, IGI Airport, New Delhi
Expect: From the imposing sake wall to the interior that reflects the personality of the pro-snowboarder owner, this restaurant rattles your mundane expectations and gives you a reason to visit again and again. The staff is courteous to a fault and the ambiance is truly out of the world. Back won the first Michelin at Bellagio in Las Vegas.
Price: Rs 4,500 for two people
Must Try: Tuna Pizza, Yellowtail Jalapeno Carpaccio.

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4. Le Cirque, Delhi and Mumbai

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Where: Delhi :The Leela Palace, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Mumbai: The Leela, Andheri-Kurla Road, Sahar, Mumbai
Expect: The same legendary ambiance and food that the New York franchise of this restaurant is famous for, Le Cirque has gone all out to ensure that you have a memorable experience. The Le Cirque at Bellagio, Las Vegas has won a Michelin star. The view of the Delhi skyline is simply outstanding.
Price: Rs. 5000 for two
Must Try: black truffle risotto and crme brulee.

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5. Kai, Delhi

Where: Chi Ni, The Roseate, Samalka, Delhi, 110037
Expect: Chinese food in its most unadulterated perfection. For a marvelous al fresco experience, Chi Ni is slated to be a promising restaurant that combines delicious food with unflinching hospitality. It’s London counterpart Kai has won a Michelin star for its balance between comfort recipes and modern interpretations.
Price: 5000 for two people
Must Try: Wasabi Prawns, Noodles, Wasabi Mushrooms

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6. Hakkasan, Mumbai

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Where: 206, Krystal, Waterfield Road, Linking Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
Expect: Serving contemporary Chinese cuisine, expect a world class ambiance that is understated yet classy. Having earned Michelin stars across the world, Hakassan sure knows how to please its patrons.
Price: Rs. 2600 for two people
Must Try: Dimsums, Mock Duck Salad

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7. Ziya, Mumbai

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Where: The Oberoi, Nariman Point, Mumbai
Expect: Vineet Bhatia’s Michelin starred handpicked menu serves eclectic Indian cuisine that is sure to surprise your taste palate. The presentation of the food is unique and something to look forward to. The view of Marine Drive is like an exciting aperitif to the meal.
Price: Rs. 4500 for two people
Must Try: Kolhapuri jheenga, masala cheese naan and gulab jamun.

8. Wasabi by Moritomo, Mumbai

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Where: The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai
Expect: Michelin star chef Moritomo impresses with his sheer panache and comfort with Japanese cuisine. He completely reinvents the classic dishes and makes them his own signature style. Wasabi lives up to every bit of its avant garde reputation and then some.
Price: Rs. 10,000 for two.
Must Try: Sashimi platter, soft shell crab.

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9. Arola, Mumbai

Where: JW Marriott, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai
Expect: This restaurant has been conceptualized by the two-michelin star chef Sergi Arola and serves the best kind of Spanish food you will find in this part of the world. The décor is in keeping with the theme of the restaurant; classy yet chic.
Price: Rs 4000 for two
Must Try: Patatas Bravas, Gazpacho and Paella.

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The culinary scene in India has come a long way and has reinvented itself to world class levels. Now, you don’t have to go too far for Michelin perfection as these restaurants offer you the best of international cuisines right here in India. Put on your classiest outfit and build up a grand appetite, there’s something exciting cooking right next to you! 

List Of 9 Restaurants That Offer You A Michelin Star Experience In India

Restaurants Location Price For Two
Megu The Leela Palace, New Delhi INR 9000-12000
Yauatcha Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore INR 2600
Akira Back JW Marriott New Delhi INR 4500
Le Cirque Delhi and Mumbai INR 5000
Kai Launching soon INR 5000
Hakkasan Mumbai INR 2600
Ziya Mumbai INR 4500
Wasabi by Moritomo The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai INR 10000
Arola JW Marriott, Mumbai INR 4000 

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