When it comes to the best fine-dining experience in Taiwan, RAW tops the list with its exceptional Taiwanese Haute Cuisine. Helmed by the renowned Chef Andre Chiang who has lots of experience working in many Michelin starred restaurants including Le Jardin des Sens, La Maison Troisgros, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire. The 60-seat restaurant offers an 8 course menu that consists of dishes that blends the traditional Taiwanese cuisine with a modern touch.
The Le Moût restaurant is located at the buzzling Taichung area in a 4-storeyed building. Headed by Chef Lanshu Chen, the winner of the “Best Female Chef” in 2014 offers some outstanding gastronomic food. The interesting aspect about the cuisine at Le Moût is that it cleverly combines the French cuisine with some unforgettable elements of the Chinese cuisine. The restaurant is ranked No.28 in S Pellegrino’s “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” list.
Mume is a dream project of 3 young but exceptional and experience chefs who joined hands to start their own restaurant after working at several Michelin starred restaurants. Chef Richie-Lin, Chef Kai Ward and Chef Long Xiong strive hard to provide their guests with a one of a kind dining experience. The name Mume means the plum blossom, Taiwan’s national flower.
The L’ATELIER de Joël Robuchon in Taiwan offers the best French cuisine in the country. Manning the kitchen is Chef Olivier Jean an experienced chef who trained directly under Joël Robuchon at the Etoile Paris in France. Apart from the delicious cuisine, the restaurant also comes with a wide variety of around 20,000 labels of wine to choose from. The restaurant boasts of the traditional Joel Robuchon design theme with red and black colors.
The RyuGin Taipei in Taipei is a sister restaurant to the Nihonryori RyuGin in Tokyo, Japan. You’l be surprised to see the menu including a map of Taiwan indicating the places where from where the ingredients were sourced from. Chef Ryohei Hieda gained a lot of experience working under the legendary chef Seiji Yamamoto before being promoted as the Chef de Cuisine at RyuGin Taipei.
If you are looking to enjoy some delicious Taiwanese food enjoying beautiful views of the city and the mountains in Taipei, then Ding Xian 101 is your best. Located in the 86th floor guests can enjoy some mesmerizing views of the city.
Shanghai Pavilion offers some of the best Shanghainese food in Taipei and is located in the 39th floor of the Far Eastern plaza Hotel offering some incredible view of the city from above. Get transported into the 1920 with the old world décor and the classic Chinese music playing the background.
Chef Jimmy Lim opened JL Studio in 2017 with the main objective to offer his people with traditional Taiwanese food with an international touch. Prior to opening JL Studio, Chef Jimmy Lim has worked in various Michelin starred restaurants around the world.
The Tairroir restaurant in Taiwan offers modern Taiwanese cuisine combines with some unique French techniques and style. The dining hall can seat a maximum of 25 guests and also has 2 private dining rooms.
The Ephernite restaurant was opened in 2015 by Chef Vanessa and her husband Claude to provide the people of Taiwan with some of the best French cuisine.
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