MICHELIN Guide Beijing 2021: King’s Joy becoming world’s first three-starred vegetarian restaurant

Michelin has revealed on November 16th the new 2021 edition of the MICHELIN Guide Beijing. In total, 30 establishments have been selected, including 2 Three-Star restaurants: Xin Rong Ji (Xinyuan South Road) and King’s Joy (promoted from Two Stars to Three Stars), 2 Two-Stars: Shanghai Cuisine and Jingji(new to the list) and 26 One-Stars, in which 7 establishments get their first One Star.

King’s Joy Chef Gary Yin, world’s youngest 3 Michelin-starred chef in 2020@legengaryin INS

King’s Joy Classic Dishes @legengaryin INS

This year’s Service Award goes to Ms. Liu Shiling from Xin Rong Ji (Xinyuannan Road) as a supervisor and the Young Chef Award goes to Julien Cadiou, the French chef of restaurant Jing.

It is worth mentioning that after other countries like France, the MICHELIN Guide unveiled a brand new distinction for the first time in Beijing, China: the MICHELIN Green Star. King’s Joy is the first restaurant in Beijing to be awarded a MICHELIN Green Star by the MICHELIN Guide. King’s Joy chef Gary Yin is the world’s youngest 3 Michelin-starred chef in 2020.

A total of 17 Bib Gourmand restaurants and 51 MICHELIN Plates were unveiled simultaneously.

The 2021 selection of the MICHELIN Guide Beijing at a glance: 

*New to the list restaurant


Three MICHELIN Stars(2)

Xin Rong Ji (Xinyuan South Road)

(promoted from 2 stars to 3 stars)King’s Joy


Two MICHELIN Stars(2)

Shanghai Cuisine



One MICHELIN Star(26)

Cai Yi Xuan

Cui Hua Lou

Da Dong (Dongsi 10th Alley)

Family Li Imperial Cuisine (Xicheng)

Fu Chun Ju

Huaiyang Fu

Il Ristorante – Niko Romito

In Love (Gongti East Road)

Jing Yaa Tang

Lao Ji Tang

Lei Garden (Jinbao Tower)


Poetry‧Wine (Dongsanhuan Middle Road)

Seventh Son

Sheng Yong Xing (Chaoyang)

The Beijing Kitchen

The Georg

Xin Rong Ji (Jianguomenwai Street)
Xin Rong Ji (Jinrong Street)

*Country Kitchen


*Poetry‧Wine (Chaoyanggongyuan Road)

*The Tasty House

*Vege Wonder

*Zhiguan Courtyard

*Zijin Mansion

Photo Credit: Michelin Beijing launch site/ restaurants official











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