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The Best MICHELIN-Recommended Restaurants in Taichung Perfect For Celebrations

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Looking for a good restaurant in Taichung to celebrate a special occasion? These restaurants that come recommended by MICHELIN inspectors are perfect for anniversary celebrations and festive meals with family and friends.
Updated on 18 September 2023

The demographic of Taichung is young and vibrant; the locals warm and hospitable. With a passion for exploring the new and innovating, many Taichung restaurants are spacious and meticulously decorated, welcoming one and all to visit. Here, we spotlight a variety of MICHELIN-listed establishments in Taichung across cuisines and styles ideal for hosting gatherings and celebrations.

Moon Pavilion
2F, Miyahara, 20 Zhongshan Road, Central District, Taichung
$$ · Taiwanese

Located next to the old Taichung Railway Station, the high-ceilinged interiors and vintage furnishings are magical – atmospheric lights show off red brick walls, velvet banquettes, and marble tables. Moon Pavilion is great for intimate gatherings with friends and family. The meticulously prepared home-style Taiwanese dishes present extraordinary flavors and exquisite plating.

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Wen Tao
191, Section 3, Taiyuan Road, Beitun District, 406 Taichung
$$ · Taiwanese

It may not have elaborate décor, but Wen Tao best reflects the atmosphere of Taiwan's banquet table culture in the 1950s. The menu features mainly home-cooked Taiwanese cuisine, so don’t expect to find traditional Taiwanese banquet classics — but you’ll be having such a good time you’ll hardly miss them. Choose to dine in the open courtyard to fully experience the traditional U-shaped Sanheyuan-style residence or book a private dining room decked out in nostalgic décor to have a cozy dinner with family and friends.

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Moment in Beijing
57 Wuquan 7th Street, West District, 403 Taichung
$$ · Beijing Cuisine

Styled after the grand mansions found in northern China, the interiors are elegantly styled with carved window frames and antique furniture. Founded in 2002, the restaurant has just celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. In addition to classic northern Chinese dishes, the rich menu also features creative modern dishes. The menu can be customized to suit parties of different sizes and requirements.

Shan Shin
21 Cunzhong Street, West District, 403 Taichung
$$ · Taiwanese

A leisurely stroll through the verdant courtyard takes you into a well-lit and elegant dining room. Round wooden tables overlook floor-to-ceiling windows from which the warm Taichung sun pours through. On the menu are exciting and innovative takes on Taiwanese dishes with communal portions suitable for sharing. Various table sizes in the restaurant are good for six to eight people.

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699, Section 4, Yifeng Road, Nantun District, 408 Taichung
$$$ · Steakhouse

Besides Chinese cuisine restaurants, Western steak establishments are also a go-to for special occasions in Taiwan. Chef Teng of One-MICHELIN-starred restaurant Danny’s Steakhouse in Taipei serves as consultant at MeatGQ, where the dining space is spacious and comfortable. The menu offers a la carte and set meal options, with a wide range of reasonably priced entrees that can be catered to the dietary preferences of each diner.

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Mori Teppanyaki
502, Section 4, Yifeng Road, Nantun District, 408 Taichung
$$$$ · Teppanyaki

For a dining experience that keeps important guests entertained with special access to the chef and treats them to premium ingredients such as Japanese Wagyu, Mori Teppanyaki is sure to please both host and guests. Here, the chefs use only the highest-grade ingredients in a range of set meals and a la carte options that cater to different budgets and dietary preferences.

Yu Yue Lou
783, Section 2, Gongyi Road, Nantun District, 408 Taichung
$$ · Cantonese

The high ceilings of the dining room imparts an imposing sense of space, decorated with pottery and sculptures by famous masters. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow sunlight to pour in naturally, affording a view of the pine trees outside and lending a comfortable elegance to the space. The restaurant offers new dishes that reflect the changing seasons; while up on the second floor, the private dining rooms are perfect for business banquets or large gatherings with friends and family.