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Must-try MICHELIN-recommended Eats Near Taipei 101

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A visit to Taiwan would be incomplete without a stop at Taipei 101, the city’s landmark attraction — and while you’re there, don’t miss all the MICHELIN-recommended eats nearby!
Updated on 18 September 2023

Located in the most select area of Taipei City with a height of more than 500 meters, Taipei 101 is not only the tallest building in Taiwan, but also the 11th tallest building in the world (as of 2022). Since its completion, the tower has been a famous landmark and must-see attraction among Taiwan’s sights.

Its unique appearance is inspired by the number eight, an auspicious homophone in the local language. The floors are stacked on top of one and another, 8 storeys at a time, to resemble a strong bamboo stem, signifying a steady rise, flexibility, and longevity.

The building comes to life every evening, illuminated by lights that change every day, with special light shows during festive occasions. The observatory on the 89th floor is 382 meters high, where one can enjoy the cityscape of Taipei and experience the beauty of Taiwan via ultra-high-definition images at the immersive Stunning Taiwan exhibition. Visitors can cap it all off with food and shopping at the mall downstairs.

Our MICHELIN Guide inspectors have specially highlighted the restaurants near Taipei 101 featured in the MICHELIN Guide, from French to Cantonese cuisines, establishments, and snacks across a variety of cuisines and styles. When you visit Taipei 101, don’t miss these nearby Michelin-recommended eats!

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon
5F, Bellavita, 28 Songren Road, Xinyi District, 110 Taipei
$$$$ · French Contemporary

Located in a Baroque-style boutique shopping mall, the restaurant is helmed by a Japanese chef with more than 20 years of experience in Robuchon kitchens. The menu fully embodies the hallmarks of Robuchon’s cuisine, with hints of Japanese elements. Whether it’s a gathering for friends or a business meeting, the restaurant pleases with its relaxed environment and attention to detail.

Do It True (Xinyi)
506, Section 4, Ren'ai Road, Xinyi District, 110 Taipei
$$ · Beijing Cuisine

This cozy restaurant serves up home-style Beijing cuisine dishes. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows afford views of the tree-lined boulevard outside and allow warm sunlight to stream into the dining room, making for a pleasant atmosphere. The stir-fried vegetables wrapped in omelets and deep-fried pork balls are must-tries.

Muji Beef Noodles
239 Wuxing Street, Xinyi District, 110 Taipei
$ · Noodles

Adjacent to Four Four South Village and Taipei Medical University, the bright and cheerful eatery draws crowds at every mealtime. The beef noodles with stewed tendon and meat is the signature that must be had with their fluffy jianbing pancakes. Choose between thick or thin homemade noodles to go with the clear yet rich soup. There is also a range of side dishes that vary day to day.

Chope Chope Eatery
4F, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Xinyi Place A4, 19 Songgao Road, Xinyi District, 110 Taipei
$$$ · South East Asian

Located in the Shinkong Mitsukoshi A4 shopping mall, Chope Chope is a casual Southeast Asian restaurant by the same chef behind two-MICHELIN-Starred JL Studio in Taichung. The menu is a series of novel and well-executed Southeast Asian classics recreated by the Singaporean chef. Paired with an innovative Asian-inspired cocktail list and contemporary decor, the eatery is popular with the younger set.

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Sinchao Rice Shoppe
2F, Breeze Xin Yi, 68, Section 5, Zhongxiao East Road, Xinyi District, 110 Taipei
$$ · Taiwanese

This spinoff of the famous Old & New Taiwanese Cuisine restaurant in Kaohsiung is located at Breeze Xin Yi with a menu centered around creative fried rice dishes. The name is a homophone for “new fried rice” and represents the founder’s ambition of reinterpreting the humble Taiwanese favorite in a trendy new way to promote Taiwan’s rice-eating culture. Eschewing the dining norm of communal dishes, the menu offers à la carte options suitable for one or two to enjoy that are also sophisticated enough for casual business meetings.

Sushi Nanami by Masa Ishibashi
6, Lane 452, Section 4, Ren'ai Road, Xinyi District, 110 Taipei
$$$$ · Sushi

Tucked away in the quiet alley of Ren'ai Road and hidden on the first floor of a residential area, Sushi Nanami resides in a Japanese-style house, complete with a small traditional courtyard. A kimono-clad hostess leads guests through the garden and instantly, it seems, into Japan. Striving to showcase Edomae-style sushi in its entirety, the Japanese chef who took the helm in 2020 has 15 years of experience behind the counter, including time at some of Singapore’s most prominent sushi-yas.

85F, Taipei 101, 7, Section 5, Xinyi Road, Xinyi District, Taipei
$$$ · Cantonese

Perched high on the 85th floor of Taipei 101, the soaring ceilings and spacious interiors of 85TD offer a panoramic view of the cityscape outside. The head chef from Hong Kong has over 50 years of experience cooking Cantonese cuisine and shows his depth in a wide repertoire of traditional Cantonese classics. With its unique location and elegant atmosphere, the restaurant is perfect for hosting business dinners and special occasions.

My Humble House
2F, Le Méridien Hotel, 38 Songren Road, Xinyi District, 110 Taipei
$$$ · Cantonese

If you want to find a quiet and comfortable dining environment in the bustling and noisy Xinyi business district, Le Méridien Hotel is a calm oasis amidst the bustling Xinyi business district. An elegant display of art leads you to the restaurant on the second floor where the red-and-black decor and oversized ink painting create a minimalist and elegant atmosphere. The signature dish of roasted baby duck is a must-order.