Bolstered by its solid, well-deserved reputation, the gourmet (and Michelin-starred) Chinese restaurant at the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris continues to blaze a trail towards ever-greater creativity and originality. The proof is in the recent arrival of Samuel Lee Sum (a star-studded chef formerly with Shangri-La Whenzou) who has added his signature dishes to the great Cantonese house classics. Mission perfectly accomplished, as evinced by the excellent marinated cabbage rolls with mustard sauce (€20), the surprising braised ox cheeks with turnips and a jus reduction (€54) or the sticky rice with coconut cream and fresh mango (€16). The Cantonese menu – while more traditional – is equally taste worthy, and we had just as much praise for the crispy suckling pig (€35) and the sautéed shrimp with asparagus and hot pepper (€42). As is the custom, there is a plethora of dishes on the menu and they’re all tempting. An excellent pretext to indulge in one of the flawless tasting menus served for the entire table at €98 (7 dishes) or €128 (8 dishes). The high-class service, beautifully orchestrated by the young William Lusteau, is perfectly in keeping with the superb setting and its mix of jade, woodwork and stunning modern chandeliers. Impressive wine list with a nice selection of crus by the glass. Best to reserve on weekends. Prix-fixe lunch menus at €52 and €72.
From noon to 2pm and 7pm to 10pm
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Closed July 15 to August 5 • Valet parking •
Average price: 100 €