(CNN) – Michelin Guide, the famous French food bible, has confirmed what most travelers already believe in – Tokyo is…
(CNN) – Michelin Guide, the famous French food bible, has confirmed what most travelers already believe in – Tokyo is the world’s No. 1 food destination.
The Tokyo 2019 Michelin Guide, released this week, has awarded stars to 230 restaurants around the Japanese capital. Of these, 13 have received three stars – the highest designation. There are 52 two star restaurants and 165 one-star restaurants.
The new Tokyo guide also raises 254 Bib Gourmand restaurants – restaurants serving “exceptionally good food at moderate prices” as well as 35 hotels and ryokans.
All this leaves Tokyo far ahead of its Japanese rivals in the south. “Michelin Guide Kyoto Osaka 201
9″ has 203 Michelin-starred restaurants. Paris has 113 Michelin-starred restaurants in the meantime.
Debut 1900 as a travel guide for early drivers in France, Michelin Guide has evolved into becoming an international authority in everything gourmet.
Today, the collection contains 28 titles in more than 25 countries.
Osier, a French dining restaurant founded in 1973, was promoted from two stars to three stars in the 2019 Tokyo edition of the Michelin Guide.
It’s the only new dining place on the three-star.
Kanda, Quintessence, Joel Robuchon and Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten, on the other hand, has maintained its three-star status every year since the guide published its first Tokyo edition, in 2007.
The 2019 version also for the first time singles out Okinawa- the kitchen and Onigiri – a traditional sushi rice ball, with or without fillings, and often wrapped in Norway.
Both Ryukyu Chinese Dining Tama (Okinawa Cuisine) and Onigiri Asakusa Yadoroku – Tokyo’s oldest Onigiri Restaurant – made its first appearances in the guide under the Bib Gourmand section.
Michelin Guide Tokyo 2019: Three Star Restaurants
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