“We are very pleased with the new edition of the MICHELIN guide Kansai. It includes all sorts of culinary specialties from throughout the region, such as French and Italian cuisine, tempura, sushi, oden and kushiage. Overall, a wide array of cooking styles are listed. Having traveled for many months throughout the Kansai region, our inspectors noted a broad variety of restaurants serving traditional Japanese cuisine, or washoku, a style of cooking that is arousing growing interest around the world and which represents more than 60% of the addresses in this year’s guide. Once again, the selection illustrates the region’s vitality and the range of cooking styles to be found there, even if traditional Japanese cooking continues to dominate the gourmet scene.”Michel Ellis, International Director of the MICHELIN guides

Changes

  • Three new 2 star restaurants: 2 in Kyoto and 1 in Osaka
  • Sixteen new 1 star restaurants

New 2 stars

Kyoto

Iida

Mitsuyasu

Osaka

Aoki

New 1 stars

Kyoto

Aji Fukushima

Fuji

Hiwatashi

Kako Okamoto

L’Embellir Naoto Kishimoto

Sakuragawa

Takamatsu

Osaka

Amano

Différence

Pierre

Unkaku

Kobe

Iyomoto

La Maison de Graciani

Matsuyoshi

Michishita

Nishii

Get the full list of Kansai’s Michelin starred restaurantshere.