In this new 2018 Michelin Guide Tokyo selection, all the restaurants awarded three stars maintain their distinction: Azabu Yukimura, Joël Robuchon, Kagurazaka Ishikawa, Kanda, Kohaku, Makimura, Quintessence, Ryugin, Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten, Sushi Saito, Sushi Yoshitake and Usukifugu Yamadaya. This latest edition contains 512 restaurants and 42 hotels.
Michael Ellis, International Director in charge of the Michelin Guides, comments: “The Michelin Guide reflects the great ability and skills found in Tokyo, with 82 restaurants added to this year’s selection. Sushi, French, Italian, Tempura, Izakaya… the rich variety of our selection is testament to the gastronomic strength of Tokyo, a city where even ramen restaurants have Stars.”
The selection also includes a total of 56 two-star establishments, of which 5 are new, like Sazenka, a restaurant offering Chinese cuisine; Florilège where the chef serves a French cuisine presented in Japanese plates and bowls; Hommage, a restaurant where owner and chef Noboru Arai uses ingredients from all over the world and then prepares them using French techniques. Also awarded two stars Den offers Innovative cuisine and Higuchi, where the owner-chef adjusts Kyo-ryori to Kanto tastes.
A total of 166 restaurants are awarded one star in the Michelin Guide Tokyo 2018, including 23 new establishments serving different types of cuisines or specialities. For example, Ginza Ishizaki serves beef specialities, Nanachome offers yakitori, Mimosa, Hiroo Hashizume and Reikasai Ginza propose to their clients a delightful Chinese cuisine. Among the new stars, five offer French-style cuisine: Argile, Crony, La Paix, Lature and L’Aube, and five serve sushi: Sushi Kojima, Sushi Yu, Sushiya Ichiyanagi, Kiraku and Sushi Hachizaemon. Bottega, Heinz Beck, Principio and Prisma serve Italian cuisine and also gain one star as well as Azumaya, Ginza Shinohara , Oryori Tsuji, and Shiorian Yamashiro four restaurants where chefs prepare Japanese cuisine.
The Michelin Guide Tokyo 2018 also lists 278 restaurants awarded a Bib Gourmand, 59 of which are new additions to this year’s selection. Bib Gourmand recognizes those restaurants offering quality food at affordable prices: around 5,000JPY or less.
The Michelin Guide Tokyo will be on sale in stores on Friday 1 December. The selection will also be available from 1pm on 28th November until 10am on 1st December on the official Michelin Guide website ‘Club Michelin’.
The Michelin Guide Tokyo 2018 comprises:
- 12 restaurants with three stars.
- 56 restaurants with two stars, of which 5 are new 166 restaurants with one star, of which 23 are new.
- 278 restaurants with a Bib Gourmand, of which 59 are new.