Michelin Guide Tokyo 2014 released

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Six new restaurants have received two Michelin stars while a further 15 have claimed their first star in the Michelin Guide Tokyo 2014.

Only available in Japanese, the seventh edition of this particular guide features a total of 504 establishments with 438 restaurants, 54 hotels and 12 ryokans.

Three new restaurants, all situated in Tokyo, were inducted into the two-star category and three restaurants have been promoted from one star to two, one of which is in Shonan. Also, one new Korean restaurant in Tokyo joins the selection with two stars, meaning there are now two Korean establishments in the city which can boast two stars. The 2014 guide sees the tally of two star restaurants now sit at 59.

As well as that, 14 restaurants have maintained their three star status which is considered the ultimate international recognition in the culinary world with only around 100 restaurants currently holding this distinction. For the first time, Michelin Guide Tokyo Yokohama Shonan includes a selection of 157 Bib Gourmand which serves French or Italian cuisine. In a separate award from stars, Bib Gourmand recognises restaurants providing good cooking at reasonable prices where one can eat for 5,000 yen or less.

Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin Guides, said: “We are pleased to award new restaurants in Tokyo’s area. With 14 three star restaurants, Tokyo proves how dynamic the Japanese gastronomy is today. “We are also delighted to introduce a Bib Gourmand selection in the region for the first time. This distinction is really appreciated by our readers.” The 2014 Michelin Guide Tokyo Yokohama Shonan goes on sale in Japan today and is also available via Michelin Guide Digital.

>>> Read more on the Michelin Guide here

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Editor 6th December 2013

Michelin Guide Tokyo 2014 released