One new three star and five new two stars in Michelin Tokyo Guide 2015

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Editor 2nd December 2014
Joel Robuchon TokyoThe Michelin Tokyo Guide 2015 features one new three star restaurant and five new two stars. The guide, which goes on sale in Japan on 5th December, also features 19 new one star restaurants. Bernard Delmas, president of Nihon Michelin Tire, said that unlike previous years, which covered three areas – Tokyo, Yokohama and Shonan – this year focuses exclusively on the Tokyo area. He added: “This time washoku – traditional Japanese cuisine – has been included and this has made the selection much richer and more interesting. We therefore hope that this guide book will enjoy even greater popularity with our readers.” In total, a remarkable 200 new Bib Gourmand restaurants are in the washoku category of traditional Japanese cuisine. These join 13 other new Bib Gourmands to make 325 restaurants in total. The newest three star restaurant, Makimura, serves Japanese cuisine and has been promoted from two stars. This means that in total Tokyo now has 12 three star restaurants, of which Restaurant Joël Robuchon and Quintessence are the only ones which are not Japanese. Tokyo’s new two star restaurants are more varied; they are sushi restaurant Harutaka, Japanese tokyo-restaurant-tapas-molecular-bar-10Ichigo, the French restaurants L’Effervescence and L’Osier and the Spanish Zurriola. These new additions make 53 two star restaurants in total. New one stars include the Japanese Adachi Naoto, French restaurants Chic Peut-Être and Crown, and the innovative Tapas Molecular Bar. In all, the 19 newcomers give Tokyo 161 one star restaurants in total. Michael Ellis, International Director of the Michelin Guides said that overall, "we can say that Tokyo is one of the most attractive cities in the world for gastronomy." Tokyo now has 226 restaurants with one Michelin star or more in the Tokyo guide – far more than any other city in the world.

The full list

New three stars: Makimura New two stars: Harutaka Ichigo L’Effervescence L’Osier Zurriola New one stars: Adachi Naoto Chic Peut-Être Crown Ginya Imafuku Ishigaki Yoshida Jean-Georges Kifu La Fins Les Chanterelles Masuda Nakasei Uchimise Adachi Naoto Chic Peut-Être Crown Ginya Imafuku Ishigaki Yoshida Jean-Georges Kifu La Fins Les Chanterelles Masuda Nakasei Uchimise Requinquer Sasuga Shokuzen Abe Shunso Tagetsu Tapas Molecular Bar Zuisetsu By Stuart Armstrong
The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 2nd December 2014

One new three star and five new two stars in Michelin Tokyo Guide 2015