(CNN) – The Michelin Guide, the famous French eating bible, has confirmed what most travelers already believe – Tokyo is the number one food destination in the world.
The Michelin Guide Tokyo 2019, released this week, has distributed 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 highlights 254 Bib Gourmand restaurants – restaurants that serve "excellent food at moderate prices" as well as 35 hotels and ryokans.
All this makes Tokyo far ahead of its Japanese rival in the south. "Michelin Guide Kyoto Osaka 2019" has 203 Michelin-starred restaurants. Paris, meanwhile, has 113 Michelin-starred restaurants.
Debuting in 1900 as a travel guide for early motorists in France, the Michelin Guide has evolved to become an international authority in all gastronomic matters.
Today, this collection has 28 titles in more than 25 countries.
Only one new 3 star restaurant
L & # 39; Osier, a French fine dining restaurant founded in 1973, promoted from two stars to three stars in the 2019 Tokyo Michelin Guide edition.
This is the only new restaurant in the three star list.
Kanda, Quintessence, Joel Robuchon and Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten, on the other hand, have maintained their three-star status every year since the guidelines published the first edition of Tokyo, in 2007.
Both the Ryukyu Chinese Dining Tama (Okinawa cuisine) and Onigiri Asakusa Yadoroku – the oldest onigiri restaurant in Tokyo – made their first appearance in the guide under the Bib Gourmand section.
Michelin Guide Tokyo 2019: Three star restaurant
Sushi Saito (Sushi)
Azabu Yukimura (Japan)