Stars Revealed For MICHELIN Guide Kyoto Osaka 2018

This year sees 25 new one-star restaurants while IIDA and Hajime go for gold with three stars.
The MICHELIN Guide Kyoto Osaka 2018 was just launched and features a total of 412 restaurants and 86 hotels and ryokans located in the two cities. Of these, 12 have been given the coveted three-star distinction, including two new restaurants: IIDA in Kyoto who moved up from two-stars last year, and French gastronomy restaurant Hajime in Osaka.
The MICHELIN guide Kyoto Osaka also comprises a total of 40 two-star restaurants and 139 one-star restaurants.

The 2018 edition sees 25 new one-star additions: 12 in Kyoto and 13 in Osaka including the likes of Chinese restaurant Chugokusai S.Sawada, beef specialty establishment Nikunotakumi Miyoshi, and Sushi Kappo Nakaichi.

Michael Ellis, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides said: “The elegant, ancient city of Kyoto and the vibrant food city Osaka have different charms but both attract a lot of foreign tourists. I know these cities are also close to Japanese hearts. I am delighted to share with our clients the discoveries that our inspectors have made”.
The latest guide, which will go on sale on Friday, 10 November, also includes 221 Bib Gourmand selections, 34 of which are new additions. This distinction recognizes restaurants offering quality food at a maximum of 5,000JPY.

Click here for the full selection list in the 2018 Kyoto Osaka guide.
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