Since its first appearance in 1997, Bib Gourmand has appeared in every edition of the MICHELIN Guide and is loved across the world. If you are seeking a dining experience where satisfaction exceeds the price, why not savour the offerings of a Bib Gourmand restaurant?
Also, one of the features of Bib Gourmand is that it reflects the diverse gastronomic scene of each city. Let's take a look at the nine establishments that made their first appearance in the MICHELIN Guide Tokyo 2024.
By procuring chicken from Tosa, this restaurant showcases the best Kochi has to offer to a broader range of diners. The yakitori is seasoned with sun-dried salt from eastern Kochi and grilled over Tosa Binchotan charcoal, a source of local pride for the region.
The name of this restaurant says it all about its DJ owner. He brings the same sensibilities to arranging his ramen menu as he does to remixing his music, and this shows with how his diners don’t skip a beat in gulping down his noodles and broth.
This western-style, family-run restaurant, established in 1941, is nestled in behind Senso-ji Temple. The chef holds great reverence for the teachings passed down to him by his father and grandfather, and has vowed to maintain the same level of quality for Asakusa.
The use of Japanese ingredients in their dishes expresses a seasonality not found in Sri Lanka. Diners from Sri Lanka will likely feel a sense of refinement expressed in the taste of each dish and discover a renewed love for their home country.
Grown up in the Mogami region of Yamagata Prefecture, here is a ramen made using light soy sauce in the soup. Here, there is ramen that will stir a hometown nostalgia within any Japanese from Yamagata.
This pork kushiyaki restaurant was established in 1949. Dishes are only ever added to the menu, and nothing is ever taken away. The distinct taste created at the restaurant’s inception has been dutifully preserved by the current chef, the third in its history.
The shio ramen here is what draws the crowds. Its beautiful presentation, tantalizing aroma, and delicious flavour stimulate all five senses.
Orders for the egg lunch echoing through this restaurant reveal the favourite dish of diners. The chef’s performance is also a must-see. The runny yolk of their deep-fried eggs will leave you with a smile on your face.
The French name of this restaurant can most aptly be translated as ‘large cauldron’ in English. A variety of cooking genres are mixed and matched to create a free style of cooking.
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