Michael Ellis, International Director in charge of the MICHELIN guides, comments on the vibrancy of Tokyo's gastronomy scene: “The MICHELIN guide reflects the great ability and skills found in Tokyo, with 82 restaurants added to this year’s selection. Sushi, French, Italian, Tempura, Izakaya… the rich variety of our selection is testament to the gastronomic strength of Tokyo, a city where even ramen restaurants have Stars.”
Of the 56 two-starred establishments, five are new, and these include: Sazenka, a restaurant offering Chinese cuisine; Florilège where the chef serves a French cuisine presented in Japanese plates and bowls; Hommage, where chef-owner Noboru Arai uses ingredients from all over the world and then prepares them using French techniques.
Also awarded two stars are Den, offering innovative cuisine, and Higuchi, where the owner-chef adjusts Kyo-ryori to Kanto tastes.
The MICHELIN guide Tokyo 2018 also lists 278 restaurants awarded a Bib Gourmand, 59 of which are new additions to this year’s selection. Bib Gourmand recognizes those restaurants offering quality food at affordable prices: around 5,000JPY or less.
See the full selection here.