The Caterer
Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Tokyo remains the world's most Michelin-starred city

18 November 2008 by

Tokyo has retained the title of the world's most Michelin-starred city after the launch of the second Michelin guide to the Japanese capital.

The 2009 guide awarded a record 227 stars to the 173 restaurants it lists, a total constituting more stars than Paris (96), London (52) and New York (56) combined.

Michelin awarded stars to every restaurant it lists in the Tokyo guide, with nine three-starred, 36 two-starred and 128 one-starred establishments.

Of those, Japanese restaurant Ishikawa joined the ranks of restaurants holding the top accolade of three stars, with 14 eateries rising to two-starred status.

A record 35 restaurants were awarded one star, including Gordon Ramsay's eponymous restaurant in Tokyo.

Nearly two thirds of the restaurants given stars are Japanese, with most of the remainder serving French cuisine including French chefs Joël Robuchon and Alain Ducasse.

Jean-Luc Naret, director of Michelin Guides, said: "Tokyo's gastronomy has improved and evolved in the course of the year and the rise in stars shows that.

"There is great potential in Tokyo and it can get even more stars."

Michelin now publishes 25 guides covering 22 countries in Europe, the USA and Asia. Next month will see the launch of a second Asian guide, with the inaugural release of a guide to Hong Kong and Macau on 5 December.

The restaurants awarded three stars are:
Hamadaya
Ishikawa (new)
Joël Robuchon
Kanda
Koju
L'Osier
Quintessence
Sushi Mizutani
Sukiyabashi Jiro

Michelin guide reviewers spotted in Hong Kong>>
Tokyo is most Michelin-starred city>>

Top Michelin-rated restaurants>>

By Kerstin Kühn

E-mail your comments to Kerstin Kühn here.

Caterersearch.com jobs
Looking for a new job? Find your next restaurant job here with Caterersearch.com jobs

The Caterer Blog](http://www.caterersearch.com/blogs/catering-news-blog/) Catch up with more news and gossip on the Caterer Blog here
[Newsletters For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail newsletters.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

close

Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking