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Michelin Guide 2013: Tokyo Remains The Number One Culinary Spot in The World

Travelers Today       By    Lena Vazifdar

Updated: Nov 30, 2012 01:04 PM EST

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According to the "Michelin Guide," Tokyo remains the number one culinary destination in the world. Michelin released its Tokyo Yokohama Shonan 2013 and still has more Michelin stars that any other place ong the globe.

Two of Tokyo's three star restaurants went down and now, there are 15 remaining, it still has more three star restaurants than any other place. CNN reported that Kyoto Osaka Kobe Nara comes in second with 12, Paris has 10 and New York City with 7.

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The Wall Street Journal reported that this is the first time that Tokyo has taken a hit with the three star ranking, since the guide launched in Japan in 2007. One such restaurant, Hamadaya, lost one star and said to the Wall Street Journal, "We lacked strength and will try harder from now on."

Araki was another restaurant that got demoted to two stars, while two restaurants, Ryuzu, a French eatery, and Jushu, which is Japanese cuisine got promoted from one start to two.

This year, Japan has 27 Michelin three-star restaurants. International Director for Michelin Guides, Michael Ellis said to The Wall Street Journal,  "Japanese gourmet cooking is even more creative, inspired and inventive than in the past. The quality and skills displayed by chefs in the Kanto region are higher every year and confirm Japan's ranking among the world's leading countries in terms of fine dining."

In Michelin's two star ranking six restaurants were added to the Tokyo total making 58 two-star eateries in the metropolis. They also added 16 one-star establishments to the list.

According to the Wall Street Journal Here are the following Three-star restaurants in the 2013 Tokyo, Yokohama Shonan Michelin Guide:

"Azabu Yukimura (Japanese)

Esaki (Japanese contemporary)

Ishikawa (Japanese)

Joël Robuchon (French contemporary)

Kanda (Japanese)

Koan (Japanese)

Koju (Japanese)

Quintessence (French contemporary)

Ryugin (Japanese contemporary)

7chome Kyoboshi (Japanese tempura)

Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten (Japanese sushi)

Sushi Mizutani (Japanese sushi)

Sushi Saito (Japanese sushi)

Sushi Yoshitake (Japanese sushi)

Usukifugu Yamadaya (Japanese fugu)"

 

 

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