Winners of Michelin guide Tokyo 2018 revealed

Tokyo now counts a total of 166 one-star restaurants. — Picture courtesy of Michelin
Tokyo now counts a total of 166 one-star restaurants. — Picture courtesy of Michelin

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TOKYO, Nov 28 — Tokyo’s Michelin star count has risen to 234 in the newest edition of the gastronomic red guide, with new additions to the two- and single-star club. 

The 2018 edition of the Michelin guide Tokyo features a wide range of cuisines that include sushi, French, Italian, tempura, Izakaya and ramen eateries. 

While the three-starred club remains unchanged, inspectors promoted five restaurants to the two-starred club, which denotes restaurants that produce “excellent cooking, worth a detour.” 

They include Chinese restaurant Sazenka, French restaurants Florilege and Hommage, modern restaurant Den and Japanese restaurant Higuchi. 

The new additions expand Tokyo’s two-star count to 56. 

Likewise, Tokyo now counts a total of 166 one-star restaurants, thanks to the addition of 23 new addresses. 

Overall, the 2018 Michelin guide Tokyo features 12 restaurants with three stars, 56 with two, 166 with one star, and 278 restaurants in the Bib Gourmand, a selection of good value eats. 

The guide hits stores December 1 and will be available online until December 1 in Japanese at Club Michelin. — AFP-Relaxnews

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