I bought the Michelin Guide Tokyo 2008. The book was always out of stock and I finally got one. I think a lot of wealthy foodies or young executives who need to attract expensive girls bought them. How can the economy afford to have this kind of appetite? I often see many food articles written in Japanese that say they are never happy with “our way of highlighting restaurants that offer particularly good food” as the guide says. Also, they are annoyed that a few number of tempura, soba, and eel restaurants are included. Kyoto says they can get more stars than Tokyo…
A total of 150 restaurants acquired the stars in Tokyo, which is world’s largest number to any one city. 8 restaurants were awarded the three-star:
Japanese: Hamadaya, Kanda, Koju
Sushi: Sukiyabashi Jiro, Sushi Mizutani
French: Joel Robuchon, Quintessence, L’Osier
I’ll wait for someone who can generously take me to the sky…I’ll wish upon a star.