Michelin Restaurant Guide released the list of next year’s selection yesterday. The book will be on the shelves this weekend. They added Yokohama and Kamakura, which are on the outskirt of Tokyo, to this year’s edition. As you may know, Yokohama is a flourishing port city and Kamakura was the ancient capital before Tokyo. Tokyo’s neighboring cities, where many savvy gourmands live, have a huge potential as an area for numerous hidden gems. A total of 266 restaurants were awarded in the 2011 edition. Three stars were given to 14 restaurants, all of which are located in Tokyo.
Here’s list of the three star restaurants:
Japanese: Esaki, Ishikawa, Kanda, Koju, Yukimura, Usuki Fugu Yamadaya(Fugu), Hamadaya, Nana-chome Kyoboshi(Tempura)
Sushi: Sukiyabashi Jiro, Sushi Mizutani, Sushi Saito, Araki
French: Joel Robuchon, Quintessence