The full selection of restaurants and hotels that made it into the Michelin Guide Tokyo 2017 was announced online on the Club Michelin website today (Nov 29), two days ahead of the print guidebook's official launch on Dec 2. The latest edition of the guide recognises a total of 542 restaurants and 43 hotels, including 66 that made the list for the first time.
There were no new establishments entered into the guide’s highest ranking three star category, but four restaurants - Kanda, the main branch of sushi bar Sukiyabashi Jiro, and French restaurants Quintessence and Joel Robuchon - all retained their ranks, held since the Japanese edition of the guide was launched in 2007.
Among the newly starred restaurants are Japanese eatery Miysaka and sushi bar Amamoto, both of which received two stars. Sushi bar Masuda and tempura restaurant Ginya were both elevated to two stars from one, and Italian restaurant Regaro, yakitori shop Bird Land and ramen shop Nakiryu were bumped up to a one-star rating after being listed under Bib Gourmand last year.
A total of 16 restaurants received one star for the first time, while 48 venues were listed under the Bib Gourmand category for restaurants that offer affordable meals.