Tokyo reigns supreme when it comes to Michelin stars, blowing all other cities out of the water with an astonishing 314 total stars in 2018, 173 more than closest rival Paris. The capital of Japan has 12 restaurants with three Michelin stars (the most of any city in the world), plus dozens of other top-notch eateries to choose from.
One of the city’s best restaurants is three-starred Ryugin, which has been led by esteemed chef Seiji Yamamoto since 2003. The restaurant, which recently relocated to the 7th floor of a new development project, creates memorable dishes using seasonal produce, seafood and meats.
On the menu, you’ll find pheasant, wild duck, Japanese pigeon, wild boar, brown bear and a seasonal sashimi platter. Before you visit, be sure to take a peak at the restaurant’s website, as there are some strict rules regarding attire, cell phones, cameras and even perfume.
Total stars: 314
One star: 166
Two stars: 56
Three stars: 12