Nakamura restaurant in Kyoto has been awarded three Michelin Stars in the 2011 version of the world famous restaurant guide. This means that Kyoto has earned the distinction of having 7 restaurants with three-Michelin stars. Kyoto has the second highest number of Michelin starred restaurants of any city in the world, only beaten by Tokyo, the capital of Japan.
Kyoto Convention Bureau, international marketing manager, James Kent comments: “This is great news for a city that has always prided itself on its high quality cuisine and hospitality offering. Restaurants such as the seven with three stars featured in the Michelin guide continue to enhance the city’s reputation as a popular destination for both leisure tourism and events. In particular, organisers of events of any size can work with the world leading chefs of these restaurants to provide exquisite food for delegates from around the world.
The names of the listed restaurants are: • Nakamura • Kikunoi • Tsuruya • Hyotei • Mizai • Chihana • Kitcho
The Michelin Guide reviews and rates top restaurants and world chefs with a ratings system of one to three stars with the highest rated being three star chefs and restaurants. Three-Michelin-stars are awarded for exceptional cuisine.