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Thursday, 25th November 2010
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Tokyo restaurants top Michelin Guide

Tokyo has more top-rated restaurants than other city in the world, according to the latest Michelin Guide.

The guide revealed that the Japanese city has 14 three-star restaurants compared to ten in Paris. Last year, Tokyo had 11 three-star restaurants but despite the global economic downturn it has continued to improve its gourmet record.

One of the restaurants awarded the top award is the Fugu restaurant Usukifugu Yamadaya close to Roppongi station.
Jean-Luc Naret, Michelin Guide director, explained that the city had once again proved itself as the world's gourmet capital.

Speaking to Reuters, he explained: "Restaurants here really focus on what they can do well, they really specialise. It takes time and it takes precision as well."

Overall, 266 stars were awarded to restaurants in the metropolitan area of Tokyo, including 26 two-star and one-star restaurants in the nearby areas of Yokohama and Kamakura.

Written by Mark Smith

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