Tokyo Is World's Gourmet Capital: Michelin

...for the 6th year in a row
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2012 11:02 AM CST
Tokyo Is World's Gourmet Capital: Michelin
Tokyo Tower is lit orange in the Tokyo skyline Saturday, March 27, 2010.   (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

(Newser) – Want a fancypants meal—or 15? Head to Tokyo, which has more three-Michelin-star restaurants than any city in the world ... again. The top honor goes to Tokyo for the sixth year running (it overtook Paris in 2007), reports Reuters, with 15 restaurants claiming the maximum number of stars. Bloomberg notes that's actually down two from 2011. "Japanese gourmet cooking is even more creative, inspired, and inventive than in the past," says the international director of the Michelin guides. To wit, one of the multi-starred restaurants serves the dangerous delicacy fugu, or pufferfish. Click for the full list of Tokyo's three-star eateries. (Read more Tokyo stories.)

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