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Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Michelin Guide 2009

Gentle Reader, I am quivering with nervous excitement ... a mass of quaking jelly. The 2009 Michelin Guide launches today, and goes on sale on Friday.

  • There is a new 3-star - Ishikawa in Shinjuku.
  • 14 restaurants have got 2 stars for the first time, and there are 35 new 1-stars.
  • 173 restaurants are rated this year.
  • 5 more Tokyo wards have been covered for a total of 13.
  • The total number of stars has increased to 227 - Tokyo is still the world's star-iest city.
  • About 60% of the restaurants reviewed serve Japanese cuisine.
  • Only one reviewer this year is a foreigner (can you guess who?)

Stand by for more details as various little birds whisper in my ear, Gentle Reader!

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