(CNN) – The Michelin Guide, the famous French dining table, has confirmed what most travelers already believe in – Tokyo is the world's No. 1 food destination.
The Michelin Guide Tokyo 2019, released this week, has released stars to 230 restaurants around the Japanese capital. Of these, 13 have received three stars – the highest term. There are 52 two-star restaurants and 165 one-star restaurants.
The new Tokyo guide also highlights 254 Bib Gourmand restaurants – eateries serving "exceptionally good food at moderate prices", as well as 35 hotels and ryokans.
All of this leaves Tokyo far ahead of its Japanese rivals in the south. "Michelin Guide Kyoto Osaka 2019" has 203 Michelin starred restaurants. Paris also has 113 Michelin star restaurants.
Debating in 1900 as a travel guide for early drivers in France, the Michelin Guide has evolved into becoming an international authority on all things gastronomic.
Today, the collection has 28 titles in more than 25 countries.
Just a new 3 star restaurant
Osier, a French fine-dining restaurant founded in 1973, was promoted from two stars to three stars in the 2019 Tokyo edition of the Michelin Guide.
It is the only new eatery on the three-star list.
Kanda, Quintessence, Joel Robuchon and Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten, on the other hand, have maintained their three-star status every year since the guide published its first Tokyo edition, in 2007.
Both Ryukyu Chinese Dining Tama (Okinawa Cuisine) and Onigiri Asakusa Yadoroku – Tokyo's oldest Onigiri Restaurant – made their first appearance in the guide under the Bib Gourmand section.
Michelin Guide Tokyo 2019: Three-star restaurants
Sushi Saito (Sushi)
Azabu Yukimura (Japanese)