19 Japanese Restaurants in New York That Earned Michelin Stars in 2022

Michelin released its 2022 New York guide on October 6. Of the 73 restaurants on the list, 19 are Japanese, including six making their Michelin debut. Famed—and expensive—sushi restaurant Masa continues to sit atop the list with three stars, and the rest of the list earned one each. The majority of the entries are pricey sushi spots, while a few serve kaiseki fare. Tempura Matsui and Torien are the lone tempura and yakitori restaurants, respectively.

If you’re not into spending up to $600 on sushi, you’ll find the more practical Michelin Bib Gourmands at the bottom of this list.

Here are the 19 Japanese restaurants with Michelin stars for 2022.

 

Three Stars (“Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”)

Masa
Type of Cuisine: Sushi
10 Columbus Circle, Time Warner Center
Website: http://www.masanyc.com/
The most expensive restaurant in the country maintains its three stars.

One Star (“A very good restaurant in its category”)

Hirohisa
Type of cuisine: Kaiseki
73 Thompson Street
Website: https://www.hirohisa.nyc/
Chef Hirohisa Hayashi focuses on seasonal kaiseki.

Hirohisa

ICCA (NEW)
Type of cuisine: Sushi
20 Warren Street
Website: https://icca.nyc/
Chef Kazushige Suzuki serves only fish from Japan for his omakase and tasting menu.

Kanoyama
Type of cuisine: Sushi
175 2nd Avenue
Website: https://kanoyama.com/
East Village sushi restaurant earns a star for the sixth consecutive year.

Kosaka
Type of cuisine: Sushi
220 W. 13th Street
Website: http://kosakanyc.com/
Executive Chef Yoshihiko Kousaka is the former Executive Chef of Jewel Bako, which earned several Michelin stars before closing in 2020.

l’Abeille (NEW)
Type of cuisine: French
412 Greenwich Street
Website: https://www.labeille.nyc/
This French spot may be new to New York’s Michelin scene, but Executive Chef Mitsunobu Nagae is a veteran of Michelin-starred restaurants, including Château Restaurant Joël Robuchon in Tokyo.

Noda
Type of cuisine: Sushi
6 W. 28th Street
Website: https://www.noda.nyc/
Chef Shigeyuki Tsunoda serves a 20-course omakase twice a night.

Noz 17 (NEW)
Type of cuisine: Sushi
458 W. 17th Street
Website: https://www.noz17.com/
The companion restaurant to Sushi Noz, Chef Junichi Matsuzaki, Chef Nozomu Abe’s protégé, serves a thirty-course, Edomae-style sushi tasting menu in this seven-seat space in Chelsea.

odo
Type of cuisine: Kaiseki
17 W. 20th Street
Website: https://www.odo.nyc/
Seasonal kaiseki for lunch and dinner

Shion 69 Leonard Street (NEW)
Type of cuisine: Edomae Sushi
60 Leonard Street
Website: https://www.69leonardstreet.com/
Formerly of Sushi Saito in Tokyo (three Michelin stars) creates an Edomae-style experience in an intimate setting.

Sushi Amane
Type of cuisine: Sushi
245 E. 44th Street
Website: https://www.sushi-amane.com/
Omakase sushi restaurant earns fifth consecutive Michelin star.

Sushi Ginza Onodera
Type of cuisine: Sushi
461 5th Avenue
Website: https://www.sushiginzaonoderanewyork.com/
Dropped from two stars to one

Sushi Nakazawa
Type of cuisine: Sushi
23 Commerce Street
Website: https://www.sushinakazawa.com/
Everyone’s favorite former Jiro apprentice continues to earn accolades of his own.

Sushi Noz
Type of cuisine: Sushi
181 E. 78th Street
Website: https://www.sushinoz.com/
Experience omakase at an eight-seat, 200-year-old hinoki counter run by Chef Nozomu Abe, who was inspired by the fish from his grandfather’s Hokkaido seafood company.

Sushi Yasuda
Type of cuisine: Sushi
204 E. 43rd Street
Website: https://www.sushiyasuda.com/
This Midtown East stalwart has been serving sushi in NYC for almost 25 years.

Tempura Matsui
Type of cuisine: Tempura
222 E. 39th Street
Website: https://www.tempuramatsui.com/
The late chef Masao Matsui, after whom Tempura Matsui is named, perfected the lightly coated technique that his staff carries on today, elevating tempura into fine dining.

Torien (NEW)
Type of cuisine: Yakitori
292 Elizabeth Street
Website: https://torien-nyc.com/
Chef Yoshiteru Ikegawa presents a 13-course yakitori experience devoted to all parts of the chicken.

Tsukimi
Type of cuisine: Kaiseki
228 E. 10th Street
Website: https://www.tsukimi.nyc/
With its name meaning “moon viewing,” Tsukimi’s modern kaiseki celebrates the harvest as well as Japanese hospitality.

Yoshino New York (NEW)
Type of cuisine: Sushi
342 Bowery
Website: https://www.yoshinonewyork.com/
This Michelin newcomer is named after the chef’s father’s hometown in Nara Prefecture.

Bib Gourmands (“Inspectors’ favorites for good value”)

Michelin now defines “good value” as spending $49 or less—excluding tax and gratuity—for two courses and a glass of wine or dessert. This is up from the previous limit of $40. The Guide considers these restaurants the highest quality affordable restaurants in the city.

DOMODOMO
Type of Cuisine: Temaki, Sushi
138 W. Houston Street
Website: https://www.domodomonyc.com/

Hanon
Type of Cuisine: Udon
436 Union Avenue, Brooklyn
Website: Hanon on Resy

Jin Ramen
Type of Cuisine: Ramen
3183 Broadway
Website: https://125.jinramen.com/jin-west-harlem/

Nami Nori
Type of Cuisine: Temaki
33 Carmine Street
Website: https://naminori.nyc/

Shalom Japan
Type of Cuisine: “Authentically inauthentic Jewish and Japanese food”
310 S. 4th Street, Brooklyn
Website: https://shalomjapannyc.com/

Soba-ya
Type of Cuisine: Soba Noodles
229 E. 9th Street
Website: https://sobaya.square.site/

Tonchin
Type of Cuisine: Ramen
13 W. 36th Street
Website: https://www.tonchinnewyork.com/

For a complete list of all the New York restaurants that earned stars—not just the Japanese ones—please visit Michelin’s website.