NYC Japanese Restaurants Awarded Michelin Stars

Michelin Guide, NYC, Japanese restaurants, sushi, ramen, soba, izakaya, robatayaki, kaiseki, David Chang, David Bouley

 

UPDATE: Please click here to see the Japanese restaurants that were rewarded stars in the Michelin Guide New York City 2014.

Twelve Japanese restaurants received stars in the Michelin Guide New York City 2013. A Michelin star is a symbol of fine dining, and these Japanese restaurants reflect quality and mastery of technique in the culinary world.

The seven three-star restaurants are the same as last year, including Masa, the ultimate sushi establishment run by chef Masa Takayama. Two Japanese restaurants received two stars, while nine received one.

 

 

 

 

Three Stars: “Exceptional, worth a special journey”

Masa – 10 Columbus Circle, Time Warner Center
Sushi

 

Two Stars: “Excellent cuisine, worth a detour”

Momofuku Ko – 163 First Avenue, East Village
David Chang’s blend of American Nouveau, Japanese/Sushi, Korean

Soto – 357 Sixth Avenue, West Village
Sushi

 

One Star: “A very good restaurant in its category”

15 East – 15 E. 15th Street, Union Square
Japanese/Sushi

Michelin Guide, NYC, Japanese restaurants, sushi, ramen, soba, izakaya, robatayaki, kaiseki, David Chang, David Bouley

Chef Masato Shimizu of 15 East prepares sushi at Japan Society's screening of "Jiro Dreams of Sushi"

Brushstroke – 30 Hudson Street, Tribeca
Kaiseki tasting menus from Chef David Bouley – whose eponymous fine-dining restaurant also received one Michelin star – and Japan’s top culinary school, the Tsukiji Culinary Institute

Jewel Bako – 239 E. 5th Street, East Village
Japanese/Sushi

Kajitsu – 414 E. 9th Street, East Village
Shojin Ryori (Zen Buddhist Vegetarian Cuisine)
Dropped from two stars last year

Kyo Ya – 94 E. 7th Street, East Village
Japanese/Sushi/Kaiseki

Rosanjin – 141 Duane Street, Tribeca
Kyoto-style Kaiseki

Sushi Azabu – 428 Greenwich Street, Tribeca
Tokyo-style “Edo-mae” Sushi

Sushi of Gari – 402 E. 78th Street, Upper East Side
Sushi

Tori Shin – 1193 First Avenue, Upper East Side
Yakitori

 

Bib Gourmands: “Establishments that serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included)”

Hino Maru Ramen – 33-18 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, Queens
Ramen

Jin Ramen – 3183 Broadway, Harlem
Ramen

Momofuku Noodle Bar – 171 First Avenue, East Village
Ramen

Momokawa – 157 E. 28th Street, Kips Bay
Izakaya

Robataya – 231 E. 9th Street, East Village
Robatayaki

Soba-ya – 229 E. 9th Street, East Village
Japanese Soba Noodles

 

Michelin Guide, NYC, Japanese restaurants, sushi, ramen, soba, izakaya, robatayaki, kaiseki, David Chang, David Bouley

Chef Atsushi Kono of Tori Shin teaches JapanCulture•NYC how to make yakitori

For a complete list of the restaurants receiving Michelin stars, click here.