Japanese Restaurants in New York Earn Michelin Stars for 2014

Last week the Michelin Guide New York City 2014 was released, and of the 67 restaurants that received stars, thirteen are Japanese. A Michelin star is a symbol of fine dining, and these Japanese restaurants reflect quality and mastery of technique in the culinary world.

Michelin Guide 2014, Michelin Guide, NYC, New York, Japanese restaurants, Japanese cuisine, Michelin stars, Masa, Momofuku Ko, Soto, sushi, kaiseki, yakitori, ramen, robatayaThe 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 ten 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
Sotohiro Kosugi’s sushi bar

 

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

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

Ichimura at Brushstroke – 30 Hudson Street, Tribeca
Michelin considers Chef Eiji Ichimura’s sushi bar with omakase menus at Brushstroke a separate entity, making it one of nine new restaurants to earn one Michelin star.

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

Kajitsu – 414 E. 9th Street, East Village
Shojin Ryori (Zen Buddhist Vegetarian Cuisine)

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

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Tori Shin

 

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

SEO – 249 E. 49th Street, Midtown East
Japanese, Sushi

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

To see who received Michelin stars for 2015, click here.