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
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
One Star: “A very good restaurant in its category”
15 East – 15 E. 15th Street, Union Square
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
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
Rosanjin – 141 Duane Street, Tribeca
Sushi Azabu – 428 Greenwich Street, Tribeca
Tokyo-style “Edo-mae” Sushi
Sushi of Gari – 402 E. 78th Street, Upper East Side
Tori Shin – 1193 First Avenue, Upper East Side
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
Jin Ramen – 3183 Broadway, Harlem
Momofuku Noodle Bar – 171 First Avenue, East Village
Momokawa – 157 E. 28th Street, Kips Bay
Robataya – 231 E. 9th Street, East Village
Soba-ya – 229 E. 9th Street, East Village
Japanese Soba Noodles
For a complete list of the restaurants receiving Michelin stars, click here.