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MICHELIN Guide Kyoto Osaka Kobe2011 erscheint – 12 restaurants mit 3 Sternen, 46 ** Sterne und 185 mit einem Stern – Wir haben alle aufgeführt – Meldung in Englisch

Newly joined Japanese Chicken Specialties, Obanzai and Japanese Yuba restaurants
Kobe hotels and restaurants selected for the first time
Michelin announces today the new MICHELIN guide Kyoto Osaka Kobe 2011, which
offers a selection of the best hotels and restaurants in those 3 cities. The guide
introduces a total of 312 establishments of which 239 restaurants, 42
hotels and 31 Ryokans.

Available in Japanese and English version, the MICHELIN guide Kyoto Osaka Kobe 2011
goes on sale in Japan on October 22 (and from February 1, 2011 in France for the English

In the MICHELIN guide Kyoto Osaka Kobe 2011 selection:
· Total 12 restaurants earned three stars in the selection (7 in Kyoto,
3 in Osaka and 2 in Kobe). In Kobe, there are two new three-star restaurants: Cá
Sento and Komago. In Kyoto, the restaurant Nakamura has gained 3 stars and in
Osaka, Kashiwaya and Taian have been promoted from two to three stars in this
year’s selection.

· Total 44 restaurants (22 in Kyoto, 12 in Osaka and 10 in Kobe) and 2
ryokans (all in Kyoto) earned two stars in the selection. A total of 13
new restaurants joined the selection directly with two stars and 12 restaurants and 1
ryokan are promoted from one-star to two-star

· Total 183 restaurants (71 in Kyoto, 75 in Osaka and 37 in Kobe) and 2
ryokans (one in Kyoto and one in Kobe) earned one star. Also, 85
restaurants and 1 ryokan have gained their first star in the 2011 selection.
New this year in the 2011 MICHELIN guide Kyoto Osaka Kobe: the pictogram|. It
indicates a starred restaurant offering a menu under 5,000 yen. Diners
can enjoy gourmet meals for as little as 5,000 yen maximum per person, showing
MICHELIN guide’s commitment to local eateries at affordable prices. There are 106
restaurants with this pictogram in the guide, nearly half of the selection (38 in Kyoto, 40 in
Osaka and 28 in Kobe).

The MICHELIN guides are updated every single year in order to provide readers most
reliable information possible. Two new symbols have been added this year: ® (for the
newly selected restaurants in the 2011 MICHELIN guide Kyoto Osaka Kobe) and ¿ (for
the establishments who’ve been promoted from one to 2 stars and from 2 to 3 stars in
Kyoto and Osaka, as all the establishments from are new because it’s the first year this city
is covered by the guide). All the restaurants and hotels selected in 2010 edition are
reexamined for the 2011 guide, and establishments which are not selected and which could
be interesting for our readers are also inspected. Just after the launch of 2010 edition,
Michelin inspectors, employees of Michelin, who have professional knowledge of
hospitality industry, have been anonymously evaluating restaurants and hotels for the 2011
edition. All the Michelin inspectors pay all their bills in full.

In Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe, as in the 22 other countries covered by the MICHELIN guide,
a consistent selection is ensured by awarding stars based on the same criteria. Stars in the
MICHELIN guides have same value in all over the world meaning that a one star
restaurant in Kyoto has the same quality as a one-star establishment in New York or Paris.
The same five criteria are used for awarding stars whatever the country or the city: product
quality, preparation and flavours, the chef’s personality as revealed through his cuisine,
value for money, and consistency over time and across the entire menu. The criteria are
adapted to each type of cuisine, notably Japanese cooking styles
Stars apply only to “what’s in the plate,” meaning the quality of the cooking.

· Three stars (o) mean exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.
· Two stars (n) mean excellent cooking, worth a detour.
· One star (m) means a very good restaurant in its category.

A restaurant that receives one or more stars is not only one of the best in its country but
also one of the best in the world.
In the MICHELIN guide Kyoto Osaka Kobe 2011, the whole Japanese
cuisine keeps majority with over 80% of the selected restaurants. The
major culinary styles are represented, including, soba, sushi, tempura, fugu, unagi, Izakaya,
Kushiage, Oden, and Shojin ryori, etc. The 2011 guide selects new types of cuisine:
Japanese Chicken Specialties, Obanzai (home style cuisine) and Japanese Yuba (tofu
cream). The remaining is comprised of French, Chinese, Fusion, Italian and Steak house.
The comfort of restaurants, such as beauty of interior/exterior and hospitality, is classified
by fork-and-spoon symbols (ò to ö). Pavilions (h to l) mean the comfort for
hotels and (9 to Ÿ) the comfort for “Ryokan” which are found only in Kyoto and

Jean-Luc Naret, Director of MICHELIN guides commented, “Only 90 restaurants in the
world currently hold three stars. Of them, 12 are in Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe. Also, 3
restaurants promoted to 3 stars from Kyoto and Osaka, and also 2 restaurants with three
stars newly joined from Kobe area. As it is our role to discover new talents and introduce
them to our readers, we are particularly happy to see this beautiful selection. Our
selection process is always rigorous and same in everywhere in the world. So we would
like to toast to chefs in Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe who offer such excellent dishes”
Bernard Delmas, President of Nihon Michelin Tire expressed, “We are very pleased to
present you today the new selection of MICHELIN guide Kyoto Osaka Kobe 2011.Three
years passed since we published the first MICHELIN guide in Japan, and we hope this
selection is more and ever rich and interesting. Michelin guide is global, as we employ
same criteria all over the world, but it is local, because it is made by Japanese inspectors
and Japanese editorial team, and made firstly for the Japanese readers. The selection is
more diverse and rich. I sincerely hope that the MICHELIN guide Kyoto Osaka Kobe will
continue to publish for long, and be really loved by people in Kansai area and Japan.”

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charge (until 1920) and originally intended for chauffeurs, the guide contained a wealth of
practical information, including tips on using and repairing tires, city street maps, and lists
of gasoline outlets, hotels and mechanics. For the Michelin brothers, the objective was to
speed the development of the automobile, and consequently the tire market. They wanted
to promote and improve travel by making it safer and more enjoyable—in other words, by
enhancing mobility, which is still today the common goal of Michelin’s maps, guides,
atlases and other publications.

In 2011 edition, 26 titles of the MICHELIN guide covering 23 countries will be published.
Among about 15,000 restaurants listed in the 2010/2011 editions, only 90 restaurants
earned three stars, with 318 restaurants receiving two stars and 1,854 restaurants one star
(figures as of October 19, 2010 taking in account the 2011 MICHELIN guides New York
and Kyoto Osaka Kobe).

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10 million maps, atlases, tourist guides, and restaurant and hotel guides – always with the
same focus on quality. Last year, more than one million copies of the MICHELIN guide
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MICHELIN guide Kyoto Osaka Kobe 2011:
the selection
Total One star
Two stars
Three stars

Kyoto: the selection
Total One star
Two stars
Three stars

® : new entry in the guide
&¿ : restaurant promoted from 1 to 2 stars or 2 to 3 stars
Kyoto: the restaurants and the starred ryokans
3 *** Star
Chihana ò Japanese
Hyo-tei ô Japanese
Kikunoi Honten õ Japanese
Kitcho Arashiyama Honten ö Japanese
= R=
Mizai ó Japanese
Nakamura ¿ ô Japanese
Tsuruya ö Japanese

2** Star
Chihiro ¿ ò Japanese
Gion Maruyama ô Japanese
Gion Matsumuro ¿ ò Japanese
Gion Sasaki ó Japanese
Gion Suetomo ¿ ó Japanese
Hanamura ® ó Japanese
Hassun ® ò Japanese
Isshin ¿ ó Japanese Beef Specialities
Kanamean Nishitomiya (ryokan) oe Japanese
Kenninji Gion Maruyama ô Japanese
Kichisen ô Japanese
Kikunoi Roan ó Japanese
Mankamero ¿ ô Japanese
Miyama-so (ryokan) ¿ oe Japanese
Ogata ó Japanese
Ryozanpaku ô Japanese
Sakurada ó Japanese
Shunseki Suzue ¿ ó Japanese
Sojiki Nakahigashi ¿ ò Japanese
Sottaku Tsukamoto ¿ ò Japanese
Sushi Matsumoto ò Japanese Sushi
Tankuma Honke ô Japanese
Uosaburo ô Japanese
Wakuden Kodaiji ¿ ô Japanese

m * 1 Star
Ajiro ò Japanese Shojin
Akai ò Japanese
Awata Sanso õ Japanese
Daikiku ò Japanese
Fujiwara ò Japanese
Fukiage ô Japanese
Gion Chinnen ® ò Japanese
Gion Matayoshi ò Japanese
Gion Matsudaya ò Japanese Sushi
Gion Nakahara ® ò Japanese
Gion Nanba ò Japanese
Gion Nishikawa ó Japanese
Gion Nishimura ó Japanese
Gion Okada ò Japanese
Gion Owatari ® ó Japanese
Gion Sakagawa ® ò Japanese
Gion Tanimoto ò Japanese
Gion U ò Japanese Unagi
Gion Umenoi ò Japanese Unagi
Gion Yutaka ò Steakhouse
Gotoshi ® ò Japanese Izakaya
Hamasaku ò Japanese
Hana-Kitcho ó Japanese
Hayashi ò Japanese
Hiragiya (ryokan) Ÿ Japanese
Hokkoriya ® ò Japanese Obanzai
Ichiyoshi ò Japanese
Ifuki ® ò Japanese
Ikuta ó Japanese
Iwasaki ò Japanese
Jiki Miyazawa ò Japanese
Jikishin an Saiki ® ó Japanese
Jinroku ® ò Japanese Soba
Kamigamo Akiyama ó Japanese
Kanei ® ò Japanese Soba
Kanjin ® ô Japanese
Kawakami ò Japanese
Kyoboshi ò Japanese Tempura
Kyoyuke Yokikana ó Japanese
Lista Giorgio Pinchiorri ® ó Italian
Maehara ò Japanese Unagi
Mashita ó Japanese
Masuda ò Japanese
Mitsuyasu ® ó Japanese
Mokube ó Japanese
Nakazen ® ò Japanese
Nikyo ò Steakhouse
Ogami ò Japanese
Okina ò Japanese
Rikichi ò Japanese
Ryuheisoba ® ò Japanese Soba
Sakamoto ò Japanese
Sakuragawa Gion ó Japanese
Sakuragawa Kiyamachi ó Japanese
Sangencha ò Japanese
Seike Nishijin ® ó Japanese Yuba
Seto ® ò Japanese Chicken Specialities
Shoku Kobo Hirosaki ò Japanese
Shunshin an ó Japanese
Sobaya Nicolas ò Japanese Soba
Tankuma Kitamise Honten ó Japanese
Tenyou ® ò Japanese Tempura
Tomoe ò Japanese Fugu
Toriyasa ® ó Japanese Chicken Specialities
Tozen-tei ó Japanese
Uozuya ò Japanese
Vis-à-Vis ô French
Wagokoro Izumi ò Japanese
Wakuden Muromachi ó Japanese
Yonemura ó Fusion
Yoshizen ó Japanese
Zen ® ò Japanese Soba

Osaka: the selection
Total One star
Two stars
Three stars

® : new entry in the guide
&¿ : restaurant promoted from 1 to 2 stars or 2 to 3 stars

Osaka: the starred restaurants
o= *** 3 Stars
Hajime ô French Contemporary
Kashiwaya ¿ ô Japanese
Taian ¿ ó Japanese

n= ** 2 stars
Accueillir ô French Contemporary
Ajikitcho Horie ¿ ô Japanese
Fujiya 1935 ó Fusion
Gyuho ¿ ò Japanese Beef Specialties
Honkogetsu ó Japanese
Kahala ó Fusion
Kasho ó Japanese
Koryu ó Japanese
Masuda ¿ ò Japanese
Sushi Harasho ò Japanese Sushi
Totoya ò Japanese
Yotaro Honten ® ò Japanese Tempura

m = 1 Star Michelin
Ajikitcho Daimaru Shinsaibashi ó Japanese
Ayamedo ® ò Japanese Soba
Ayamuya ® ò Japanese Yakitori
Binbiya ® ò Japanese Izakaya
Bon ® ò Japanese Kushiage
Convivialité ó French
Éternité ó French
Fujihisa ò Japanese
Fujikyu ò Japanese
Fukunoya ò Japanese Fugu
Hiraishi ò Japanese Tempura
Honda ò Japanese
Horigakido ® ò Japanese Izakaya
Ichijunisai Ueno Mino ó Japanese
Ichijunisai Ueno Toyonaka ó Japanese
Imamura ò Japanese
Ippoh Honten ô Japanese Tempura
Kagaman ô Japanese
Kaishoku Shimizu ò Japanese
Kigawa ó Japanese
Kigawa Asai ò Japanese
Kinsui ó Japanese
Kitamura ® ó Japanese Sukiyaki
Kokyu ô Chinese
Konoha ò Japanese
La Baie ö French
Le Comptoir de Benoit ® ò French
Le Pont de Ciel ô French
Lumière ô French
Man ® ò Japanese Tempura
Man u ò Japanese Oden
Man u Bekkan ò Japanese Oden
Marusaku ò Japanese
Matsumoto Dojima ò Japanese
Matsumoto Eiraku ó Japanese
Matsuya ® ò Japanese
Nagahori ò Japanese Izakaya
Naniwa Okina ò Japanese Soba
Notoya ® ò Japanese Oden
Rogetsu ô Japanese
Rokukaku-tei ò Japanese Kushiage
Sakamoto ò Japanese
Sakanadokoro Koetsu ® ò Japanese
Sakuichi Honten ó Japanese
Sakurae ò Japanese Contemporary
Sakurae Toyonaka ó Japanese Contemporary
Sennarizushi ® ò Japanese Sushi
Shien ô Japanese
Shintaro ò Japanese Tempura
Shunsaiten Tsuchiya ó Japanese Tempura
Shunsai Yamasaki ® ó Japanese
Sushidokoro Hirokawa ® ò Japanese Sushi
Sushidokoro Kurosugi ò Japanese Sushi
Sushidokoro Sakau ó Japanese Sushi
Sushi Jinsei ò Japanese Sushi
Sushi Saeki ® ò Japanese Sushi
Sushi Yoshi ò Japanese Sushi
Takama ® ò Japanese Soba
Tamura ® ó Japanese Fugu
Tenshige ò Japanese Tempura
Tensho ® ò Japanese Soba
Tokiwa ò Japanese
Tominoya ® ó Japanese
Tout-Le-Monde ® ó French
Tsutaya ® ò Japanese Soba
Umazake Kamunabi ® ò Japanese Izakaya
Umeichi ó Japanese
Unisson des Coeurs ® ô French Contemporary
Wasabi ® ò Japanese Kushiage
Wayoyuzen Nakamura ® ò Japanese Contemporary
Xiang Tao ô Chinese
Yoshiko ó Japanese Fugu
Yoshino ® ò Japanese
Yoshitome ® ò Japanese
Yuno ® ò Japanese

® : new entry in the guide
&¿ : restaurant promoted from 1 to 2 stars or 2 to 3 stars

Kobe: the selection
Total One star
Two stars
Three stars

Kobe : the restaurants and the starred ryokans
3 Star
Cá Sento ó Fusion
Komago ô Japanese

2 Star:
Amefu ò Japanese
Aragawa ó Steakhouse
Gensai ò Japanese
Hyakumidokoro Onjiki ó Japanese
Jikishin ò Japanese
Sankayo ó Japanese
Sushi Kissui ò Japanese Sushi
Sushi Matsumoto ò Japanese Sushi
Takagi ô Japanese
Yamanaka ò Japanese Tempura

1 Star:
Abon ò Japanese Kushiage
Ambai ò Japanese Soba
Eita ò Japanese Izakaya
Fujihara ò Japanese Tempura
Fushimi ò Japanese Sushi
Gyogin Doi ò Japanese
Hashino ò Japanese
Hatada ó Japanese
Isso ò Japanese
Jin ò Japanese
Juenne ó French
Kaburaya ò Japanese Soba
Katsura Sanso Horainosato õ Japanese
Kinzan (ryokan) Ÿ Japanese
Kobe Kitcho ó Japanese
Kozaru ò Japanese
Maison de Gill õ French
Maruyasu ó Japanese Fugu
Matsuki ò Japanese
Miki ò Japanese
Miyasu ó Steakhouse
Muragen Arima ò Japanese Soba
Muragen Ashiyagawa ò Japanese Soba
Nagasaka ò Japanese
Orfeu ô French
Sakana Kishi ò Japanese
Setsugetsuka ó Japanese Teppanyaki
Shigematsu ó Japanese
Shiko ò Japanese
Shirahama ò Japanese
Sushi Emiko ò Japanese Sushi
Sushi Josuke ò Japanese Sushi
Tachiki ó Steakhouse
Tokyo Chikuyo-tei ò Japanese Unagi
Uemura ò Japanese
Ukanya ò Japanese Soba
Wakaishoku Kanayama ò Japanese
Yozan ò Japanese

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