How Many Michelin Star Restaurants Are There in the World?

Michelin stars are the crème de la crème of restaurant awards. They signify the highest level of excellence when it comes to food, service, atmosphere and overall dining experience.

As such, it is no surprise that restaurants with Michelin stars are highly sought-after. With so many of these prestigious eateries located across the globe, let’s take a look at how many Michelin star restaurants there are in the world.

The first Michelin guide was published in 1900 and since then has become an internationally recognised standard for fine dining. There are currently a total of 23,079 restaurants listed in the Michelin Guide across 30 countries and seven territories. Of those, 3,097 establishments have been awarded one or more stars.

Of those 3,097 restaurants with stars, 2,599 have one star; 478 have two stars; and 20 have received the elusive three-star rating -the highest accolade a restaurant can receive from Michelin.

Japan, with its vibrant culinary culture and rich history of gastronomy, is home to the most Michelin star restaurants in the world. The country has a total of 310.

France follows closely behind with a total of 291. The United States has seen a sharp rise in its number of starred establishments over recent years and currently stands at 233


Germany , Italy and Spain round out the top five countries with most Michelin starred restaurants.


Luxembourg , which is not usually associated with fine dining has surprisingly managed to secure six starred establishments – making it one of the smallest countries to be represented on this list.

[Conclusion] : From Tokyo to New York City, there is no shortage of incredible restaurants around the world that have earned their place in the prestigious Michelin Guide. In total there are 23,079 listed establishments in 30 countries and seven territories worldwide – 3,097 of which boast one or more stars.

Japan is home to 310 starred eateries (the most out any country), followed by France (291) and then The United States (233). Luxembourg also stands out as one of the smallest countries to be represented on this list with six starred establishments.