Michelin stars are the most sought-after awards for restaurants around the world. For over a century, Michelin stars have been given to restaurants that have met the rigorous standards of the Michelin Guide. The coveted stars are awarded to establishments that demonstrate excellent cuisine, superior service and quality of ingredients.
Michelin stars are awarded to restaurants in a variety of countries around the world. France is home to the largest number of Michelin-starred restaurants, with over 300 establishments receiving one or more stars from the guide.
The United States is home to close to 200 Michelin-starred restaurants, spread across numerous major cities such as New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In addition, Japan has close to 150 Michelin-starred restaurants, while Italy and Germany each have over 100. Other countries with a significant number of Michelin-starred restaurants include Spain (over 80), Switzerland (over 70) and Belgium (over 55).
The Michelin Guide also awards stars to restaurants in other countries including Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, India, Mexico and Monaco. Some of the most highly acclaimed restaurants in these countries include Daniel in New York City; Chez Panisse in Berkeley; Narisawa in Tokyo; El Celler de Can Roca in Girona; Schloss Schauenstein in Fürstenau; Indian Accent in Delhi; Pujol in Mexico City and Mirazur in Menton.
In addition to awarding stars to individual restaurants around the world, the Michelin Guide also recognizes certain cities as having a high concentration of starred establishments. Paris is by far the city with the most starred eateries – it currently has 135 – followed by Tokyo (107), Kyoto (74), London (66) and Hong Kong (64).
The list of countries with Michelin-starred restaurants is growing each year as more eateries receive recognition from this prestigious guide. As such, it can be difficult for diners looking for a truly memorable meal from one of these establishments to keep up with all their options. But by consulting the Michelin Guide or online resources such as TripAdvisor or Yelp for recommendations on which restaurants are worth visiting for an unforgettable dining experience that lives up to their expectations.
In conclusion, there are many countries around the world that boast at least one Michelin-starred restaurant – France leads all other nations with 300+ starred eateries while Japan comes in second with almost 150 starred establishments. The United States follows closely behind with close 200 starred eateries while Italy and Germany both have over 100 each. Other countries boasting multiple star rated restaurants include Spain (over 80), Switzerland (over 70) and Belgium (over 55).