Japan has added another triple Michelin-starred restaurant to its culinary galaxy, giving the country another leading edge over closest rival France.
In the inaugural issue of the red guide’s Hiroshima edition, inspectors awarded Nakashima restaurant three stars for its seasonal, pristine dishes giving the country a total of 37 triple-garlanded addresses.
France has 27.
The latest guidebook expands Michelin’s coverage of Japan’s food scene which currently covers Tokyo, Yokohama, Shonan; Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara; and Hokkaido.
In total, five restaurants were awarded two stars and 24 addresses given their first star.
Here are all the starred restaurants for the region in the 2013 Special Edition Michelin guide Hiroshima.
Nakashima - Japanese - Hiroshima
Ajiyoshi - Japanese - Bingo
Kodama - Japanese - Hiroshima
Sazanka - Japanese - Aki
Tenko Honten - Tempura - Hiroshima
Tokaan - Japanese - Hiroshima
Akatora - Izakaya - Bingo
Erba - Italian - Bingo
Fujitaya - Anago - Aki
Fukumasa - Fugu - Aki
Hanao - Japanese - Hiroshima
Higashiyama - Japanese - Bingo
Hiroto - French - Hiroshima
Hitoshi - Sushi - Hiroshima
Irakuan - Soba - Hiroshima
Iwaso - Ryokan - Aki
Kazura - Japanese - Hiroshima
Kimura - Obanzai - Bingo
Kitaoka - Japanese - Hiroshima
Le Jardin Gourmand - French - Hiroshima
Le Miroir - French - Bingo
Matsukaze - Japanese - Aki
Mille - French - Hiroshima
Ozawa - French - Hiroshima
Shunnashokuzai Tessen - Japanese - Bingo
Sushi Mochizuki - Sushi - Hiroshima
Sushiya Oto - Sushi - Aki
Takotsubo - Japanese - Hiroshima
Tamano - Japanese - Hiroshima
Teuchisoba Esora - Soba - Bingo