If good food is what steers your travels, you may want to plan a special trip to Tokyo.
After acquiring ten additional Michelin stars in 2016, Tokyo has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city in the world. The city has maintained its top ranking for the tenth consecutive year, making it one of the best travel destinations for foodies.
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Nearly a century old, the Michelin guide prizes restaurants with stars, which are divided into three categories according to the following criteria:
1 Michelin star: "A very good restaurant in its category" (Une très bonne table dans sa catégorie)
2 Michelin stars: "Excellent cooking, worth a detour" (Table excellente, mérite un détour)
3 Michelin stars: "Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey" (Une des meilleures tables, vaut le voyage).
Three-star restaurants in Tokyo include Joël Robuchon’s Tokyo outpost and the celebrated Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten, which was also the theme of the Jiro Dreams of Sushi documentary.
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A meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant may come at an exorbitant price; however that is not always the case. Affordable Michelin-starred restaurants in Tokyo include Tsuta, which serves the world’s only Michelin-starred ramen and Nakajima, focusing on fresh sardines procured from Tsukiji market and prepared in one of five ways: as sesame tossed sashimi, fried with Japanese breadcrumbs Panko), salt baked, cooked in a soy sauce dashi, or in an egg casserole cooked on a hot plate.
This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post