The capital city of Japan is a metropolis of neon lights, face-paced shopping, lively districts and a confluence of global influences. It’s also an extremely delicious place, according to Michelin Guides. Toyko was recently crowned with the honor of possessing more Michelin 3-star restaurants than any other city in the world, even Paris. The final tally (of 3-star establishments) was eleven to ten, Tokyo, squeezing it just above Paris.
The 3-star designation translates, in Michelin terms, as: a restaurant with “exceptional cuisine, and worth the journey.” Actually, food quality is really the only dimension on which the guide rates a dining establishment.
The city boasts some 160,000 restaurants, which is probably excluding a portion of the smaller, traditional establishments. The sheer number of restaurants is arguably an overall advantage for Tokyo in such a contest.