The Michelin Guide gave top billing to 11 restaurants in Tokyo, making it the city with the most three-star eateries. French restaurants took three of the 11 three-star slots.
Tokyo has a total of 261 stars, more than any of the cities Michelin covers in 23 nations. New York has four three-star restaurants.
Michelin & Cie., the world’s largest tiremaker, has been publishing its restaurant and hotel guides since 1900, at the start of the automotive era. Distributed for free until 1920, the guide was originally meant for chauffeurs and included tips on using and repairing tires.