Michelin has announced its selections for the 2013 guide to western Japan (that’s Kyoto, Kobe, Osaka, and Nara). There are 12 three-stars, down from 15 last year, 51 two-stars, and a whopping 210 with the one-star designation.
I always wonder the crieterition of juries of Michelin, some are very astonishing for Kyotoites. (Kyotoite says, to be kyotoite, you should be at kyoto for at least 3 generations)
Our big surprise is one of our neighbors sobaya (noodle restaurant) is chosen this year. (not the star, but it is listed)
Unfortunately I have bit allergic against buckwheat and oysters, so I can’t tell you comments. but You can go just for the lunch by feet from the our house. Please enjoy being in KYOTO!!!