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Cities with the Most Michelin Stars

Can you name the cities whose restaurants have collectively earned the most Michelin stars?
Note: Michelin only covers certain cities
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First submittedJanuary 4, 2017
Last updatedJanuary 6, 2017
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# Stars
City
304
Tokyo
135
Kyoto
134
Paris
117
Osaka
99
New York City
87
Hong Kong
79
London
46
Kobe
46
San Francisco
35
Chicago
# Stars
City
35
Shanghai
34
Singapore
31
Brussels
31
Seoul
30
Barcelona
27
Amsterdam
26
Berlin
24
Macau
23
Lyon
22
Milan
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level 76
Jan 4, 2017
www.viamichelin.com seems to say that Singapore has 21 1-star spots, 6 2-star spots, and 1 3-star spot. That's 36 stars, I think, which should put it on your list.
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level 76
Jan 4, 2017
Other apparently missing cities: Shanghai (33), Seoul (31), Amsterdam (27).
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level ∞
Jan 5, 2017
It looks like you are right. I should have known better than to trust businessinsider.com. I will be fixing the quiz using the Michelin site directly.
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level ∞
Jan 5, 2017
Done. Hopefully all correct now. Michelin's website isn't very easy to use.
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level 85
Jan 4, 2017
I don't know why my mind tricked my thinking Las Vegas shall be in this list?
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level 71
Jan 5, 2017
Clearly you haven't eaten in Las Vegas. :-D
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level 54
Mar 16, 2017
Everything tastes so delicious when you're making giant mistakes!
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level 67
Jan 18, 2017
Wow, Japan dominates! Three of the top four and more stars than the rest of the top list combined.
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level 67
Mar 10, 2017
This actually surprised me. I was expecting European countries to dominate the list, since Michellin is a french company?
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level 60
Mar 10, 2017
The Michelin Guide favors technique over all else. Flavor counts for a lot, but Japanese food involves more technical skill than say...a delicious hamburger. Sushi chefs train for up to 10 years before they present their own food for restaurant consumption. I haven't researched it myself, but I suspect that's the source of a lot of Japan's accolades.
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level 48
Jul 8, 2017
Might be that the European restaurants are more spread out, while Japans restaurants are more concentrated.
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level 53
Mar 10, 2017
I'm from Tokyo and didn't expect that many to be nominated. Didn't expect Kobe on the list either.
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level 55
Mar 10, 2017
Since Michelin started covering Japan, they've crushed the rest of the world. Tokyo took over from Paris' nr 1 slot and look at their lead in stars... Michelin itself didn't forsee this when they started covering Japan, but even pretty small restaurants managed to blow away the Michelin judges. I don't think it's just a hype as they've been rating them for at least a decade now. I guess the quality of the restaurants just must be extremely good (or expensive?).
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level 77
Aug 20, 2018
I think the guys at Michelin just really love Japanese food.
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level 67
Mar 10, 2017
One of the things that may have so few people getting Kobe is that it is sometimes considered to be part of greater Osaka. It's possible for people used to the quizzes here to consider Kobe (and Yokohama, Chiba, Kawasaki, and others) as parts of other metropolitan areas.
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level 53
Mar 14, 2017
Chiba city is a bit far and less urban compared to Tokyo, Yokohama is not a fancy place besides the area close to the bay, and Kawasaki is an industrial city. Something you might have not have learned from the stats! Kyoto has many restaurants that is running for centuries, and Osaka is famous for the local food. Perhaps Kobe was nominated for the steak houses...?
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level 67
Aug 20, 2018
Right. I get all that. I'm just saying that folks on this site might not be used to disaggregating metropolitan areas. On most quizzes, Kobe is subsumed under Osaka. The others are simply similar examples.
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level 58
Mar 10, 2017
Technique and consistency are rewarded big time in the Michelin system. Japan has mastered both of those so is rightly dominant.
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level 35
Mar 10, 2017
That can only mean one thing: when visiting Japan, make sure your hotel is near a good old McDonald's.
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level 60
Mar 10, 2017
Remind me not to invite you to dinner.
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level 69
Aug 20, 2018
A Michelin star McDonalds
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level 42
Mar 10, 2017
Did anyone else read this and think of the tire brand?
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level 71
Mar 10, 2017
It's the same company
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level 60
Mar 10, 2017
It started as a guide for motorists to use in their travels.
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level 67
Mar 11, 2017
If most of the meals served in the top restaurants spend all of their time presenting meals that look like the given photograph, as well as being very expensive, I personally would rather have a proper meal. I think the modern criteria for top restaurants give more kudos for fancy presentation, wine list , ambiance etc. than for a really good food. I personally would rather have a really good Prime Rib Steak than a couple of slivers of raw tuna.
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level 65
Jun 22, 2017
Michelin stars prefer way too much to Asian cuisine. Im so damn proud.
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level 35
Nov 16, 2018
Got Kobe but not NYC.
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level 58
Jun 13, 2019
Since when Macau is considered a city?