Tokyo noodle bar awarded star in Michelin first

A ramen noodle restaurant in Tokyo has been awarded a Michelin star, becoming the first ramen bar to receive a star from the international food guide.

Tokyo noodle bar wins Michelin star.

Tokyo noodle bar wins Michelin star. Image by OiMax / CC BY 2.0

Tsuta, a small nine-seater counter-only restaurant in north Tokyo, offers gourmet spins on the Japanese noodle classic, with ingredients such as rosemary-flavoured barbecued pork and porcini mushrooms. A cook at the restaurant remarked that the customers were most important, and getting a Michelin star was not a priority. Tokyo has 217 Michelin-starred restaurants, making it the most starred city in the world. Read more:

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