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Japanese restaurants rocket to top of best in world list

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By Fiachra GIBBONS and Natsuko FUKUE

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Only 5% goes such restaurants whilst the rest enjoys the food stalls.

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Japanese restaurants rocket to top of best in world list

A misleading headline. Allow me to correct it:

2 Japanese restaurants rocket to top of best in world list

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A misleading headline. Allow me to correct it

I hurts you, don't you?

Loooooooool

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Anyone who has ever eaten Japanese food will have no doubts about this award. Its the best cuisine in the world by far. I hope one day I get the chance to "eat until I drop" at Sugalabo!

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he authoritative "guide of guides".

So what's the Michelin guide? Chicken feed?

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Anyone who has ever eaten Japanese food will have no doubts about this award. Its the best cuisine in the world by far. I hope one day I get the chance to "eat until I drop" at Sugalabo!

Really? If it's truly the "best cuisine" in the world, numbers 1 though at least 100 would ALL be Japanese one would think.

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This list is put out by the French government and is relatively recent as well, (Dec 2015) so I wonder how has it become "the authoritative "guide of guides". in such a relatively short time?

Also it was started in response to

La Liste is cited as the French Foreign Ministry's response to the British published gastronomic guide The World's 50 Best Restaurants.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Liste

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Meanwhile, billions go hungry.

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Another words it assesses the restaurants on what people “say” about them, not independent judgement of the food it’s self. Not a guide I would trust as much that is written is at best hyperbole or at worst paid for.

The Michelin Guide is independent in its assessment, so where do these restaurants rank in that? (not knocking them, they may well be very good, but certainly have my reservations about the guide).

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Gotta be kidding me...

TripAdvisor...

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Kyoto's Kitcho Arashiyama was one of seven restaurants including Alain Ducasse's Monaco base that split second place.

There can only be one second place. Having lived in the Kansai area before moving to Tokyo, I frequently was struck by the delicious restaurants in Kansai with all varieties of food. However, after moving to Tokyo, I feel the food is not as good at restaurants with a stronger emphasis on the atmosphere. Therefore I am skeptical.

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If I had to choose a restaurant for one last time, it would be a difficult decision, probably I would go Chinese.

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If you base your food on a tire manufactures guide you have rocks in your head, all those michelin rated places are utter rubbish much like french cars and their politics.

Much better places to eat than any of these over rated places

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Anyone who has ever eaten Japanese food will have no doubts about this award. Its the best cuisine in the world by far.

Not for me it ain't, and I actually like it.

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Anyone who has ever eaten Japanese food will have no doubts about this award. Its the best cuisine in the world by far. I hope one day I get the chance to "eat until I drop" at Sugalabo!

That’s your subjective opinion with all due respect. You think Japanese food is the best, but not everyone thinks so, it is a very debatable topic.

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As soon as the French get involved in ranking Restaurants, then you know that Restaurant is going to be expensive! And for what ?

There really needs to be a down to earth ranking based upon food rather than presentation of really small amounts in what we are told by others is good food.

I bet some home cooked food beats any restaurant concoction hands down. And I guess most of us can recollect something in the past cooked by Parents or others that we have never yet found bested.

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@zichi - I guess the decision upon the choice of Restaurant, should be made based upon where you are, and the amount of money you're willing to fork out.

I know of a Ramen restaurant, that has people constantly queuing up for lengthy times around it's building... it doesn't look that fancy, but people keep going there... so I'm curious about it, one day I will queue and try it out. There are also plenty of other Ramen/and other types of restaurants in the area - but this one, seems rather more popular and its been there for decades - so they must be doing something right!

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It's easy to make a Japamese restaurant. Build a wooden hut, set fire to it, put the fire out with an axe, serve raw meat & fish, let the punters cook it. Or not.

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I haven't eaten at every restaurant in the world, but I've made a good attempt at it. From Rawalpindi, Copenhagen, Naples, Florence, Capri, NYC, LA, San Francisco, Bangkok, San Diego (best raw oyster was here), on and on, I've been around the world and ate at a heap of great places. But, I will say, for my palate, Japan has the best all around eating choices of anyplace I've been in the world. USA is maybe one of the worst for everyday food. Whew, one doesn't get very far from some form of sandwich in USA.

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I haven't eaten at every restaurant in the world, but I've made a good attempt at it. From Rawalpindi, Copenhagen, Naples, Florence, Capri, NYC, LA, San Francisco, Bangkok, San Diego (best raw oyster was here), on and on, I've been around the world and ate at a heap of great places. But, I will say, for my palate, Japan has the best all around eating choices of anyplace I've been in the world. USA is maybe one of the worst for everyday food. Whew, one doesn't get very far from some form of sandwich in USA.

That’s interesting reading that, for me, nothing beats a great sandwich and like you I have traveled quite extensively, but in my humble opinion nothing beats a US sandwich especially a Corn beef, patty melt or a Philly cheesesteak sandwich. In Japan buying a variety of cold cuts, the dark heavy bread, I just can’t get anything close without it being drowned in Mayo. Japan DOES have a fantastic food culture, but Japan also has a lot of cheap junk food.

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Good for them!

Let the haters hate, while Japan continues to garner the accolades.

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I am sure they are good but I don't want to sit on the floor.

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There can only be one second place. 

Really? According to THIS list here, there are 2 number one's, 3 number three's, 4 number six's, and 4 number ten's! Go figure huh?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Liste

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