Thursday, October 24, 2019

These 5 East Village restaurants are seeing Michelin stars

[Ko file photo]

ICYMI: Back on Monday, Michelin announced its 2020 Starred Selections for New York City restaurants ... for the 15th edition of the "Michelin Guide New York City and Westchester County."

Five East Village restaurants are on the list of selections, including for the first time — Ukiyo at 239 E. Fifth St. between Second Avenue and Cooper Square.

Here's what Michelin had to say about the place from the wife-and-husband team behind fellow Michelin-starred Jewel Bako: "This lovely counter run by Chef Marco Prins is a delight for its high-quality ingredients and impeccable seasoning."

And the rest...

Two Stars, "excellent cooking, worth a detour"
Momofuku Ko, 8 Extra Place

One Star, "high quality cooking, worth a stop"
Jewel Bako, 239 E. Fifth St. between Second Avenue and Cooper Square

Kanoyama, 175 Second Ave. at 11th Street

Tuome, 536 E. Fifth St. between Avenue A and Avenue B

Meanwhile, Kyo Ya, 94 E. Seventh St. between Avenue A and First Avenue, was dropped from the list. Chikara Sono, their longtime chef, left at the end of March.

Michelin released the list of Bib Gourmands last week.

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