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List of 30 Countries With the Most Michelin Stars 2021


Like all travelers, eventually I stumbled across Michelin star references when reading about restaurant recommendations. For those not familiar with the rating system we’ve written an in depth guide on the meaning of Michelin stars as well as a top 10 list of Michelin chefs in the world.

As I began to learn more about food and cooking, I found inspiration from trying out new restaurants. As my confidence in the kitchen grew, I started to recreate many of my favorite dishes at home.

Unlike watching TV or reading a recipe online. Going out to eat gave me a chance to experience what the food should actually taste like, smell like, and look like.

Over time, I started doing the same while I was traveling. The more I traveled, the more adventurous I became, which led to eating amazing food. Discovering cool new restaurants. And being able to meet some of the amazing chefs behind them.

As my fellow traveling foodies understand. We often plan our trips around our culinary adventures. So it’s helpful to know if there will be any award-winning restaurants nearby.

Ever wonder what countries have the most Michelin stars? So did we! And to help satisfy our culinary curiosity we put together this list.

Keep reading to find out if your country made the cut.

Which country has the most Michelin star restaurants?

1. Japan (296) ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

2. France (628) ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

3. Italy (372) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

4. Germany (307) ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

5. Spain (213) ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

6. United States (206) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

7. United Kingdom (168) ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

8. Switzerland (121) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ

9. Hong Kong (70) ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

10. Singapore (44) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

11. South Korea (31) ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท

12. Thailand (29) ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

13. Denmark (26) ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

14. Taiwan (24) ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ

15. Macao (20) ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ด

16. Austria (19) ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น

17. Brazil (18) ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท

18. Republic of Ireland (18) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

19. Sweden (18) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

20. Norway (11) ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด

21. Croatia (7) ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท

22. Finland (6) ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

23. Hungary (6) ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ

24. Greece (4) ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท

25. Malta (3) ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น

26. Czech Republic (2) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

27. Poland (2) ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ

28. Iceland (1) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ

29. San Marino (1) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

30. Slovenia (1) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

So, there you have it. Any surprises? The biggest surprise for me was Croatia having spent a lot of time there over the years. Iโ€™ve become addicted to the local tavern food and seaside seafood places. I love the food there, time to venture out.

If you are interested in seeing a similar list of the top cities in the world message me and weโ€™ll put one together for you.

For the most current list and rankings visit the Michelin Guide.

Chef Deno

Follow my journey as I explore food culture around the world - easily from the comfort of your own home. Proud of your food scene? I travel often and we can plan to meet up so you can share the food culture in your town.

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