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Michelin Restaurant Locations

Find the complete list of Orange County and California Michelin restaurant locations including the recently announced 2022/2023 honorees. The esteemed awards highlight some of the best (and priciest) restaurants in California. The updated guide, features 37 new California restaurants.

Orange County has three one star Michelin restaurants and 10 Bibi Gourmand honorees. For 2022/2023, Orange County restaurants Ramen & Tsukemen TAO and Rebel Omakase have been added to the list but their distinction will no be be known until December 5, 2022.

Michelin Restaurant Locations

Michelin Ratings Guide

According to the Michelin Guide, the star ratings are meant to convey the following messages:

  • One star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
  • Two stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
  • Three stars: Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey!

Restaurants may receive zero to 3 stars for the quality of their food based on five criteria:

  1. Quality of the ingredients used
  2. Mastery of flavor and cooking techniques
  3. The personality of the chef in his cuisine
  4. Value for money
  5. Consistency between visits

Bib Gourmand: Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking. Bib Gourmand restaurants do not have a Michelin star but the food must still be delicious, and the total cost for three courses should come to under a certain amount, depending on the local cost of living.

A restaurant in the selection without a star or Bib Gourmand is the sign of a chef using quality ingredients that are well cooked; simply a good meal.

2022/2023 Michelin Guide New Restaurants

The MICHELIN Guide announced 37 additions to the MICHELIN Guide California selection. On December 5, 2022 it will be announced whether these restaurants receive a Michelin star, or a Bib Gourmand distinction.

  • Orange County
  • Los Angeles
    • All Day Baby
    • asterid by Ray Garcia
    • Caboco (awarded Bib Gourmand)
    • Camphor
    • Chulita (Venice) (awarded Bib Gourmand)
    • Damian
    • Hatchet Hall
    • Flavors from Afar (awarded Bib Gourmand)
    • Ipoh Kopitiam (awarded Bib Gourmand)
    • Kinn
    • Kodo
    • Lalibela (awarded Bib Gourmand)
    • La Cha Cha Cha
    • Matu (Beverly Hills)
    • Meteora
    • Moo’s Craft Barbecue (awarded Bib Gourmand)
    • Pijja Palace (awarded Bib Gourmand)
    • Pizzeria Bianco (awarded Bib Gourmand)
    • Saffy’s (awarded Bib Gourmand)
    • San Laurel
    • Sushi Kaneyoshi
    • Yangban Society
    • Yunomi Handroll Bar
  • San Diego
    • Valle (Oceanside)
    • Kingfisher (San Diego)
  • Ventura County
    • peasants FEAST (Solvang)
    • AMA Sushi (Montecito)
    • Bar Le Cote (Los Olivos)
  • Northern California
    • Bird & Buffalo (Oakland)
    • Cyrus (Geyserville)
    • The Dutchess (Ojai)
    • Ember (Arroyo Grande)
    • The Hatch (Paso Robles)
    • Hi Felicia (Oakland)
    • in bloom (Paso Robles)
    • Itria (San Francisco)
    • Ken (San Francisco)
    • Les Petites Canailles (Paso Robles)
    • Nate’s on Marsh (San Luis Obispo)
    • Osito (San Francisco)
    • Yuji (San Francisco)

Orange County Michelin Restaurants

One Star

  • Taco Maria (3313 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626)
  • Hana re (2930 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626)
  • Knife Pleat (3333 S Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626)

Bibi Gourmand (11)

Orange County Restaurants in Guide

These restaurants do not have a star or Bib Gourmand but are still recognized for their excellence.

Los Angeles Michelin Restaurants

Two Stars

  • Hayato
  • Mélisse
  • n/naka
  • Providence
  • Sushi Ginza Onodera
  • Vespertine

One Star

  • Bistro Na’s
  • CUT
  • Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura
  • Kali
  • Le Comptoir
  • Maude
  • Mori Sushi
  • Morihiro
  • Nozawa Bar
  • Orsa and Winston
  • Osteria Mozza
  • Pasjoli
  • Pasta | Bar
  • Phenakite
  • Q Sushi
  • Rustic Canyon
  • Shibumi
  • Shin Sushi
  • Sushi I-NABA

San Diego Michelin Restaurants

Two Stars

  • Addison

One Star

  • Jeune et Jolie
  • Soichi
  • Sushi Tadokoro

Santa Barbara/Paso Robles Michelin Restaurants

One Star

  • Bell’s (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Sushi | Bar Montecito (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Six test Kitchen (Paso Robles, CA)

San Francisco Michelin Restaurants

Three Stars

  • Atelier Crenn
  • Benu
  • Quince

Two Stars

  • Acquerello
  • Birdsong
  • Californios
  • Lazy Bear
  • Saison

One Star

  • Adega
  • Angler SF
  • Avery
  • Le Comptoir at Bar Crenn
  • Gary Danko
  • Jū-Ni 
  • Kin Khao
  • Marlena
  • Mister Jiu’s
  • Mourad
  • Niku Steakhouse
  • O’ by Claude Le Tohic
  • Omakase
  • Sons & Daughter
  • Sorrel 
  • SPQR
  • Spruce
  • State Bird Provisions
  • Sushi Shin
  • The Progress
  • The Shota
  • Wako

Northern California Michelin Restaurants

Three Stars

  • The French Laundry (Yountville, CA)
  • Manresa (Los Gatos, CA)
  • SingleThread (Healdsburg, CA)

Two Stars

  • Commis (Oakland, CA)
  • Harbor House (Mendocino, CA)

One Star

  • Auberge Du Soleil (Rutherford, CA)
  • Aubergine (Monterey, CA)
  • Barndiva (Healdsburg, CA)
  • Chez TJ (Mountain View, CA)
  • Kenzo (Napa, CA)
  • The Kitchen (Sacramento, CA)
  • La Toque (Napa, CA)
  • Madcap (San Anselmo, CA)
  • Madera (Menlo Park, CA)
  • Plumed Horse (Saratoga, CA)
  • Protégé (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Selby’s (Atherton, CA)
  • Sushi Yoshizumi (San Mateo, CA)
  • The Village Pub (Woodside, CA)
  • Wakuriya (San Mateo, CA)

Frequently Asked Questions

How many restaurants in Orange County have a Michelin star?
Three restaurants in Orange County have a Michelin Star. Taco Maria, Hana re and Knife Pleat all located in Costa Mesa.

How many restaurants in Los Angeles have a Michelin star?
25 Los Angeles restaurants have a Michelin star. There are 19 with one stars and 6 with two stars.

How many restaurants in Southern California have a Michelin star?
35 Southern California restaurants have a Michelin star. There are 28 with one star and 7 with two stars and 6 with three stars.

How many restaurants in California have a Michelin star?
85 California restaurants have a Michelin star. There are 65 with one star, 14 with two stars and 6 with three stars.

When does the California Michelin Guide come out?
The 2022/2023 California Michelin Guide will be revealed on December 5, 2022 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

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Monique McArthur is a mother of two, writer, and creator of delicious recipes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring all that Orange County has to offer, traveling, shopping, running with her dogs and spending time with family.