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MICHELIN Restaurant Locations

Find the complete list of Orange County and California MICHELIN restaurant locations including the recently announced 2023/2024 honorees. The esteemed awards highlight some of the best (and priciest) restaurants in California. The updated guide, features 37 new California restaurants, 6 new MICHELIN star restaurants, plus one new three star restaurant.

Orange County has three one star MICHELIN restaurants and 11 Bibi Gourmand honorees. For 2023/2024, Orange County restaurants Kaori Sushi, Poppy & Seed, Ramen & Tsukemen TAO and Rebel Omakase and Taira Sushi & Sake have been added to the guide list.

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.

2023 New MICHELIN Star Restaurants

6 new MICHELIN Stars are joining the California guide including a Addison San Diego which was upgraded to a three start MICHELIN restaurant. No new Orange County restaurants received a new MICHELIN star.

One Star Rating

  • Auro (Wine Country)
  • Aphotic (San Francisco)
  • Chez Noir (Carmel-by-the-Sea)
  • Heritage (Los Angeles)
  • Nari (San Francisco)
  • Valle (San Diego)

2023 MICHELIN Upgrades/Downgrades

  • Downgraded from 3 to 1 Star
    • Nisei
    • Osito
    • San Ho Won
    • Ssal
  • Lost 3 Star Rating
    • Manresa 3 > Permanently closed
  • Lost One Star Rating
    • Adega (closing soon)
    • Hatchet Hall
    • Marlena (chefs quit)
    • Omakase
    • Phenakite (permanently closed)
    • Sushi by Scratch Restaurants: Montecito
    • Spruce

Orange County MICHELIN Restaurants

One Star

  • Taco Maria (3313 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626) *Permanently Closed July 2023
  • 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

One Star

  • 715
  • Camphor
  • Citrin
  • Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura
  • Gwen
  • Heritage *2023 addition
  • Kali
  • Kato
  • Manzke
  • Maude
  • Morihiro
  • Nozawa Bar
  • Orsa and Winston
  • Osteria Mozza
  • Pasta | Bar
  • Q Sushi
  • Shibumi
  • Shin Sushi
  • Sushi I-NABA
  • Sushi Kaneyoshi

San Diego MICHELIN Restaurants

Three Stars

  • Addison

One Star

  • Jeune et Jolie
  • Soichi
  • Sushi Tadokoro
  • Valle *2023 addition

Santa Barbara/Paso Robles MICHELIN Restaurants

One Star

  • Bell’s (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Caruso’s (Montecito, CA)
  • Six Test Kitchen (Paso Robles, CA)
  • The Restaurant at Justin (Paso Robles)

San Francisco MICHELIN Restaurants

Three Stars

  • Atelier Crenn
  • Benu
  • Quince

Two Stars

  • Acquerello
  • Birdsong
  • Californios
  • Lazy Bear
  • Saison

One Star

  • Angler SF
  • Avery
  • Gary Danko
  • Kin Khao
  • Le Comptoir at Bar Crenn
  • Mister Jiu’s
  • Niku Steakhouse
  • Nisei
  • O’ by Claude Le Tohic
  • Sons & Daughter
  • Sorrel 
  • State Bird Provisions
  • Sushi Shin
  • The Progress
  • The Shota

Northern California MICHELIN Restaurants

Three Stars

  • The French Laundry (Yountville, 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)
  • Cyrus (Sonoma, CA)
  • Kenzo (Napa, CA)
  • The Kitchen (Sacramento, CA)
  • Localis (Sacramento, CA)
  • Madcap (San Anselmo, CA)
  • Plumed Horse (Saratoga, CA)
  • Press (Napa, CA)
  • Protégé (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Selby’s (Atherton, CA)
  • Sushi Yoshizumi (San Mateo, CA)
  • The Village Pub (Woodside, CA)
  • Wakuriya (San Mateo, CA)

2023 MICHELIN Guide New Restaurants

Here are recent additions to the MICHELIN Guide California selection. * Additions do not mean star ratings, just that the restaurant in now listed in the guide.

  • Orange County
  • Los Angeles
    • All Day Baby
    • asterid by Ray Garcia
    • Caboco (awarded Bib Gourmand)
    • Camphor (awarded one star)
    • Cento Pasta Bar
    • Chulita (Venice) (awarded Bib Gourmand)
    • Cobi’s
    • Damian
    • Dear Jane’s
    • Dunsmoor
    • Hatchet Hall (awarded one star)
    • Flavors from Afar (awarded Bib Gourmand)
    • Ipoh Kopitiam (awarded Bib Gourmand)
    • Juliet
    • 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
    • Villa’s Tacos
    • Yangban Society
    • Yunomi Handroll Bar
  • San Diego
    • Kingfisher (San Diego)
    • Artifact at Mingei
    • Valle (Oceanside)
  • Ventura County
    • AMA Sushi (Montecito)
    • Bar Le Cote (Los Olivos)
    • peasants FEAST (Solvang)
  • Northern California
    • Anomaly SF (San Francisco)
    • Aphotic (San Francisco)
    • Auro (Calistoga)
    • Bird & Buffalo (Oakland)
    • Bombera (Oakland)
    • Breakwater Barbecue (El Granada)
    • Copra (San Francisco)
    • Cyrus (Geyserville)
    • The Dutchess (Ojai)
    • Ember (Arroyo Grande)
    • Friends Only (San Francisco)
    • The Hatch (Paso Robles)
    • Hi Felicia (Oakland)
    • HK Lounge Bistro (San Francisco)
    • in bloom (Paso Robles)
    • Itria (San Francisco)
    • Kajiken (San Mateo)
    • Ken (San Francisco)
    • LeYou (San Jose)
    • Les Petites Canailles (Paso Robles)
    • Lion Dance Cafe (Oakland)
    • Nate’s on Marsh (San Luis Obispo)
    • Noodle in a Haystack (San Francisco)
    • Osito (San Francisco)
    • Parche (Oakland)
    • Petiscos (San Jose)
    • Pomet (Oakland)
    • Prik Hom (San Francisco)
    • Rosemary & Pine
    • Snail Bar (Oakland)
    • Suragan (San Francisco)
    • Yuji (San Francisco)

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.

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Monique McArthur
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.