Getting a Michelin star is one of the highest honors a restaurant can receive, and this year, 18 California eateries earned stars in Michelin’s 2022 guide covering the state.
Addison, a fine dining restaurant in San Diego that serves contemporary Californian dishes, received three stars. It’s the most stars a restaurant can be given. It earned two stars in 2021.
Seventeen other restaurants were granted one-star reviews in the 2022 guide.
The Michelin Guide highlights excellent restaurants in over 25 countries across the world every year. The highly coveted list is put together by anonymous and secretive inspectors.
These inspectors rank restaurants in five ways: the “quality of the ingredients used, mastery of flavor and cooking techniques, the personality of the chef in his cuisine, value for money and consistency between visits.”
One star means the restaurant has high quality cooking and it’s “worth a stop.” A restaurant with two stars represents “excellent cooking, worth a detour.”
Three stars mean “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.”
Addison — San Diego
Camphor — Los Angeles
Caruso’s — Montecito
Citrin — Los Angeles
Cyrus — Sonoma
Gwen — Los Angeles
Hatchet Hall — Los Angeles
Localis — Sacramento
Manzke — Los Angeles
Nisei — San Francisco
Osito — San Francisco
Press — Napa
San Ho Won — San Francisco
715 — Los Angeles
Ssal — San Francisco
Sushi Kaneyoshi — Los Angeles
The Restaurant at Justin — Paso Robles
Kato — Los Angeles
California has 89 Michelin-starred restaurants.