These 18 California restaurants earned Michelin stars for 2022. One place received 3

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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.”

  1. Addison San Diego

  2. Camphor — Los Angeles

  3. Caruso’s — Montecito

  4. Citrin — Los Angeles

  5. Cyrus — Sonoma

  6. Gwen — Los Angeles

  7. Hatchet Hall — Los Angeles

  8. Localis — Sacramento

  9. Manzke — Los Angeles

  10. Nisei — San Francisco

  11. Osito — San Francisco

  12. Press — Napa

  13. San Ho Won — San Francisco

  14. 715 — Los Angeles

  15. Ssal — San Francisco

  16. Sushi Kaneyoshi — Los Angeles

  17. The Restaurant at Justin — Paso Robles

  18. Kato — Los Angeles

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