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Sushi bar in UK with nine seats wins third Michelin star

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Oct 3, 2017, 4:59 pm IST
Updated : Oct 3, 2017, 5:01 pm IST

This is the first Japanese restaurant in the UK to be awarded three stars in the annual appraisal after previously winning two.

A meal at Araki would set you back by £300 per person. (Photo: Pixabay)
 A meal at Araki would set you back by £300 per person. (Photo: Pixabay)

A nine-seat restaurant in London has won three Michelin stars, joining a select group of other British restaurants with the coveted rating.

The Araki, situated in London, was given the stars on Monday by the French gastronomic guide.

Interestingly, a meal at Araki would set you back by £300 per person.

Situated in Mayfair area, this is the first Japanese restaurant in the UK to be awarded three stars in the annual appraisal after previously winning two. It is the fifth restaurant from UK to get the coveted title.

There are only four other restaurants in the UK and Ireland with a trio of stars: Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck and Alain Roux’s Waterside Inn in Bray, Berkshire, Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester in Park Lane and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea.

The sushi counter was opened by Japanese chef Mitsuhiro Araki in 2014

As well as the nine counter seats, there's room for six more people in a private dining room.

Araki and wife Yoko run the restaurant with the help of just one assistant.

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