10 DC restaurants added to the 2023 Michelin Guide

Michelin’s secret inspectors have deemed 10 new D.C. restaurants worthy of inclusion in its 2023 restaurant guide.

The newly-recognized restaurants are not star rated yet, but are considered noteworthy enough to showcase. They are what Michelin’s inspectors found “too good to keep a secret.”

The 10 newcomers making a buzz in the District are:

  • Beloved BBQ — Japanese cuisine
  • Chang Chang — Chinese cuisine from restaurateur Peter Chang
  • Dear Sushi at Love, Makoto — Sushi
  • Grazie Nonna — Italian cuisine
  • Kappo — Japanese cuisine
  • Little Vietnam — Vietnamese cuisine
  • Petite Cerise — French cuisine
  • Rania — Indian cuisine
  • The Saga — Spanish cuisine
  • Yellow — Middle Eastern cuisine

They join eight restaurants that were added to the sneak peak version of the 2023 Michelin guide in March.

The Michelin restaurant guide now has a total of 134 restaurants that are recommended.

In all, 24 of those restaurants have star-rating status, including The Inn at Little Washington — the only top rated three-star restaurant in the region. Michelin introduced the first D.C. restaurant guide in 2016.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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