About The Tabelog Award

Gold Trophy

It is said that there are over 800,000 restaurants in this country.

Which restaurant has attracted customers with a stronger passion than other restaurants.
Which restaurant has absolutely impressed customers with more sophisticated techniques
than other restaurants.

The best restaurants at the moment are selected beyond locations
and categories. The Tabelog Award

We nominated the restaurants with continuously receiving a very high rating throughout the year
in accordance with the evaluations sent to Tabelog from users all over Japan.

It is just like the national vote exclusively for selecting the real favorite
restaurants on the basis of the “Taste” standard by Tabelog Users.

Dedicate “The joy to encounter Deliciousness” to the entire Japan!
Introduce the Art of Master Chef as Japan’s pride to the world!

Regarding each Award
The Gold, Silver, or Bronze Award will be given to the restaurants on the basis of the votes by the Tabelog Users.


Check the award-winning
The restaurant you want to visit
throughout life even it is located
anywhere in this country


Check the award-winning
The restaurant you can encounter
and experience once-in-a-lifetime
taste with the Art of Master Chef


Check the award-winning
The restaurant you should be
already aware of when you talk
what restaurant is all about.
Best New Entry

The first-time nominated restaurant as currently attracting
so much attention from the users of Tabelog※1

Check the award-winning
Best Regional Restaurants

The restaurant is a place worth visiting for unforgettable
eating experience no matter how long it takes to get there※2
(Each restaurant in East Japan / West Japan※3)

Check the award-winning
chefs gold

We ask the chefs of the nominated restaurants
about their current favorite restaurants.
The top restaurants with the most votes are selected based on
a tally of up to eight votes per chef of the nominated restaurant.※4

Check the award-winning
Other Awards
Chefs' Choice

The chef as earning considerable
respect from a number of other chefs

※ No eligible restaurant for The Tabelog Award 2024

Best Hospitality

The restaurant where you will receive high-grade services
and hospitality from excellent staff

※ Not holding a user vote for The Tabelog Award 2024


The restaurant where you will see a sommelier or wine steward
with superior knowledge and serving techniques

※ Not holding a user vote for The Tabelog Award 2024

※1 Japan Restaurant Award is applied in 2016.

※2 All areas excluding the entire Tokyo Prefecture, Sapporo city, Sendai city, Saitama city, Chiba city, Kawasaki city, Yokohama city, Sagamihara city,
Nagoya city, Kyoto city, Osaka city, Sakai city, Kobe city, Hiroshima city, and Fukuoka city.

※3 East Japan Area … Tokyo, Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Niigata, Yamanashi, Nagano, Gifu, Shizuoka, Aichi
West Japan Area … Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui, Mie, Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Nara, Wakayama, Tottori, Shimane, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime, Kochi, Fukuoka,
Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, Okinawa

※4 The number of award-winning restaurants is determined by considering the total votes cast and the number of restaurants that received votes in a given year.

Regarding the nominated restaurant selection

We nominated restaurants that have accumulated a Tabelog score of 4.00 or higher
for at least one month (within the past year) during the applicable period.

※Some genres that do not mainly serve in-store eating and drinking, restaurants that have not been confirmed the
business status on Tabelog, and restaurants that are judged to be inappropriate for nomination are not eligible.

Our method to decide restaurants for award

Voting by the Tabelog Users for the nominated restaurants
Voting period: November 1 (Wed)~November 13 (Mon), 2023

The restaurants for each Award are decided by the valid votes from the Tabelog Users
who actually visited the nominated restaurants more than a certain number of times.