Apr 18, 2024 - News

New Michelin stars awarded to restaurants across Florida

Illustration of a trophy wearing a chef's hat

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

New Michelin stars have risen across Florida.

Why it matters: Chefs and restauranteurs gathered at a flashy ceremony in Tampa on Thursday to celebrate the prestigious honor granted to restaurants in three of the state's foodie destinations.

Driving the news: For Tampa, Scandinavian restaurant Ebbe and Japanese fine dining restaurant Kōsen each earned a star.

A Michelin mascot awards a prestigious star to Tampa's Ebbe restaurant.
Photo: Selene San Felice/Axios
  • Miami Shores contemporary restaurant EntreNos and Japanese eateries Ogawa, in Little River, and Shingo, in Coral Gables, each earned one star.

Zoom out: The new stars add to Miami's growing collection. The city won 12 stars last year.

  • This year, Tam Pham was honored with the Young Chef award and secured a Bib Gourmand for his Vietnamese restaurant, Tam Tam.
  • Gabriela Ospina at Boia De was given the Sommelier award.

For Orlando, Natsu, Papa Llama and Victoria & Albert's each earned a star. Camille also got a star and the Service award.

The intrigue: The Green Star, a new award recognizing sustainability, went to Orlando's Kaya and Los Félix and Krüs Kitchen in Miami.

Flashback: Tampa was snubbed from stars when Michelin first rolled into Florida in 2022.

  • The city earned three of the four stars given out across the state last year. Those were maintained this year.

The fine print: Tampa represents the region in Michelin's Florida guide because the city's tourism board paid to be included in Michelin's honors.


Get more local stories in your inbox with Axios Tampa Bay.


Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more

More Tampa Bay stories

Tampa Baypostcard

Get a free daily digest of the most important news in your backyard with Axios Tampa Bay.


Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more