4 San Diego restaurants recognized by Michelin Guide

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SAN DIEGO — Four San Diego County restaurants received recognition by The Michelin Guide Tuesday as 27 new Michelin stars were announced across California.

Addison was one of five California restaurants to receive two Michelin stars while Jeune et Jolie, Soichi and Sushi Tadokoro were among 22 restaurants to receive one Michelin stars.

“As an international culinary destination and leader in the industry, California continues to impress MICHELIN Guide inspectors with a commitment to sustainable gastronomy and creative cuisine,” said Gwendal Poullennec, international director of the Michelin Guides. “We are delighted to celebrate 19 promotions for restaurants that elevated their quality and consistency despite the challenges of the health crisis, and welcome eight new entries to our selection at the star level.”

Here’s the list of San Diego County’s new Michelin star restaurants, with inspector notes from each restaurant.

Two Michelin stars:

Addison (Promotion from one Michelin Star)
5200 Grand Del Mar Way, San Diego

Chef William Bradley continues to flaunt his impressive skills at this iconic, standard-setting dining room, and his talents are more tangible now than ever before. Addison’s menu retains the chef’s signatures while constantly evolving.

One Michelin star:

An inside look at Jeune et Jolie in Carlsbad. (Credit: Jeune et Jolie)

Jeune et Jolie (New one Michelin Star)
2659 State Street, Carlsbad

Partner John Resnick and Executive Chef Eric Bost are behind this very appealing and well-orchestrated French restaurant oozing with style and elegance at every turn. This cooking displays a mature direction, with solid ingredients, unique combinations and beautiful presentations.

Three workers pose for a photo at Soichi in University Heights. (Credit: Mark Lagrisola)


Soichi (Promotion from New Discovery)
2121 Adams Avenue, San Diego

Named for Chef Soichi Kadoya, who honed his skills at Old Town’s Sushi Tadokoro, this intimate Japanese restaurant has quickly made a name for itself in University Heights. Sushi leans straightforward, but it’s impressive and flaunts much skill.

Sushi Tadokoro (Promotion from New Discovery)
2244 San Diego Avenue, San Diego

Chef and owner Tadokoro along with young chef, Tatsuro Tsuchiya, take great pleasure in providing diners with a delightful dining experience. Attention to detail is a hallmark, as sauces are homemade and the fish of the day rests within a wood box awaiting very special treatment.

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