Alfonso Giudice, Restaurant Manager de Il Ristorante -Niko Romito; Stefano Attardi, Executive Chef del Bulgari Hotel Tokyo; Chef Niko Romito; Mauro Aloisio, Head Chef de il Ristorante – Niko Romito
Tokyo – December 5, 2023 – Today, just 8 months after its opening, Il Ristorante – Niko Romito at Bulgari Hotel Tokyo was awarded a Michelin Star during the Michelin Guide Tokyo 2024 ceremony held at The National Art Center Tokyo.
Il Ristorante – Niko Romito also brings a unique and contemporary concept of Italian cuisine here in Japan, developed by the chef for this project with Bulgari Hotels & Resorts. The collaboration between Niko Romito and the famous Italian jewelry brand began in 2017 and today Il Ristorante – Niko Romito is present in Beijing (one Michelin Star), Dubai (two Michelin Stars), Shanghai (one Michelin Star), Milan, Paris and Rome. The desire is to bring to the world the most representative recipes from the entire country, rewritten according to the canons of simplicity, essence, purity and lightness that have always distinguished Niko Romito’s cuisine.
The Resident Chef of Il Ristorante – Niko Romito at the Bulgari Hotel Tokyo is Mauro Aloisio, former Chef of Il Ristorante – Niko Romito at the Bulgari Hotel Shanghai, which, in Michelin Guide Shanghai 2024, confirmed one Michelin star for the sixth consecutive year.
“It is a deep emotion to receive this important award from the most prestigious guide in the world, in one of the most interesting gastronomic capitals.” Says Chef Niko Romito “I strongly believe in this project, created with Bulgari Hotels & Resorts to write the new codes of Italian cuisine and luxury dining. I am particularly honored and proud to see that our vision and values have been rewarded in a country whose gastronomic culture is so deep. A heartfelt thank you to all the team in Tokyo, but also to all the great team around the world, for the commitment, energy and passion they dedicate to this project.“
Chef Mauro Aloisio, commented, “It is a great honor for Il Ristorante – Niko Romito Tokyo to be awarded a Michelin Star. We renew our determination and commitment to strive for excellence, to best represent Chef Niko Romito’s philosophy in Tokyo.“