Noodle restaurant wins Michelin star as Tokyo keeps gourmet crown

TOKYO A restaurant featuring ramen, a humble Japanese noodle dish, took its place among the more exalted gourmet restaurants as Tokyo kept its crown as the Michelin guide's dining capital of the world for the ninth straight year on Tuesday.

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