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Renowned for its exceptional chefs and locally sourced produce, the Basque country comes with a multitude of Michelin Star restaurants in San Sebastian.

In contrast to purely focussing on home-grown influences, San Sebastián draws inspiration from France's "Nouvelle Cuisine" adding a distinct flavour from across the border. Chef Juan Mari Arzak, a pioneer of the culinary revolution since the 1960s, upholds this tradition by overseeing the first of our top 5 Michelin-starred restaurants.

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Top 5 Michelin Star Restaurants in San Sebastián

If you're eager to indulge in a stylish dining experience, allow to present you with five of San Sebastián's finest Michelin-starred restaurants.

Arzak (Alcalde J. Elosegi Hiribidea, 273, 20015 Donostia, Gipuzkoa)

The history of this business began when chef Juan Mari Arzak's grandparents constructed the very house that now houses this exquisite restaurant. 

In 1966, Juan assumed control of the enterprise and fused Basque gastronomy with a contemporary twist. His unwavering dedication ultimately garnered not just one, but an impressive three Michelin Stars.

As stated in our introduction, Juan, teams up with his daughter Elena in the kitchen. Together, they embark on an exciting culinary journey, pushing taste and innovation through their cutting-edge "Arzak Lab". 

Elkano (Herrerieta Kalea, 2, 20808 Getaria, Gipuzkoa)

Elkano has managed to strike a perfect balance between being cutting-edge and staying true to their traditions. They're always evolving and staying ahead of the game!

They earned a Michelin Star for their commitment to continuous improvement and embracing innovative culinary approaches. This dedication has shaped its exceptional culinary landscape.

This amazing establishment truly values and embraces the rich heritage of honest cooking. With a specialization in grilling freshly caught fish over a crackling wood-burning fire.

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Amelia by Paulo Airaudo (Zubieta Kalea, 26, 20007 Donostia, Gipuzkoa)

Located within the charming Villa Favorita hotel under the skilled guidance of Argentinian Chef Paulo Airaudo. Amelia seamlessly blends the rich culinary traditions of the Basque region with delicate Italian and Asian influences.

Renowned as one of the most esteemed establishments in La Concha Bay, this dining experience holds the distinguished accolade of being featured in the World's 50 Best Restaurants and boasts two Michelin Stars.

Chef Paulo Airaudo showcases his culinary prowess with a meticulously curated tasting menu, featuring hand-selected globally sourced ingredients. 

Restaurante Kokotxa (Calle del Campanario, 11, 20003 Donostia)

Situated in the heart of the town, this restaurant proudly bears a name that pays homage to a culinary masterpiece in Basque cuisine. Indulge in their delectable hake or cod dishes expertly designed.

The restaurant, under the exceptional leadership of the talented duo of Daniel López and Estela Velasco, offers a culinary experience like no other. 

Only the finest seasonal ingredients are used, sourced from the market. The chef effortlessly blends influences from Japan, India, Turkey, and beyond.

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Alameda (Minasoroeta Kalea, 1, 20280 Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa)

Nestled in the breathtaking Bidasoa-Txingudi region, Alameda stands as a renowned restaurant, cherished by food enthusiasts in the picturesque town of Hondarribia. 

This family-led establishment takes immense pride in presenting the exquisite and diverse flavours of the local gastronomy, crafting a culinary experience that captivates and delights our beloved patrons. 

With a commitment to seasonal produce and embracing our natural environment, we guarantee an unforgettable dining experience.

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Come and savour the culinary delights of San Sebastián's finest Michelin-starred restaurants! Our amazing team is here to assist you. Feel free to reach out to us via live chat or drop us an email at [email protected]. Learn more about what to eat in San Sebastian in 2024 with our recent blog available to read here.

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