Michelin-starred restaurant shuts after 14 diners suffer food poisoning

Kita Kamakura Saryo Gentoan has been forced to close until sanitation methods are improved and the cause of the poisoning determined

Kita Kamakura Saryo Gentoan in Kamakura City
Kita Kamakura Saryo Gentoan in Kamakura City

KANAGAWA (TR) – The government of Kanagawa Prefecture has forced a Michelin-starred restaurant in Kamakura City to close temporarily after more than a dozen diners suffered symptoms of food poisoning earlier this month, reports TBS News (June 22).

After dining at Kita Kamakura Saryo Gentoan on June 11, a total of 14 male and female customers, aged between 28 and 80, reported experiencing diarrhea and stomach pains. None of the victims were hospitalized. A total of 32 customers visited the restaurant that day.

The government has prohibited the restaurant from re-opening until sanitation methods are improved and the cause of the poisoning determined.

Over four years beginning in 2011, Gentoan received a one-star ranking in the “Michelin Guide Tokyo Yokohama Shonan.”

Gentoan specializes in kaiseki ryori, which is a meal served in courses in which the ingredients are a reflection of the current season. Among the dishes served at the restaurant on the day of the poisoning were reef squid and sea urchin.

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