Stars and distinctions
Apart from Norway's capital, Stavanger was in fact the first Norwegian city to receive a star in 2016, thanks to the restaurant RE-NAA, which since this has received (and retained!) another star in the Michelin Guide Nordic. Sven Erik Renaa and Torill Renaa are the passionate pair behind the two-star adventure RE-NAA, and the couple is constantly adding new food concepts to Stavanger's food map. The critically acclaimed restaurant Sabi Omakase, led by Roger Asakil Joya, received its Michelin star in 2017 and has since retained it. Joya is equally adding new restaurants to the region's food arena. In addition, the Stavanger restaurants Tango, Söl and K2 have distinctions from Michelin, a strong testimony to the region's status as a food region in Norway.