Reasons Why You Want to Eat at Tokyo Michelin Restaurants
Tokyo is a city which is home to some of the best restaurants in the world. This city is known for its fast life and cosmopolitan culture. I happened to visit Tokyo with my girlfriend and it was one of the best experiences of our lives.
There are many Michelin starred restaurants in Japan but over here I will discuss some of the top Michelin restaurants in Tokyo. If you are conscious about your health and would only want to visit the best then the Michelin starred restaurants in Tokyo are ideal for you.
For Quality and Taste These Michelin Restaurants Can’t be Beat!
I would like to mention here that the Michelin guide is the most prestigious system as far as the rating of restaurants is concerned. This guide initially focused on restaurants in France but now it has spread all over the world.
When it comes to Michelin starred restaurants in Tokyo, Daigo has been awarded with two stars. The specialty of this fantastic restaurant is Shojin dishes which made us visit this place. Our vegetarian meal was served in Kaiseki style using seasonal ingredients, in which one dish comes after another which looked very impressive.
The scenic view over the serene Japanese garden while we dined was very romantic. My girlfriend was with me and I recommend you take your date to this restaurant for a special occasion. The restaurant is located at the foot of Mount Atago and the architecture is stunning.
We ordered lunch at this place and paid around 15000 yen per person for this delicious treat. The price of dinner at this place is between 16000 and 19000 yen.
Access: 5 min walk from Kamiya-cho station (Tokyo metro)
Address: 2-3-1 Atago, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0002
Fukudaya is another Michelin starred restaurant in Tokyo and needs no introduction. This restaurant offers private rooms and has traditional tatami mats and elegant Japanese paper screens. The architecture of this restaurant will bring you back to the Edo period which I found very attractive.
The price for lunch in this restaurant will set you back 30,000 yen, yes a little bit expensive. Nevertheless, the gardens and antiques which are behind the shoji screens completely cover the city outside and the food we had here was awesome.
This restaurant was established in 1939 then relocated and renovated, finally settling on this new location. The traditional rooms of tatami mats and paper screens have timeless Japanese elegance.
Address: 1-13 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
This restaurant is fabulous and is situated on a castle at the Yebisu Garden Place. I found the interior of this place very attractive with crystal and chandelier accents. Just to remind you that the restaurant has a dress code, so dress to impress as you will enjoy each others company in their wonderful ambience.
The best thing which I liked the most about this restaurant is that the menu changes on a regular basis which made me taste a number of dishes. The specialties of this restaurant are Caviar served with a Crustacean jelly and a Cauliflower cream which was loved by my girlfriend.
I found the price of this restaurant pretty expensive as you have to pay for a set menu between 10000 and 30000 yen for lunch and between 22000 and 42000 yen for dinner. However, it was worth paying this price for the food and love we got from the staff of this restaurant.
Address: Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-1, Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0062
Michel Troisgros is one of the best Michelin restaurants in Tokyo. This restaurant is very famous in France and now they have a branch in Tokyo a well. I was lucky enough to visit this restaurant with my girlfriend.
We tasted the specialty of this restaurant which was salmon with sorrel. The taste of this dish is indescribable. You can also choose from the venison or scallops with swiss chard.
I paid around 12000 yen for this dish. The price for lunch is between 6000 yen and 14000 yen which I found reasonable. This restaurant is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays due to which I reserved our seats for Monday.
Address: Hyatt Regency Tokyo 1st floor 2-7-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 160-0023
Tel: +81 3 3348 1234
Quintessence is another Michelin starred French fusion restaurant and offers many award winning dishes. The credit for the popularity of this restaurant goes to Chef Shuzo Kishida whose food meets the standard of 3 stars. What they serve their guests will change day to day based on the Chef’s selected menu.
There is no doubt that the dining experience of this restaurant is the best in Tokyo. I had lunch with my girlfriend and paid 10000 yen per person which suited my pocketbook. The price for dinner in this restaurant is about 22000 yen.
The intricate dishes and balanced flavor from the meat were mind blowing. Since this great restaurant is closed between late December and early January I visited this place at the end of January.
Hours: Lunch 12:00pm- 3:00pm (Last order @ 1:00pm)
Dinner 6:30pm.-11:00pm (Last order @ 8:00pm)
Address: 141-0001 Shinagawa-Ku, Kitashinagawa 6-7-29 Garden City Shinagawa, Gotenyama 1F
Tel: +81 3 6277 0090
Tsuta is another Michelin star restaurant in Tokyo and its prices are extremely reasonable.This restaurant is also the first ramen restaurant to get the Michelin star which increased my curiosity to visit this place.
I tried the special noodles of this restaurant which are made up of 4 different kinds of whole wheat. My girlfriend ordered the other specialty of this restaurant in which the broth involves the use of Italian white truffle oil which tempted me to try hers also. The shoyu is made with whole soy beans that had been matured for two years or more.
Queues start very early, sellout quickly and only 150 ramen bowls are served daily. I paid 1000 yen for the lunch which was very reasonable. This restaurant opens for 5 hours each day or until their ingredients run out, whichever comes first.
Access: 3 minute walk from Sugamo Station
Address: 1-14-5, Sugamo, Toshima, Tokyo 170-0002
Yukimara is yet another famous Michelin starred restaurant in Tokyo and is located in Minato-Ku. The delicious food in this amazing restaurant is the creation of Chef Yukimura Jun who has culinary experience of 25 years from Kyoto.
I visited this restaurant with my girlfriend in the mid-July which is the peak season. We paid around 27000 yen for the lunch and appreciated the courteousness of the staff. If you plan to visit in the late winter months their menu includes an amazing grilled snow crab from Kyoto.
With limited seating, this restaurant opens for two hours in a day for dinner (5:30pm – 7:30pm) due to which I made the reservation well in advance.
Address: 3F Yuken Azabu 10 Bldg, 1-5-5 Azabujuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0045
Are you looking for the best restaurants in Tokyo? These Michelin star ones won’t disappoint!
All the above restaurants are amongst the best Michelin restaurants in Tokyo. The foods of these restaurants are extremely delicious and the ambiance has no match. I truly enjoyed visiting these restaurants as a couple, where we had some of the best experiences of our lives.
The fun and enjoyment was so much that I would like to visit these fabulous restaurants again and again. These restaurants are undoubtedly amongst the best restaurants of the world and I advise you to visit them with your loved ones, friends and family.