We narrowed down for you the 5 must-try Japanese three-star Michelin restaurants in Tokyo so you don't have to!
Visiting Tokyo is like going to culinary heaven. Tokyo has 225 restaurants holding at least one Michelin star. But Michelin-starred restaurants aren't exactly synonymous with cheap. In order to make your culinary journey unforgettable, you should try one of these very affordable Michelin-starred restaurants!
Yakitori 焼き鳥 (grilled skewered chicken) is a must-try in terms of Japanese cuisine. Usually served in small restaurants, you order many different types of skewers that you can share with your friends. In a convivial setting, sharing a few laughs with your neighbours, and having a few beers, yakitori is usually a fun experience.
Have you ever tried soba noodles? Soba is a very common Japanese dish made from buckwheat. It can be served at home, or at casual and fancy restaurants. When you come to Tokyo, how about trying the finest soba at a Michelin-starred restaurant? It is a nice restaurant, but still reasonably-priced.
Combining sustainability and gastronomy, Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa, owner, and chef of NARISAWA, has pioneered a cuisine that focuses on connecting people with the natural environment. Experience innovative satoyama cuisine at this very exclusive and exquisite at this dining experience in Tokyo.
Looking for a cheap Michelin experience in Tokyo? Then, you should try Kyourakutei's soba noodles. Soba is a kind of Japanese noodle made from buckwheat. You can try delicious handmade soba, tempura, and local sake at Kyorakutei.
Buddhist Cuisine (精進料理) is delicately prepared vegetarian cuisine. It is inspired by the seasons, and most importantly by Buddhist philosophy. The cuisine is simple and fresh and no meat is used. It is a reminder to use mindfulness in your daily life. This restaurant is actually a 2-star Michelin restaurant, so you will be left completely speechless by the presentation and taste of these incredible dishes.
This restaurant serves fine French cuisine with a Japanese inspiration. If you're willing to splurge and treat a loved one to an unforgettable experience, L'Effervescence is a two-star Michelin restaurant that will leave you in complete awe!
Sukiyabashi Jiro is considered by many the best sushi restaurant in the world. It boasts three Michelin stars and a long list of reservations for people waiting to get in on this convenanted sushi restaurant. Having served some of the world's most elite including President Barack Obama, you know this place would be the experience of a lifetime.
If you've never heard of Tsuta, you owe yourself five minutes to find out now. Having gained the first ever Michelin star to the ramen world, Chef and owner, Yuki Onishi, has taken Japanese soba noodles to the next level, nay "enlightenment." Eat before you read this 'cos it will make you hungry!