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TOKYO

Shojin Ryori Daigo

Sample the all-natural, meat-free cuisine of historic Japanese Buddhism at this Michelin-starred restaurant in Tokyo.
Lunch: ¥15,000-20,000
Dinner: ¥25,000-40,000
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Seiwasou

The beautiful Edo period architecture of Seiwasou draws many guests to its gardens, and the traditional Kyoto-style kaiseki cuisine keeps them at the table.
Lunch: ¥7,000-45,000
Dinner: ¥15,000-45,000
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Funaokayama Shimizu

These Michelin-starred kaiseki course menus feature the best ingredients from Japan, but the rice is the real star. Made with Kyoto groundwater from Daitokuji Temple, it is fluffy, fragrant and cooked to perfection in an earthenware pot.
Dinner: ¥13,000-35,000
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Tozentei

The Watanabe family brings fictional kaiseki cuisine to life at their Michelin-starred Kyoto restaurant, located conveniently near the Kinkaku-ji Temple and Arashiyama bamboo grove.
Lunch: ¥18,000-20,000
Dinner: ¥29,000-53,000
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Noguchi Tsunagu

Notorious for being nearly impossible to book, the two-Michelin-starred Kyotenjin Noguchi has since opened a sister store in Noguchi Tsunagu, offering the same critically-acclaimed cuisine and stellar quality.
Lunch: ¥12,000-15,000
Dinner: ¥20,000-30,000
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TOKYO

Nishiazabu Noguchi

Chef Shotaro Noguchi’s devotion to kaiseki is shown here at Nishiazabu Noguchi, where he pays homage to his extensive training in Japanese cuisine by adding his own unique touches — a culinary approach that has earned him a Michelin star.
Dinner: ¥20,000-30,000
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TOKYO

Mutsukari

This Michelin-starred gastronomic haven seamlessly crafts the pinnacle of traditional Kaiseki cuisine, creating an atmosphere that mirrors the sophistication of its upscale surroundings.
Dinner: ¥20,000-30,000
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TOKYO

Nihonryori Ichirin

Nihonryori Ichirin employs fresh Japanese produce to create omakase courses that fully represent the country’s beautiful seasons. These dishes are flavorful and paired perfectly with seasonal sake or tea, offering an unforgettable dining experience.
Lunch: ¥10,000-15,000
Dinner: ¥25,000-30,000
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TOKYO

Oniku Karyu

Chef Haruka Katayanagi delights guests with A4- and A5-grade kuroge wagyu made into exquisite course menus at his Michelin-starred restaurant Ginza Oniku Karyu.
Dinner: ¥42,000-51,000
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TOKYO

Den

Home-style cooking meets Michelin-worthy gastronomic flare right in the very heart of Tokyo.
Lunch: ¥30,000-39,999
Dinner: ¥30,000-39,999
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Godan Miyazawa

Learn a thing or two about Japanese history during an innovative omakase course dinner.
Lunch: ¥14,850-19,800
Dinner: ¥22,000-22,000
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TOKYO

Fukudaya

Private room dining at a 2 star kaiseki restaurant which has long been a favorite of Japanese high society.
Lunch: ¥22,000-55,000
Dinner: ¥33,000-55,000
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TOKYO

Miyasaka

This Michelin-starred Japanese gem stands as a testament to the artistry and precision of Japanese cuisine, capturing the essence of seasons in each delicate dish.
Lunch: ¥20,000-30,000
Dinner: ¥35,000-50,000
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TOKYO

Ginza Kitagawa

Featuring Shiga’s well-known Shinohara style, Ginza Kitagawa’s chefs paint a beautiful canvas of flavors. Each dish in the omakase course perfectly expresses the seasons visually and through flavorful Shiga ingredients.
Dinner: ¥30,000-39,999
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NARA

Kuramoto Ryori Maruto Shoyu

Time, innovation, and flavor converge in an old soy sauce brewery that’s earned a Michelin Green Star. Kuramoto Ryori Maruto Shoyu is revitalizing taste buds while preserving a slice of Nara's history with every perfect dish.
Lunch: ¥5,000-10,000
Dinner: ¥10,000-15,000
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Ryo-Sho

Japanese fine dining at its very best, boasting two Michelin stars and a host of other accolades. A cellar stocked with 700 bottles of wine ensures that every bespoke, seasonal dish has the most exquisite pairing possible.
Lunch: ¥35,000-49,999
Dinner: ¥35,000-49,999
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Taian

Three Michelin star kaiseki restaurant in Osaka, run by a chef with a forward-thinking philosophy.
Dinner: ¥20,000-29,999
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Oryori Mashita

Escape the noise of central Kyoto and come to this elegant ryotei to experience the four seasons of this culturally-rich city.
Lunch: ¥5,000-10,000
Dinner: ¥20,000-30,000
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Gion Okada

One can taste the dedication and effort put into the dishes at Gion Okada, a Michelin-starred restaurant with a hardworking chef at the helm.
Dinner: ¥15,000-19,999
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Ginza Kojyu

Pamper your five senses with the true authenticity of seasonal Japanese cuisine.
Lunch: ¥30,000-39,999
Dinner: ¥40,000-49,999
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Gion Matayoshi

Dramatic yet dignified dining — that’s what’s on offer at this 2 Michelin star kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto’s historic Gion.
Lunch: ¥12,000-15,000
Dinner: ¥30,000-40,000
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Soujiki Nakahigashi

Enjoy wild food gathered by the chef in a seasonal set course to be remembered.
Lunch: ¥10,000-15,000
Dinner: ¥30,000-40,000
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TOKYO

Yakiniku Kappo Note

Experience exquisite hospitality and even more exquisite cuts of wagyu beef at this specialty yakiniku restaurant in Tokyo’s upscale Azabu-Juban neighborhood.
Dinner: ¥20,000-35,000
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Nikukappo Futago

Enjoy elegance beneath the moon and the stocks of bamboo as you taste luxurious, selective, seasonal wagyu dishes inspired by the four seasons of Japan.
Dinner: ¥15,000-20,000
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Ogawa (Nakagyo)

The flavors of tradition are still prominent in the dishes of this Japanese restaurant that is always seeking to evolve.
Lunch: ¥4,800-11,000
Dinner: ¥28,000-30,000
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TOKYO

Ginza Ugai

Gratitude drives every service here at this Ginza kaiseki restaurant. Chef Ryogo Fujii’s mastery of umami, sweetness and bitterness augments the choice quality of his ingredients, all sourced from an extensive network of suppliers across the country.
Dinner: ¥28,000-35,000
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Kawahara

Exciting kaiseki which colors outside the lines — you’ll not know quite what to expect in each dish.
Lunch: ¥8,000-10,000
Dinner: ¥20,000-30,000
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Kenninji Gion Maruyama

A true master of Kyoto’s cuisine, come enjoy one of Gion’s best kaiseki experiences from a chef with a deep understanding of the culture.
Lunch: ¥40,000-76,000
Dinner: ¥40,000-76,000
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Kaiseki Restaurants in Tokyo

There is no more authentic Japanese dining experience than kaiseki. This iconic cuisine is the pinnacle of refinement, in which culinary auteurs present the best ingredients of the season in a series of small dishes for an exclusive audience of diners.

Since kaiseki is based so much on the seasons and the individual chef’s inspiration, you’ll never know exactly what to expect. One dish could be a grilled sweet-fish treat cooked over a burning pit of coals, the next a platter of wild vegetable tempura harvested just that very morning. One thing you can always expect, however, is gorgeous presentation. Inspired by traditional Japanese tea ceremony, kaiseki was developed in old Kyoto as a feast for each and every one of the senses.

If that all sounds very fancy, that’s because it kind of is! The very best kaiseki restaurants in Japan have three Michelin stars and waiting lists up to two years long, meaning kaiseki can often seem sealed off inside highly exclusive circles. But don’t despair — with plenty of top kaiseki restaurants to choose from, our English-language restaurant reservation service gives you the inside track to access this fascinating world of tantalizing tradition. What are you waiting for?