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Udatsu Sushi

Chef Udatsu Hisashi makes an unorthodox combination of herbs and sushi at his Michelin-starred Nakameguro restaurant. Designed around the theme of “art x sushi”, every piece of nigiri and maki look just as good as they taste.
Lunch: ¥12,000-18,000
Dinner: ¥23,000-43,000
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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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HOMMAGE

Chef Arai Noboru brings unpretentious French cuisine — and two Michelin Stars — back to his hometown of Asakusa, where he pays homage to his teachers and his suppliers by delighting guests with a no-frills approach.
Lunch: ¥18,000-40,000
Dinner: ¥35,000-60,000
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NOURA

Asakusa visitors will find that they won’t have to break the bank for Michelin-standard French food at this bistro. Served up by two France-trained chefs, NOURA’s cuisine is unpretentious, relaxed, and most importantly, absolutely delicious.
Lunch: ¥5,000-10,000
Dinner: ¥10,000-15,000
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Makiyaki Ginza Onodera

Michelin-starred French restaurant with touches of Basque cuisine, where the smoky fragrance from their signature wood-fired grill welcomes visitors.
Lunch: ¥10,000-40,000
Dinner: ¥10,000-40,000
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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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Nishiazabu Sushi Shin

Chef Shintaro Suzuki’s attention to detail in his traditional Edomae sushi made his restaurant one of the first in history to receive a Michelin star. See for yourself why his sushi is a cut above the rest.
Lunch: ¥20,000-40,000
Dinner: ¥20,000-40,000
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Hiroo Ishizaka

Located in the upscale neighborhood of Hiroo, Tokyo, Hiroo Ishizaka emerges as a gastronomic sanctuary for sushi enthusiasts.
Dinner: ¥36,000-39,999
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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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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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Metis Roppongi

Get acquainted with Roppongi’s fusion cuisine scene with Metis Roppongi, blending Japanese cuisine with French techniques in the spirit of “wakon-yosai”. Enjoy an original omakase course with unique twists on Japanese and French cuisine.
Dinner: ¥20,000-25,000
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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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MAZ

Integrating Peru’s rich biodiversity into the creation of every dish, this Michelin-starred restaurant frames its courses on the theme of altitude, taking guests higher and higher on an unforgettable gastronomic journey with every bite.
Dinner: ¥35,000-50,000
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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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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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Narisawa

Unique, geographically-inspired cuisine from a modernist master.
Lunch: ¥53,000-53,000
Dinner: ¥53,000-53,000
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Tempura Kondo

Dine at one of the world's most popular tempura restaurants, where famous people have vied for a seat at the counter.
Lunch: ¥8,000-9,999
Dinner: ¥20,000-29,999
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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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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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nol

Step into the world of culinary innovation at nol, a Michelin award-winning French eatery that redefines gastronomy with each exquisitely crafted dish.
Dinner: ¥20,000-30,000
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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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Koshikiryori Koki

Koshikiryori Koki offers traditional Hong Kong dishes using locally-grown Japanese produce. From shark fin noodle soup to the store’s specialty crispy chicken, enjoy an international, one-of-a-kind omakase course of the highest quality.
Dinner: ¥25,000-30,000
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Piao-Xiang

Enjoy fiery Sichuan Chinese cuisine with its various spices and cooking techniques. The Michelin-starred Piao-Xiang mixes high-quality Japanese ingredients with Sichuan cuisine’s signature chili and spices to create exciting course meals.
Dinner: ¥25,000-30,000
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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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TOKYO

Il Ristorante - Niko Romito (Bulgari Hotel Tokyo)

The strict culinary philosophy of Chef Niko Romito and his commitment to transforming classic Italian dishes keeps the luxurious Michelin-starred Il Ristorante - Niko Romito at the forefront of Italian culinary innovation.
Lunch: ¥15,000-25,000
Dinner: ¥30,000-50,000
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Monolith

This French restaurant in Tokyo is always evolving classic French cuisine into fusion wonders based on the chef’s “Neo Classic” approach and has earned one Michelin star for its efforts.
Lunch: ¥5,000-10,000
Dinner: ¥10,000-20,000
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Frequently Asked Questions

How to reserve Michelin star restaurants in Japan?

You can reserve a table at Michelin starred restaurants in Japan by directly calling the restaurant. However, depending on the establishment, you might come across difficulties if there is a language barrier involved or if reservations are in high demand. A stress-free alternative to reserving your seat at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Japan is to use an online booking service. There are a few platforms that can help foreigners to reserve Michelin-starred restaurants in Japan beforehand, as reservations are often needed months in advance. ByFood is one of the best options. The platform filters restaurants according to cuisine type, budget, and location, so you can easily search for your desired Michelin-starred restaurant. On the restaurant page, simply add in your reservation details and byFood will handle the rest, making the reservation on your behalf. If the reservation has been successful, you will receive a confirmation email notification. Easy as that.

Is a reservation required for Michelin star restaurants in Japan?

Yes, due to popularity and the exclusive nature of some Michelin-starred restaurants in Japan, you must make a reservation before you go. It is not unusual for a Michelin-starred restaurant in Japan to be completely booked 3-6 months in advance, so make sure to reserve a spot ahead of time.

What are the best Michelin star restaurants in Japan?

Michelin-starred restaurants can be found all over Japan, however the city with the most Michelin stars in the world continues to be Tokyo. Throughout the country, there are so many amazing 3-star Michelin restaurants. "Kanda" in Tokyo is amongst the best kaiseki restaurants in the city alongside "Kagurazaka Ishikawa" and "RyuGin." In Kyoto and Osaka, "Gion Sasaki" and "Kashiwaya" respectively make exceptional Japanese food. "Nakashima" in Hiroshima represents some of the finest foods in southern Japan, serving up family-run kaiseki cuisine, of course running alongside the 3-star sushi restaurants in Fukuoka: "Sushi Gyoten" and "Sushi Sakai." Browse our Michelin-starred restaurants to read more about these top restaurants.

How many Michelin star restaurants are in Japan?

As of 2020, there are 668 different Michelin-starred restaurants in Japan. 29 of them have 3 Michelin stars, and 124 of them are 2-star Michelin restaurants.

Why does Japan have so many Michelin stars?

Japan’s many Michelin stars is a result of several factors. Many fine dining chefs in Japan consider themselves perfectionists. Take Sukiyabashi Jiro, for example, run by a sushi chef whose lifelong quest for perfection inspired the documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi. The tireless dedication and pursuit of perfection, shared by so many Japanese chefs, leads to fierce competition, motivating their rivals and driving up the quality of the restaurants. Naturally, the Michelin Guide rewards the artistry and talent of these committed chefs.

Michelin Star Restaurants in Japan

Japan is renowned for its fine dining scene, and has received its fair share of Michelin stars over the past few years. Tokyo in particular has reigned unbeaten for several years as the city with the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the world. The culinary arts thrive in Japan, where seasonal ingredients are manipulated with skill, creativity, and techniques—both traditional and innovative—to create incredible Japanese food. The dedication to Japanese cuisine and mastery of other international cuisines has culminated in a diverse collection of Michelin-starred restaurants in Japan. The top Michelin restaurants in Japan are located not just in Tokyo, but nationwide—highlighting regional delicacies.

Michelin-starred restaurants in Japan specialize in everything from kaiseki cuisine in Kyoto to the freshest omakase sushi in Tokyo. Some restaurants focus on perfecting single dishes such as ramen or katsu, while others take on a broader scope. Their Michelin-starred menus and recipes have been perfected, in some cases over generations, to give Japan its well-earned reputation as a culinary powerhouse.

Unique culinary dining experiences abound at Michelin-starred restaurants in Japan. Some restaurants are specialized experts in one type of dish. One restaurant in Osaka might slowly simmer their signature broth for days, while another restaurant might allow you to watch the Michelin-starred chefs at work in front of you—grilling meat on a sizzling teppanyaki hot plate. With consistent access to quality fish, regional vegetables and meat such as top grade wagyu beef, don't miss out on a Michelin-starred experience. Save your spot at a Michelin-rated restaurant in Japan; make a reservation on byFood for an unforgettable dining experience.