There is no other country in the world where you can savor the most authentic, delicious Japanese cuisine, so why not try it at internationally recognized restaurants in Japan? Here is our list of five Michelin-starred Japanese cuisine restaurants in Tokyo that you can reserve through Pocket Concierge.
Descend the staircase into Seizan, and you will find a modern Japanese-style interior that will make you feel as if you have escaped into another world from the bustling streets of Tokyo. Here you can enjoy Michelin two-starred dishes prepared by Chef Haruhiko Yamamoto. The simple arrangement of the fresh ingredients in season bring out the most delicate yet unpredictable flavors that will keep you asking for more.
Japanese Cuisine Seizan (日本料理 晴山)
B1 floor of Grande Mita, 2-17-29 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Jushu is the only Michelin-starred restaurant on this list where you can enjoy distinctly Kansai-style cuisine in Tokyo. The chef prepares his Michelin two-starred dishes using the techniques he learned while training in Kansai, but he has all the ingredients delivered from his homeland Saga in the Kyushu region. You can enjoy the seasonal ingredients of Saga while enjoying the chef’s Japanese sake collection, which also includes rare brands from Saga.
1st floor of Saita Building, 2-16-1 Nishi-azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Michelin three-starred RyuGin’s Chef Seiji Yamamoto is driven by his passion for Japanese cuisine to convey its subtle flavors to all of his guests. He carefully selects each ingredient and never fails to provide an unforgettable dining experience for eaters in Tokyo. RyuGin has been acclaimed by international dining experts and has earned its place in both the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and 50 Asia’s Best Restaurants multiple times.
RyuGin (日本料理 龍吟)
1st floor of Side Roppongi Building, 7-17-24 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
The owner chef Hiroyuki Kanda was head chef at a Japanese restaurant in Paris for 5 years and worked at a prestigious restaurant in Japan for 13 years before opening his own restaurant in Tokyo. Kanda knows how to cater not only to Japanese guests, but to international guests’ tastes as well. The three Michelin stars he has kept for the past eight years is a sign of his commitment to serve the best dishes to every single guest.
1st floor of Calm Motoazabu, 3-6-34 Motoazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Gendayana Hamadaya began as a high-class restaurant more than 100 years ago, in the traditional “sukiya” building with a beautiful garden view that remains to this day. Genyadana was once the setting of a famous kabuki play, and you can still enjoy the traditional Japanese atmosphere while devouring the most delicous Michelin three-starred Japanese cuisine in Tokyo.
Genyadana Hamadaya (玄冶店 濱田家)
3-13-5 Nihonbashi Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo