Best Michelin Star Restaurants in Tokyo 2024

Michelin Star Restaurants in Tokyo serving Sushi, Tempura, Wagyu Beef and Ramen

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Japan has some gourmet cities which foodies visit from all over the world only for the renowned restaurants. Among the cities, Tokyo is the best place to smack their lips without a doubt. As of 2024, there are 182 Michelin-starred restaurants in Tokyo in total, which is the most among all the cities around the world, and 12 of them received 3 Michelin stars.

In this article, I’d like to introduce some of the best Michelin star restaurants in Tokyo where you can enjoy the authentic Japanese food experiences including sushi, kaiseki, tempura and wagyu as well as a unique fusion with Western cuisine. For most of Michelin starred restaurants in Tokyo, it’s required to make a reservation in advance, so I have also provided a booking link to each restaurants.

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1. Tempura Kondo

Fried shrimps Tempura
Tempura Kondo © 2019 Voyagin, Inc.

Tempura Kondo (てんぷら 近藤), a top-rated Tempura restaurant located in Ginza, Tokyo, has got Michelin stars for over a decade. The chief chef Fumio Kondo has dedicated his life to make Tempura and spread the recognition of Tempura across the world since he was 18 years old.

Tempura Kondo is the first luxury Tempura restaurant which offers vegetables as well as seafood. If you have to travel on a limited budget, you can experience the Kondo’s authentic Tempura dishes more affordably at lunch time.

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Michelin Star: ★★
Access: 3 mins walk from Ginza Station (銀座駅)
Business Hours: 12:00–13:30 (Lunch)/17:00–20:30(Dinner)
Closed: Sunday
Price Range: from 10,000 yen (lunch)/from 20,000 yen (dinner)
Genre: Tempura

2. Sukiyabashi Jiro Roppongi

Guests with Takashi Ono at Sukiyabashi Jiro Roppongi
You may get the chance to take a photo with Takashi Ono at Sukiyabashi Jiro Roppongi © 2019 Voyagin, Inc.

Sukiyabashi Jiro Roppongi (すきやばし次郎 六本木) is the Michelin 2-starred sushi restaurant which is run by Takashi Ono, the son of Jiro Ono. You can taste the best-quality sushi both for lunch with 15-piece course and dinner 20-piece course.

If you cannot find the seats available at Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten in Ginza, just check the availability of Sukiyabashi Jiro Roppongi!

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Michelin Star: ★★
Access: 10 mins walk from Roppongi Station (六本木駅)
Business Hours: 11:30–14:00 (Lunch)/17:30–21:00(Dinner)
Closed: Wednesday
Price Range: from 22,000 yen (lunch)/from 30,000 yen (dinner)
Genre: Sushi

3. Sushi Masashi

After gaining experience as a sushi chef at a two-star Michelin sushi restaurant run by Sukiyabashi’s disciple as well as sushi restaurants at several luxury hotels in Japan, the owner chef Masashi Yamaguchi opened his own sushi restaurant Sushi Masashi (鮨将司) in June 2020. The talented chef was awarded for a Michelin star shortly after opening.

Inherited the sushi dynasty of Jiro Ono, the chef Masashi Yamaguchi creates a sushi meal of the classic Edomae style that tells a story including a introduction, twists, turns and an ending. The omakase course consists of sushi and original appetizers served directly from the counter. The chef pays a particular attention to the vinegared rice that has a crisp and refreshing taste, and melts in your mouth. The friendly chef and staff make the restaurant welcoming for everyone even overseas customers.

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Michelin Star: ★
Access: 5 mins walk from Gaiemmae Station (外苑前駅)
Business Hours: 12:00-14:00/17:30-22:30
Closed: Sunday
Price Range: around 30,000 yen
Genre: Sushi

4. Kagurazaka Ishikawa

Japanese Kaiseki dishes at Kagurazaka Ishikawa
Japanese Kaiseki dishes at Kagurazaka Ishikawa, Photo Source:

Ishikawa Kagurazaka (神楽坂 石かわ), which is located on the hidden drink alley in Kagurazaka, Tokyo, is one of the Michelin 3-star restaurants in Tokyo. It is also one of the restaurants the most difficult to book. Kagurazaka Ishikawa serves Kaiseki dishes (Japanese traditional course meals), which are less seasoned so that every ingredient really brings out the full flavor of them.

Michelin Star: ★★★
Access: 7 mins walk from Iidabashi Station (飯田橋駅)
Business Hours: 17:30–24:00
Closed: Sunday and National Holidays
Price Range: from 30,000 yen
Genre: Kaiseki

5. Toraguro


Toraguro (寅黒) is a Japanese restaurant located inside Imperial Hotel, one of the most prestigious hotels in Tokyo. The restaurant is run by the Ishikawa Groups, which also owns the famous 3 Michelin starred Japanese restaurants, Kagurazaka Ishikawa and Kohaku. After one year of opening, Toraguro received its first Michelin star.

The renowned young chef Masayuki Takami has an over 10-year experience at both restaurants and was appointed for the new restaurants that opened in 2022, with the concept of “tradition and innovation” in Japanese cuisine. The restaurant offers high-quality Japanese cuisine that brings out the flavour of seasonal ingredients and emphasizes the immersion of charcoal-grilled and steamed food prepared behind the counter.

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Michelin Star: ★
Access:  3 mins walk from Hibiya Station (日比谷駅)
Business Hours: lunch 12:00-14:30 (Saturday only), dinner 17:30–23:00
Closed: Monday, Sunday and National Holidays
Price Range: from 42,000 yen
Genre: Japanese Cuisine


Meat dish at ESqUISSE
Meat dish at ESqUISSE © 2019 Voyagin, Inc.

The Tokyo’s renowned fine dining French restaurant ESqUISSE (エスキス) opened in Ginza in 2012 and has won Michelin 2 stars since 2013. ESqUISSE serves unique French dishes with the tradition and technique of French cuisine mixed with Japanese food. Its inspiring and creative dishes make you feel as if you enjoyed art. There are a few courses each for lunch and dinner in ESqUISSE.

Michelin Star: ★★
Access: 1 min walk from Ginza Station (銀座駅)
Business Hours: 12:00-13:00 (Lunch)/18:00-20:30 (Dinner)
Closed: Dinner on Sunday
Price Range: from 10,000 yen (lunch)/from 20,000 yen (dinner)
Genre: French

7. Jizo Sushi

Jizo Sushi (地蔵鮓) is 1 of 22 one-star sushi restaurants in Tokyo. The chef creates an unique Reiwa sushi while keeping the history of Edomae sushi. For example cooking the seeds in Edomae style, using red vinegar for the rice and serving prawn nigiri with seaweed.

Because of the uncompromising preparation, the restaurant is open only on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and there are only 6 seats available. But if you eat the carefully prepared sushi, you will understand why is worth it to wait.

Note: Edo and Reiwa are different periods of Japan (Reiwa is the current period).

▶︎Book your seats of Jizo Sushi in this link!

Michelin Star: ★
Access: 9 mins walk from Meguro Station (目黒駅)
Business Hours: 18:00 to 21:00 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday )
Closed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Price Range: around 20,000-30,000 yen
Genre: Sushi

8. Okamoto

Hidetsugu Okamoto, former head chef at the two-star Michelin restaurant WAKUDEN in Kyoto and at the three-star restaurant Azabu Koumura in Tokyo finally opened a restaurant with full potential. A restaurant with solid credentials that has been awarded consecutive stars in the Michelin Guide for more than 10 consecutive years since 2013.

The restaurant offers sophisticated Japanese cuisine with new and unique flavors, since Okamoto believes that a chef’s works is to create something more elaborate than decoratively arranged sashimi.

▶︎Book your seats of Okamoto in this link!

Michelin Star: ★
Access: 1 mins walk from Kamiyacho Station (神谷町駅)
Business Hours:  12:00-14:30/18:00-22:00 (Mondays open only for dinner)
Closed: Sunday
Price Range: from 12,000 (lunch)/ from 30,000 (dinner)
Genre: Japanese cuisine

9. Sorahana

A Michelin-starred restaurant run by a female chef, Kanako Wakimoto. Member of the famous Michelin 3-star restaurant Kanda since its opening, she opened Sorahana (空花) and moved to her current location on October 2020. Sorahana means Sky Flower in Japanese, and the chef reflects the changing of the seasons in her cooking.

▶︎Book your seats of Sorahana in this link!

Michelin Star: ★
Access: 2 mins walk from Kamiyacho Station (神谷町駅)
Business Hours: 12:00-22:30
Closed: No closing days
Price Range: from 8,000 yen (lunch)/ from 18,000 yen (dinner)
Genre: Japanese cuisine

10. Noeud.TOKYO

Noeud.TOKYO is one of the only 12 restaurants in Tokyo with a Green Star. An up-and-coming French restaurant that just opened in 2020 but has already been awarded one Michelin star and Green Star two years in a row.

The chef Naoto Nakatsuka studied abroad in France and became the head chef of Kobe St. Morgan Church for 8 years he opened the restaurant in 2020 under the concept of a sustainable restaurant that harmonizes nature, seasons, and food.

▶︎Book your seats of Noeud.TOKYO in this link!

11:30-15:00, 18:30-21:30 (Tuesday-Saturday)/11:30–15:00 (Sunday)

Michelin Star: ★
Access: 4 mins walk from Nagatacho Station (永田町駅)
Business Hours: 12:00-14:30, 18:00-22:00 (Saturday-Friday)/ 18:00-22:00 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Closed: Sunday and Monday
Price Range: from 11,000 yen (lunch)/ from 16,000 yen (dinner)
Genre: French

11. NéMo

After gaining experience in France and Japan, Kenichi Nemoto worked as a sous chef for five years at Quintessence, which has been awarded three stars for 16 consecutive years since 2008. In 2021he opened NeMo in Minami-Aoyama with Yuto Terashima, former head sommelier from the two-starred Beige Alain Ducasse Tokyo.

Michelin Star: ★
Access: 11 mins walk from Omotesando Station (表参道駅)
Business Hours: 12:00-15:00 (Last order 13:00)/ 18:00-23:00 (Last order 20:00)
Closed:  Monday
Price Range: around 8,000 yen (lunch)/ around 16,500 yen (dinner)
Genre: French

-Honorable Mentions

As the Michelin guide is renewed every year, some restaurants newly earn their stars while some lose theirs. Here are some restaurants in Tokyo that no longer received a Michelin star (as of 2024), but truly deserve a special mention as they are highly praised and well recognized by gourmands worldwide.

Sukiyabashi Jiro

The legendary Sushi master Jiro Ono is making a piece of sushi
The legendary Sushi master Jiro Ono is making a piece of sushi © 2020 Voyagin, Inc.

Eating Sushi at Sukiyabashi Jiro (すきやばし次郎) is one of the best things to do in Tokyo which should be added to your bucket list for many foodies in the world.

Sukiyabashi Jiro has only one menu: Omakase Course, and every piece of Sushi on the course is carefully-selected every morning depending on which ingredient they can buy at fish markets. There are hundreds of people on its waiting list at all times, and it’s too difficult to book the seats in an ordinal way.

Sukiyabashi Jiro lost its three Michelin stars in 2020 and removed from Michelin Guide since it’s no longer open to the public and only accept bookings through some agencies and concierges.

Review of the once-in-a-lifetime experience at Sukiyabashi Jiro

Access:1 min walk from Exit C6 of Ginza Station (銀座駅)
Business Hours: 11:30–14:00 (Lunch)/17:30–20:30(Dinner)
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays, Dinner on Saturday, Mid August, New Year Holidays
Price Range: from 30,000 yen
Genre: Sushi


Wagyu Beef, now one of the most popular Japanese food, has got more popular among tourists from overseas. Especially, they enjoy eating the high quality Wagyu Beef in these two styles: Sukiyaki and Shabu shabu.

Imafuku (今福) is one of the best restaurants in Tokyo serving mainly two traditional Japanese cuisines, Sukiyaki and Shabu shabu. Enjoy the gorgeous Japanese dishes in the Japanese modern rooms at Imafuku.

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Access: 5 mins walk from Shirokanetakanawa Station (白金高輪駅)
Business Hours: 17:00–24:00
Closed: from December 31 to January 2
Price Range: from 10,000 yen
Genre: Sukiyaki and Shabu shabu

Tapas Molecular Bar

The master chef cooking gastronomy dishes at Tapas Molecular Bar
The master chef cooks mysterious dishes at Tapas Molecular Bar ©Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

For unique and authentic food experiences, Tapas Molecular Bar (タパス モラキュラーバー) could be a wise choice. The molecular gastronomy restaurant serves course meals with a fusion of Japanese and Western cuisine. Each dish is brought to surprise guests with a delight. It’s hard to guess what’s the taste like with the first impression. The restaurant is located inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Tokyo.

Access: 2 mins walk from Mitsukoshi-mae Station (三越前駅)
Business Hours (Lunch): by reservations only at 1:00pm (Sat/Sun/Holiday)
Business Hours (Dinner): by reservations only at 6:00pm or 8:30pm
Price Range: from around 20,000 yen
Genre: Molecular Gastronomy

SOBA HOUSE Konjiki Hototogisu Shinjuku Gyoen

SOBA HOUSE Konjiki Hototogisu Shinjuku Gyoen (SOBA HOUSE 金色不如帰 新宿御苑本店), listed on the Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants, was one of the three Ramen restaurants with a Michelin star in Tokyo.

There are two specialty menu: one named そば (醤油) is the Ramen with shoyu (soy sauce), pork and calm-based broth and another named 真鯛と蛤の塩そば is the Ramen with the broth based on salt, red sea bream and calm. The restaurant with the reputation of “a very good restaurant” is worth the Michelin 1 star. You don’t necessarily go to fine dine restaurants to have the Michelin star dining experience.

Access: 3 mins walk from Shinjuku Gyoen-mae Station (新宿御苑前駅)
Business Hours: 11:30-15:00, 18:30-21:30 (Tuesday-Saturday)/11:30–15:00 (Sunday)
Closed: Monday
Price Range: from 1,000 yen
Genre: Ramen

Sushi Masuda

Pieces of Sushi
SUSHI MASUDA © All rights reserved.

Sushi Masuda (鮨 ます田), one of the best Sushi restaurants in Tokyo, opened in Aoyama in 2014 and received a Michelin star after ten months. The head chef Rei Masuda has the experience to engage in the renowned Sushi restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro for 9 years.

He spends lots of time to preparing and makes each piece of Sushi only with seasonal and fresh ingredients. There are only six seats in front of the chef and a private room which accommodates six guests in the restaurant.

Sushi Masuda closed its door in September 2019, but re-opened at a different location in Aoyama in January 2022.

Access: 2 mins walk from Omotesando Station (表参道駅)
Business Hours: From 17:00/From 20:00
Closed: Sunday and National Holidays
Price Range: from 30,000 yen
Genre: Sushi

▽More Michelin-Starred Restaurants in Tokyo▽

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▶Best Tempura in Tokyo

▶Michelin Star Ramen Restaurants in Tokyo

▶Best Michelin Star Restaurants in Shinjuku

▽Michelin Star Restaurants in Japan▽

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▶Best Michelin Star Restaurants in Osaka

▶Best Michelin Star Restaurants in Hokkaido

Hope you have enjoyed reading our Michelin Guide in Tokyo!

There are many more notable restaurants in Tokyo even the ones that don’t have Michelin stars, however, those  restaurants above are true choices selected by Michelin. They are really popular among both domestic and international gourmets, so it’s highly recommended to book your seats as soon as possible.

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