5 Michelin-Starred Restaurants You Can Try In Tokyo, Japan, For The Best Authentic Japanese Food

Tokyo has the most Michelin-starred restaurants that will definitely give you the best dining experience.
Tokyo has the most Michelin-starred restaurants that will definitely give you the best dining experience. (Photo: wuestenigel/Flickr)

Tokyo, Japan, is said to give you the best overall experience when you come to visit the place. From shopping to sceneries, culture, nightlife, and many more, you will surely see everything you want here. So what about food? Tokyo has the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the work that will give you the best dining experience.

It even dominates San Pellegrino's best 50 restaurants in Asia. So with its diverse dining scenes, here are the five best Michelin-starred restaurants in Tokyo that will serve you not just authentic Japanese food but a whole lot more.

Narisawa

Chef Yoshihiro brought everything he learned in Italy, France, and Switzerland to Narisawa. The famed cook uses Japanese ingredients on his European cooking techniques to prepare a dish that everyone will love.

Narisawa reflects the Japanese seasons in its meals. One of its famous dishes is the Bread of the Forest and Moss Butter. This place can be found at Minami Aoyma 2-6-15, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Nihonryori RyuGin

Nihonryori RyuGin perfectly balances the Japanese cooking techniques and fresh, original dishes. However, its menu is only limited to a "seasonal full-course degustation set," but there are times there are à la carte options available at night, per the Culture Trip.

It serves a combination of hot and cold meals, particularly on its signature desserts. Ryugin even means singing dragons or dragon song. Thus, the mythical creature can be seen all over the area. You can visit Nihonryori RyuGin at Side Roppongi Bldg, 1st Floor, 7-17-24 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

Quintessence

Quintessence has three culinary principles. The first one is to respect the products by using only premium ingredients. Second is to push current culinary practices' boundaries when cooking, and the third is to give attention to details when it comes to food seasoning.

Chef Shuzo Kishida took his learning from L'Astrance restaurant in Paris to cook Quintessence's signature meat "for an extended period of time at a low temperature." It has "carte blanche" menu, which the chef decides what dishes they will serve, depending on the available, seasonal ingredients. The place is located at Barbizon 25 5-4-7 Shiroganedai, Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

Sukiyabashi Jiro

Sukiyabashi Jiro (すきやばし次郎)  only serves one dish, Omakase Course. The chef makes sure that every piece of Sushi on that meal is carefully selected, which also depends on the ingredient that they can buy from the market.

They say your trip to Tokyo, Japan, is not complete if you don't try Sukiyabashi Jiro's signature sushi. According to JW Web Magazine, there are hundreds of people falling in line to eat at this place. It is also difficult to book a seat here, but you can try your luck when you visit at 〒104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza, 4 Chome-2-15.

Sushu Masuda (鮨 ます田)

Another great restaurant that serves the best Sushi in Tokyo, Japan, is Sushi Masuda. Its chef, Rei Masuda, has worked at another famous Sushi restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro, for nine years.

Masuda spends a lot of time to prepare and make each Sushi with only seasonal and fresh ingredients. You can find this place at〒107-0062 Tokyo, Minato City, Minamiaoyama, 5 Chome-8-11.

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