5 Affordable Michelin-starred Restaurants in Tokyo

According to the statistics in 2020, there is a total of 226 Michelin-starred restaurants in Tokyo. In Michelin-starred Japanese restaurants, you can enjoy delicious traditional Kaiseki dishes. Kaiseki is a multi-course Japanese dinner originally presented to the royal noble classes. It includes beautifully plated dishes prepared with the chef’s collection of skills and techniques. Below is a list of 5 affordable Michelin-starred restaurants in Tokyo where you can enjoy your lunch or dinner.

1. Ginza Ibuki (ぎんざ 一二岐) in Ginza

Ginza Ibuki is a restaurant located in Ginza, Tokyo. The restaurant received stars from Michelin Guide three years in a row. The chef, Sadahisa Yoshizawa was born in Tochigi Prefecture. He devoted himself to training in three restaurants in Kyoto for over eight years. After he returned to Tokyo, he opened Ginza Ibuki in 2010. The signature dish of Ginza Ibuki is flame-seared bonito. Enjoy it by putting a little bit of salt on each piece of seared bonito and feel the fresh meaty and fatty parts melt in your mouth.

Michelin Star:1
Price: ¥11,085 average per person  
Lunch set: from ¥6,930
Dinner set: from ¥14,170
Opening Hours:
Lunch 11.30am -2.10pm (Tuesday-Saturday)
Dinner 6.00pm -11.00pm (Monday-Saturday)
Last Order:
Lunch: 1.10pm
Dinner: 8.00pm
Address:
Daini Matsuoka Bldg. B1F, 2-14-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
How To Get There:
Take a 3 minute walk from Shintomicho Station on the Tokyo Metro Yuraku-cho Line.
Map Link: Ginza Ibuki Google Map
Reservation Link: CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATION

2. Sekihou Tei (赤寶亭) in Omotesando

Sakihou Tei is a restaurant located in Omotesando. This restaurant has been awarded 2 Michelin stars since 2014.

The restaurant owner, Shinichi Akatsuka, is a very experienced chef. He was the chef in a long-established restaurant in Akasaka. He then and opened this restaurant in 2004. The restaurant uses the freshest seasonal ingredients, some of the popular dishes include crab, shrimp, abalone, grilled fish, sashimi, tofu and so on. Some Japanese commented that although this restaurant has opened for 17 years, the wonderful and traditional tastes of the dishes make one feels that this restaurant has opened for more than 40 years.

Michelin Star:2
Price: Price: ¥14,673 average per person
Lunch set from: ¥11,130
Dinner set from: ¥20,590
Opening Hours:
Lunch 12.00 -2.30pm (Tuesday-Saturday)
Dinner 6.00pm -10.00pm (Monday-Saturday)
Last Order:
Lunch: 1.00pm
Dinner: 8.00pm
Address:
3-1-14, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku,Tokyo
How To Get There:
Take the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (C-04)/Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G-02)/Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line (Z-02) to Omotesando Station and leave from Exit A2. The restaurant is a 7-minute walk from there.
Map Link:Sekihou Tei Google Map
Reservation Link: CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATION

3. Tagetsu (太月) in Omotesando

Tagetsu is a restaurant located in Omotesando. It is a 1-starred Michelin restaurant. The chef, Mochizuki Hideo started his training in a few restaurants in Shinjuku and Azabu-Juban after he graduated from high school. In 2013, he opened Tagetsu, which he named the same name as the hot pot restaurant that his father had closed. The restaurant uses the freshest seasonal ingredients and traditional Japanese cooking methods to produce each dish. The seasonal seafood includes crabs,  fugu (blowfish), ayu (sweet fish) and so on. Some of the popular dishes in the restaurant are fresh fish and vegetable broth, steamed eggs with salmon roe and sashimi.

Michelin Star:1
Price: ¥16,062 average per person
Lunch set: from ¥10,120
Dinner set: from ¥24,560
Opening Hours:
Lunch 11.30am -2.00pm (Tuesday-Saturday)
Dinner 6.00pm -11.00pm (Monday-Saturday)
Last Order:
Lunch: 1.00pm
Dinner: 9.00pm
Address:
2-18-8 Akasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo
How To Get There:
Take a 3-minute walk from Omotesando Station
Map Link:Tagetsu Google Map
Reservation Link: CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATION

4. Kien (帰燕) in Akasaka

Kien is a restaurant located in Akasaka. It has received 1 star from Michelin Guide. Kien is not a big restaurant but it is comfortable. Kien means returning swallow in Japanese. The restaurant’s intention is to meet the customers’ highest expectations and create a lasting memory to which they will return again and again. The chef of Kien is Hiroaki Ishizuka. He left his hometown to travel to Tokyo when he was 18. He worked for 10 years in a restaurant to building up his culinary skills. Then he went on to work at another one Michelin-starred restaurant, and later two-Michelin-starred restaurant. In 2008, he became an executive chef at Kien, which received one Michelin star in 2010.

Kien is famous for its lunch kaiseki sets, which is very popular among the locals and foreigners. In Kien, you also get to sit in front of the chef and watch your meal being prepared.

Michelin Star:1
Price: ¥12,812 average per person
Lunch Set: from ¥8,770
Dinner Set: from ¥18,501
Opening Hours:
Lunch 12.00 -2.00pm (Monday-Saturday)
Dinner 6.00pm -11.00pm (Monday-Saturday)
Last Order:
Lunch: 1.00pm
Dinner: 9.00pm
Address:
Daini Matsuoka Bldg. B1F, 2-14-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
How To Get There:
Take a 3 minute walk from Gate 12 of Tameike-Sanno Station3-minute walk from Omotesando Station
Map Link:Kien Google Map
Reservation Link: CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATION

5. Toriki (とり喜) in Sumida

Toriki is a restaurant located in Sumida. It is a chicken skewer (yakitori) restaurant that received one star from Michelin Guide. At the age of 21, the chef, Yasuhito Sakai began to work as a dishwasher at a yakitori joint. He was only able to begin cooking after 8 years, when he was 29. After many years of experiences, he opened Toriki in 2001 in Tokyo. In 2017, he also opened a Toriki branch in Taiwan. Toriki is within the top 3 yakitori restaurants in Tokyo. The restaurant serves various types of chicken skewers and skewered vegetables. One of the signature dishes is chicken skewer with two egg yolks and it is recommended to finish the whole dish in one mouthful.

Michelin Star:1
Price: ¥7,400 average per person
Meal Set: from ¥7,400
Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 5.30 -10.30pm
Saturday: 5.00 – 10.30pm
Closed on: Sunday
Last Order:Last Order: 10.30pm
Address:
〒130-0013 Tokyo, Sumida City, Kinshi, 1 Chome−8−13 小坂ビル
How To Get There:Take a 3 minute walk from Line Chūō-Sōbu Kinshichō Station or a 5 minute walk from Line Hanzōmon Kinshichō Station.
Map Link:Toriki Google Map
Reservation Link: CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATION