2020

Tokyo Michelin Star Restaurants

Looking for the best restaurants in Tokyo? Browse the list of Michelin Star Restaurants in Tokyo for 2020 compiled directly from the Official Michelin Guide.

View this collection on a map

The Michelin Guide released its latest ranking. Once again, Tokyo has come out as the city with the most Michelin-starred restaurants. Flaunting its 226 restaurants, you can dine on French, Italian, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, and Thai along with traditional Japanese dishes.

Besides diversity in flavor, Michelin CEO Paul Perriniaux announced that the 2020 guide includes 25 restaurants with female chefs. Moreover, three of them hold star status.

Michelin-Starred Tokyo Restaurants Fun Fact

When someone says “Michelin stars” and “Tokyo,” you probably instantly think of Jiro’s Sushi, right? I certainly do thanks to Netflix’s Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

If so, you will probably be disappointed that Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten, along with Sushi Saito, are not on the 2020 list. The two restaurants’ popularity has grown so much that they no longer accept general reservations from the public. As the Michelin Guide upholds an “anyone can go eat” policy, they bid them adieu and removed them from the 2020 list.

Eye-catching Restaurants

The 2020 selection added 20 newly Michelin-starred restaurants to the one-starred category, 3 to the two-starred, and only 1 to the three-starred, meaning Tokyo has 167 one-star restaurants, 48 two-stars, and 11 three-stars.

Within these highly exquisite restaurants are some unique ones to check out:

-> Inua (2 stars)

  • Meaning “the spirit that exists in all living things” in Inuit mythology
  • Scandinavian-influenced
  • Managed by the former head of R&D at Noma, Thomas Frebel 

-> Ginza Shinohara (upgraded to 2 stars)

  • Serves kaiseki, a traditional Japanese course
  • Moved from Shiga prefecture in western Japan in 2016
  • Serves hassun, a seasonal platter, put together to reflect the current season in a rural area

-> Kadowaki (upgraded to 3 stars)

  • Awarded two stars for 11 years and upgraded to three stars in its 12th year
  • Serves kaiseki, a traditional Japanese course
  • Uses his creative touch to blend in traditional and new ingredients

These are just 3 out of the 226 restaurants, though! Be sure to take a peek at the others below to indulge on what Tokyo chiefs have to offer. You can also see this collection on a map here.

If you want Japanese Michelin star restaurants, check out this section!

Japanese Cuisine

Azabu

Kanda ***

Azabujuban

Azabu Yukimura ***

Yurakucho

Ryugin ***

Nishi Azabu

Usukifugu Yamadaya **

Akasaka

Akasaka Kikunoi **

Ginza

Ginza Koju **

Ginza

Sawada **

Mita

Seizan **

Atago

Daigo **

JIngumae

Higuchi **

Minami Aoyama

Oryori Miyasaka **

Ginza

Kobikicho Tomoki **

Shinjuku

Kagurazaka Ishikawa ***

Shinjuku

Kohaku ***

Ginza

Sushi Yoshitake ***

Hiroo

Tentempura Uchitsu **

Setagaya

Sushi Kimura **

Shinjuku

Kaiseki Komuro **

Nishi Azabu

Jushu **

Akasaka

Kaiseki Tsujitome **

Kamata

Hatsuzensushi **

Kioicho

Kioicho Fukudaya **

Ginza

Ginza Fukuji **

Ginza

Adachi Naoto *

Azabujuban

Kadowaki ***

Shinagawa

Makimura ***

Toranomon

Okamoto **

Shirokane

Tempura Ginya **

Nishi Azabu

Goryukubo **

Ginza

Tempura Kondo **

Roppongi

Sukiyabashi Jiro Roppongiten **

Minami Azabu

Seisoka **

Higashi Azabu

Higashiazabu Amamoto **

Ginza

Harutaka **

Ginza

Ginza Shinohara **

If you want French Michelin star restaurants, check out this section!

French Cuisine

Ginza

L’Osier ***

Ginza

Esquisse**

Mita

La Table de Joël Robuchon **

Shinjuku

Le Mange-Tout **

Jingumae

Florilège **

Ginza

Les Alchimistes *

Shinagawa

Quintessence ***

Roppongi

Édition Koji Shimomura **

Roppongi

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon **

Akasaka

Pierre Gagnaire **

Nishiazabu

L’Effervescence **

Komagata

Nabeno-Ism **

Ebisu

Joël Robuchon ***

Asakusa

Hommage **

Ginza

Beige Alain Ducasse **

Roppongi

Ryuzu **

Ginza

Dominique Bouchet **

If you want Italian Michelin star restaurants, check out this section!

Italian Cuisine

Ginza

Aroma Fresca *

Meguro

Antica Braceria Bell’Italia

Minami Aoyama

Prisma

If you want innovative Michelin star restaurants, check out this section!

Innovative

Fujimi

Inua *

Minami Aoyama

Narisawa **

Jingumae

Den **

If you want Spanish Michelin star restaurants, check out this section!

Spanish Cuisine

Nagatacho

Sant Pau **

Ginza

Zurriola **

If you want Chinese Michelin star restaurants, check out this section!

Chinese Cuisine

Mita

Mitamachi Momonoki **

Minami Azabu

Sazenka **

If you want Korean Michelin star restaurants, check out this section!

Korean Cuisine

Ginza

Yunke **