Michelin Star Restaurants in Japan
With a revered culinary heritage and Tokyo escorts, a hunger for innovation and an extraordinary wealth of outstanding produce throughout each of the four seasons, Japan is unsurprisingly among the nations that lay claim to the most three Michelin starred restaurants. We take a look at seven of the best Michelin star restaurants in Japan.
Three Michelin starred restaurant Kohaku gives traditional Japanese kaiseki plates an innovative twist, combining Japan’s celebrated produce and classic culinary techniques with non-native ingredients and exceptional creativity. Expect to dine on dishes such as beef shabu shabu with truffles and caviar.
Another of Tokyo’s three Michelin starred dining venues is the famously sought after restaurant Ishikawa. Located behind Bishamonten Zenkokuji temple in Kagurazaka, the restaurant specializes in kaiseki plates that showcase the season’s best ingredients.
With a 400-year history, Hyotei is undoubtedly one of Kyoto’s most legendary fine dining restaurants, combining its traditional tea house roots with a forward thinking spirit. In a tea house setting, fine Kyoto cuisine that has earned the restaurant three Michelin stars is served to a discerning clientele.