Definitive Dining at these 6 Tokyo RestaurantsLast Updated: January 1, 2021
With stunning, unbeatable atmosphere and comfort, topped off by exemplary service, here are 6 of the city’s best.
As the capital of such a vibrant, thriving country, Tokyo offers a unique experience to visitors, with its palpable sense of history and culture as well as its teeming economy and vivid nightlife. Tokyo is also home to a large number of stunning restaurants, where foodies can savour the very best in quality, service and luxury. Here are six of the finest Tokyo restaurants, where the minimum standard is a definitive Asian dining experience.
1. Ginza Kojyu
The Michelin-starred Ginza Kojyu is one of the most incredible Tokyo restaurants, promoting kaiseki (traditional Japanese multi-course) dining. A luxurious interior, seasonal Japanese menu, and surprisingly affordable prices make this restaurant truly special.
2. Joël Robuchon
The Joël Robuchon Restaurant is one of the showpiece Tokyo restaurants, and this outlet is just one of many establishments around the world run by chef Joël Robuchon. French cuisine is offered with exemplary service, in an ambience that exudes class and sophistication.
Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa’s extensive culinary training in Europe is evident in his daring combinations of Japanese ingredients with more Western techniques. Narisawa has a focus on the environment, with the utterly fascinating dishes helping it to become officially recognised not only as one of the top Tokyo restaurants, but also one of the finest in all of Asia.
4. Nihonryori RyuGin
Nihonryori RyuGin boasts quality Japanese cooking and fresh, original dishes. With a name meaning ‘dragon’, this establishment is dominated by subtle features in the decor and design theme that evoke the mythical creature, helping to creating a unique and enjoyable experience for guests.
Quintessence truly pushes the culinary boundaries, using only premium ingredients with forensic attention to detail to deliver dishes that truly astonish their diners. Chef Shuzo Kishida conceives the featured dishes each day based on which ingredients are fresh and seasonal, and an exciting meal at this establishment is all but guaranteed.
6. Sushi SORA
Located on the 38th floor of the Mandarin Oriental, Sushi SORA has a beautifully elegant, eight-seat dining counter and oversized windows that command absolutely breathtaking views that, almost by themselves, guarantee the definitive Tokyo dining experience. Chef Yuji Imaizumi complements the special atmosphere of the establishment with a range of simply but beautifully executed dishes.