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Best Restaurants in Japan: Eat Where The Locals Do

Posted on May 19, 2020 within News

Find the Best Restaurants in Japan where the locals eat

There are many great restaurants in Japan. But the most discerning travelers want to eat where the locals do.

Restaurants the locals love

Access to the smaller, local restaurants that serve the finest Japanese food and sake is difficult—if not impossible—unless you speak Japanese. However, we work with a network of such restaurants where the chef will treat our travelers as if they are regular clientele.

Dish to try

Discover Okonomiyaki, a Hiroshima and Osaka speciality, for a fun lunch. Okonomiyaki is a delicious Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients and is prepared in a variety of ways.

Meals worth the splurge

Japan is an expensive place to eat. These restaurants can easily cost $150–$200 per person.

French Cuisine in Japan: Two Michelin star restaurant Florilège serves modern French, innovative and fusion courses recommended by the chef. MOTOÏ, a one Michelin star French restaurant, is a rustic yet refined cultural blend of Japanese and French along with original and innovative French dishes. 

Sushi in Tokyo: Ginza Yanagi Sushi serves an exquisite course of the finest and freshest sashimi and sushi based on the chef’s selection of the day. 

Beef and Tempura in Japan: Shima is a small, intimate restaurant serving some of the best beef steak fillets in Tokyo. Mizuki at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto offers you some of the best tempura in Japan with an entertaining Michelin-starred chef.

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