It's no secret Tokyo has some of the best food in the world. With 226 starred restaurants spanning 25 different cuisines in the Michelin Guide Tokyo 2020 — the most stars of any city — its restaurant scene has the accolades to back up that claim.
Of course, diners wishing to eat at many of these establishments must swallow the steep price tags. So what's the equally discerning — but less fiscally endowed — foodie to do? Fortunately, there are a handful of Michelin-starred restaurants offering astonishingly affordable meals.
The meals for each of the following Michelin-starred restaurants are all under ¥3,000, before tax and drinks. (Although Tokyo also has a whopping 238 so-called Bib Gourmand establishments, this list only includes restaurants awarded at least one star.) They're also accessible — all but one allows reservations, either online or by phone, thus removing the need to queue, as is often the case for Japan's most popular restaurants.