Seisoka Tokyo – Affordable 2 Michelin Star Lunch


Seisoka in Tokyo is the best value 2 Michelin Star lunch you will ever find. If you’re looking for the best budget Michelin eat in Tokyo, keep reading!

Yes, we know it’s quite a big statement to make. We have sampled different kinds of Michelin recommended places in Tokyo like at Ginza Katsukami, Lugdunum Bouchon Lyonnais and Ginza Toyoda.

Seisoka serves traditional Japanese food using only fresh, seasonal ingredients. They source their food locally or at furthest, it will come from within Japan. We have never had a meal as delicately cooked and plated in Japan.


At the time of writing this post, Seisoka charges 7700 yen for their cheapest lunch set. In contrast, the cheapest dinner is 27,500 yen! By going during lunch time, you will find a chance to eat at a 2 Michelin Star restaurant in Tokyo for a very cheap price. Receiving 2 Michelin Stars is quite a feat and restaurants obviously charge a premium.

Eating at Seisoka requires reservations. You will have to have a hotel concierge or a Japanese speaking person make reservations for you. There are no online reservations available and the staff do not speak English. If you opt to stay at a 5 star hotel, they will be able to make the reservations for you. Our wonderful concierge team at the Prince Gallery Kioicho were the ones we were able to pull it off for us.

Note that when we went to Seisoka, it was cash only. Bring some yen as they might not accept your credit card.


The restaurant is nestled in a quiet neighborhood and the restaurant building is very tranquil. We did not request it but we were seated in a private room. We felt this was incredibly lucky to be able to sit down. One server served us exclusively the whole time. He didn’t speak much English but was welcoming and polite.

The food was absolutely spectacular. We were served 7 different items. While the portions are not massive, we were full at the end of the meal. Seisoka Tokyo focuses very much on a “quality over quantity” approach. If you’re looking to stuff your face cheaply with low quality foods and without care, this is not the restaurant for you.

The freshness of the ingredients couldn’t be beat. Trying the seafood itself like the sashimi shrimp was just so wonderful because of how fresh and delicious it was. The food tastes so natural and without any artificial flavouring. The simple presentation of the dishes won us over. The chef doesn’t use flash or gimmicks. He is showing the audience what good food is at its very core.

For example, we were served one single strawberry that had been delicately misted. It was a strawberry from Nara and it was free of any blemishes. The strawberry was the sweetest that we’ve ever tasted. Whoever chose this knew the quality of it.

The food is very traditional Japanese so if you’re looking for something like a beef rice bowl or chicken karaage, this restaurant might not be for you. We loved trying authentic Japanese dishes that we normally don’t see on the streets of Tokyo.

If you’re on a budget but want to try some very delicious 2 Michelin Star food in Tokyo, Seisoka is the place to try it.

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