Michelin Three Stars: Araki Sushi Restaurant, Tokyo あら輝

Araki relocated to 12 New Burlington Street, London W1S 3BH in 2014.

Araki was a sushi restaurant in Tokyo's Higashi-Ginza district, run by owner-chef Mitsuhiro Araki.

Araki was extraordinary among the Michelin three-star Tokyo restaurants in that, as a fairly new restaurant, Araki made it straight to three-star status in 2010. This success is no doubt partly due to Araki's move shortly before that out of the nigh-inaccessible boondocks of Setagaya ward to Ginza in February 2010.

Araki is most famous for its tuna (maguro).

Araki is a very cleanly designed, modern restaurant - albeit in Japanese style, with a pale wood interior, and a counter seating 12. However, be warned that the lighting is blinding, and the focus is well and truly on the owner-chef in every way.

Araki is definitely one for the converts. Many believe that it deserves its three Michelin stars, but it is probably more a place for regulars who hang on the words of Araki's owner-chef as he holds forth raconteur-like at his stage-like counter.

Araki cost per person

Lunch: 15,000 - 20,000 yen
Dinner: 20,000 - 25,000 yen

Araki Hours

Lunch: noon-2pm
Dinner: 5pm, 6.30pm, 8.30pm
Closed Wednesday

Araki Access

1F Sunlitte Ginza II
5-14-14 Ginza
Chuo-ku, Tokyo
東京都中央区銀座5-14-14 サンリット銀座ビルⅡ1F

Michelin Star Restaurants in Japan