I'm new to chowhound, appears to be a lot of discerning gourmets here!
A list of Michelin's 2010 234-starred Tokyo establishments can be found by pasting this phrase in your Google search browser: "MICHELIN guide Tokyo 2010: 11 restaurants with three stars, 42 with two stars and 144 with one star"
Some Michelin starred or bib gourmand places in Paris & New York serve prix fixe lunches which are much cheaper than dinner.
Can you please share if you know any Tokyo outlet on the 2010 list has such deals? 5 days in Tokyo 15-19 Jan and have a limited budget, but the palate still needs a treating!
Happy 2010 all.