"Yakatabune" is a Japanese traditional boat. From on board, you can admire a view of the beautiful landscape of Tokyo. Booking is necessary before you join this cruise, so please make sure to check the cruise schedule. The cost varies depending on specific routes and choice of food options. All in all, a cruise on this boat is perfect for a special date. If you wish to learn more, please contact Harumiya.
Located in the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, the landmark on the Yokohama waterfront was originally built in 1911, and today it provides you fine live jazz music with French cuisine. You can enjoy all types of jazz from local artists or world-class big names at one of the most romantic places in Yokohama. Tickets are available on the Internet.
Using a minimalist but highly artistic approach to food, Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa offers up a fusion of flavors that can neither be defined as solely Japanese or French cuisine but uses the techniques of both. NARISAWA in Aoyama is the ideal choice for those in search of fine-dining that will excite the senses and leave you in awe. The deceptively simple decor here belies overall attention to detail that culminates in seasonal cuisine dishes that combine organic and sustainable ingredients. A true fusion of Japanese culture and French technique is offered here, in dishes that are exquisite in taste and visually beautiful as well. A visit to this multiple award-winning restaurants is for all those who are looking to explore new tastes.
Located on the 52nd floor of the Park Hyatt, the New York Grill offers a spectacular American dining experience. With its floor-to-ceiling windows affords spectacular views of downtown Tokyo. Massive Italian paintings, vaulted ceilings and leather cushioned chairs add to the "wow-factor." Not to be outdone, the kitchen serves a spectacular continental menu with such dishes as steak tartar, grilled veal scallopini and plenty of seafood options as well. The wine list features only California vintages. Whether it is prix fixe or a la carte, the New York Grill serves American grilled delights to Tokyo with a side of elegance.
Chef Joel Robuchon's name is synonymous with fine French cuisine, making his restaurants some of the most famous in the world. In fact, in 1990 he was voted Chef of the Century, and in 1994 his restaurant in Paris was voted Best in the World. Needless to say, dining at a Robuchon restaurant is a very special experience. Joel Robuchon now also has several ateliers (workshops), the Tokyo branch of which opened in 2003. Instead of the setup of a traditional restaurant, with tables evenly spread out, most of the diners at this unique venue are seated at a large bar that surrounds the kitchen, where they can watch the chefs prepare dishes right in front of them. The food is contemporary French and can safely be said to be both very delicious and very expensive. The menu is seasonal and changes daily, and reservations are highly recommended, though sometimes a few seats are saved just for walk-ins.
With an esteemed culinary history dating back to the European royalty during 16th Century, this posh restaurant offers a dining experience that few others can match. Located off of the main lobby in the Hotel New Otani, La Tour d'Argent reflects the elegance and exquisiteness of Paris. Its opulent decor with spellbinding chandeliers, candle-lit tables, velvet carpets and floor to ceiling curtained windows will transport the patrons to the mansions on Parisian streets. The menu is just as impressive as its plush setting. The goose foie gras enjoys do-not-miss status as an appetizer, while the roast duckling stands as the kitchen's signature entree. The wine list, as would be expected from a French restaurant, rates superb and offers wine by the glass and the bottle. With views of the Japanese garden, this restaurant is a must-visit for a classy and relaxed lunch or dinner.
Piacere is the Shangri-La Hotel's flagship restaurant. The fine-dining spot commands stunning views of the Tokyo skyline, which combined with an award-winning wine list and gourmet cuisine makes for a memorable meal. Each dish is a work of art, conceptualized and executed to perfection by executive chef Andrea Ferrero and his talented team. A cut above your average Italian restaurant, the simplest of pastas is elevated to new heights by the addition of stellar seasonal ingredients and creative flair. From culinary experts to wine connoisseurs, this restaurant is at the forefront of Tokyo's modern dining scene and aims to cater to every distinguished palate.
Tokyo is nothing if not unique, and amidst it's uniqueness is a penchant for eating that may be second to none. Per capita there are just too many restaurants to choose from, from cheap and cheerful to way over the top. Antica Osteria del Ponte falls closer to the latter. Born from an epiphany Chef Ezio Santin had many years ago when selling wine across Italy, this second of only two such restaurants in the world has opened in Japan. Located on the top floor of the Marunouchi Building, the food here is simple, unpretentious and fantastic. Offering fish or meat, the food here marries excellent presentation with exquisite taste, and a wine list to match. This restaurant is for those with pockets that are deep enough to satiate their appetites. -Stephen Lebovits
You will find Morita-ya on the 35th floor of the Marunouchi Building, giving diners spectacular views of nearby Shinjuku. The restaurant specializes in sukiyaki (Japanese fondue). The meat is shipped in especially from Kyoto, a city known for its excellent sukiyaki, and the meat is beautifully seasoned and flavorful, retaining a tenderness and moistness. You can have shabu-shabu, wagyu steaks, and barbeque - it's a meat lover's dream. Prices are reasonable.
The motto of Patisserie Hidemi Sugino states that "You won't find our pastries anywhere else;" a brave promise in light of the hundreds of high-class, highly inventive patisseries scattered around Tokyo. It is, however, a statement the store lives up to, for it has garnered such a reputation that there is a queue before the store even opens. The patisserie specializes in mousse cakes, in a variety of flavors that are usually seasonal and the deceptively simple appearance of the pastries melt away to reveal layers of flavor within. This is a must-stop for any dessert lover; just be prepared to wait for your turn to try the unique confections.
Chef Carme Ruscalleda brings her hometown of Catalonia to the midst of Tokyo with Sant Pau, a restaurant which has already earned three Michelin stars. Offering thoughtfully prepared prix fixe menus, the dishes at Sant Pau are meant to introduce the light flavors of the Mediterranean to diners through a seasonal menu. Tapas dining is available in the wine bar, which offers over 400 bottles of Spanish wine. The classy, contemporary setting of the restaurant with minimalist yet colorful accents is an addition to the pleasurable dining experience of the patrons.
Nestled within the premises of Aman Tokyo, Musashi by Aman managed by Chef Musashi is the go-to place when it comes to Edomae sushi. The interior of this restaurant is characterized by a wooden Hinoki counter that can accommodate eight people. Moreover, the drinks here are served in a special pot and Edo Kiriko glasses that were created for the said purpose.