Oriental Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental hotel is a great location for those looking for an evening of leisure, good live music, and some pampering. The views of the city from the 38th-floor glass paned windows are breathtaking and is just one of the features that makes this a fine place to spend an evening. Whether you want to enjoy a delicious cocktail in the evening or have a sumptuous breakfast, the lounge has everything. Whether it is the sun-soaked city or the twinkling lights of skyline, the lounge is open from morning to night at your service. There is also a cigar cellar right near the hotel's reception desk, or for those looking for a special afternoon treat, try the afternoon tea service.
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.
Japanese dining with an exquisite blend of French cuisine is what Signature is all about. Set in a sophisticated ambiance, Signature dishes out some of the most eclectic preparations available in Tokyo, allowing diners to savor such options as foie gras accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine. Signature also has an extensive wine list, ensuring that a perfect pairing is always available to accompany the breathtaking view from the restaurant's location on the 37th floor of the striking Mandarin Oriental hotel. A great option for those looking to host a small private luncheon, the bright and open atmosphere of this Michelin Guide Tokyo-rated restaurant is just one of many features that make this a must-visit for those seeking out fine dining in Tokyo.
Chinese cuisine is amongst the most ancient, popular and delicious in the world, and for those who want to taste it at its authentic best, Sense is a must-visit. A refined atmosphere and efficient staff make the dining experience a memorable one, but what really stands out is the wonderful, panoramic view that accompanies the meal from the 37th floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel. Set lunch, dinner and dim sum menus are available. Offering authentic cuisine with a view, this place is a great exemplar of haute cuisine.
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.
'Kaiseki' is a traditional Japanese cuisine that is a intricate blend of presentation and taste created by using freshest of seasonal ingredients. Come down to Kitcho to experience this innovative variations of this age old cuisine. Kaiseki was originally termed as "frugal meal", but here at Kitcho meals are anything but that. Seafood, soups and pickled vegetables make for a 'never before' experience. Located in Hotel Seiyo Ginza, this restaurant must be visited for its vibrancy, both in food and decor.
Your trip to Japan is incomplete without a hearty meal of sushi. Takewaka is a perfect example of 'tradition meets fine dining', where you can enjoy fresh sushi in an ambiance that is at once, comfortable and up-scale. Although sushi is an acquired taste, those who enjoy it will fall in love with this eatery. Housed within Hotel Seiyo Ginza, this place qualifies as a seafood lover's dream come true. A thing to note—Takewaka is not in operation on Mondays.
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.
A sudden craving for pasta in Tokyo? Don't worry. Simply head to Attore, located in the Hotel Seiyo Ginza A Rosewood Hotel, this restaurant offers some of the finest Italian cusine in Tokyo. Trust chef Katsuyuki Muroi's culinary skills to prepare Italian delicacies. Apart from the mouth-watering pasta, the Buckwheat Flour Gnocchi is a must-have. The dress code here is formal and the place is usually crowded so advance booking is recommended. Mangi bene!
Housed inside the stunning Mandarin Oriental, Ventaglio is a great place for exclusive and delicious Italian fare. The cuisine here is prepared using the freshest ingredients and organic vegetables, making this a favorite for health conscious patrons. Their lunch buffets are quite famous and with the kind of menu served why wouldn't it be? Apart from meals, Ventaglio also serves tea and coffee, and on weekends, dessert buffets are available. The ambiance is classy yet warm with fancy egg-shaped lamps, wooden furnishings and indoor trees. Nice for private parties, but be sure to reserve a table in advance.