Double Tall has some of the best coffees and espresso in town, plus a wide variety of flavored lattes and other steamed milk favorites. With fresh homemade cakes and desserts, as well as fresh bagels, Double Tall makes a popular stop among regulars. The variety of specialty goods even extends to a decent selection of popular Japanese micro brewed beers. While you are here for a morning cup of hot coffee, their latte foam art will surely make your day!
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.
Using a minimalist but highly artistic approach to food, Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa offers a fusion of flavors that cannot be defined as solely Japanese or French, rather a brilliant blend of both. NARISAWA in Aoyama is the ideal choice for those in search of fine dining that promises to excite your senses and leave you in awe. The deceptively simple decor here belies the scrumptious meals on offer. The chef’s attention to detail culminates in seasonal cuisine dishes that combine organic and sustainable ingredients. Sample the exotic menu, which changes seasonally, and relish some of the finest Japanese wines on offer at Japan’s premier fine dining restaurant, Narisawa.
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.
Open by reservation only, Yamada Chikara offers the immense experience of traditional Japanese kaiseki ryori (a traditional and intricate, multi-course meal) combined with the highest quality of European culinary technique. A veritable closet of a restaurant, only 8 guests per night are privy to the prix fixe menu at this intimate and acclaimed restaurant.
Located in one of the busiest cities in the world, this small animal cafe in Tokyo is one of the few owl cafes in existence. Following the philosophy of "healing entertainment", Akiba Fukurou offers curious customers a mellow atmosphere to enjoy the company of their soft feathered friends. A strict reservation policy ensures that there are people queuing up to have a charming interaction with these genteel creatures. With trained staff always at hand to help and guide you, soothing mood music playing in the background and softly lit rooms with drapes on the walls, Akiba Fukurou offers guests an unforgettable experience. Check the website for timings and reservations.
Known to be busy during peak hours, Ikaruga is a local favorite dining spot in Tokyo. It serves wholesome ramen at prices that suit all pockets, making it a convenient dining space for office-goers. Located in Chiyoda-ku, the restaurant serves up flavorful bowls of piping hot ramen and soba that are local specialties. Be sure to arrive early in order to get a seat.
With a focus on authentic French cuisine paired with an impressive selection of wines, Comptoir Missago features a space saturated in soft lights and an elegance which is not restricted to the appearance of just the intimate interior. Serving a variety of French dishes that are cooked to perfection, the establishment prides itself on regaling guests with food that is not just delectable but is also aesthetically pleasing. Pick from an assortment of items like seasonal shellfish dressed in wild vegetable salad, sapphire collagen risotto, and white asparagus combined with sauteed foie gras among others. Complete with pleated curtains and upholstered chairs, Comptoir Missago is quickly rising among the ranks by providing not just a magnificent smorgasbord of delights to feast on, but also friendly and efficient service aimed at maximizing the comfort of the guests.
The dining experience at Florilége exudes the themes of stories, stage and showtime. Florilège, French for anthology, is the stage for renowned chef Hiroyasu Kawate. The 11 dishes present on the menu use local produce from France and Japan. The Sustainable Beef Carpaccio is the restaurant’s signature dish. Made with meat from Miyazaki cows, the vibrant dish includes beetroot purée, and smoked potato purée, along with a sorbet of red apple. In addition to the Japanese and French wines, diners can also pair their dishes with herbal cocktails, infusions of spirits and smoked beer. Dine at Florilége, which also holds the coveted title of being one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, and embark on a blissful culinary experience.
With only two seatings of eight people per night, the word exclusive only begins to describe the experience at this unique restaurant. Located inside the highly-regarded Mandarin Oriental hotel in the Nihonbashi business district, Tapas Molecular Bar treats diners to a seasonal prix fixe menu of 20-30 small plates, each crafted with an exquisite level of detail and artistry. True to its name, the science of tasting is put on display here, where the chef employs such non-traditional implements as syringes and pipettes in the preparation of what is most certainly a meal as delicious as it is fascinating to witness. The dress code is described as "smart casual," so one need not go overboard with the dressing and just immerse themselves in the unique experience.