Mandarin Bar, Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

Mandarin Bar is a modern Japanese style bar at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, which affords stunning views of the city and a glamorous vibe. It’s a top spot for executives to come by after work or travellers to unwind over a cocktail and bar bites. Head bartender Kengo Oda crafts signature cocktails woven with expressions of Nihonbashi, the ancient starting point of five routes where the hotel is located.

Kick off your evening with the signature martini concocted with the original Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo blend tea with Belvedere vodka, lillet blanc and grape vinegar. Or the Nihonbashi G&T made with Gyokuru green tea, Botanist gin and tonic.

Some of the inventive drinks include the Hakone Warbling – a fizzy herbaceous cocktail, inspired by the ‘white eye’ bird family living in the forest of Mt. Hakone. Beautifully presented in a glass vessel surrounded by “foliage”, the green-hued drink is made with Roku gin, house-made matcha liqueur, palo santo, elderflower, osmanthus, hinoki, mint, lime and soda. Or order the Muromachi, a long cocktail made of Dassai shochu, inspired by the kimono town of Muromachi. The refreshing floral drink is a mix of jasmine tea, Japanese pear, rose, elderflower, lemon, sandalwood, pearl powder and soda. Beyond cocktails, the menu offers an impressive selection of seasonal sakes, whisky and mocktails.

While sipping your drinks, munch on deep-fried shrimp yuba roll with salmon roe and sudachi or onigiri rice balls. Or tuck into something more substantial like oyako don with grilled chicken or beef steak don with New Zealand grass fed ribeye and grilled vegetables. The extensive food menu are features pastas like spaghetti carbonara with guanciale and seafood risotto.

2 Chome-1-1 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo City

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