May 11, 2018
The name Mandarin Oriental has become a byword for high end hotel glamour and that’s certainly the case with their Tokyo outpost. Looking out over the historic Nihonbashi district, the stylish and spacious 37th floor bar has staggering views out over the city and plays host to live jazz most nights, of a suitably chilled out variety. They have an extensive wine list and the bar tenders mix an excellent cocktail (their classic martini is exemplary). The service is smooth as a just waxed floor and as ultra efficient as you’d expect cigars aficionados might want to inspect the bar’s impressive humidor. Seductive as all these things are, and they really, really are, it’s those views that leave the deepest impression.