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Take a sky-high meal at Tokyo Skytree; savory cold noodles for summer; American grill master visits Marunouchi

Tokyo Skytree’s Sky Restaurant 634

One of the capital’s newest landmarks, the 634-meter-tall Tokyo Skytree marked its first anniversary in May. Within the world’s tallest broadcasting tower is the Sky Restaurant 634 (musashi) on the Tembo Deck, 345 meters above ground level.

With one year under its belt, the restaurant continues to refine its menu to provide a variety of tastes to visitors from around the world who may come not just for the splendid views, which on clear days allow visibility of over 70 km.

From the restaurant’s fusion of Japanese and French cuisines using many local vegetables, lunch courses are available from ¥4,725 and dinner courses are available from ¥12,600. For example, the Miyabi dinner course (¥15,750) offers delicacies such as lobster mousse wrapped in sea bass with ratatouille, and seared clam and marinated melon with caviar and fennel puree.

The Sky Restaurant 634 (musashi) is in Tokyo Skytree, which has direct access from Tokyo Skytree Station (Tobu Skytree Line) or Oshiage Station (Tokyo Skytree, Keisei Oshiage, Hanzomon and Asakusa lines). For more information and reservations, call (03) 3623-0634 or visit restaurant.tokyo-skytree.jp .

Savory cold noodles for the summer

The Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers is offering its popular summer seafood cold noodles at its Chinese restaurant, Sai-Ryu, through Sept. 30.

Various fresh seafood, such as prawns, scallops, abalone and salmon roe, and 10 kinds of summer vegetables create a colorful serving of noodles with savory flavors.

Diners can pick one of three of the restaurant’s original sauces: sesame, soy sauce-based and oriental.

A lunch set with the noodles and shark fin soup is available at ¥2,940. A special set available for lunch or dinner with the noodles, the shark fin soup and a selection of dim sum and dessert costs ¥3,990.

Sai-Ryu serves contemporary Cantonese cuisine that takes traditional recipes and seasonal ingredients and prepares them in a Hong Kong style.

The Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers is a 1-minute walk from Yokohama Station (various lines). For more information and reservations, call (045)-411-1144 or visit www.yokohamabay-sheraton.co.jp .

American grill comes to Marunouchi

From June 14 to 28, the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi, with support from United Airlines, will host executive chef Simon Purvis from the Edge Restaurant of the hotel brand’s branch in Denver. Purvis will be at ekki Bar & Grill to offer grilled dishes authentic to Denver using local Japanese ingredients.

With the Rocky Mountains running through the state, Colorado is well known for its eco-tourism and consumption of homegrown products. Taking advantage of fresh local products, Purvis utilizes the grill to create a unique flavor.

During the promotion, he will present a special dinner from ¥6,500 and brunch (Saturdays and Sundays only) from ¥3,900.

On June 14, a special five-course gala dinner will be held and participants have the chance to win a pair of United Airlines round-trip tickets from Narita to Denver, with three nights’ accommodations with breakfast and spa treatments for two at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver.

The Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi is a 3-minute walk from the Yaesu South Exit of Tokyo Station (various lines) or from Kyobashi Station (Ginza Line). For more information or reservations, call (03) 5222-5810 or visit www.fourseasons.com/tokyo/dining/restaurants/ekki_bar_grill .