|

Noma comes to Tokyo; Hawaiian beer garden; summer skyrockets

Noma comes to Tokyo

One of the world’s most renowned restaurants, Copenhagen’s Noma, will bring its exclusive dishes to the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo.

Working in partnership with chef René Redzepi and Noma, the hotel’s Michelin-starred Signature restaurant will be completely transformed to house Noma and its culinary team from Jan. 9 to 31, 2015.

The highly acclaimed restaurant has been named four times as the number one restaurant on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ list. Redzepi, widely recognized as one of the world’s most influential chefs, has a deep passion and respect for Japanese cuisine.

Bookings for lunch and dinner will be available from June 23. Dinner with an accommodation package can only be reserved through the “Noma at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo” at www.mandarinoriental.com/tokyo/ . Reservations for lunch or dinner without accommodations may be booked online via Noma’s website at noma.dk/japan.

Due to the limited number of seats available, the hotel and Noma will offer a waiting list for each lunch and dinner booking as soon as online reservations begin.

The Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo is adjacent to Mitsukoshimae Station (Ginza, Hanzomon lines) For more information, visit www.mandarinoriental.com/tokyo .

Hawaiian beer garden

The Rembrandt Hotel Atsugi in Kanagawa Prefecture has opened a Hawaiian-themed outdoor beer garden on its fifth-floor balcony.

The garden terrace has been redesigned for the event to give customers the feeling of being in a Hawaiian resort.

Various dishes such as lomi lomi salmon, Buffalo wings and roast pork with pineapple sauce, as well as a range of beverages, including Asahi Super Dry extra cold, whiskies and wines, are all available. Every Wednesday, there will be a professional Hula performance to set the mood.

It will be available at ¥4,300 (¥4,000 for women) for 100 minutes of all-you-can-eat-and-drink. Those making reservations at least a week in advanced will receive a ¥500 discount.

It will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. excluding Sundays and Mondays. The beer garden will also be closed on August 2 and during the bon summer holiday period from August 12 to 16.

The Rembrandt Hotel Atsugi is five minutes from Hon-Atsugi Station on the Odakyu Line. For more information and reservations, call 046-224-8855 or visit www.rembrandt-hotel.jp/atsugi .

Summer skyrockets

The Grand Pacific Le Daiba hotel is preparing for the coming of the festival season and taking full advantage of its location, offering a variety of plans to let customers enjoy the Tokyo Bay Grand Fireworks Festival, set for August 10 this year.

Offering a unique experience, the hotel lets customers enjoy one of the biggest events of the summer from a balcony beside their outdoor pool. After the show, customers can choose between either a Chinese course or buffet dinner.

An accommodation plan allows customers to enjoy the fireworks from one of the hotel’s cozy rooms followed by dinner and a glass of champagne at the hotel’s Chinese restaurant.

There are other dining plans, which are available at the hotel’s teppanyaki restaurant Hamayu and dining bar Star Road, where guests can view the show in the sky from the 30th floor while enjoying the hotel’s exclusive dishes

Reservations are now being accepted for all plans.

The Grand Pacific Le Daiba is adjacent to Daiba Station (Yurikamome Line). For more information and reservations, visit www.grandpacific.jp .