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A taste of Hawaii in Tokyo; fine French dining; cruising, dining in Yokohama

A taste of Hawaii in Tokyo

To help customers enjoy the summer season to the fullest, the Westin Tokyo in Ebisu is holding a Hawaiian fair at the hotel’s The Terrace restaurant, through August 10.

The Terrace is one of the most popular buffet style restaurants in Tokyo. During the fair, the restaurant offers a selection of tropical cocktails including Blue Hawaiis and Mai Tais. And the authentic Hawaiian cuisines such as loco moco, poke, lomi-lomi smoked salmon and ahi tuna cutlets are sure to delight customers.

Also, as a special treat for family customers, one child — aged from four to 12 years old — per adult can enjoy the buffet for free.

On July 25, a Hula performance will entertain diners.

The weekday lunch is ¥4,950 per person, while weekday dinner buffet is ¥6,600.

The Westin Tokyo is in Yebisu Garden Place and is seven minutes from Ebisu Station (Yamanote, Saikyo, Shonan-Shinjuku, Hibiya lines). For more information or reservations, call 03-5423-7778 or visit www.westin-tokyo.co.jp .

Fine French dining

Last week, Genie’s Tokyo, an exclusive French restaurant, opened in the very heart of Roppongi.

Located on the first floor of the Tokyo Midtown Plaza, the spacious restaurant will welcome customers with various French-inspired dishes, including pasta with beef bordelaise, the restaurant’s original French style ramen noodles and Dom Perignon fruit frappe desserts. Genie’s Tokyo also has an extensive selection of wine.

Created by several well-known and experienced food professionals such as the former director of the luxury French restaurant Maxim’s de Paris in Ginza, the former executive chef of the restaurant and others, Genie’s offers a sophisticated but casual atmosphere. This helps customers feel they can drop in anytime they want to.

Various types of seating, including wide sofa seats side by the fire place, terrace seats, private rooms and bar counters let customers gather for any occasion.

The Genie’s Tokyo in Tokyo Midtown is connected to Roppongi Station on the Toei Oedo Line. For more information, call 03-6434-9406 or visit genies-tokyo.com .

Cruising, dining in Yokohama

A longtime Yokohama landmark across from Yamashita Park, the Hotel New Grand in Yokohama is offering an accommodation plan featuring an evening cruise around Yokohama harbor and an exclusive course dinner, at a very reasonable price, through September 30.

One of the most well-known passenger ferries in Japan for dates, the Marine Rouge has a number of elegant dining rooms and offers lunch and dinner cruises (90 and 120 minutes respectively). Customers can embark on the dinner cruise from the pier, which is right across the street from the hotel, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and enjoy the ferry’s delicious French dinner while enjoying the splendid view of Yokohama’s skyline.

For breakfast, customers can opt for the buffet at the hotel’s panoramic restaurant Le Normandie, or enjoy a room service American breakfast.

The plan is available from ¥16,000 per person for double occupancy for the hotel’s standard twin room. It is not available on August 5 or between August 9 and 16.

The Hotel New Grand in Yokohama is one minute from Motomachi-Chukagai Station on the Minatomirai Line. For more information or reservations, call 045-681-1841 or visit www.hotel-newgrand.co.jp .