A taste of the Big Apple

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the opening of Tokyo Station, Tokyo Station Hotel is holding a special promotional fair at nine venues on the premises.

As Tokyo Station is a sister station of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, Bar & Cafe Camellia is offering “New York Diner Promotion” as well as cuisine and cocktails related to New York from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. through Nov. 30.

Highlights include the diner’s delicious Camellia burger, which is available at ¥3,300. Featuring 250 grams of 100 percent American beef seasoned with black pepper, nutmeg and salt, and served with bacon, eggs, lettuce, red onion, tomatoes and other pickles, it promises to melt in your mouth.

In addition, classic cocktails from the Big Apple such as the Long Island Ice Tea will accompany a wide range of other staples, including grilled sausages, American club sandwiches, Caesar’s salad and clam chowder.

Tokyo Station Hotel is adjacent to Tokyo Station (various lines). For more information and reservations, call 03-5220-1951 or visit www.thetokyostationhotel.jp.

Breakfast fit for a king (or queen)

The Daikanyama branch of Sarabeth’s is offering a special morning menu from this fall, a move that it hopes with help live up to its popular nickname — “Breakfast Queen of New York.”

Sarabeth’s large breakfast menu is available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Customers are invited to enjoy a taste of the restaurant’s most popular dishes at the same time; in addition to a half-serving of Eggs Benedict, visitors can choose one of the following three items: French toast; lemon & ricotta pancakes; or buttermilk pancakes.

Sarabeth has been serving its fluffy French toast topped with fresh strawberries for more than 20 years.

The Daikanyama branch is located in a tranquil residential area, and its woody interior allows customers to relax.

The morning menu is available at ¥1,450, which incudes a cup of coffee or tea and tax. It is only available at the Daikanyama branch.

Sarabeth’s, Daikanyama is one minute’s walk from Daikanyama Station (Tokyu Toyoko Line). For more information, call 03-5428-6358 or visit www.sarabethsrestaurants.jp.

Dining with a view of Tokyo Skytree

To celebrate its 15th anniversary this year, the Dai-ichi Hotel Ryogoku has redesigned its Japanese restaurant, Sakura.

Located in Ryogoku, the spiritual home of sumo, the hotel offers convenient access to myriad historical areas around Tokyo, including Asakusa, Tsukiji and Nihonbashi.

Sakura offers the authentic Japanese dishes as well as astonishing views of Sumida River and the Tokyo Bay area from the hotel’s top floor.

Two private rooms offer an uninterrupted view of Tokyo Skytree, allowing customers to use the restaurants in a variety of occasions.

A lunch buffet is available from ¥2,500, while a dinner set costs from ¥3,000. Prices include tax and a service charge.

The Dai-ichi Hotel Ryogoku is connected to Ryogoku Station on the Toei Oedo Line (A1 Exit) or is six minute’s walk from JR Ryogoku Station (West Exit). For more information and reservations, visit www.dh-ryogoku.com.

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