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Something to be thankful for

From Nov. 22 to 27, an authentic and mouth-watering four-course Thanksgiving menu is available for lunch and dinner at ekki BAR & GRILL at the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi.

The highlight of the menu is Koshihikari rice-fed turkey breast sourced from Agishi, Ishikawa Prefecture. Guests can savor classic roast turkey with traditional gravy and cranberry sauce while celebrating the holiday with family and friends.

Pumpkin and butternut squash cream soup will serve to warm things up and, for dessert, there will be freshly made apple pie.

The course will be offered for lunch and dinner. It is available at ¥5,500 per person for lunch and ¥7,500 for dinner. Also, there will be a wine course for ¥3,000 for three glasses of California wines.

Prices exclude tax and service charge.

The Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi is three minutes 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 email ekki Bar & Grill at ekkigro.mar@fourseasons.com .

Celebrating the holiday season

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo’s spacious lounge restaurant, Garden Lounge, will offer a seasonal dinner buffet from Dec. 1 to 25.

Customers can enjoy a variety of dishes, chosen from a buffet bursting with winter and holiday treats. The buffet, which includes an all-you-can-drink plan with sparkling wine, would be perfect not only for Christmas dinner, but also for year-end parties, as well.

On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and from Dec. 21 to 24, there will be live Jazz performances to enrich the relaxing atmosphere of a dinner spent gazing at the beautiful night view of the hotel’s illuminated Japanese traditional garden.

The dinner buffet with the unlimited drink plan will be available for ¥7,800 per person, and ¥6,200 without the drink plan. On Dec. 19, 20, 23 and 24, the prices will be slightly higher. Prices include tax and service charge.

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo is three minutes from Tokyo Metro Nagatacho or Akasaka-mitsuke stations. For more information or reservations, call 03-5226-0246, or visit www.newotani.co.jp/tokyo .

East meets West in oyster bar fusion

A new oyster restaurant, The Cave de Oyster, opened in the Tokyo Station shopping and dining complex on Nov. 19.

Looking to expand the Western oyster bar culture in Japan, the restaurant debuted its innovative concept of fusing typical Western-style oyster bar items and adding Japanese twists in its offerings.

Customers can enjoy the exclusive oysters in a variety of ways, with the signature dish being a dozen fresh raw oysters served in a Japanese tiered food box (¥5,371~). The pickled oyster carpaccio served with wasabi and yam (¥1,204~) is also highly recommended.

The company is extremely careful regarding the safety of its oysters and established its own oyster cleaning center in Toyama Prefecture.

To best accommodate a variety of travelers moving through the station, four types of seating is available, including relaxing table seats, a counter from which diners can see the chefs cooking and a casual standing area where guests can mingle.

In the middle of the restaurant, there is a wine dispenser that allows guests to use a pre-paid card to choose from about 50 varieties of wine.

The Cave de Oyster is three minutes from Tokyo Station, Yaesu South Exit. For more information and reservation, call 03-3274-3455 or visit www.theoyster.tokyo .

In line with COVID-19 guidelines, the government is strongly requesting that residents and visitors exercise caution if they choose to visit bars, restaurants, music venues and other public spaces.

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