Monday, January 12, 2009

Ritz Carlton Tokyo Lobby Lounge (ザリッツカールトン東京ロビーラウンジー)

Ended up having lunch at the lobby lounge of the Ritz Carlton. Today was a great day to be 45 stories above Tokyo - the skies were as clear as they get!
The US Embassy housing compound is in the middle, along with other notable buildings like Ark Mori Hills. You can see clear to Chiba if you look closely.
It was so clear today that you could see past Haneda, all the way to the far side of Tokyo Bay - Chiba - and past. We could see Yokohama. You have to go into the restaurant "45" to see that side of the view though. Of course, Fuji was super clear, except for some clouds near the summit.
I didn't have time to snap a lot of pictures today, but I had the Linguine Carbonara (3000 yen) and it was the best carbonara I've had in Japan. Very creamy, and real bacon (think McDonald's Canadian Bacon style thick chunks). Above, we ordered the fries or "fried potato" on the side. It's not on the menu, but you can definitely just order it and they'll make it. I have no idea how much this cost.

The lobby lounge is always great, especially for afternoon tea and quick meals. The view alone is worth the price!

Here's the Ritz's official page on the lounge
Here's a Japanese review of the Lobby Lounge

9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo-to
〒107-6245 東京都 港区赤坂9-7-1 東京ミッドタウン
Click here for Google Maps

Phone: 03-3423-8000

Weekdays: 08:00 - 24:30
Saturday: 08:00 - 24:30
Sunday & Holidays: 08:00 - 24:30

Continental Breakfast: 8am to 11am
Drink Service: 11:00~24:30
Afternoon Tea: 12:00~17:00

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