Brand new and ready to fire up the Palace Hotel Tokyo has recently announced that it is reaching for the stars. Michelin stars to be precise. Earlier this week the luxury property announced not just one signature restaurant but what they are referring to as a "constellation" of venues. It seems to be fairly likely that this hotel, only four months old, may become a destination for foodies in Tokyo
“Most hotels endeavour to have at least one widely talked about signature restaurant,” said
Executive Director & General Manager, Masaru Watanabe. “What we’ve established at Palace
Hotel Tokyo is a constellation of restaurants, each a new beacon for diners intent on experiencing some of the most sophisticated cuisine of its class in Japan.”
Restaurant choices include everything from traditional Japanese to fine French dishes. Tempura offerings are over at Tatsumi, which is said to source its seafood from the notable Tsukiji Fish Market. Wadakura , GO and Kanesaka also offer Japanese fare, including teppanyaki, shabu-shabu and seasonal kaiseki-style chef’s tasting menus. On a slightly different note, Amber Palace will serve up Shanghainese and Cantonese cuisines; it will be operated by Chugoku Hanten Group, who already boast two Michelin Stars at their Fureika. Crown will be the French destination and is being created in collaboration with Patrick Heriroux, who earned La Pyramide in Vienne, France two Michelin stars. Additionally, the Leading Hotels of the World property is offering the Grand Kitchen which will feature an "open-style" cooking area along with three bars to round out the culinary offerings. Lounge Bar Prive offers sweeping views of the Imperial Palace Gardens, the Royal Bar "is as classic as a martini – a dark-wood, deep-leather alcove for serious aficionados of the finest cigars and top-shelf liquors." Finally, The Palace Lounge offers an enormous fireplace as a focal point, and offers a unique spot for not only cocktails but Japanese-style afternoon tea.
“Culinary visionaries long to satisfy the most discerning of palates,” said Watanabe. “With Palace
Hotel Tokyo’s uncompromising commitment to quality and the magnetism we’re generating in
this city, we’re attracting a wonderful base of patrons.”