New York Bar
3 Chome-7 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan
New York BarHaving rewatched Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation” on the plane, made me put the Park Hyatt Tokyo and its infamous New York Bar, on top of my Tokyo-to-do list.
The views from the bar on the 52nd floor are spectacular, as are the cocktails. We worked our way through a number of them. My favorite was the Espresso Martini, but the others were close seconds. The beverage list is impressive, the sheer number of spirits and wines on offer dizzying. It's a beautiful space reminding you of the dreamy movie, and you half expect Bill Murray or Scarlett Johansson to stroll around a corner any time.
The New York Bar features live jazz performances nightly after 8pm, for a cover charge of 2,500 JPY. If you get there on the earlier side, you can enjoy the atmosphere sans cover charge ; )
My warmest thank you – domo arigato gozai masu – to the @SuntoryGlobal team, who went above and beyond, introducing me to Japan's food and drink culture. I'm forever in your debt. #SuntoryTime #SuntoryTimeTour