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Tapas Molecular Bar

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$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi | 38F, Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, Chuo 103-8328, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-6228-5610
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13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
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Toronto, Canada
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290 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My comment is that this restaurant is more memorable for its experience than its food. The food is very interesting and is more like an art gallery of food. The chef is exceedingly personable and clearly loves the experience of interacting with the guests and explaining the thoughts and concepts behind the dishes. Everything about the meal is designed to... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a fantastic taster menu. Kento and his colleague (sorry I've forgotten his name- but was from Kent in England) produced an incredible meal. It was a wonderful experience- just a small number of us around the bar which made it intimate and personal, with kento giving lots of interesting information about the food and his cooking techniques. And... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful experience with a gracious chef. Every dish was great, which is no small feet when there are around 14 of them. Sitting at the bar with only 8 seats, it is dinner and a show.

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Thank Andrew P
Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This meal was absolutely amazing - definitely an experience I highly recommend to all. My husband has stated that this was the best meal of his life! Definitely worth every penny. Chef Kento is incredibly talented engaging and knowledgeable. I cannot recommend this place enough, book far in advance.

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Thank voyager10181
Thornhill, Canada
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My food experience during the Japan trip was mixed , but this place definitely improve it. Every dish was not only peace of art but also tasted amazing . Chef suggested non- alcoholic (natural juices ) pairing with the meal. That's what we ordered and didn't regret . Amazing place. Highly , highly recommend !

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Thank Minskgirl81
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We managed to get a booking at this amazing restaurant. One of the best meals that I have had in Tokyo. Nice place

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Thank Annnguyenhh1
London
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238 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We were lucky enough to to get a reservation while staying at the Mandarin. The whole experience was fantastic and the athmosphere relaxed and friendly. The food was exceptional with fantastic tastes and every dish full tasty surprises and aromas and presented with great imagination. The culinary surprise of our trip.

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Singapore, Singapore
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139 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

For someone like me who is a fan of molecular gastronomy, this was a fantastic experience! Hands down an amazing meal. One tip, the meal is designed for everyone at the table to start together so please be on time!

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Thank Gryphon1403
New York, New York, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I have no words to describe my experience at Tapas. Maybe I do. Fantastic and out of this world ! My husband and I chose to celebrate my 60th birthday here and we were not disappointed. There were 4 couples including us served that time (April 8, 2017, 1300) yet Chef Ping and his staff made it very personal and... More 

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Thank GENEVIEVE S
Mississauga, Canada
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Ok once you get past the price for this place you can then begin to enjoy it. This place is guides you through a culinary journey like none other. The setting is in a magical location on the 38th floor so the views are amazing. Enjoy them with a drink before or after the meal because during diner you are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$177 - US$253
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
Monday
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi | 38F, Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, Chuo 103-8328, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chuo>  > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Neighbourhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-6228-5610
  • This restaurant is at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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