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Old Imperial Bar

#29 of 5,071 Restaurants in Chiyoda
Certificate of Excellence
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Japanese, Bar, Pub
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1-1-1 Uchisaiwaicho | 2F Main Bldg., Imperial Hotel, Chiyoda 100-8558, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3504-1111
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Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff

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Of all the Bars in this town----

Definitely worth visiting this great old bar to capture a bit of the days gone past. Good selection of whiskeys and great furniture.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marlow, UK
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Marlow, UK
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth visiting this great old bar to capture a bit of the days gone past. Good selection of whiskeys and great furniture.

Thank Mad_Doug
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Rather dark bar with saloon type atmosphere. Many different whisky types available. Smoking allowed. Prices according to high hotel standard.

Thank Micy01
New York
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147 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I admit that I love architecture and am very interested in Frank Lloyd Wright. He built the "new" Imperial Hotel in 1923, Wright had a great interest in Japan and was an early collector of wood-block prints and had studied Japan to a significant degree, including the fact that it was subject to frequent earthquakes. There was much consternation within... More 

1 Thank Christine H
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

The feature of the design of the Frank Lloyd light remains The calm bar which can relax from the day I can enjoy Havana cigar while drinking coffee here even if I do not drink whiskey from the day.

Thank carlosk582
Portland, Maine
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I love saloons and this is one , designed by Frank LLoyd Wright that is just superb; long, wood covered bar and walls; great service; high prices but its Japan; I like they leave the bottle of what you are drinking right close for a fill up; selection of single malts was excellent

Thank Harley L
Brooklyn, New York
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A stay at The Imperial Hotel was beyond our modest budget. Having a drink at the bar, however, gave us the authentic Frank Lloyd Wright experience. The cocktail lounge simply glows, and our delicious cocktails, nursed slowly, provided the additional glow. Go there!

Thank ATINA157
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480 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

It has a subdued, clubby atmosphere, with dim lighting, comfortable chairs and tables that are remakes of Wright furniture, and Wright originals, including the small desk at the entrance and the Art Deco terracotta wall behind the bar. To pay tribute to Wright, consider ordering the bar's own Mount Fuji. Good cocktails, but not phenomenal.

1 Thank SettembreNero
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

In the Imperial Hotel. Lovely hotel in the Ginza area with a couple of bars and restaurants. Very nice setting. Try the Japanese whiskies and you will be surprised by the quality. Service wonderful and respectful

1 Thank Doug G
Los Angeles, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

When in Tokyo we always stay at the Imperial Hotel and while at the Imperial Hotel we always visit the Old Imperial Bar. They make the best martinis! And the service is always impeccable! The decor is remnant of Frank Lloyd Wright's original Imperial Hotel design. It's a small, dark, cozy and comfortable place, great to spend a few hours... More 

Thank Daba2010
New York City, New York
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This lounge is apparently inspired by the design of Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed the old Imperial Hotel. The Lounge itself is quite cozy and plush and quiet so it is perfect for a drink after a hectic Tokyo day. And the service is absolutely fantastic. So attentive and informative and professional.

Thank Bijou177

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-1-1 Uchisaiwaicho | 2F Main Bldg., Imperial Hotel, Chiyoda 100-8558, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chiyoda>  > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Neighborhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3504-1111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 44
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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