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Old Imperial Bar

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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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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Families with children
Large groups

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great spot for a cocktail

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
ATINA157
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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!

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Brescia, Italy
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428 reviews 428 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
774 helpful votes 774 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 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.

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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295 reviews 295 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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140 reviews 140 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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 

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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.

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When they disassembled the Wright Imperial they took the old Imperial Bar and built it into the new hotel. There are several Wright originals in the bar including all the furniture. Its time travel into history.

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

There are still parts of the original Frank Lloyd Wright design incorporated into the renovated bar.

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canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

after touring all day it was a quiet place for a drink and a small snack . the service was very good.

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Singapore, Singapore
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80 reviews 80 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

While staying at the Imperial Hotel, we took the opportunity to head down to the Old Imperial Bar. This bar is an institution in Tokyo. It is mentioned in Barry Eisler's "John Rain" novels. Being a lover of Whiskys as well, I dragged my wife down to sample the wares. The bar was packed on a weekday night. We managed... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

I just wanted to report that Orudoinperiaruba is actually, "Old Imperial Bar" at the The Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. I don't know why tripavisor didn't pick this up, but I just thought it needs to be corrected and put right because it is such an institution. This bar is legendary, and needs to be represented properly.

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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 25 - 42
  • Cuisine: Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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Staying in Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi

Neighborhood Profile
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's also a downtown area with shops that were founded over a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza. It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels, world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular with anyone looking for a night out.