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Old Imperial Bar

#15 of 4,658 Restaurants in Chiyoda
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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: Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
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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
If you like Frank Lloyd Wright....

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Christine H
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New York
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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New York
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 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

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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!

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Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 812 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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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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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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