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The Imperial Viking Sal

#24 of 4,650 Restaurants in Chiyoda
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Uchisaiwaicho | 17 Fields, Main Building Imperial Hotel Tokyo, Chiyoda 100-8558, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3539-8187
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Buffet Breakfast

The buffet breakfast has to be experienced at least once. Even if it's self service, servers were quick to accommodate requests like water, additional juice, and sometimes extra bread. They had continental and Asian dishes. Really a great buffet.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The buffet breakfast has to be experienced at least once. Even if it's self service, servers were quick to accommodate requests like water, additional juice, and sometimes extra bread. They had continental and Asian dishes. Really a great buffet.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I have no idea why the ratings on this place are so high. Japanese and American breakfast selections but all very average. The fruit was canned which I would not expect for $35 breakfast in a "nice" hotel. Buffet at the Tokyo Palace hotel was MUCH better.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This extensive breakfast buffet offered both Western and Japanese dishes, including omelets, waffles, pancakes, cereals, fresh fruits and the most delicious croissants! A great way to start the day, and it was included in our Imperial Hotel stay.

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Dallas, Texas
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

An amazing range of food types from traditional Japanese, Korean and western. Wonderful views but arrive early to beat the lines.

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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Tokyo is very expensive. Considering the price of a meal in a coffee shop the Viking Sal is a bargain. Not just because of the all you can eat theme but because of the quality of the food, the variety and the excellent service. If you are a guest in the Hotel there is a 20% discount. Good meal for... More 

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Saitama Prefecture, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

None of the main dishes or deserts were any better than OK. There was only shrimp. OK Cheese supply- not many buffets supply cheese. Number of dishes- absymal- obviously they were cramming in the tables instead of food. My wife liked the salads only. I liked the ice creams but nothing else was much good. And an absorbant ripoff with... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good God, really? I had a long day and decided to grab dinner at the hotel instead of going out. It looked pricey, but figured with all the great reviews it was worth it (have a bit of a sensitive stomach, so having lots of choice sounded like a good idea). So. The service, unsurprisingly, was great. The restaurant has... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Its on the top floor of the front building of the Imperial and has a commanding view of the Palace. Get there early it fills up fast.

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Manila, Philippines
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A reasonable selection of very high quality food but frankly not up to the standard of the best buffets in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok or Manila, and consequently did not live up to our high expectations. Reasonably priced by Tokyo standards and a very pleasant ambience with good city views. Usual impeccable Imperial service..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

While the breakfast buffet at the Imperial Viking Sal in the Imperial Hotel is I'm sure very tasty, I took my family for dinner here and was completely blown away by the offerings. This is an elegant setup that costs a whopping 8,500 yen a person ($85USD) but it is so worth it. They had a carving station to go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Uchisaiwaicho | 17 Fields, Main Building Imperial Hotel Tokyo, Chiyoda 100-8558, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chiyoda>  > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Neighborhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3539-8187

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 82
  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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