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The Imperial Viking Sal

Uchisaiwaicho | 17 Fields, Main Building Imperial Hotel Tokyo, Chiyoda, Tokyo Prefecture 100-8558, Japan
+81 3-3539-8187
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Ranked #3 of 4,284 restaurants in Chiyoda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $48 - $97
Cuisines: Continental
Dining options: Reservations
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Mohegan Lake, New York
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204 reviews 204 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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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New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We tried the buffet one day for breakfast as we were already in the Imperial Hotel. The food was out of this world. We loved everything, ate way too much, but enjoyed every minute. Great views of the city and such a treat. I'm sure it's great for lunch and dinner as well. Do try it! It was a highlight.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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106 reviews 106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

In 1958, a American movie "The Viking" was a huge hit in Japan. Around that time this hotel opened a smorgasbord restaurant and named this style of food serving "Viking". Since then, Viking is a word used instead of smorgasbord or buffet in Japan. Hence, the name of the restaurant. I was there for the Christmas Dinner Special Viking. Special... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Really feels like it's created for the International traveler. In addition to the made to order eggs, hot breakfast meats (sausage, bacon), pancakes & waffles for the American in us all, they also provide cold meats & cheeses and hard boiled eggs and beans like one sees in Western Europe. And of course they also have Japanese breakfast staples. Imperial... More

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Orange County, CA, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Liked: split of breakfast line: one side for Japanese Asian breakfast items; other side for European/American style breakfasts. Eggs prepared in British Style (slightly 'runny'); bacon also prepared mostly British style (i.e. NOT crisp, which you can special order to your table). All food freshly prepared in a kitchen area that you can view.

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St.Petersburg
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

'Imperial' is might be not the most luxurious but definitely the most stylish hotel in Tokyo with more than a century of history. Location is the heart of Tokyo. 17th floor restaurant has a beautiful view on to Emperor's Palace and Tokyo. I had many times a breakfast in Imperial Viking Sal. No doubt - that's ne of the best... More

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Lugano
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117 reviews 117 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We went in a relatively large number and no reservation, so we had a reasonable waiting time to be allowed in. By the way I was the only foreigner in our group, but there were mostly Japanese customers that day. Main point was - of course - the view. Hybiya park, Imperial Palace gardens and Ginza. On the other hand... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

In my opinion you should only go to this place when you feel like having buffet. They have a great buffet menu with several delicious dishes, from salad, appetizers, hot section, cold section and dessert. The view from the roof top was magnificent! The price was above average but worths every penny of it.

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Dubai
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

Average selection of items for a Buffet Breakfast. I'd have liked to see a much larger selection at an Imperial Hotel restaurant.

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Chicago, Illinois
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575 reviews 575 reviews
413 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

It was past 10am and breakfast was unavailable at the Peninsula Hotel, so the concierge told us to try the Imperial Hotel. We nearly went to the cafe on the street level until we realized that there was a restaurant on the top floor, and when we arrived we were greated by a magnificent panorama of Tokyo, a huge, multi-national... More

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