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The Imperial Viking Sal

#16 of 5,070 Restaurants in Chiyoda
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Japanese, International, Asian
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    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 Place For A Dinner Party

Last October, I hosted a small dinner party for friends/business associates at The Imperial Viking Sal. It is a buffet restaurant in one of the top floors of The Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. The table we had had a great window view of the National Diet Building and we had enough privacy for us to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
ArmandV101
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last October, I hosted a small dinner party for friends/business associates at The Imperial Viking Sal. It is a buffet restaurant in one of the top floors of The Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. The table we had had a great window view of the National Diet Building and we had enough privacy for us to have great converations. The food... More 

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Thank ArmandV101
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

There is a complete selection of items which never fails to please our guests. We like to use this restaurants for 'mixed" groups for this reason.

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Thank ronald h
Geneva, Switzerland
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244 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Very nice breakfast in this Palace. Continental and Japanese buffet in this self service restaurant. Nice view on the park. Delicious French baguette bread but expensive breakfast though at 3,800 Y.

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Thank LuneLune
Manila, Philippines
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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Thank benjieguev
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank LondonValleyGrl
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 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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1 Thank namllu
Dallas, Texas
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61 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Fred B
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Harvey A
Saitama Prefecture, Japan
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 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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1 Thank Michael C
Tokyo, Japan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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 44 - 89
  • Cuisine: Japanese, International, Asian
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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