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The Imperial Viking Sal

Uchisaiwaicho | 17 Fields, Main Building Imperial Hotel Tokyo, Chiyoda 100-8558, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3539-8187
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Ranked #8 of 4,475 Restaurants in Chiyoda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $42 - $85
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Continental
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Tokyo, Japan
1 review
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Mohegan Lake, New York
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265 reviews 265 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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70 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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Address: Uchisaiwaicho | 17 Fields, Main Building Imperial Hotel Tokyo, Chiyoda 100-8558, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3539-8187
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chiyoda
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
Average Prices: USD 42 - 85
Cuisine: Continental

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