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Tapas Molecular Bar

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi | 38F, Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, Chuo 103-8328, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-6228-5610
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to to get a reservation while staying at the Mandarin. The whole experience was fantastic and the athmosphere relaxed and friendly. The food was exceptional with fantastic tastes and every dish full tasty surprises and aromas and presented with great imagination. The culinary surprise of our trip.

Thank OTT12
Singapore, Singapore
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139 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For someone like me who is a fan of molecular gastronomy, this was a fantastic experience! Hands down an amazing meal. One tip, the meal is designed for everyone at the table to start together so please be on time!

Thank Gryphon1403
New York, New York, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have no words to describe my experience at Tapas. Maybe I do. Fantastic and out of this world ! My husband and I chose to celebrate my 60th birthday here and we were not disappointed. There were 4 couples including us served that time (April 8, 2017, 1300) yet Chef Ping and his staff made it very personal and... More 

Mississauga, Canada
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok once you get past the price for this place you can then begin to enjoy it. This place is guides you through a culinary journey like none other. The setting is in a magical location on the 38th floor so the views are amazing. Enjoy them with a drink before or after the meal because during diner you are... More 

3 Thank Dangei
Madinat Zayed
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and atmosphere were delightful and intimate! Each dish was better than the last and the meats served were phenomenal. The chef was very fun and friendly as he served and explained each dish. We chose the wine pairing option and weren't disappointed with the wine selections and our glasses were never empty.Book early and don't miss this incredible... More 

Thank Kelly S
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unreal, intimate 13 course meal. Chef did an awesome job of interacting with the guests and explaining his process and inspiration for each dish of the Sakura menu. Worth every dime (and calorie). A bonus is the stunning views of Tokyo from the dining room.

Thank Eleni K
Singapore, Singapore
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265 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a tough restaurant to book. Best to book 2 months in advance. Anyway, Ping the chef takes pride in his kitchen, his creations and his small but hardworking team. He only has a small chef table seating 8 pax at any one seating. Trained in El Cellar, Ping has brought molecular cuisine to Japan. What a breadth of... More 

1 Thank vincentlau
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the Tapas Bar, it's a lot of fun. I think you have to be in the right frame of mind to get the most out of this place - it is gently experimental, involving a lot of interaction with the chefs, and a bit of a group (the other diners) atmosphere. It is a little bit like... More 

1 Thank Cathryn H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and good fun. A really artistic experience; more art than traditional dinner. We really liked it, unlike anything we have ever been to!

Thank Annette M
London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

My husband and I came here for my birthday dinner while in Tokyo. It was easy to book by email. We had a great night. I wasn't sure I would as other times we have been to a fancier type expensive restaurant, I have never felt it was worth it afterwards but this was great and the food was delicious.

Thank LilMissDotti

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$177 - $253
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi | 38F, Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, Chuo 103-8328, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chuo>  > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Neighborhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-6228-5610
  • This restaurant is at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's also a downtown area with shops that were founded over a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza. It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels, world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular with anyone looking for a night out.
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