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Old Imperial Bar

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Neighbourhood:
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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1-1-1 Uchisaiwaicho | 2F Main Bldg., Imperial Hotel, Chiyoda 100-8558, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-3504-1111
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11:30 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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tokyo
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272 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Old Imperial Hotel was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and was among the few buildings left standing during the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. Wright is said to have been working in the hotel at the time. As you savour a cocktail here, you will feel the spirit of Wright and enjoy the motifs. The cocktails here are sumptuous.

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Thank warren D
Dili District, East Timor
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is almost all that remains of the original Imperial Hotel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The architecture is very interesting, and the service was great. Our cocktails were perfect and the ambiance very relaxing and inviting. A must even for non-drinkers!

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Thank athenagraeme
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Any Frank Lloyd Wright lover will absolutely lose it at this awesome bar. The hotel used to be entirely designed by Wright but was renovated for the more modern tourist and only this bar remains from the original. They saw that my friend and I were excited about the architecture and kept bringing us over books and telling us stories... More 

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Thank Sandy I
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Fantastic service, even with kids!! Not that it's a kids bar, but nice kids are served with appropriate drinks. A great place, where time is not moving very fast. Can be difficult to find in the hotel, but keep looking.

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Thank Jacob E
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

My wife and I had an after dinner cocktail at the Old Imperial Bar. It was a throw back to the thirties , the late forties and early fifties with the Frank Lloyd Wright design and the the pictures of the American movie stars and athletes (Babe Ruth) on the wall. The service was outstanding. It reminded me a little... More 

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Thank Daniel G
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158 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

My wife daughter and I sought out the Old Imperial Bar to both check out their signature cocktail, the Mount Fuji and to admire the Frank Lloyd Wright design. Every member of the staff was professional and accommodating. It was impressive to watch the bartenders work like craftsman mixing amazing variety of cocktails all from memory. My wife was pleased... More 

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Thank Lakeanahuac
Marlow, UK
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Definitely worth visiting this great old bar to capture a bit of the days gone past. Good selection of whiskeys and great furniture.

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Thank Mad_Doug
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Rather dark bar with saloon type atmosphere. Many different whisky types available. Smoking allowed. Prices according to high hotel standard.

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Thank Micy01
Hong Kong, China
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157 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

I admit that I love architecture and am very interested in Frank Lloyd Wright. He built the "new" Imperial Hotel in 1923, Wright had a great interest in Japan and was an early collector of wood-block prints and had studied Japan to a significant degree, including the fact that it was subject to frequent earthquakes. There was much consternation within... More 

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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

The feature of the design of the Frank Lloyd light remains The calm bar which can relax from the day I can enjoy Havana cigar while drinking coffee here even if I do not drink whiskey from the day.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$44
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-1-1 Uchisaiwaicho | 2F Main Bldg., Imperial Hotel, Chiyoda 100-8558, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chiyoda>  > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Neighbourhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3504-1111
  • This restaurant is at Imperial Hotel Tokyo

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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