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Tapas Molecular Bar

Travellers' Choice award winner
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Neighbourhood:
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 3-3270-8188
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13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this restaurant during my trip to Japan in Cherry Blossom season 2016 based on the insanely high tripadvisor rating. If you want to secure a seat in this place you will need to book in advance to do so. If I recall correctly I put money onto my Skype account to call overseas for cheap and they had English... More 

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Thank ShadowBijou
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended with my wife - and had one of the most memorable meals I've had. We were both pretty new to molecular gastronomy, and found the whole meal incredibly well put together. The presentation and explanation from the chefs was first class and taste wise, we loved it. If you get the chance, go!

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Thank thebigdoghasgottoeat
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good experience at this 18 course meal! I definitely understand why they have earned the Michelin stars! My partner and I were wowed at almost each course with genius presentation and surprising concoctions and combinations- BUT to be perfectly honest the meal was more visually exciting than it was tasty! We were not blown away by the... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's difficult to know where to start. As molecular dining goes this is the best I have experienced. Went with my daughter for her birthday who was spell bound. The whole experience was well thought through (won't give away some of the elements), each course just utterly divine and the interactions with the chefs just made it so much fun.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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333 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant one lunchtime. The restaurant has been recommended by others as one to visit in Japan. It was one of the earlier restaurants specialising in molecules cuisine in Asia. The meal was served at the bar. There were only five guests and the key chef serving us was Ping. The meal was served over a two hour... More 

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Thank Vegemitelover
Doha, Qatar
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being a food lover I'd read this was a must do when in Tokyo! This totally amazing experience was worth every penny. Sitting at the bar and watching the chefs prepare course after course of scientifically crafted morsels was amazing - and so much fun! The chefs interaction with the audience was great and the best bit was the eating,... More 

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Thank loisfaie
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife went there for her birthday celebration after having a couple's spa in the hotel. It was a great and relaxing afternoon for us. The views, food and wines were just fantastic.

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Thank Erictanghy
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were so many fun details, I don't know where to start. I enjoyed the interaction with the chef and his sous chef during the meal almost as much as the food itself, which was fantastic. The presentation of the food, the serveware, and the story behind the dishes were all surprising and amounted to an experience that goes beyond... More 

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Thank Howapaneto
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited Tapas Molecular recently and I must say it was amazing. From the service, which was impeccable. The interactive plating when the chef makes and serves the dish in front of you. To the food itself which tasted devine. This place is well worth a visit if you're in Tokyo. You have to book about 4... More 

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Moorea, French Polynesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The Food and the show is just so great Do not miss it when you travels in Tokyo One time life experience of food and entertainment Thanks so munch ..,

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$177 - US$253
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
Monday
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3270-8188
  • This restaurant is at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

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