views of Tokyo in the Nihonbashi district of Tokyo is a luxurious urban paradise fit for even the most ferocious foodie. Naturally, the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo offers a sumptuous hotel experience, superlative service and designed environs that ooze contemporary Japanese elegance, but this hotel also knows a thing or two about food.
Not only did the hotel have enough culinary clout to play gracious host to Noma’s much buzzed about Tokyo pop-up, but the hotel itself is home to a whopping nine restaurants (three of which have earned their own Michelin stars), a sleek cocktail bar, private dining cellar and it’s own gourmet foods store. This is dedication to culinary programming to say the least.
A stay at the hotel should not go without a visit to Sushi SORA, MO's Edo-mae style sushi restaurant helmed by Chef Yuji Imaizumi. This is an experience to remember. Imaizumi himself enchants guests at his sushi bar through gracious, elegant hand movements that produce perfect morsels of sushi appearing in front of you as if out of nowhere to eventually melt in your mouth. And, if you manage to catch him on a conversational day, the Omakase style dining experience comes complete with plenty of passionate storytelling about his discovery of the oceanic creatives you're about to indulge in. Pair that with floor-to-ceiling windows offering breathtaking views of the Tokyo Skytree and you've got a night to remember.