While I was living in Tokyo I hardly ever took the time to seek out the luxurious locales the city has to offer. Cause you know, money. Now that I’m not living there anymore when I go back I try to be a tourist and do something fancy. Tokyo has a lot of fancy bars. Here’s one of the coolest, Gen Yamamoto in Azabu Juban.
As of writing, you can chose to a four, six, or seven cocktail course. I would recommend going for the six or seven course, as if you’re coming here at all, it’s probably a special occasion and you’re going to want to make the most of the experience. The alcohol content of his cocktails is not too high, so don’t worry about passing out from too many drinks.
Note, this bar has only eight (8) seats. while it’s possible to slip in without a reservation, it’s difficult. Call ahead! The bar tender speaks English. The cocktail courses are fully selected by the bar tender, Gen Yamamoto.
The cocktails change with the season and what is available, but they are all delicious and interesting. Perhaps more importantly to readers of this blog, they all have a unique Japanese theme or twist. The recent cocktails are often listed on the bar’s website if you want to check it out. Gen speaks English, so he’ll be happy to tell you about each cocktail and the ingredients if you ask.
If you’re looking for a special place to have a quiet and interesting night over some drinks, I strongly recommend checking out Gen Yamamoto. Again, be sure to make a reservation well in advance.
Gen Yamamoto: http://www.genyamamoto.jp/bar_tokyo/English.html