The New York Bar at the Park Hyatt in Shinjuku, Tokyo, is probably best known for its appearance in the 2003 film “Lost In Translation” and its incredible views over the sprawling city. We decided to go for a pre-dinner drink to see what the fuss was about and it was a nice excuse to get dressed up a bit for our last night in Tokyo.
We came out of Tochomae station and figured we could find our way by heading towards the huge tower with its three angular roofs. We ended up entering the tower on the wrong road and walked in to what was definitely the office entrance, but eventually found our way to the hotel!
The New York Bar is on the top floor so we had to get a couple of lifts to get to the very top of the building. The lift then opened out to the breathtaking view over one of the building’s towers and out over the twinkling Tokyo skyline.
We ordered a couple of cocktails as it was our final night in Tokyo. Mark ordered a Piña Colada which came in a hefty cup which looked like it had a face on the side. I went for the chilli and coriander margarita which packed quite a punch!
The bar opens at 5pm and has a cover charge once the jazz music starts at 8pm and it’s quite steep, so it’s worth getting there before with time for an aperitif. There were definitely plenty of people doing it as a lot of people cleared out as it approached 8pm! It was a lovely way to start our last evening in Tokyo.