Roppongi Hills Reviews
Jun 05, 2007
I don't know what category Roppongi Hills fits under because it has everything. It's practically a city within a city.
There are hundreds of shops, mostly upscale. There are famous international brands as well as unique Japanese boutiques. Check out the Afternoon Tea store that has tons of cute household items and gifts, as well as a cafe next door for casual tea and dessert. And the Diesel has clothes that are exclusive to that store only.
There's a HUGE selection of restaurants. Cuisines include Japanese traditional, Japanese modern, Chinese, Fusion, Spanish, French, Italian, American, healthy/organic, and everywhere in between. There are also many cafes, bars, and specialty food stores. Pick up a Gourmet Guide for listings, photos, and descriptions.
Tofu Cafe Fujino for soy parfaits
Putri Bali Cafe for Indonesian outdoor dining
the French Kitchen in Grand Hyatt for gorgeous lunch buffet
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon for prix fixe French
Shunbou in Grand Hyatt for sushi and kaiseki dining
Katsukura for tonkatsu
Roppongi J for modern atmosphere, international food, and cool bar
Le Chocolat de H for unique chocolates (like ginger, red pepper, lavender) and chocolate drinks
I do not recommend:
Pintokona- cheap but low quality circulating sushi
Sushi Seizan- we used to come here a lot but the quality has been declining
If you're ever lacking in ideas for places to eat, just go to Roppongi Hills and you won't be hungry for long!
There's a Virgin Cinemas where they have stadium seating and caramel popcorn!!! Tickets are about 1500 yen, but there are special deals for "ladies day (wednesday)," "senior couples," "high school groups," etc. They show Japanese and foreign movies.
The Mori Tower is a huge landmark tower and is home to companies like Yahoo Japan, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, and LiveDoor.
The Grand Hyatt is absolutely gorgeous... you MUST at least try their restaurants and at the VERY LEAST visit their bathroom!! Everything is so modern and beautiful and the service is unbeatable. I think it's a lot nicer than the Park Hyatt in Shinjuku, where they taped the movie Lost in Translation. I wish I could live here...
The two-story Tsutaya has books, CDs, and DVDs for sale and for rent. The place is open til 4am so you can chill out with a magazine at the adjacent Starbucks or sample any rental CD while enjoying the view.
In addition, there's the Mori museum, observation deck, TV Asahi headquarters, residence buildings, club, arena, academic center, and a good view of the Tokyo Tower...
Have fun!!!! (more photos to come)
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