It’s no secret Tokyo is now the food capital of the world. However one thing that does often get overlooked in pretty much every city is hotels with fantastic restaurants. While cities such as London, Tokyo, Paris and New York are full of fantastic places to eat, both big and small, there is something extremely satisfying about having a great place to eat on your doorstep. So to help those of you venturing to Tokyo, Elite Traveler has put together a list of the best hotel restaurants in the Japanese capital.
Arva at Aman Tokyo
Taking up one side of Aman Tokyo’s jaw-dropping lobby where floor-to-ceiling windows reach over 98-ft in height, this restaurant commands views over the city from its vantage point on the 33rd floor. While the design is distinctly Japanese in style, the signature restaurant’s cuisine is predominantly Italian. Arva’s executive chefs draw on Italian cooking techniques and the country’s rich culinary tradition, while utilizing locally sourced ingredients and adding their own element of creativity. With a name that translates to ‘cultivated land’ in Latin, it’s no surprise that much of the focus here is placed on the quality of locally grown and sourced ingredients. Sustainability is at the heart of the kitchen, with relationships being forged with local fishermen, farmers and specialist suppliers. These ingredients are incorporated into dishes such as wild boar ragout with truffle, grilled barracuda with roasted cauliflower and anchovy and sparkling enope squid (also known as the firefly squid for its bioluminescence) with fava beans. Opt for one of three tasting menus or go a la carte. These menus can be paired with fine Italian wines.