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Friday, Nov. 25, 2011

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HOTELS & RESTAURANTS

Take in the view at a sky-high buffet

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo is offering an accommodation package featuring a buffet dinner at the hotel's international cuisine restaurant, The Sky, through Dec. 16.

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The Sky is a revolving restaurant on the 17th floor of the hotel. It offers some of the best vantage points for a breathtaking panorama of Tokyo by day or night.

Besides the view, the restaurant operates on the concept of "design your own buffet." The chefs make dishes the way guests fancy right in front of their eyes at its stage kitchen. Items such as teppanyaki and sushi, as well as Chinese and Western cuisine and desserts are available. Also, with the Deluxe Dinner accommodation plan, guests can choose from some special ingredients, such as abalone and shark fin, that are not available on the Standard Dinner plan.

The package also includes breakfast at a choice of one of the following four hotel restaurants: Satsuki, Top of the Tower, Nadaman and Garden Lounge. Furthermore, late checkout is allowed until 3 p.m.

The package is available from ¥27,000 per person, including tax and a service charge.

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo is a 3-minute walk from Nagatacho or Akasaka-Mitsuke stations. For more information or reservations, call (0120) 112-211 or visit www.newotani.co.jp/tokyo.

Authentic Hungarian food, drinks

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The Royal Park Hotel in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo is holding the Hungarian Food and Wine Fair 2011, which is the only such hotel event authorized by the Hungarian government among those held in Tokyo, through Nov. 30.

The fair marks its ninth edition this year and is being held in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Hungary, the Japan-Hungary Friendship Association, Gundel restaurant, Sudy & Co. and AZ Group, among others.

The Symphony coffee shop on the first floor of the hotel offers a buffet of traditional Hungarian cuisine. Chef Francsali Laszlo and sommelier Janos Kiss from Gundel, a restaurant in Hungary's capital of Budapest, are being invited for the occasion.

The buffet will include the chef's unique Gundel Salad, traditional Hungarian goulash made with plenty of paprika and beef, and walnut and orange Eszterhazy cake for dessert. A variety of Hungarian wines will also be available.

The buffet is available from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at ¥5,250 per adult, ¥3,150 per child ages 4-12, and ¥4,725 per senior ages 65 and over. Prices include tax but are subject to a service charge. Also, guests who arrive between 7:30 and 9 p.m. on weekdays can dine at a discounted price: ¥4,200 per adult, ¥2,000 per child and ¥3,675 per senior.

The Royal Park Hotel is adjacent to Suitengumae Station on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line. For more information or reservations, call (03) 3667-1111 or visit www.rph.co.jp.

New supper club opens in Roppongi

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On Nov. 26, the R2 Supperclub will open in the heart of the Roppongi area of Tokyo, between the well-known complexes of Tokyo Midtown and Roppongi Hills.

The R2 Supperclub is based on a 1930s underground New York jazz club and offers late-night dining and entertainment. There will be seating for 100 guests and standing space for 100 or more. There will a lounge area, a private room and bar areas.

The venue has been produced by ECN Holdings, the company behind the Two Rooms Grill/Bar in the Omotesando area of Tokyo. Its three international directors, Edward Baffoe, Matthew Crabbe and Nathan Smith, are combining their expertise with R2. The cocktails at R2 are created by Baffoe, cuisine is produced by Crabbe and the restaurant operations are overseen by Smith.

The R2 Supperclub will open daily 4 p.m.-4 a.m.

R2 Supperclub is at 7-14-23 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, a 1- minute walk from Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya and Toei Oedo lines. For more information, call (03) 6447-0002 or visit www.r2sc.jp.


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