Cocktails, jazz and Japanese whisky at the “Lost in Translation” bar in Tokyo
On the 52nd floor of the five-star Park Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo, is the New York Bar. Perched on the ground, we discover the city of Tokyo all lit up in the evening, through windows going from the floor to the ceiling.
The bar is very glamorous: dark wood, subdued light, excessive ceiling height, paintings by Italian artist Valerio Adami, jazz musicians and elegant staff. Creative cocktails are served with Japanese ingredients: fine-grained wasanbon sugar, yuzu (a citrus flavor between mandarin and grapefruit), sakura and sakura cherry blossom liqueur.
Between cocktails and whisky, we were able to try the famous Wagyu beef, the most tender and tasty. And it’s one of the only bars in Tokyo where smoking is still allowed!
The hotel’s rooms and decoration are similar to those of Sophia Coppola’s 2003 film Lost in Translation, by renowned interior designer John Morford. Don’t forget to check out the artwork and the library ! The fitness area and the swimming pool are located on the 47th floor, always with windows from floor to ceiling for a breathtaking view.
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.