This clubby bar is a Tokyo institution, the only place in the Imperial Hotel that Frank Lloyd Wright's legacy as architect of the former 1923 Imperial lives on. It has a subdued, clubby atmosphere, with dim lighting, comfortable chairs and tables that are remakes of Wright furniture, and Wright originals, including the small desk at the entrance and the Art Deco terracotta wall behind the bar. To pay tribute to Wright, consider ordering the bar's own Mount Fuji, a cocktail with dry gin, lemon juice, pineapple juice, egg white, and marashino cherry, first served in 1924. This is a quiet escape from busy Tokyo, but it's also recommended for a lunchtime sandwich if you're in the neighborhood.
Old Imperial Bar
Imperial Hotel, 1-1-1 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Our Rating Hours Daily 11:30am–midnight Transportation Station: Hibiya (1 min.) Phone 03/3539-8088 Prices No cover charge Web site Old Imperial Bar