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Tapas Molecular Bar

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi | 38F, Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, Chuo 103-8328, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 3-6228-5610
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

First time i had the pleasure of experiencing Chef Ping's culinary talent and interpretation of molecular cooking; and i was not dissapointed. 16 course meal served as small, interesting tapas style. Each course challenges your taste buds, and surprises your imagination and culinary understanding when chef Ping personally explains the molucalar experiements leading to the interpretation of food classics and... More 

3 Thank Henrik S P
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Visited this restaurant during my trip to Japan in Cherry Blossom season 2016 based on the insanely high tripadvisor rating. If you want to secure a seat in this place you will need to book in advance to do so. If I recall correctly I put money onto my Skype account to call overseas for cheap and they had English... More 

1 Thank ShadowBijou
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Attended with my wife - and had one of the most memorable meals I've had. We were both pretty new to molecular gastronomy, and found the whole meal incredibly well put together. The presentation and explanation from the chefs was first class and taste wise, we loved it. If you get the chance, go!

1 Thank thebigdoghasgottoeat
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We had a good experience at this 18 course meal! I definitely understand why they have earned the Michelin stars! My partner and I were wowed at almost each course with genius presentation and surprising concoctions and combinations- BUT to be perfectly honest the meal was more visually exciting than it was tasty! We were not blown away by the... More 

Thank Celia-Jane U
Hamilton, New Zealand
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

It's difficult to know where to start. As molecular dining goes this is the best I have experienced. Went with my daughter for her birthday who was spell bound. The whole experience was well thought through (won't give away some of the elements), each course just utterly divine and the interactions with the chefs just made it so much fun.... More 

1 Thank FoodieGregs
Singapore, Singapore
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338 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the restaurant one lunchtime. The restaurant has been recommended by others as one to visit in Japan. It was one of the earlier restaurants specialising in molecules cuisine in Asia. The meal was served at the bar. There were only five guests and the key chef serving us was Ping. The meal was served over a two hour... More 

Thank Vegemitelover
Doha, Qatar
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Being a food lover I'd read this was a must do when in Tokyo! This totally amazing experience was worth every penny. Sitting at the bar and watching the chefs prepare course after course of scientifically crafted morsels was amazing - and so much fun! The chefs interaction with the audience was great and the best bit was the eating,... More 

Thank loisfaie
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife went there for her birthday celebration after having a couple's spa in the hotel. It was a great and relaxing afternoon for us. The views, food and wines were just fantastic.

Thank Erictanghy
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

There were so many fun details, I don't know where to start. I enjoyed the interaction with the chef and his sous chef during the meal almost as much as the food itself, which was fantastic. The presentation of the food, the serveware, and the story behind the dishes were all surprising and amounted to an experience that goes beyond... More 

Thank Howapaneto
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited Tapas Molecular recently and I must say it was amazing. From the service, which was impeccable. The interactive plating when the chef makes and serves the dish in front of you. To the food itself which tasted devine. This place is well worth a visit if you're in Tokyo. You have to book about 4... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$177 - US$253
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi | 38F, Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, Chuo 103-8328, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chuo>  > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Neighbourhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-6228-5610
  • This restaurant is at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

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Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's also a downtown area with shops that were founded over a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza. It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels, world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular with anyone looking for a night out.
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