Where to Go for Tokyo’s Best Outdoor Dining

The lively, bustling atmosphere of Tokyo is in full force, pumping energy into the many shops, restaurants and bars we all enjoy. However, there is no shame in wanting to escape the hustle and bustle for a peaceful summer outdoor dining experience. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, and cafes that offer rooftop, terrace and other outdoor seating that allow you to escape and enjoy the warm air and seasonal faire. Here are some options where you can get delicious food and drink in an open-air environment.

Andaz Rooftop Bar, Toranomon

Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills welcomes you to enjoy the summer season with a variety of menus showcasing seasonal ingredients and a treatment menu featuring an abundance of mint, perfectly suited for this time of year. Their summer-inspired cocktails, crafted by award-winning mixologist “Yasu” (Yasutoshi Yoshiwara) and his team at the Rooftop Bar, are a refreshing blend of seasonal fruits and vegetables, skillfully combined to create a tasteful experience like no other. The cocktails include a beautiful and unique creation reminiscent of a dish of tomatoes with basil foam, and other original sour cocktails only available this summer. Indulge in the artistry of the cocktails with spectacular views of Tokyo and the gentle summer breeze. Enter to win a prize for two at the best rooftop bar in Tokyo.

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Open: SundayThursday: 511:30pm and FridaySaturday: 5pm12:30am
Nearest Station: Toranomon Hills Station
Address:  Andaz Tokyo, Toranomon Hills 52F, Toranomon 1-23-4, Minato-ku 
Phone: 03-6830-7739

Two Rooms Bar & Grill, Aoyama

Two Rooms Bar and Grill  is a vibrant and sophisticated dining destination looking over the heart of Aoyama. With its sleek and modern interior design,and amazing outside views, the restaurant offers a stylish ambiance perfect for both intimate dinners and lively gatherings. Their diverse menu showcases a fusion of international flavors, expertly prepared by talented chefs, while the extensive selection of wines and craft cocktails adds to the exquisite dining experience.

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Open: MondayFriday 11:30am2am, Saturday 11am2am, Sunday 11am10pm
Nearest Station: Omotesando Station and Shibuya Station
Address: AO Building 5F, Kita-Aoyama, 3-11-7, Minato-ku
Phone: 03-3498-0002
Email: contact@tworooms.jp 

Nirvana New York, Roppongi

Indulge in a culinary adventure at Nirvana New York, where traditional Indian flavors blend seamlessly with contemporary culinary techniques. Originally founded in New York City, the legacy continues in Tokyo Midtown. Nirvana New York’s terrace overlooks Hinokicho Park and Midtown Gardens, making it a perfect place to relax outside and take in the views.  

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Opening Hours: MondaySunday 11am3:30pm and 511pm
Nearest Station: Nogizaka Station and Roppongi Station
Address: Tokyo Midtown Galleria Garden 1F, Akasaka 9-7-4, Minato-ku
Phone: 03-5647-8305

Aman The Cafe, Chiyoda

This is a forest getaway that is ideal for escaping the bustling city of Tokyo and enjoying a quiet moment of serenity. Feel free to try the home-made pastries paired with a premium tea assortment that will let you pause and enjoy the serenity of the Otemachi forest. This cafe is the perfect retreat for those who want to get closer to nature through both food and atmosphere. 

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Open: MondaySunday 11am7pm
Nearest Station: Otemachi Station and Tokyo Station
Address: The Otemachi Tower, Otemachi 1-5-6, Chiyoda-ku
Phone: 03-5224-3339
Email: amantokyo.res@aman.com

BAO by CÉ LA VI, Shibuya

This Asian fusion restaurant is found atop the Tokyu Plaza building in Shibuya. Their menu combines the Asian bao (meat bun) with the Western hamburger, and the restaurant offers a skyline view of the city from their rooftop terrace on the 17th floor. During colder weather, they even provide heaters outside so you don’t freeze.

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Open: MondaySaturday: 11am-11pm and Sunday 11am10pm
Nearest Station: Shibuya Station
Address: Tokyu Plaza Shibuya 17F, Dogenzaka, 1-2-3, Shibuya-ku
Phone: 0800-111-3065
Email: celavitokyo@celavitokyo.com 

Grand Kitchen

Grand Kitchen is a restaurant located at the Palace Hotel Tokyo in Marunouchi. The main dining room features a show kitchen at one end and wood-burning oven at the other, but choose the outdoor terrace seating for a direct view of the Imperial Palace moat. Offering a menu of shareable entrées, this location is great for fancy breakfasts, business lunches or formal dinners. 

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Open: MondaySunday: 7am10pm
Nearest Station: Otemachi Station
Address: Marunouchi 1-1-1, Chiyoda-ku
Phone: 03-3211-5364

Hacienda del Cielo, Daikanyama

Located on the ninth floor of Mansard Daikanyama, Hacienda del Cielo is a luxury lounge serving both classic and modern Mexican dishes. You can also enjoy Mexican beer, frozen margaritas and wine. The open-air terrace overlooks the surrounding Daikanyama neighborhood which looks spectacular at night. Try Hacienda del Cielo for your next date, get-together, or party.

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Open: April through September: MondayFriday, 11:30am11pm, Saturday 11am11pm, Sunday 11am10pm; OctoberMarch: MondayThursday, 11:30am10pm, Friday 11:30am-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 11am-10pm
Nearest Station: Sarugakucho Station and Daikanyama Station
Address: Mansard Daikanyama 9F, Sarugakucho 10-1, Shibuya-ku 
Phone: 03-5457-1521
Email: hacienda@huge.co.jp 

Bon Hanabi, Asakusa

Found along the Sumida River in Asakusa, Bon Hanabi is a high quality izakaya with a great view. During the day, you can enjoy their lunch sets or takeout bento. At night, bar food favorites such as chicken wings or sausage are accompanied by craft beer as well as a good selection of umeshu and wines. No matter when you decide to visit, you will enjoy a beautiful view of Tokyo Skytree and the Sumida River from the charming terrace outside.

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Open: MondayFriday 11:00am2pm, 5:30-11pm, SaturdaySunday 11:30am11pm
Nearest Station: Asakusa Station
Address: MK Building 1F, Komagata 2-1-7, Taito-ku
Phone: 03-5830-1180


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