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Tapas Molecular Bar

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Tapas Molecular Bar Description

Welcome to Tapas Molecular Bar, a unique dining experience located in Tokyo. This innovative restaurant combines the art of molecular gastronomy with the flavors of Japanese cuisine, creating a truly unforgettable culinary adventure.

At Tapas Molecular Bar, you can expect to be amazed by the creativity and precision of the chefs as they prepare your meal right in front of you. Using cutting-edge techniques and ingredients, they transform traditional Japanese dishes into works of art. Each dish is carefully crafted to engage all your senses, from the visual presentation to the explosion of flavors in your mouth.

One of the highlights of Tapas Molecular Bar is their tasting menu, which offers a selection of small plates that showcase the best of their culinary creations. From the delicate sashimi to the perfectly seared wagyu beef, every bite is a revelation. The menu changes regularly to reflect the seasons and the availability of fresh ingredients, ensuring that each visit is a new and exciting experience.

The restaurant itself is sleek and modern, with a minimalist design that allows the focus to be on the food. The intimate setting, with only eight seats at the counter, creates a sense of exclusivity and allows for a personalized dining experience. The knowledgeable and friendly staff are always on hand to guide you through the menu and answer any questions you may have.

Tapas Molecular Bar sets itself apart from other dining establishments with its innovative approach to Japanese cuisine. By combining traditional flavors with modern techniques, they have created a dining experience that is truly one-of-a-kind. Whether you're a food enthusiast or simply looking for a memorable dining experience, Tapas Molecular Bar is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Tapas Molecular Bar Overview

Address

2-chōme-1-1 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo City, Tokyo 103-8328

Phone

+81 (0) 3-3270-8188

Access

2 minute walk from Mitsukoshimae Station (A7/A8 exit)

Operating Hours

Sun: 6:00PM-10:30PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: Closed
Wed: 6:00PM-10:30PM
Thur: 6:00PM-10:30PM
Fri: 6:00PM-10:30PM
Sat: 6:00PM-10:30PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Craft cocktails

Wheelchair Accessible

Upscale

Non-smoking

Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Tapas Molecular Bar Reviews

Tapas Molecular Bar Google Average Rating

4.7

5

Google
Great dinner and entertainment. Unique experience.

[Keywords]
Original, molecular world cuisine, entertainment, counter style, interactive, friendly and fancy.

[Reservation]
We made reservation via phone call, around a month earlier. During the phone call, we were asked if we are celebrating a special day. If you are celebrating a special day, you are also asked to send information about celebration in email (in our case birthday girl’s name). During the phone call, we were informed about the price. Then, they sent an email for confirmation.

[Arrive 30 min early]
It is recommended to arrive half an hour early and wait at the fancy lounge while having a drink. Drinks costs around 2000 yen. If you are lucky, you can even get a seat next to window. I added a photo of the lounge to show the atmosphere. It is quite nice, and mostly have women having tea time or drinks.

[Restrooms :)]
Check out the restrooms with Sky tree & Tokyo view on the same floor. I have added a photo for the view.

[Experience & Atmosphere]
Chef was raised in Canada, so he speaks fluent English. If you are foreigner you don’t have a reason to worry. He cooks, prepares plates, and explains everything in English right in front of you. You will be sitting at a counter. The maximum number of customers is eight. Food is delicious and original, generally prepared by combining different cooking methods or different dishes together. Story telling makes evening even better. It is a very interactive experience. You are allowed to take any video or photo, ask questions to chef. After dinner, you can even have a bit chat and/or photo with him. In many restaurants, chefs cook in front of you without interaction, but here part of the package is interaction. If you want a dinner where you want to chat with your date or friend, this is not the right place for you. Here, chef almost speaks none stop. You are there mostly to listen his stories, and eat what he prepares. It is quite interesting and an original experience. You switch from one plate to another, and one story to another. There is not much time between plates either. At first, I was not sure whether we should spend this amount of money on food, but believe me, once you are there, you will want to spend even more :) The atmosphere is friendly and fancy at the same time. They had a small surprise for my birthday and honeymoon celebrating couple.

[Customers]
During our visit, one couple was on their honeymoon, three foreigners were on a business trip, we were celebrating my birthday :) and one customer was a solo traveler. Everyone seemed to have very good time. Everyone was dressed smart casual.

[Food]
We enjoyed all dishes very much, but some of them were just too good. We loved the originality that brought different cooking methods and different dishes together. Highlights were fancy donut with mascarpone and caviar, lobster bourguignon, white goscht, eggs Benedict (with surprise element), and white winter.
Super happy to see menu accommodates food from different countries, as it is a bit tiring to eat only traditional dishes from certain western countries.

I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Especially if you enjoy original experiences and have an interest in cooking. It is worth the price. It is not just food. It is also entertainment. I don’t recommend here if you want to have a conversation with your partner.

5

Google
My wife and I visited Tapas Molecular Bar in August '23 as part of our first wedding anniversary vacation.

This was a fun/playful dining experience as the chef takes you through a tasting menu in which each dish is paired with an illustration from a picture book that the chef created himself.

The counter seating is great - you get just the right amount of interaction with the chefs while watching them work.

I can't really understand the (few) criticisms I've seen as far as the food is concerned. We thought the food was simply spectacular, marked by bold flavors and expert technique (the sous chef created a hot sauce for one of the dishes that was perhaps the best hot sauce we've had anywhere).

This is a stellar option for a special occasion!

5

Google
A lot of fun. Not the best food in the world at this price point but certainly met expectations and the chef has clearly put his heart and soul in to the experience, which you have to admire and expect. I see some reviews here are negative. I expect they simply didn’t like the chef who is front and center throughout the meal. If you don’t like his energy you won’t enjoy the night.

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