The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon Restaurant & Bar
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It's taken a surprisingly long time for word to spread about the 13th floor restaurant at Asakusa's The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon – maybe because everybody who's been there so far was hoping to keep the place to themselves. The menu of bistro-style French food – including dishes like braised beef cheek in red wine sauce, onion gratin soup and spicy goose liver terrine – is well executed and surprisingly good value, while you can have a proper gin & tonic for a not-unreasonable ¥1,020 a pop. But it's the scenery that really ought to be luring the crowds here: whether you're gazing from behind the floor-to-ceiling windows or sat out on the terrace, you can enjoy one of the best vistas that eastern Tokyo has to offer, crowned by an uninterrupted view of Tokyo Skytree.
13F, 2-6-11 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku
|Transport:||Asakusa Station (Ginza, Asakusa lines), exit 2|
|Opening hours:||6.30am-10am, 11.30am-12midnight (open 24 hours for guests)|