Helmed by executive chef Daniele Cason, The Pizza Bar on 38th has solidified its place as one of the world’s best pizzerias in this year’s 50 Top Pizza ranking. In fact, the restaurant ranks the highest out of all four Tokyo spots on the 100 best pizzeria list, coming in at No 16 for 2022. On top of making the best pizzeria list, the restaurant has also been awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand honour for six years in a row as well as the Gambero Rosso Three Slices award for four years straight.
You'll find the pizzeria inside the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, but it’s not your average hotel restaurant. Home to just eight counter seats, you’re guaranteed to get a front row seat to the pizza-making action. Pizzas are served fresh from the brick oven with simple, traditional toppings like Buffalo mozzarella, tomato and basil.
Cason's pizza dough is particularly noteworthy, made with organic Italian flour and just one gram of yeast. The dough then goes through a lengthy 48-hour fermentation period to help create the lightest, most delectable crust.