The New York Bar is located in the upmarket Park Hyatt Hotel in Shinjuku and is famous for being the bar that was featured in the movie Lost in Translation. This makes it a very popular tourist destination, but as opposed to the film, not the place you come to meet people. Guests tend not to mingle with each other, and this ensures each party feels like they having an intimate and private evening.
Only premium alcohol is served here, at premium prices; beers start at 1400 yen each and cocktails at 1800 yen each. After 8pm there is also a cover charge of 2200 yen per person, this does not include any drinks or guarantee of a window seat, but it does mean you can listen to the live Jazz band that usually plays here after this time.
As expected of a top-notch hotel, the service is excellent and they do the best to make your evening special and relaxing. The servers also have great English skills, so it is easy to make special requests or ask about recommendations they have. With the romantic view, music and ambience, this is the perfect location for a date; but it is also suitable for a relaxing evening with a friend or two.
In my opinion, the food here is not worth the price, so if you’re a fan of Lost in Translation or just want a nice view and music then I recommend just coming here for drinks. The drinks are top quality and worth the price-tag, but sadly the food could be improved. I had the best cocktail of my life here; an exquisitely made espresso martini, and I have failed to find one elsewhere that compares. The view is also hard to match – even other sky bars in Tokyo don’t have such a panoramic view; and if you’re lucky enough to get a window table, you can admire the view all evening long.
International Ratio: About equal
Male / Female Ratio: About equal
Average Price: 1400-3000 JPY
Comments: Sky Bar
Style: smart casual/dress to impress
Entrance Fee (Male): 2200 yen cover charge after 8pm
Entrance Fee (Female): 2200 yen cover charge after 8pm
Happy Hour: No
Music Genre: Other (Lounge)
Suitable For couples, great drinks, sophisticated night-out
Address:3-7-12 Nishishinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo-to, Japan