Despite falling on a regular Thursday, Valentine’s Day is a good reason to leave work early, put your nice(r) clothes on and head out in the city for a better than your usual weekday night dinner plan. Whether you’re celebrating with your significant other, a few friends, or even relatives, here are seven of the most romantic restaurants in central Tokyo where you can spend a quality night with great food and some wine this V-Day!
Beautifully decorated all year round, The Peninsula Tokyo’s The Lobby is one of the most serene places in the city to enjoy a quiet afternoon tea and coffee, but not so many people know that it’s equally better (and even more romantic) in the evening. For this Valentine’s Day, The Lobby is offering a four-course special dinner, which includes a heart-shaped tomato consomme jelly appetizer topped with snow crab and caviar; scallops and artichoke, and roasted beef sirloin with seasonal vegetables flavored with creamy truffle hollandaise sauce. For dessert, the couple can enjoy a Coeur de Fraise, The Peninsula’s signature heart-shaped chocolate mousse cake.
Where: Peninsula Hotel Tokyo 1F, 1-8-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
When: (Valentine Special Dinner) Feb 14, 6 p.m-10 p.m.
Cost: ¥9,000 (per person)
Being the product of love by owners Benjamin Prelvukaj and Benjamin Sinanaj, this popular steakhouse is a great place to celebrate romance in its finest form. This Valentine’s, enjoy the restaurant’s exclusive romantic dinner, a full course featuring a duck breast foie gras in truffle gelee and a seafood boudin blanc as an appetizer, beef filet mignon with the restaurant’s signature creamed spinach garnish and more, and a mouth-watering chocolate mousse for dessert. Last but not least, a great addition to the sizzling steaks is the restaurant’s selection of over 400 wines from across the world — so forget that it’s a weekday and treat yourself as you deserve!
Address: Rem Roppongi Bldg. B1F, 7-14-4 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
When: Feb 14, 2019, 5 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Cost: (Valentine special dinner) ¥15,000 (per person). For a la carte menu, see here. Book in advance.
Andaz Tokyo has gone a mile further this romantic season offering not just a special dinner for two, but an actual “Marry Me?” plan for couples that are (most likely) to tie the knot. The restaurant, located on the ground floor of the luxurious hotel, is a well-known romantic spot with some quality steaks your mouth won’t easily forget. The special plan includes a five-menu signature course for two, a half bottle of Bollinger NV Champagne, a gift set of two Sugahara champagne engraved glasses, a bouquet of fresh flowers and a seasonals shortcake (as if things weren’s sweet enough!). If you’re looking for a place to pop the question, here’s your best shot. And of course, it has your back covered even if you want to stop by just for the steaks, too!
Where: Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills 1F, 1-23-4Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Cost: ¥50,000 for two. For reservations, see here.
This cozy and very spacious restaurant located in Tokyo Midtown Hibiya brings a special selection of the freshest vegetables and natural ingredients from across Japan, each representing the current season, thus inviting customers to taste — and feel — Japan’s “terroir” (earth, soil). For Valentine’s Day, in addition to its regular full menu “Winter Terroir” courses, the restaurant is also offering a special “Valentine’s Day Course of Assiette Dessert,” which includes four exclusive and stunningly presented items: white milk-based cauliflower and yuzu citrus soup, white daifuku, chocolate rocks and a plate of small desserts — this, in addition to a selection of tea and other hot drinks. The perfect spot if you are looking for something romantic for afternoon tea. (Note that the course is limited to 10 couples a day, so reservations are highly recommended.)
Where: Tokyo Midtown Hibiya 6F, 1-1-2 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
When: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Lunch), 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (Tea Time), 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. (Dinner). Valentine’s Special Dessert Plate: Feb. 12-14, 2019 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: (Valentine’s Special Dessert Plate) ¥2,800 per person
Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s famous diner is treating its guests to a very special four-course Valentine’s Day dinner, which features strawberries in each dish. Enjoy beautifully presented plates of grilled scallops with caviar and strawberry sauce, foie gras with homemade strawberry jam, beef tenderloin with strawberry sauce, desserts and more. The dinner will also include a surprise post-dinner cocktail, a box of chocolates and a secret message card to make the evening even better!
Where: Grand Hyatt Tokyo, 6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
When: Feb 8-Feb 17, 2019, 6 p.m.–10 p.m.
Cost: ¥28,000 (per couple)
For something more casual but equally delicious and romantic, stop by at BLT Steak, one of our favorite steakhouses in town. Its special V-Day course features appetizers, BLT’s special lobster bisque, prime filet mignon, salmon and asparagus, a special dessert and a few other exclusive menu items.
Where: (Ginza Store) 8F Royal Crystal Ginza 5-4-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, (Roppongi Store) 5F Izumi Garden, 1-6-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
When: Feb 9-14, 2019, 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Cost: ¥8,500 per person
If love had a color it would be pink, and if it had a scent it would be roses, this restaurant thought and set up an exclusive plan in collaboration with the famous Israeli body care brand Sabon. Named “Rose Splash,” the basic dinner plan features a number of rose-inspired dishes, including appetizers, avocado and olives salad, a fish and chicken grilled steak, and a special dessert and coffee (or rosehip tea). Diners will also receive a special discount coupon to use at Sabon Omotesando on their next shopping spree for body lotions and soaps.
Where: 3-6-8 Kita-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
When: Now through Feb 14, 2019, 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Cost: ¥6,000 per person
Have a lovely V-Day from all of us at the Savvy team!
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