Live music at Fujimamas
Sit back and relax to live music at Fujimamas in Omotesando
while enjoying their global cuisine and sipping on fine wines
from Orca International. On July 19, world fusion band Meltin'
Pot will provide live music at no charge for diners on the
first floor. Berklee grad Isao Ohashi leads the jazz improvisation
trio-electric guitar, double bass and percussion-and
with more than 60 shows a year, Meltin' Pot is sure
to heat up the dining room. The monthly tasting menu paired
with selected international wines is available at this time
for ¥5,250 (plus service charge).
6-3-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku. Tel:
03-5485-2283. Open daily 11am-11pm (LO 10pm). Nearest stn:
This Nishi-Azabu dining spot has been gaining a steady following
of Portuguese dining fans since opening their doors last year.
Several of the European country's standard dishes-such
as tempura or the sweet castella dessert-have completely
assimilated into Japanese food so that even first-time diners
may find Portuguese flavors and aromas somewhat nostalgic.
Cataplana, seasonal seafood simmered in two large copper pots,
is the recommended dish of the month. Enjoy unique Port and
other Portuguese wines, like their specialty sparkling wine
Vinho Verde (green wine), with every meal or at the Port Bar
1F Pocket Park Building, 2-24-17
Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-3499-1777. Open daily 11:30am-2pm
(weekends from noon), 6pm-5am (weekends until midnight). Nearest
Park Hyatt Anniversary
The most-watched hotel of 2004 is celebrating its tenth anniversary
of fine service from now until December 4. Celebrations include
a 10 percent discount on lunch, dinner and afternoon tea orders
at restaurants like the New York Grill and Kozue (until Aug
31), and a special afternoon tea promotion at Peak Lounge,
where the ten best-selling Pastry Boutique cakes from the
past decade will be recreated and served with coffee or tea
(July 15-31, ¥3,000 per person). Other surprises, such
as a lucky draw for room upgrades at the time of check-in,
also await. Call for more details.
3-7-1-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku.
Tel: 03-5322-1288. Nearest stns: Shinjuku, Tochomae.
Compiled by Ai Uchida