Luxe breakfasts on a budget

Gourmet hotel spreads from ¥2,000

Luxe breakfasts on a budget

The Ritz Carlton Tokyo

It’s common knowledge that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Taking your morning bite at one of Tokyo’s most sumptuous hotels however, can make also make it one of the most exceptional. In these rarefied digs, whether the most humble of home-style eggs or an eye-opening array of vegetables, a luxe breakfast is a surefire way to get your day off to a gourmet start.

Menu aside, atmosphere is a plus: you might be sharing your petit déjeuner with the likes of everyone from common tourists to early-morning newscasters or radio announcers relaxing after their broadcasts have wrapped.

So if you’re looking for a more deliciously elegant way to start your day, consider taking your breakfast at one of the following hotels and savour the flavours of the morning.

Westin Hotel Tokyo

Westin Hotel Tokyo’s spacious and bright The Terrace restaurant makes use of superfoods for its breakfast buffet. Superfoods are comprised of abundant beneficial antioxidants and phytochemicals (plant-produced nutrients) that have been shown to help support the body. By lowering bad cholesterol, and helping to prevent heart and disease (among other healthful effects), superfoods are a means of defence against lifestyle diseases. Apples, avocado, soya, onions and pumpkin are among the 14 foods designated as superfoods in the Westin’s buffet. Included in this list are the main components of the poached egg and salmon Benedict, a popular menu item.

Breakfast Buffet ¥3,600 (children ¥2,200)

Westin Hotel Tokyo (read more)

The Ritz Carlton Tokyo

The Ritz’s restaurant Forty Five features eggs, especially those of a healthy nature (aka the snowy all-egg-white omelette in the ‘Healthy Breakfast’). If you’re looking for something more adventurous, you might try the lobster and truffle omelette served with Choron sauce or the Forestier wild mushroom and herb omelette. If you’re feeling in the mood for the breakfast of kings order the ‘Royal Breakfast’, which features pre-meal champagne followed by smoked salmon and caviar paired with hollandaise sauce.

Forty Five Buffet ¥3,950
Fresh juice, choice of eggs, sausage, bacon or ham. Includes coffee or tea

Healthy Breakfast ¥4,400
Fresh juice, muesli and fresh yoghurt, choice of egg white dish, oriental ratatouille, whole wheat toast and fresh herb tea

Royal Breakfast ¥6,900
Ritz Carlton original champagne by the glass, fresh juice, fresh strawberries and cream, smoked salmon and caviar with hollandaise sauce, coffee or tea

Parisian Breakfast ¥3400
Fresh juice, bakery selection, eggs Benedict, hot chocolate, espresso
(all prices include tax, service charge extra)

The Ritz Carlton Tokyo (read more)

Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

Oriental inspired K’shiki on the 38th floor allows for a sunlight-bathed breakfast experience. Floor to ceiling windows facing in two directions afford views of Tokyo Bay to the south and the Imperial Palace and the heart of Shinjuku to the west. If you’re lucky and the day is clear, Mt. Fuji will make an appearance. In addition to bread and cereals, K’shiki also offers a 50-item strong ‘Awake Breakfast’ buffet, five types of eggs for the ‘Energy Breakfast’ and a la carte menu items. For a unique eye-opener, try a spoonful of the Ishikagami Island specialty moromi vinegar.

Awake Breakfast ¥2,800
Energy Breakfast ¥3,800
(all prices include tax, service charge extra)

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Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi

ekki Bar and Grill’s buffet makes weekend dining a relaxed art. Starters, soup, entrée, and dessert can be chosen from among 23 items on the course menu. The starters and soups incorporate fresh vegetables, and of the ten entrées the medium-rare wagyu beef burger is of special note. The portions hit perfect-pitch volume, and the potatoes are coupled with a superb truffle mayonnaise.

Menu: ekki Weekend Brunch ¥3,900
Served: Sat-Sun 11.30am-2pm

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi (read more)

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By Akiko Toya
Translated by JNGC
Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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