The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo recently opened its doors to three reimagined dining venues, following an extensive three-month renovation, unveiling striking new interiors and menu transformations. Long home to some of Tokyo’s most critically acclaimed establishments, the luxury hotel’s gourmet credentials are further enhanced with the renovation of two existing venues, Azure 45 and Towers, as well as the grand opening of a brand-new pastries and chocolates concept, La Boutique.
Designed in partnership with Asia-based Design Studio Spin, the restaurants’ redesigned interiors are infused with the beauty of Japanese culture and landscape, with the scent of the West blending seamlessly with East.
Offering views of the Tokyo skyline from its vantage point on the 45th floor, Azure 45, the hotel’s Michelin-starred modern French restaurant, showcases a distinct new look following its refurbishment. The new space is an elegant haven of rich Japanese textiles, warm woods, washi wall panels and comfortable curved seating.
The restaurant’s culinary offerings, masterminded by chef de cuisine Shintaro Miyazaki, remain as French-style cuisine, influenced by Japanese touches, with several new innovative additions. Menu highlights include Roasted Pigeon of Racan and Spring Vegetable Ravioli, Hamaguri Clam Jus – a dish that captures the essence of spring in Japan. Azure 45 serves lunch daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner daily from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Led by chef de cuisine Franckelie Laloum, Towers, the hotel’s contemporary grill concept, serves simple, wholesome and seasonal dishes in a relaxed setting. Featuring a clean-lined décor of dark woods, leather seating and abstract metallic sculptures, the space sets a fresh and welcoming tone.
Working closely with local farmers and suppliers, Towers’ culinary team sources ingredients across Japan and beyond to ensure the very best quality. Notable dishes include Akaushi prime rib, poultry pie with foie gras, as well as a wide variety of seasonal locally sourced seafood. Towers serves weekday lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., weekend brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner daily from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The newest addition to The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo culinary suite, La Boutique, opened its doors on the 45th floor, showcasing contemporary chocolate and pastry creations handcrafted by the celebrated French pastry chef Jimmy Boulay.
La Boutique features Boulay’s signature fruit-flavored cubed cakes, which take the bold contemporary clean-lined form in a rainbow-bright range of hues, with cake flavors changing with the seasons, in true Japanese culinary style.
Guests have the option to take cakes to go in customized boxes or savor treats within the new interiors—a sleek modern space with black wall partitions and monochrome striped floors. La Boutique is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., providing the perfect cake-and-coffee pit stop.