- No.18 The World's 50 Best Bars 2019
- No.6 Asia's 50 Best Bars 2019
This basement venue in glitzy Ginza is home to Hidetsugu Ueno’s famous ice-carving prowess and tasty drinks. The combination of Japanese bartending techniques plus modified classic recipes has resulted in High Five being a regular in the World’s 50 Best Bar list since it opened a decade ago, and it was also awarded the honour of being the Best Bar in Japan at Asia’s 50 Best in 2019. The ‘White Lady’ is a signature pour and a fast favourite here, while the ‘Full Bloom’ is available only in Japan – a mix of maraschino and sakura liqueurs adjusted to fit your fancy. The bar’s fame and small size mean reservations are mandatory, and you’ll likely encounter more Westerners than locals.
Efflore Ginza 5 Bldg. BF 5-4-15, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-006