Tapas Molecular Bar
Glass cloches filled with billowing nitrogen, roasted pork disguised as smoking Cuban cigars and a frothy cappuccino that reveals dense mushroom notes. Expect molecular theatre and dizzying views of Tokyo Bay at this eight-seater counter on the 38th floor of the Mandarin Oriental. Hong Kong chef Ngan Ping Chow serves tapas-style portions that playfully reimagine gourmet traditions from around the world. Think bubbles of squid ink created using spherification, tiny anchovies toasted and crumbled into a powder to form saline ‘sand’ and sweet corn ice cream balls coated in caramel.
Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower, 2 Chome-1-1 Nihonbashimuromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-8328