The Bellwood

Tokyo, Japan

50Best Accolades
  • No.49 Asia's 50 Best Bars 2023

After six years honing his craft at Shanghai's Speak Low, Sober Society and New York's legendary Angel's Share, legendary bartender Atsushi Suzuki returned to his home country to open Tokyo's The Bellwood to great acclaim. Together with head bartender Yumi Yoshino-Cheng, they crafted a cocktail programme that pulls from Japan's storied history with food and drink, often blurring the lines between. The bar's theme is centred around by the café culture that emerged from Japan's Taisho-era (1912-1926), known as 'kissa,' with drinks grouped according to the flow of dishes in kaiseki, Japan’s formalised multi-course dining structure, with the 'grilled' section offering corn-infused bloody marys and the rice 'course' utilising barley shochu infused with the brown grain varietals to craft its take on a banana sazerac. 

Its interior follows suit with the historic touches, pulling from a palette of stained glass, polished wood and sepia tones. Don't be fooled by appearances, though: despite its fondness for Japan's past, The Bellwood makes the very best of modern amenities and hospitality to deliver a state-of-the-art customer experience. Should drinks alone not suffice, a private four-seater sushi omakase experience can be found within the building, where chef Ayaka Terai delivers delicious morsels paired with off-menu cocktails.

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41-31 Udagawacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo, Chiba, 150 0042