Mixx Bar takes advantage of its location on the 36th floor of the ANA Intercontinental Hotel to offer cinematic views of the city. The black-and-white modern interior, with its boxy floating lanterns and shiny-topped tables, recalls the Gotham City of early Batman movies.
Mixx is among the first bars in Tokyo to wholeheartedly embrace the trend of molecular mixology. Signature cocktails include the Caprese, spiced tomato juice and vodka topped with mozzarella foam and fried basil, and the Oeuf a la coque, a creamy whip of rum, coconut, mango juice, and vanilla ice cream (Y2500 each).
The bar food ranges from small snacks like truffle popcorn (Y625) to more sophisticated plates such as the deep-fried escargot brochette, suspended over a fricassee of escargot and vegetables (Y2315). The salmon platter (Y3635) comes with a skewer of smoked salmon and blinis, a finely minced salmon tartar, and plump ikura roe, each served separately in dainty cups.
A table charge of Y1050 applies after 9pm.
by Melinda Joe
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