5 Tokyo Summer Terraces to Have Your Next Girls’ Night Out
Food, Drinks and #GirlTalk
The summer heat is worth it when it means you can eat and drink to your hearts' desire with your best friends by your side.
Summer is a special season where you can enjoy delicious food, refreshing drinks and all the girl-talk you want outdoors. Now that the rays are shining through, we’ll be making our way—no, we’ll be sprinting—to these five Tokyo summer terraces.
Don’t be shy: feel a little more glamorous than your everyday self at one of the Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s summer terrace plans. Indulge in a sophisticated experience with a Provençal twist at The French Kitchen which offers a BBQ course that will transport you to the south of France. Or, try The Oak Door’s Summer Terrace Road Trip BBQ, a feast of Southern soul food complemented by free-flow drinks. On Saturdays, The French Kitchen transforms into an elegant and magical Soirée Blanche, a long-time favorite among expats and anyone looking for an excuse to glam up.
The Soirée Blanche’s all-white dress code is an annual continuation and chances are you and your girlfriends will be taking more group selfies on the terrace than the number of drinks you’ll have (did we mention the free-flowing champagne). Don’t be shy with the buffet; with a live DJ keeping music echoing throughout the entire terrace, it’ll be a challenge not to get carried away. Reserve a spot via their official website.
Dates: Jun. 16–Sep. 30, 2023 (Provence Barbecue Terrace), Jun. 1–Sep. 30, 2023 (The Oak Door’s Summer Terrace Road Trip BBQ) and Jul. 15, 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26 (Soirée Blanche)
Open: Times vary per plan
Where: The Grand Hyatt Tokyo, 6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku
How much: ¥6,930-¥12,430 per person (Provence Barbecue Terrace), ¥7,700-¥15,400 per person (The Oak Door’s Summer Terrace Road Trip BBQ) and ¥9,350-¥13,200 per person (Soirée Blanche)
Not the standard square-shaped open terrace that you might be imagining—it’s better. Overlooking the lavish streets of Ginza, Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo’s NAMIKI667 terrace has a more relaxed and intimate atmosphere that’s perfect for smaller groups.
If you and your girlfriends love beer, then this is the terrace for you! With the beer terrace plan, guests can enjoy a free flow of Sapporo Beer’s Sorachi 1984 for 90 minutes. Come with an empty stomach: all of the dishes are created to pair well with beer. Appetizers include a Caesar salad with a dressing made with plenty of lime and garlic, and nachos that are perfect to snack on with the beer. Fill up with their Mexican chicken fajitas and tortilla wraps with your choice of chili con carne, avocado dip, salsa sauce or sausage. Lots of fresh fruits to finish off the night too. Kanpai! Reserve a spot via their official website.
Dates: Now through Aug. 31, 2023
Open: 2 p.m.-10 p.m.
Where: NAMIKI667 at Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo, 6-6-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku
How much: ¥7,150 per person
Summer cocktails on a rooftop terrace overlooking the glamorous city—is there really a summer combination more perfect than this? Gather your girlfriends for an unforgettable outing at the Rooftop Bar, where you can dive into a world of summer-inspired cocktails crafted by the renowned Mixologist Yasutoshi Yoshiwara and his incredible team.
Treat yourselves to vibrant concoctions, skillfully blending seasonal fruits and vegetables, resulting in a burst of flavors that will leave you craving more. Immerse yourselves in the artistry of these drinks while relishing the stunning views of Tokyo.
Dates: Rooftop Bar open daily (Summer cocktails available through to Aug. 31, 2023)
Open: Sun to Thu: 5 p.m.-12 p.m. (LO 11:30 p.m.), Fri and Sat: 5 p.m.-1 a.m. (LO 12:30 a.m.)
Where: The Rooftop Bar at Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills Mori Tower, 1-23-4, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
How Much: ¥2,530 per summer cocktail
This is the kind of outdoor, summer-relaxing environment that is hard to come by when you’re living in the most populated metropolitan city in the world. Ok, so it’s not a terrace, but this place is too good not to include. Similar to a food truck round-up, this area has a collection of delicious cuisines depending on the event held. Panini and tacos are available year-round. Wash down the meal with a tall, crisp glass of craft beer or a tropical cocktail complete with frozen fruits to keep it chilled and a snack for you to enjoy. With practically every plate costing under ¥1,000, you won’t need to come up with an excuse to order way more drinks than you say you’ll have.
Dates: Open daily
Open: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Shibuya Parco RF, 15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo
How much: Varies by shop
Enjoy beach terrace vibes in the city while catching up with your ladies at this rooftop barbeque resort. Wild Beach features all the irresistible bbq must-haves: char-grilled beef and pork shoulder, smokey grilled veggies, guac and salsa and our personal favorite—smores! If you’re a little worried about getting sand in your shoes, you can opt for a variety of other seating plans where you can still get a fantastic view of the city. All seating plans include all-you-can-drink wine and cocktails for 120 minutes so that’s a guaranteed #noregrets hangover!
Dates: Open daily
Open: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (LO Food 9 p.m./Drink 9:30 p.m.)
Where: Tokyo Sky Resort Wild Beach, Lumine Shinjuku RF, 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Tokyo
How Much: ¥6,900 +¥1,500 for the premium BBQ plan +¥500 for all-you-can-drink beer
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