CÉ LA VI, a luxury dining, bar and club lounge complex spread across the 17th and 18th floors of the revamped Tokyo Plaza, opened on December 5 touting convenience and stunning views, a few steps from Shibuya’s Hachiko Exit. The luxury theme of the Tokyo venue follows in the footsteps of its five sister branches spread across South East Asia.
Arriving at CÉ LA VI on the 17th floor visitors step into an open-air terrace with views of Tokyo Tower, Scramble Crossing and Shinjuku. The Sky Garden is complete with deck chairs and tables, and is open to the public until 11pm when it’s reclaimed by CÉ LA VI for customers. Flanking the terrace is the Bao by CÉ LA VI diner, Sky Deck mixology bar and club lounge. Bao by CÉ LA VI opens from 11am to 11pm and offers a selection of sweet and savory options. The stars of the show are the Bao burgers: manju buns with fillings including braised pork belly, wagyu beef and deep fried soft shell crab. Takeaway or alfresco dining on the terrace is available.
The club lounge opens from 6pm to 5am and the luxury and theme of sophistication is evident. The dress code is smart casual to semi-formal. The standout feature is the glass wall that allows for a panoramic view of Tokyo while dancing into the night. Local and international DJs are on site to pump out music from a state-of-the-art sound system to a capacity of 350 guests, increasing after 11pm when the Sky Deck mixology bar opens. Guests are then able to move between the two areas, with the latter serving an assortment of cocktails ranging from ¥1,500 to ¥3,000. The two zones suit different moods: relax while taking in the cityscape or remain with the sophisticated club lounge.
Stairs lead to the 18th floor where CÉ LA VI’s Restaurant & Sky Bar, and the Mountain View Deck reside. The restaurant is open from 11am to 12pm. And the menu is focused on contemporary Asian cuisine. Dish selections include lobster and T-bone steaks reimagined with Asian ingredients and flavors. Expect to pay around ¥15,000 per person for a meal with drinks.
Restaurant guests also have access to the Sky Bar, which comes with moon-shaped lounge seating and offers sweeping views of Tokyo with cigars and a glass of whiskey. The Mountain View Deck is a spacious terrace area complete with a stage for live acts. From here, guests can order food and drinks from the restaurant and on a clear day observe Mount Fuji in the distance.
CÉ LA VI Tokyo, then, offers a taste of luxury in the heart of Shibuya, above the well-known streets and with the headroom to enjoy the city as the birds see it.
CÉ LA VI TOKYO
1-2-3 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Tokyu Plaza Shibuya, 17th & 18th Floors
BAO by CÉ LA VI / 11am – 5am (Food LO 4am / Drinks LO 4: 30am)
CÉ LA VI Club Lounge 6pm – 5am (Food LO 4am / Drinks LO 4: 30am)
CÉ LA VI Restaurant & Skybar
Lunch 11am – 3pm (LO 2: 30pm)
Cafe 3pm – 5pm (LO 4 : 30pm)
Dinner 5pm – 12am (Food LO 11pm / Drinks LO 11: 30pm)