Billboard Cafe & Dining - An Audiophile’s Dream

Tokyo’s Hibiya Park features several acres of beautiful green space and gardens. The neighborhood around the park is also home to various museums, galleries, and theatres. Most visitors to this area have an interest in art and beautiful designs, so cafes and restaurants in the area have to try hard to meet expectations. Billboard Cafe & Dining at Tokyo Midtown Hibiya is one such establishment that offers customers a unique dining experience while paying special attention to the music.

Billboard Cafe & Dining - An Audiophile’s Dream

Originally established in the ‘90s, a partnership with the US-based company, Billboard, led to the creation of several unique cafes and restaurants built on the idea of introducing customers to music. They do this in several ways. The first is their collection of private rooms, called “Boxes,” where small groups of customers can choose the music they want to hear on the state-of-the-art sound system installed in the room. All of the systems are audiophile quality, so even the most discerning listeners can appreciate their music exactly as it was meant to be heard.

Billboard Cafe & Dining - An Audiophile’s Dream

From 11am until 3pm, Billboard Live is open for lunch. For lunch, there are a few options available, such as fish, salad, and a spread of bite-size tapas. During lunch, the dishes range in price from around 1,500-2,500 yen. Cafe hours are from 3pm to 5pm; this is a great time to have a coffee or eat a late lunch, as their menu expands to include salad and pasta.

Billboard Cafe & Dining - An Audiophile’s Dream

Dinnertime is when their menu really shines. While there are still salads and the like, the menu transforms to include options of a more gourmet variety, such as beef tendon stewed in miso and red wine with a poached egg on top. They also have less challenging dishes, like their salmon over multigrain rice, served with tomato cream sauce. Decadent desserts, like mixed berry French toast, and a variety of alcoholic beverages are also available at any time of day.

Billboard Cafe & Dining - An Audiophile’s Dream

The interior of the restaurant is modern and comfortable. Reminiscent of modern Scandinavia architecture, this sleek cafe is a simple space with design flourishes from the wooden rafters. The restaurant seats about 100 people inside, but there are 36 terrace seats available if you want to look out over the park and the people walking along the street. On your way out, stop at their gift shop. The shop features music that’s played in the restaurant as well as books selected by a different curator every few months.

Billboard Cafe & Dining - An Audiophile’s Dream

To get to Billboard Cafe & Dining, just take the Toei Mita Line, Hibiya Metro Line, or the Chiyoda Metro Line and get off at Hibiya Station. The cafe is just a short walk south of the station. It’s located on the 3rd floor of the Tokyo Midtown Hibiya complex. Billboard Cafe & Dining opens at 11am and closes at 11pm. If you plan on visiting on the weekend, it’s recommended that you make a reservation in advance since this is a particularly popular area that’s sure to be crowded. To enjoy your drinks and food in one of the box rooms, you’ll definitely need to book in advance, as these are popular areas for guests.

Facility Name
Hibiya Park
Address
Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Hibiyakouen 1-6
Phone
0335016428
Hours
UsuallyOpen
Fees
Free
Introduction
A metropolitan park opened in 1903 as Japan’s first modern Western-style park. The park’s spacious grounds are filled with a variety of trees and flowers and is a popular and well-known place to enjoy flowers. Events are held in the park year-round such as gardening shows and a Christmas market.
Information Sources:
NAVITIME JAPAN
Facility Name
Hibiya
Address
Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Yurakuchou 1-chome
Information Sources:
NAVITIME JAPAN

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