The world's best restaurant pops up in Tokyo

June 23, 2014
Great news for lovers of fine dining in the Far East: Noma, the Copenhagen-based restaurant that's been ranked the world's best, is relocating to Japan for three weeks. The Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, is the lucky establishment that welcomes Noma, and it's set to transform its French fine-dining restaurant Signature into a pop-up version of the Danish eatery from January 9 to January 31, 2015. The menu will be served in a similar format to the popular Copenhagen concept, with a series of small tasting dishes followed by the larger mains and desserts. However, Noma at Mandarin Oriental will have a completely original menu including local ingredients, which Chef René Redzepi and his team will research and source themselves following trips to Japan prior to the restaurant's opening. With a capacity to serve 44 diners, plus 10 in a special private dining room for one lunch and one dinner sitting every day, we make that 2,484 chances in Japan to eat at the best restaurant in the world. With Tokyo's population alone well over 13 million and people likely to travel from all over the globe, we suggest you get your booking in pronto. [gallery link="none" ids="3930,3932,3928,3929,3927,3926,3925"] Details: Dinner reservations are open only to those who buy the hotel's accommodation and dinner package. Lunch bookings can be made online through