Pigneto Review, Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi

Pigneto Review, Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi


This Pigneto Restaurant Review is from our stay at the Four Seasons Tokyo at Otemachi, the third and newest Four Seasons hotel in Japan after Four Seasons Tokyo at Marunouchi and Four Seasons Kyoto. The hotel opened in 2020 on the top floors of Otemachi One Tower, steps from Otemachi Station and a 13-minute walk from Tokyo Station.


Pigneto Location and Hours

Pigneto serves breakfast from 7 – 10:30 am, with the last order taken at 10 am. TravelSort Clients enjoy complimentary breakfast, either at Pigneto or via in-room dining in the privacy of their room or suite. We loved the great natural light airiness of the restaurant, which has soaring ceilings and floor to ceiling glass windows on two sides.

Pigneto also serves lunch from 11:30 am and dinner from 5:30 pm.

Pigneto Restaurant, Four Seasons Tokyo at Otemachi


Our visit was in November, so all dining was indoors, but in warmer months, there's a pleasant terrace available for al fresco dining with a panoramic view.


Pigneto Menus and Food

Pigneto offers a breakfast buffet of fresh fruit, salads, cheeses, cold cuts, yogurt, cereals, and pastries:

Pigneto Breakfast Buffet, Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi
Pigneto Breakfast Buffet, Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi
Pigneto Breakfast Buffet Pastries, Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi


From the buffet, we particularly enjoyed the fresh fruit, smoked salmon and yogurt with blueberries.

Pigneto Breakfast, Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi
Pigneto Breakfast Yogurt with Blueberries, Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi


While there was a array of croissants, pain au chocolat, and other pastries, the highlight by far were the two seasonal pastries: one with chestnut cream and the other a green tea pastry with anko (red bean paste). These were exceptional, as fantastic as Pierre Herme pastries.

Pigneto Seasonal Pastries, Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi


The buffet is supplemented by the choice of a hot dish from the menu:

Pigneto Breakfast Menu, Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi


I chose the Japanese breakfast, with grilled fish, tamago, rice, and miso soup. The fish was cooked perfectly, and not overly salty, as is sometimes the case with grilled fish served for Japanese breakfast. I also liked that the miso soup was enriched with mushrooms and greens. Overall, however, it was a bit plain and not as elaborate as the Japanese breakfast at The Peninsula Tokyo.

Pigneto Japanese Breakfast, Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi


Our son had scrambled eggs with bacon and sausage, which was filling, even for him.

Scrambled Eggs with Bacon and Sausage, Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi Breakfast


My husband chose the avocado eggs benedict, which he said were excellent. The avocado was sliced rather than mashed, and prosciutto was used for the ham, elevating both taste and presentation.

Avocado Benedict, Pigneto, Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi


On a different day, I returned to Pigneto for a light lunch. While there are a number of Italian pastas and main dishes on offer, I was there for the pizza. Chef Alessandro de Leo hails from Naples, so Pigneto's pizza is the real deal.

Pigneto Restaurant, Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi
Pigneto Lunch and Dinner Menu, Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi


The regular pizza size serves two, but the team was able to make me a smaller, individual size Margherita for less, which I appreciated. The puffy, light crust utilizes 100 percent Italian grains, which wasn't available in Japan until 2022. I preferred Pigneto's pizza to the pizza I had at Pizzeria da Peppe Napoli Sta' Ca” Tokyo a few days prior.

Pizza Margherita, Pigneto, Four Seasons Tokyo Otemachi


The Verdict

Pigneto enjoys some of the best views in Tokyo from its enviable spot on the 39th floor. Breakfast was very good for a city hotel, with a buffet as well as a hot selection from the menu. The Japanese breakfast was good but on the plainer side; I'd have liked some of the small dishes that were included at The Peninsula Tokyo. Portions were generous for all the hot breakfast dishes. The seasonal pastries were fantastic, as delicious and artful as Pierre Herme. And the Neapolitan Pizza Margherita that I tried on another occasion was superb, besting an Italian pizzeria in Tokyo I also tried on this trip.

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