On April 1, 2019, Japan Airlines (JAL) will open their newly-revamped International First Class Lounge located on the 4th floor of Terminal 2 at Narita International Airport. Featuring a new dining concept, JAL’s Table, chefs will prepare dishes right in front of the customer. From ramen noodles to a revamped sushi bar, JAL looks to pamper customers at this luxurious lounge to relax and have a comfortable flight to their destination of choice.
The lounge was designed by Ryu Kosaka1, a famous Japanese interior designer, who has been revamping JAL’s international and domestic lounges in Japan. The concept is based on “Modern Japanese,” representing elegance and sophistication.
1 Ryu Kosaka is the creative director of the Commercial Facilities Division at A.N.D. of Nomura Co., Ltd. He designed the main dining room at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Tokyo, as well as public spaces at the Shin-Marunouchi Building. He works under the motto of “your aspiration is our inspiration”.
JAL`s Table - Service Overview
Features the ever popular JAL beef curry with Yukiwakamaru rice produced in Yamagata Prefecture, omar shrimp bisque from Soup Stock Tokyo, croissants and baguettes from Maison Kayser, and other delicacies. Yukiko Yamamoto2, a well-known food presenter in Japan, designed the layout of the Japanese set meal, salad plate, sandwich plate, pasta plate, and meat plate.
2 Yukiko Yamamoto is a producer in food presentation and is the representative director of `dining&style`, a table coordinating salon. From 2014, she has been in charge of table coordinating at JAL`s lounges.
AFURI - Yuzu / Salt based Ramen
In collaboration with Afuri3, this ramen features a refreshing hint of yuzu in a salt-based soup allowing customers to enjoy the exquisite balance of the noodles and toppings.
3 Afuri is a popular ramen shop in Tokyo enjoyed by fans not only in Japan but from all over the world.
JAL’s Special Ramen in Pork Based Soup
A spicy ramen made from rich pork bone soup with miso (soybean paste) and pickled vegetables.
Tsurutei Sushi Bar (Featuring Japanese Sake and Wine)
JAL`s First Class lounge will feature a sushi bar where one can enjoy watching a sushi master prepare meals right in front of their eyes. And, under the cooperation of Koichi Hasegawa, representative of Hasegawa Saketen, three different types of Japanese sake will be served. For those that enjoy wine and champagne, JAL offers a great selection handpicked by Kenichi Ohashi, Master of Wine, and former sommelier-turned wine taster, Motohiro Okoshi.
07:30 to 12:30 and 15:00 to 20:00
Menu: Ingredients change once every week
April 2019 - Sushi Menu Sample
April 1-3 Medium fatty tuna, Squid, and Egg
April 4 - 10: Wild flounder, Red Shrimp, and Futomaki
April 11 - 17: Tasty tuna slice, Coho Salmon, and Egg
April 18 - 24: Medium fatty tuna, Squid, and Egg
April 25 - May 1: Tasty tuna slice, Whiting fish with marinated kelp, and Egg
Shoe Shine Service - John Lobb
Feel and look refreshed with a professional shoe shine service, a collaborated effort with John Lobb.
07:30 to 12:30 Morning hours serviced until 12:15
15:00 to 20:00 Afternoon hours serviced until 19:45
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