Buzzy, fun, interactive in Tokyo -- a la New York Bar...
We are planning another trip to Tokyo (!!!)
We will be going to some food temples (Ishikawa, Nagazumi, Yoshitake, Tofuya Ukai for lunch) and to some less rarified restaurants we love (Kaikaya, L'Atelier Joel Robuchon).
But we also seek someplace busy and fun, in the vein of New York Bar at the Park Hyatt. (We will be going to New York bar another night as well). We always have a good time there. Generally we sit at that huge granite table and strike up conversations with the people around us. It's often an international crowd, but not ex-pat, which is fun.
It's not important that they serve michelin class food, but they should at least have a bar menu so that we can both eat and drink.