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Old Feb 21, 19, 1:19 am
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But, the 3rd floor F lounge was supposed to close for renovation from spring 2019 and the 4th floor reopen.

This means that there are no showers on the 4th floor, and the theory that the whole 4th floor would become a big new and improved F lounge is not what is going to happen. This seems to indicate that we are heading for the same setup as before, just in a refurbished version

If that was not the case, why would it be relevant to announce the closing of showers in a section that has already been announced to close around now?And send people to the Sakura lounge showers?
I assume they are doing partial closure of the 3rd floor F lounge instead of closing the entire floor at once. Shower rooms will be there from mid July and then dining area will be closed till fall?
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Old Feb 21, 19, 2:56 am
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I assume they are doing partial closure of the 3rd floor F lounge instead of closing the entire floor at once. Shower rooms will be there from mid July and then dining area will be closed till fall?
Yeah, but it still means we are not getting something new on the 4th floor Just something refreshed...
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Yeah, but it still means we are not getting something new on the 4th floor Just something refreshed...
just be glad that they arenít turning this into an alliance lounge
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just be glad that they arenít turning this into an alliance lounge
I almost never went to the 4th floor. And a lot of people react the same way, 3rd floor or satellite building. I don't really know if there is space enough to make one F lounge up there to have the capacity for both But since it is under utilised it does feel like a wasteful use of the square meters

Maybe adding a sushi bar could help, or something else to set it apart. Let's see.
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I almost never went to the 4th floor. And a lot of people react the same way, 3rd floor or satellite building. I don't really know if there is space enough to make one F lounge up there to have the capacity for both But since it is under utilised it does feel like a wasteful use of the square meters

Maybe adding a sushi bar could help, or something else to set it apart. Let's see.
Suspect people just donít know thereís one up there. Or just like me who skip because we know itís a tiny room with nothing special
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Not that price always equates to quality but if you guys had to rate the sushi at the NRT FCL, what you would say each piece is worth?

Deciding to transit between either NRT or HND on JL.
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Not that price always equates to quality but if you guys had to rate the sushi at the NRT FCL, what you would say each piece is worth?

Deciding to transit between either NRT or HND on JL.
Hi,

How many pieces can you eat??

What is the connection time at NRT and HND
At NRT you could also try the satellite F terminal and the AA and Qantas lounges ( the Cathay NRT lounge is poor IMHO) or with a long enough layover you could have a quick trip into Narita Town
At HND you also have the J lounges and the Cathay lounge ( quite good) or with a longer stop over go landside , visit the shopping street and the outside observation deck or take the Tokyo Monorail or rail lines and have a quick trip into tokyo

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Not that price always equates to quality but if you guys had to rate the sushi at the NRT FCL, what you would say each piece is worth?

Deciding to transit between either NRT or HND on JL.
Whoa lol, and I thought I was crazy about their sushi. Definitely not enough to route via NRT for it though It depends if you're lucky and you even have the decent ones on the menu - remember that toro is only on maybe once every three weeks or so (check the menu on JAL's website).

Also are you asking for North American prices or Japanese ones? Toro was $16 per piece in Vegas and it was about 10 times worse than the one at Narita, but if you compare to other sushi shops in Japan, then they're about "a bit better than" average.

At some point, I'd almost recommend routing via HND so you can see the JAL Red Room - the memorabilia from their old planes is actually worth looking at, it's kind of cool, and the Laurent Perrier room is neat. Plus the setup is cool, especially if you're with a friend who plays foosball. (JL F lounge, back room all the way at the end of the lounge).
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Not that price always equates to quality but if you guys had to rate the sushi at the NRT FCL, what you would say each piece is worth?

Deciding to transit between either NRT or HND on JL.
I would say it is equal to a decent kaiten place. It is nice, I do enjoy it, but it is less than 200 yen for two pieces if you buy something similar in Tokyo.
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Thanks for your responses - they are all excellent points! My apologies for forgetting to mention I've been to the HND FCL so that's less of a mystery for me. While the teppanyaki dish is satisfactory at the HND FCL, I wouldn't say that it's amazing. Last time I flew J with JL, I was blown away by the quality of the Japanese set.
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Thanks for your responses - they are all excellent points! My apologies for forgetting to mention I've been to the HND FCL so that's less of a mystery for me. While the teppanyaki dish is satisfactory at the HND FCL, I wouldn't say that it's amazing. Last time I flew J with JL, I was blown away by the quality of the Japanese set.
Personally I won't value lounge that much for my connection. First thing first is convenience, ie time of departure and arrival. I do like the sushi station in NRT but I would not say it's a must place.
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Originally Posted by triplefives View Post
Thanks for your responses - they are all excellent points! My apologies for forgetting to mention I've been to the HND FCL so that's less of a mystery for me. While the teppanyaki dish is satisfactory at the HND FCL, I wouldn't say that it's amazing. Last time I flew J with JL, I was blown away by the quality of the Japanese set.
In the evenings, I find the teppanyaki offerings better than the sushi. In the mornings the verdict depends on whether we are in a sweet or savory menu period. Savory, then better, sweet then sushi in NRT wins.
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the 4th floor F Lounge will reopen on Apr 1
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does anyone think trying out NRT F loungr alone is worth trekking over to take NRT HKG on 788? i like trying out new stuff, got meetings in town till airport time... taxi to HND take 30min, train is 1hr....
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the 4th floor F Lounge will reopen on Apr 1
"Renewed Narita International Airport JAL First Class Lounge"
Originally Posted by Google Translate
Start offering ramen for the first time in lounge


JAL will reopen the JAL First Class Lounge, the highest class international lounge, located on the 4th floor of the 2nd Passenger Terminal Main Building at Narita Airport from Monday, April 1, 2019. At the same time, the food service will be renewed to provide the best hospitality to each and every customer. In addition to the introduction of the JAL's Table, which incorporates a style in which the staff presents them in front of the customer without bothering the customers, a new offering of ramen has been made to meet the needs of many customers. start. In addition, you can continue to enjoy freshly made nigiri sushi held by the well-received artisans at the new dedicated counter.
Spend your pre-departure moments in the new JAL First Class Lounge, which offers the ultimate in relaxation and enjoyment of travel.

1. Concept
JAL's international and domestic lounges are being remodeled, and based on the concept of “modern Japanese” designed by Mr. Ryu Kosaka (* 1), an interior designer representing Japan, an elegant and refined calm and variety We have realized a rich space development.
(* 1) Nomura Engineering & Co., Ltd. Commercial Environment Business Division and Creative Director. In addition to designing a number of restaurants based on the motto of "dropping the client's thoughts into attractive shapes," there are a wide range of active places such as the main dining at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo and the environmental design of the Shin Maru Building.
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2. Service outline
(1) Introduction of "JAL's Table"-Counter style to handle buffet style and in front of customers-
Popular "JAL special beef curry" and Yamagata prefecture special A rice "Snow Wakamaru" "In addition to the buffet style that you can enjoy, such as" Omar shrimp bisque "of Soup Stock Tokyo and Maison Croiser's" croissant bucket ", the lounge staff will introduce a new counter style that you can take in front of you.
Please enjoy a variety of dishes such as “Japanese onion”, “salad plate”, “sandwich plate”, “pasta plate”, “meat plate”, etc. directed by table coordinator Mr. Takako Yamamoto (* 2).
(* 2) Food space producer-/ table coordination salon "dining & style" representative. In charge of table coordination of Japan Airlines lounge since 2014

Japanese-style rice bowl (morning).

Japanese onion (morning)

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Salad plate

(2) New Menu Ramen Appears-Two types of ramen with many requests are added to the menu-

【AFURI (Ahori) Choko Shio Ramen】 A
ramen characterized by a combination of a popular ramen shop “ Ahori ” (* 3), a soup with a hint of aubergine and a lightly salty soup that feels like Japan is. Please enjoy the exquisite balance of noodles and ingredients.
(* 3) A popular ramen store representing Tokyo, receiving wide support from all over the world, regardless of age or sex

Amuri Ramen logo included. Png

AFURI (Ahori) Yuzu Shio Ramen

【JAL special pork bone ramen】 A
specially prepared ramen with a spicy taste, adding "special spicy miso" and "spicy sweet potato" to the thick pork bone soup.

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JAL specially made pork bone ramen

(3) New establishment of “Tsutsuru Tsumugi”-A
dedicated counter “Tsukuru Tsuru-taki,” which has been newly established, a freshly-made nigiri sushi that artisans hold in front of eyes and carefully selected sakes and wines We will provide Please enjoy the sushi held by the sushi chef in front of the customers.
In addition, with the cooperation of Mr. Koichi Hasegawa (representative of Hasegawa Hotel) who is a leading figure in the sake boom that attracts global attention, there are three types of sake prepared seasonally, Kenichi Ohashi of master of wine and
Okoshi of wine taster. You can also enjoy the wines selected by Mr. Motohiro and the champagne of Laurent Perrier.

■ Offer time: 07:30 to 12:30, 15:00 to 20:00
■ Menu: The ingredients change every week. 
[April Menu]
April 1-April 3: Nakatoro Squid / Egg
April 4-April 10: Natural flounder ・ Red shrimp ・ Thick roll
April 11 – April 17: Tuna Tenno ・ Ginkgo ・ Egg
April 18-April 24: Nakatoro ・ Squid ・Egg
April 25-May 1: Tuna Tenso ・ Kiss kelp tight ・ Tamago

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Hand-rolled sushi


Vegetable roll. Jpg

Vegetable roll

(4) Shoe Shine Service-Collaboration with
JOHN LOBB (John Rob)-We provide a shoe shine service in collaboration with the well-received UK luxury shoe maker JOHN LOBB (John Rob). (* 4)
Please leave your mood anew with beautifully polished shoes by the hands of specialist staff.

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■ Offer time
07:30 to 12:30 ※ Am final acceptance 12:15
15:00 to 20:00 ※ Afternoon final acceptance 19:45
(* 4) The SHUSHINE service on the 4th floor of the main building is 2019 4 We will carry out a limited period of time until the renovation work on the JAL First Class Lounge area on the third floor of the main building, which is scheduled to start from January 1, is completed. During the construction period, the JAL First Class Lounge area on the third floor of the main building will be closed.

JAL will continue to pursue new challenges for customers to stay comfortable.

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