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Tokyo VIP: How to book nightclub tables and bottle service

The ultimate guide to VIP tables in Tokyo.

It is no secret that Tokyo has some of the world’s most amazing nightclubs. From all around the world, foreigners travel to Tokyo to experience not only Japan’s amazing cultural sights but Tokyo’s version of nightlife. However, despite the popularity of Tokyo’s nightclubs, very few travelers book VIP tables. And that is a shame because the benefits of booking a table are numerous.

  • Skip the lines
  • Better service
  • Top shelf alcohol
  • Avoid the crowded bars
  • Fantastic views of the DJ

Some of the best nights out I’ve had in Tokyo, have been the nights where I was surrounded by a group of friends, enjoying a bottle of goose, raging around our table to the sounds of Yellow Claw at ageHa.

Tokyo VIP plans

In my opinion, I feel that foreigners don’t book tables because of the complexity of the bottle service systems. In the United States, nightclubs will either charge a minimum bottle order (for example, 1,000 USD, and the guest can then choose what bottles within that amount or more to order) or a bottle set including mixers and a few bottles for an x amount of people.

Tokyo’s nightclubs are completely different.

Many of the owners of Japanese nightclubs own or have owned hostess clubs. For those who don’t know, a hostess club is a fancy bar where the girls wear elegant dresses, and Japanese businessman will pay to sit and drink with them. These hostess bars typically have confusing hourly charges, with service fees on top. Because of this, hostess clubs are incredibly profitable if not a wee bit shady.

Your typical hostess girls.

These nightclub owners have copied those systems and applied them to their nightclub VIP tables. After the hostess club closes, it is quite common for the hostesses to bring their customers to nightclubs. So as you can see, the hostess and nightclub business is closely tied together.

Consequently for the average nightclubber, booking a VIP table at a popular nightclub can appear to be overly complicated. And in many ways, Tokyo VIP tables are designed to be vague and confusing. When a VIP customer is enjoying the party, he doesn’t have time to calculate how expensive the VIP table is becoming.

In this article, I will attempt to break down the pricing for VIP tables at all of the Tokyo’s most popular nightclubs. I’ll also include links to our friends at Envyme.jp who provide simple, no-nonsense VIP table packages for some of Tokyo’s best nightclubs.


Before we dive into this guide, here is a description of common pricing terms found in most VIP plans.

Seat Charge:
A seat charge is a set price for a fixed amount of hours for each customer who joins the VIP table. Fees could range from 2,000 yen to 5,000 yen for typically 2 hours. After those two hours are up, an additional charge is added for each extra hour a customer stays at the table.

Keep an eye on this price because if any additional guests join your table, the nightclub will hit you with an added seat charge. Therefore it is especially important to be aware of these charges because the fellas typically enjoy bringing ladies from the dance floor to their table. Some clubs will even offer to bring girls to your table, which is technically illegal to charge for, but it is still practiced in some clubs.

A few nightclubs will waive the seat charge for women.

Bottle Minimum
A bottle minimum typically means a table must order bottles for a set amount of money. For example, a minimum of 30,000 yen could mean two bottles of Moet Champagne or one set of Grey Goose Vodka with mixers.

Service Charge:
This charge is added to the end of the final bill, usually pre-tax, and it varies significantly between nightclubs. Service charges could be as low as 10% or as high as 35%! In some cases, the tax is included in this fee. Be sure to ask the nightclub staff before booking a table, as this percentage is often hidden in fine print.

Tax:
Japanese consumption tax is currently set at 8% and added to the end of all VIP table bills. Some nightclubs will combine this with the service charge.

Door Fee:
Most nightclubs will waive the door fee for guests booking a VIP table. But in the case a VIP table has additional guests coming to the venue, some nightclubs will charge the full door price (not to mention seat charge) for that single guest. This price can get as high as 4,000 yen.


Shibuya

In the past, Shibuya didn’t offer top-tier VIP tables, but in the recent years, this has changed. VIP table prices in Shibuya are usually cheaper then Roppongi.

Club Camelot

Club Camelot VIP
Photo provided by Envy Me

Club Camelot is currently Shibuya’s #1 nightclub for travelers. The bottle service is excellent and they have English speaking staff on hand. VIP tables are available on 3 different floors. My favorite VIP tables are on the B2 floor near the round bar.

Table Charge: 2-hour reservation Men: 6,000 Yen Women: 4,000 Yen for standard VIP tables.
Service Charge: 10%
Bottle Minimum: 2 Bottles
Extensions: To extend the table for 1 hour, a charge of 10,000 yen will be added with an additional 1 bottle minimum.
Booking Details: http://www.clubcamelot.jp/vip.php

ENVY ME VIP Package
ENVY ME offers Club Camelot VIP packages that include one bottle of GreyGoose Vodka and Moet Champagne with several mixers.

50,000 Yen on Weekdays for up to 4 guests.
60,000 Yen on Weekends for up to 4 guests.
2 Hour Reservation
Includes hourly charge, tax, service charge and door charge.
Click here to book a table with me ENVY ME.

TK Shibuya

tk shibuya vipTK is much more Japanese in its atmosphere, and the club can get so packed it becomes hard to move. But their VIP tables are stellar, with a good view of the DJ booth.

Table Charge: 2-hour reservation RSVP ranging from 3,000 Yen to 5,000 Yen
Service Charge: 10%
Bottle Minimum: 2 Bottles (each bottle must be at least 14,000 yen.
Booking Details: http://tk-shibuya.com/vip/

Womb

womb vip tableThis famous techno club now has a balcony with VIP tables that overlook the main floor. The view of the DJ booth is spectacular.

Table Charge: 2-hour reservation for 5,000 Yen
Service Charge: 15%
Bottle Minimum: Not Listed
Booking Details: http://www.womb.co.jp/vip/

ATOM Tokyo

ATOM is a legendary nightclub that has been in operation for over 14 years. Their most recent renovation added a new 1st-floor lounge with VIP tables. The absolute best VIP tables are located on the 4th floor with a slightly elevated look of the dance floor.

Table Charge: 2-hour reservation RSVP Men 7,000 Yen and Women 5,000 Yen on Weekends (includes door charge).
Service Charge: 10%
Bottle Minimum: Weekdays 1 Bottle Minimum, Weekends 20,000 yen or more bottle minimum.
Booking Details: http://atom-tokyo.com/system/

ENVY ME VIP Package
ENVY ME offers ATOM VIP packages that include one bottle of Ciroc Vodka with mixers.

40,000 Yen on Weekdays for up to 4 guests.
2 Hour Reservation
Includes hourly charge, tax, service charge and door charge.
Click here to book a table with me ENVY ME.


Roppongi

Roppongi is home to several popular nightclubs, with dozens of VIP options. Bottle service in this part of town will be more expensive than Shibuya.

Ele Tokyo VIP
Photo provided by Envy Me

Ele Tokyo

Located near Azabu Jyuban station, ELE Tokyo’s gorgeous interior and top class VIP service make it one of the best in Tokyo. Tables are available on the lounge floor, but I would recommend sticking to the main floor.

Table Charge & Bottle Charge: 2-hour reservation RSVP for 8 guests on the main floor starts 80,000 yen (includes a 30,000 yen bottle minimum)
Service Charge: 10%
Bottle Minimum: Included in the flat fee of 80,000 Yen
Booking Details: http://www.eletokyo.com/vip/index.html

ENVY ME VIP Package
ENVY ME offers Ele Tokyo VIP packages that include one bottle of Grey Goose and mixers.

100,000 Yen on Weekdays for up to 8 guests.
2 Hour Reservation
Includes hourly charge, tax, service charge and door charge.
Click here to book a table with me ENVY ME.

V2 Tokyo

v2 VIP tableThis popular nightclub located in the ROI building right on Roppongi street has VIP tables with a view of the city. V2 can get overcrowded though, so I recommend sticking to weekday tables at this nightclub.

Table Charge: 2-hour reservation RSVP for 4 guests on weekends start from 40,000 includes a bottle charge of 15,000 yen.
Service Charge: 10%
Bottle Minimum: Included in the table charge. Note that only bottles of champagne can be purchased for that price of 15,000 yen. Expect to spend more if you would like Vodka.
Booking Details: https://www.v2tokyo.com/vip/

A-LIFE

alife VIP tableA-Life is the most popular nightclub for foreigners in Roppongi and it has several VIP table options. Skip the upper floors and book a table on the b1 level where all the action is.

Table Charge: 2-hour reservation RSVP for up to 10 guests on weekends on the main floor start from 90,000 yen and includes a bottle charge of 30,000 yen.
Service Charge: 20% (includes Tax)
Bottle Minimum: Included in the table charge.
Booking Details: https://www.partyals.com/vip-system
Note: The table extensions are quite expensive at 45,000 Yen for one additional hour.

Villa

Villa VIP table
Photo provided by Envy Me

Villa is the brand new nightclub to Ele and V2. The building is gorgeous with two floors with VIP table options. Skip the lounge floor and book a table in the basement where the main dance floor is located.

Table Charge: 2-hour reservation RSVP weekends on located on the main floor start from 50,000 yen.
Service Charge: Not listed
Bottle Minimum: Depends on the table, but most tables require a 2 bottle minimum order.
Booking Details: https://www.villatokyo.com/vip-reservation/

ENVY ME VIP Package
ENVY ME offers Villa Tokyo VIP packages that include one bottle of Grey Goose and mixers.

70,000 Yen on Weekdays for up to 6 guests.
All Night Reservation
Includes hourly charge, tax, service charge and door charge.
Click here to book a table with me ENVY ME.

DiA Tokyo

Dia Tokyo VIP
Photo provided by Envy Me

This nightclub features an LED screen that wraps around the walls. VIP tables overlook the main floor and feature cool views of both the DJ booth and the regular Burlesque Dancers. VIP tables are cheaper on the weekdays, but the weekend parties are much better.

Table Charge: 2-hour reservation RSVP start for 6,000 yen on the weekends and 3,000 yen on weekdays.
Service Charge: 35%
Bottle Minimum: Starts at 30,000 Yen, depending on the table.
Booking Details: http://www.diatokyo.com/club/vip_reservation

Espirit Lounge

Esprit VIP Table
Photo provided by Envy Me

This conveniently located nightclub is small, but the parties pack a punch with VIP tables that won’t break the wallet. The VIP tables on the first floor are the best as the 2nd floor doesn’t provide a clear view to the DJ booth.

Table Charge: 2-hour reservation RSVP start for 8,000 yen for Men and 7,000 Yen for Women.
Service Charge: 20%
Bottle Minimum: 2 Bottles and each bottle must be over 21,000 yen.
Booking Details: http://esprit-tokyo.net/vip/

ENVY ME VIP Package
ENVY ME offers Esprit Tokyo VIP packages that include one bottle of Grey Goose and mixers.

40,000 Yen on Weekdays for up to 4 guests.
All Night Reservation
Includes hourly charge, tax, service charge and door charge.
Click here to book a table with me ENVY ME.

1 Oak Tokyo

1oak tokyo vip Table

As the newest nightclub in Roppongi, 1 Oak pulls out all the stops when it comes to providing a posh New York inspired nightlife experience. The nightclub has VIP tables on both the main floor and 2nd floor, with private VIP rooms with private bars available to large groups. The tables here don’t come cheap, so if you are on a budget, I suggest a table on the 2nd floor overlooking the main floor.

Table Charge: Not Listed
Service Charge: Not Listed
Bottle Minimum: Not Listed
Booking Details: http://1oaktokyo.com/reservations.php

ageHa

ageha VIP table

Table Charge: 2-hour reservation RSVP start for 3,000 yen in the Arena.
Service Charge: Not listed
Bottle Minimum: 2 bottles must be ordered.
Booking Details: http://www.ageha.com/vip/
Note: ageHa’s VIP prices vary greatly from event to event. Keep an eye on their socials for VIP specials and pricing for large-scale events.

Booking Details: http://www.ageha.com/vip/


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