We arrived at Narita Airport after about an hour and 45 minute bus ride from the Hyatt Regency Tokyo. Since we were on different flights, my buddy and I split up at check-in and planned to meet up again at the lounge.
I proceeded to the ANA Suite Check-In, and WOW, it was nice.
At Narita, there’s a dedicated room where I was able to check-in with a personal check-in agent. After that, I proceeded through a private security line, and on into immigration. This entire process from check-in to immigration took less than three minutes… that’s pretty awesome by any standard.
Once immigration was cleared, I chose to head one of the two ANA Suite Lounges closest to my gate, by gate 47.
An Around the World Trip — Oktoberfest and Asia
- United Global First Class Chicago to Munich
- Oktoberfest… and Six Other Highlights of Munich
- Le Meridien Munich
- THAI Royal First Class Munich to Bangkok
- THAI Royal First Lounge and Royal Orchid Spa
- A Layover in Bangkok
- THAI Royal Silk Business Class Bangkok to Shanghai
- Two Days in Shanghai
- Park Hyatt Shanghai
- China Eastern Economy Class Shanghai to Hong Kong (to Shanghai)
- A Weekend in Hong Kong – Ten Highlights
- Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui
- Grand Hyatt Shanghai
- Air China First Class Lounge – Shanghai-Pudong
- Air China Forbidden Pavilion First Class Shanghai to Tokyo-Narita
- A Twenty-Two Hour Layover in Tokyo and the Hyatt Regency Tokyo
- ANA Suite Lounge – Tokyo-Narita
- ANA First Class Square Tokyo-Narita to Washington-Dulles
At this point, all I really needed was a place to relax before my flight.
No lie — I was not feeling very well due to our late night out in Shinjuku and Golden Gai the night before.
Luckily, the ANA Suite Lounge fit the bill in that regard. I settled into a chair by the floor-to-ceiling, glass window overlooking the tarmac. Immediately, a server approached me and I ordered a Diet Coke. I snoozed off for a bit until my friend arrived (I gave the front desk agents a heads up that he was coming). Since I was pretty tired, I really didn’t take too many pictures of the lounge, unfortunately.
The Suite Lounge itself is a good size and is ultra modern in decor. It features a good bit of seating for its guests, but at this time in the day it was starting to get crowded, as both first class passengers and ANA Diamond passengers receive access. The lounge is fitted with quite a nice selection of food, including sushi, hot and cold options and a noodle bar. The drink selection is pretty impressive with a self-serve liquor bar, multiple beers on tap (from the beer machine!), and a healthy selection of wines.
All I knew is that I needed some sustenance.
So I headed to the famous noodle bar! The noodle bar in the ANA Suite Lounge features a basic menu of 4 to 5 different types of noodles. I ordered the Japanese Curry with Udon Noodles.
It was absolutely delicious and re-charged me as I became more and more excited for my flight back to DC in ANA First Class.
Not long after I finished my noodles, I realized that boarding was about to commence for my flight! I bid the lounge adieu and made the short walk to Gate 42 for my spectacular flight back home to Washington-Dulles in ANA First Class.
I did like this lounge. The modern feel, good food and copious drink options make it the best Star Alliance affiliated lounge at Narita Airport. Next time back, I hope to spend more time in the lounge and enjoy it more, but this time I was happy to have a bowl of noodles and hop on my flight. Though it’s truly very good lounge, the ANA Suite Lounge pales in comparison to some other airlines’ First Class Lounges, such as the THAI Royal First Lounge in Bangkok or the Lufthansa First Class Lounges in Frankfurt and Munich.