My Japanese teacher and I frequent The Peninsula for tea and lunch. The prices are reasonable and the service is satisfactory (I did have to complain one time when we were not seated immediately-when there were many tables available). The food is delicious as well. You are able to order finger food served on a traditional tiered serving platter or you are able to order soup, salad, and/or sandwiches.
My Japanese teacher and I frequent the Ritz Carlton for tea and lunch. The service has always been impeccable and we are always seated immediately. It has a nice view of Tokyo.
You are able to order finger-food served on a traditional tiered platter or you are able to order a hamburger, sandwich, soup, and/or salad as well. It is more expensive than The Peninsula tea room but perhaps you are paying for the view?
My friend took me here for my birthday. The service is impeccable and the view is SPECTACULAR. The nicest view in Tokyo in my opinion. This tea room is more traditional than other tea rooms that we frequent in Tokyo. The seating can be somewhat uncomfortable for someone with long legs such as myself. However, the food is delicious. We ordered a traditional tiered serving platter. The waiter also asked us if we had any food preferences which was nice as well.
The food and the view is fantastic. The lunch buffet is good for a ladies lunch. The waiters and management are friendly. However, the hostess that greets you at the door is much more attentive and friendly towards the Japanese ladies than she is towards the non-Japanese ladies(on the 3 occasions that I have had lunch here).
Update: They have know changed this restaurant into two restaurants: An American Grill and a French restaurant. We went to the American grill restaurant. It still has the same style buffet which is very tasty.
I am keeping the rating at 2.5 because the hostess did not say good-bye to us as we left. Also, we purchased a large bottle of pricey Pellegrino and we only drank half of it b/c the waiters had to be consistently reminded to fill up our glasses.