Lounge Review: Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita

Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita Buffet

The Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita is one of many oneworld lounges at Tokyo Narita Airport. In fact, there are five different lounges at Tokyo Narita. As you’ll learn in this review, the Cathay Pacific Lounge isn’t the best choice.

Cathay Pacific is known for being one of the best airlines in Asia. If you are expecting the same from outstation lounges, you are truly wrong. That’s especially true for the lounge at Tokyo Narita airport. You might not expect it, but the Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita is actually the worst oneworld lounge at the airport in my opinion.

Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita Seating

Cathay Pacific Lounge at Tokyo Narita Airport

Just for the record: You might access this lounge with any Business or First Class ticket on an oneworld airline or as a oneworld Emerald or Sapphire status member regardless of the class of travel.

Seating in the Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita

After being admitted to the lounge by the friendly attendants, you’ll find yourself right in the front of the buffet. There’s one room left and one room right of the buffet.

Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita Seating

There are different seating areas in the Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita

Both are rather small and offer just a few dozen chairs. The whole design of the lounge is relatively modern, but not especially inviting. There are a couple of different seating areas, some rather focusing on dining, others more on relaxation.

When I visited, the lounge was extremely crowded, making it a rather uncomfortable place to spend your time. Sadly, there’s no real view of the tarmac or something else either.

Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita View

The view is nothing to talk home about

That’s a stark contrast to all other oneworld lounges at the airport, which offer very nice tarmac views.

Buffet in the Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita

The Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita might not have the nicest location or be the biggest lounge, but it could still shine when it comes to food. Yet, it just doesn’t.

Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita Buffet

The buffet doesn’t look very appealing either

Not only is the buffet small as such, but the choice of food options is also disappointing. I visited the lounge at around lunchtime and had the choice between a couple of small sandwiches and a sushi selection.

There were also a few bananas, cookies alongside some packaged snacks. The food in the Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita wasn’t bad quality wise, but it was also by no means any special.

Entertainment in the Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita

If there’s anything worth mentioning positively, then it’s the entertainment selection.

Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita Business Center

The Cathay Pacific Lounge comes with a decent business center

The Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita doesn’t only offer work cubicles with modern and fast computers, but also a decent choice of different newspapers and magazines. While the focus is on Chinese papers, there are also a couple of international options available.

Sadly, the Wi-Fi was really bad, making the usage a rather sad experience. However, the slow Wi-Fi might have also been a matter of the crowded lounge.

Bottom line Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita

I might have just expected more or was just flashed by the other oneworld lounges at Tokyo Narita Airport, but I found the Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita to be a disappointment.

Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita Buffet

The Cathay Pacific Lounge only shines with the selection of spirits

It might sound weird to many readers, but I even found the American Airlines Admirals Club Tokyo Narita to be a better lounge. The JAL Sakura Lounge in the Main Terminal and the Qantas Business Lounge in the Satellite are also superior. All that said, the Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita is not worth recommending. Better spend your time in one of the other lounges!

 

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