Lounge Review: Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Narita (NRT)

The second oneworld lounge I hit up in Tokyo Narita (NRT) was the Cathay Pacific lounge. Honestly, unless you’re looking to steal food (easy here because there’s lots of packaged food), I would skip this lounge.

For one, the lounge a little dark and claustrophobic compared to the AA or JAL lounges. The windows don’t let in much light, and while there plenty of seating, I feel like there’s so much that it feels a bit crowded.

Lounge seating

Lounge seating

Fake bar?

Fake bar?

Work stations

Work stations

One thing that I do appreciate about lounges is when they have packaged food. I know, it sounds weird, and I feel cheap stowing away food in my bag, but I always bring food onto flights (especially when flying economy) as I’ve been on enough delayed flights that I’ve been extremely grateful to have a small stash of calories in my bag (like the time I got delayed for 7 hours on an ANA flight).

This lounge definitely succeeds in the packaged food category, as they have things like instant noodles, snack mixes, and pre-packaged pastries. The pastries were a little bit odd in that the flavors were earl grey cake and adzuki bean Danish, but I’m all for things like that. Besides packaged food, there was also some sushi, sandwiches, and canapes.

Food

Food

Drinks

Drinks and snacks

More food

More drinks and food

More food

Sushi and sandwiches

Packaged food

Packaged food

Again, I’m not sure there’s much of a reason to go to this lounge unless you’re looking to steal food. If you have first class lounge access, the JAL lounge is the clear answer; otherwise, the JAL lounge is still probably the answer, or maybe the Admirals Club because of its size and spaciousness.

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