I’ve previously reviewed the ANA Suite and Business Class Lounges at Satellite 5, but I checked ou the ANA Suite Lounge at Satellite 4 this time around.
Unlike the last time I was at the ANA Suite Lounge, it wasn’t particularly crowded, and there were plenty of different seating options to choose from. If it is more crowded, though, I suggest checking out the private cubicles if you’re looking to get work done, as those seem to fill up last.
The general consensus is that a lounge attendant will ask you for your first drink order, but after that, you’re on your own. I tried to order some kabosu juice like they have on board, and after talking to three different lounge attendants, I was offered miso soup. Not exactly what I had in mind…
The food options are pretty good. Not as good as my beloved JAL First Lounge, but definitely better than the United lounge. On this visit, I specifically liked the Pierre Herme croissants that they had. There are also hot food options (including the aforementioned miso soup), sushi, onigiri, and plenty of cold food options.
The lounge also has a noodle bar. I’m always appreciative of made-to-order food in lounges, but I haven’t been impressed with anything I’ve had from the ANA noodle bars. I feel like all of the broths kinda taste the same, but the taste is rather mediocre. If it matters, I’ve heard that you can specifically ask for a vegetable broth instead of a dashi broth (which is made with fish), although I haven’t tried this myself.
Overall, I think the ANA Suite Lounge is an okay first class lounge. There are a lot of food options, but nothing stands out in particular. The service is well intentioned, but I’ve had problems communicating in English (beyond the kabosu/miso soup thing). It can get crowded depending on the time of day. But I’d almost always choose this lounge over the United Global First Lounge, and those are the only two options for Star Alliance flyers at Narita.