If you are in Narita Terminal 2, as a general rule if you have access to the lounge of a One World member airline you will have access to several lounges. There are exceptions, of course, but as a general rule if you have a premium class ticket or elite status in a member airline you can go where you would like. My favorite in the area are the first class and business class lounges from JAL. Those lounges both have great food and plenty of space. However, if what you need is a quiet place away from the crowds and perhaps some help with an American Airlines flight, the Admiral’s Club in Narita Terminal 2 presents a solid option.
The biggest drawback of this club is that it is hard to find. It is in the main part of Terminal 2– don’t walk down the long hallway to the satellite terminal– but it is hidden in a nook down a set of stairs and near another airline lounge. When I went there is was very quiet. That was odd as I was at the airport for a JAL flight which took off within a few minutes of American flights. The decor was nice, however, and off to the right I saw a space for food and drinks:
While the food options weren’t great, they were enough to tide you over until your flight. Honestly, though, if you are hungry just eat the catered meal on the place, or go to the JAL lounge, or go to one of a wide range of restaurants in the terminal with good-looking meals for completely reasonable prices. Where this club did excel was in having lots of nice, open spaces to sit.
On balance, this place is both a lot nicer than an Admiral’s Club in the U.S. and not as nice as some of the other business class clubs in NRT. I would write more, but, well, I went back to the Sakura Lounge pretty quickly for one more helping of their delicious curried beef.