Tokyo is known for its exciting blend of old world traditions and modern sensibilities. Travelers seeking a memorable (and crazy) dining experience will find enough choices to satisfy even the most curious palette.
1. Robot Restaurant
Bright lights mingle with neon colors in this wild dining experience. Guests pay an upfront entrance fee that includes a meal. The main attraction is actually the nightly shows that recreate robot adventures with female cast members.
Step inside a horror classic thanks to this bar and grill. Italian selections highlight the dining experience based on the 1977 film Suspiria. Expect red colors that seamlessly blend with reproductions of wallpaper and patterns found throughout the movie.
3. Alcatraz ER
Dark and strange surroundings await dinners as they enter this themed restaurant. Guests are seated in prison cells while servers present medically inspired concoctions. Expect gory details throughout the setting so those with a queasy stomach might think twice about visiting.
4. Ninja Akasaka
Live out a ninja adventure in this popular establishment. Its design recreates a village with details such as rock formations and narrow staircases. Waiters are dressed in full ninja gear for an even more authentic experience.
5. Gundam Cafe
Guests get to relive their favorite adventures from this well-known science fiction franchise. Official memorabilia is found throughout the cafe for an added touch of authenticity. Souvenirs are on hand, as well as specially crafted dishes based on main characters.
6. Sengoku Buyuden
This historical restaurant brings back a time of civil wars known as the Warring States Period. Armor worn by warriors are prominently on display. Rooms feature presentation aimed at important victories as well as defeats.
7. Shooting Bar EA
A shooting range and dinner may seem like an unlikely combination but this small restaurant actually makes it work. Guests can experience drinks named for specific guns as they take on an accurately detailed shooting range. Anyone concerned about safety issues should know that the shooting area is enclosed and separated from the dining space.
8. Vampire Cafe
Dracula is a major influence on this vampire themed location. Coffins sit among the dark and foreboding atmosphere that surround the entire restaurant. Candelabra provides just he right amount of lighting for fun desserts as well as traditional fare.
9. The Lockup
The prison theme appears again in this specialty restaurant. Guests can try selection from test tubes or make up drinks in laboratory equipment. Tables are placed in small cells and experiences usually include a scare from performers. Expect one person in your party to be handcuffed by the waitress as she leads everyone to the dining area.
Ghosts are a popular theme in Japanese media, so its not surprising to see the idea become a restaurant. Expect fun dining selections along with props such as severed limbs. Birthday guests can take advantage of the special cerebrum dessert option which features green jelly in the shape of a human brain.
11. Cat Cafe Calico
Cat cafes are a popular attraction in Japan as many citizens are unable to have a pet of their own. Certain location even allow guest the opportunity to rub the feline inhabitants for an additional fee.
12. Alice’s Fantasy Restaurant
Alice in Wonderland is present throughout this specialty restaurant. Displays are placed throughout to enhance the experience as waitresses feature Alice’s dress as their uniform. Large chandeliers bring even more whimsy to the experience as they hang close to tables.
13. OK Bokujo
OK Bokujo presents a strange character dining experience. Guests are fed by waitresses dressed in anime inspired uniforms. It’s a unique combination of motherly care and science fiction with every detail of this specialty restaurant.
14. Shibuya Digitized Cafe and Dining Bar
The world of computers meets the popular maid theme in this one of a kind location. Cute desserts are a favorite treat for guests as they take in settings based on popular games. Expect bright colors as well as pastel tones highlighting every part of the restaurant.
15. Capcom Bar
Videogames are the star of this location. Drinks are named after popular selection from the Capcom library of titles. Waiters act out famous gaming scenes much to the delight of guests.