In Japan, themed cafes are really popular among foreigners who want to eat while having an unforgettable experience. From the ultra-modern Robot restaurant to the cute Maid cafe, check out our top 6 funny cafes and restaurants around Tokyo!
1) The Ninja restaurant: Ninja Akasaka
Located in Akasaka, near Roppongi, the Ninja restaurant provides an interesting experience into Ninja World. Waiters are dressed as ninjas and the interior is designed like an ancient Japanese castle. You will be able to eat Shuriken star-blades grissini and Ninja-style roast lamb.
Address: 5-9-13 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Prefecture 150-0001
2) Maid cafes
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In Maid cafes, waiters and waitress are wearing cute maid or butlers outfits. You will be treated as the master or the mistress and eat special "kawaii" dishes, such as omelette rice topped with ketchup heart, or sweets. If you are in Akihabara, it’s easy to find a Maid cafe since many maids are standing outside to attract customers.
The Maidreamin chain has many shops around Tokyo and an English website.
3) The Robot restaurant
You can check our article about our experience at the robot restaurant here. The restaurant is actually more focused on performance of the robots and dancers than on food.
The Robot Restaurant
Address: B2F Shinjuku Robot Building, 1-7-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Prefecture 160-0021
4) The Prison restaurant: The Lockup
The Lockup is a prison themed restaurant. You will be treated as a prisoner, and eat in cells. Why don't you try ordering a skeleton shaped hamburger while drinking cocktails served in test tubes?
Address: Kabukichō, 1 Chome−16 Square Building 6F ,Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture 160-0021
5) The Samurai Restaurant: Sengoku Buyuden
This restaurant will take you back in the Sengoku Period (1467-1603) with samurai armors, swords, and foods from that were popular at this time, such as grilled onigiris.
Address: T-wing building 4F, 1-6-2, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Prefecture 160-0021
6) Animal cafes
If you love animals, you must try one of these cafes and eat while being surrounded by cats, owls, rabbits, or even hedgehogs!
Click here to check out our top 6 animal cafes in Tokyo.
While themed cafes can seem strange, they are an unique part of Japanese culture, so why don’t you try going to one while being in Japan?