12 Best Themed Cafes and Restaurants to Visit in Tokyo
Unique and crazy themed cafes and restaurants in Tokyo
Tokyo has numbers of unique themed cafes and restaurants, and they are popular tourist attractions today. Here are Tokyo’s must visit themed cafes and restaurants in Shibuya, Shinjuku and more!
1. Robot Restaurant
Robot Restaurant was one of the most popular tourist attractions and a top nightlife activity in Tokyo. Whoever has been to Japan could recognize the place with flashing neon lights and gigantic robots. It was located the famous red-light district, Shinjuku Kabukicho.
After initially closing down in 2021, Robot Restaurant has made a comeback and reopened its doors in the same spot in Shinjuku in May 2023.
Related article: Robot Restaurant Reopened in Shinjuku in May 2023
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If you want to explore the Otaku culture of Japan, visiting one of maid cafe is a great idea and the best area to enjoy maid cafe is Akihabara, the center of Japanese Otaku culture. Maidreamin is one of biggest franchised maid cafes in Japan. You can enjoy unique food, drinks and chatting with waitresses dressed in maid costume!
3. Alice in Fantasy Book Restaurant
Let’s get lost in the world of Alice in Wonderland! Enjoy the themed food and drinks in the cafe themed after the popular 1865 novel, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. If you like fairy tale and fantasy, you will surely enjoy dining at this place!
Official Website: http://www.alice-restaurant.com/ehon/
4. Eorzea Cafe
Final Fantasy is one of the most popular role-playing video games in the history and has fans all across the world. Eorza Cafe is a Final Fantasy theme cafe located in Akihabara, Tokyo. Guests can enjoy themed food and drinks, and play a computer game!
Official Website: https://www.pasela.co.jp/paselabo_shop/ff_eorzea/
5. Ninja Shinjuku
The unique Ninja themed restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine and be entertained at the same time. Ninja Shinjuku serves quality and creative Japanese food including Wagyu beef, served by Ninja. Guests can also enjoy the special magic performances while dining.
Official Website: http://ninjaworld.jp/shinjuku/
6. Kawaii Monster Cafe <<Permanently Closed>>
Together with Robot Restaurant, Kawaii Monster Cafe was an icon of Tokyo and drawn a massive number of international tourists. This extremely colourful, trendy and totally instagram worthy cafe was located in Harajuku, the center of Japanese pop culture.
Kawaii Monster Cafe has closed its door during COVID pandemic.
7. Sengoku Buyuden <<Permanently Closed>>
If you are into Japanese history, especially during Sengoku Period, what better way than dining Senguku Buyuden in Shinjuku, Tokyo! This samurai-themed restaurant offers delicious authentic Japanese cuisine at the Warring States Period (Sengoku Period (戦国時代) in Japanese) themed dining with Samurai armor statues.
Sengoku Buyuden has shut its door in 2020.
8. Vampire Cafe
The Vampire Cafe is one of most unique theme cafes in Tokyo. Not only that the dining is decorated and waitresses are dressed in Gothic motif, but a variety of dishes are totally unique and eye popping!
Official Website: https://www.dd-holdings.jp/shops/vampirecafe/ginza#/
9. Pokemon Cafe
The first permanent Pokemon theme cafe opened in Nihonbashi, Tokyo in 2018, and has been attracting Pokemon fans in Japan and from overseas. The cafe features Pokemon character themed food and drinks including seasonal dishes, and original merchandise exclusively available at the cafe.
Related article: Pokemon Cafe Tokyo
10. Hedgehogs Cafe HARRY
Animal cafes have become top tourist attractions in Tokyo in past years, and now more rare animals can be found in Tokyo. If you have no idea where to find the cute little creature, Hedgehogs, grab your opportunity while you are in Tokyo.
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11. Penguin Bar
Penguin Bar is one and only unique place where you meet adorable penguins. Guests can enjoy their wide selection of alcohol/non-alcohol beverages and various food, snacks and desserts while watching the cute penguins living at the spacious space at the bar.
Official Website: https://penguinbar.jp/en/
12. Snake Cafe
If cute animals like Hedgehogs and Penguins are not for you, how about sipping a coffee next to snakes?? How awkward! You can even put them around your neck and take pictures for your brave memory in Tokyo 🙂
Official Website: https://snakecenter.jp/
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So what did you think about the list?? If you have already decided to visit one of them, click the link and make a reservation in advance since these cafes are extremely popular nowadays! For more unique and crazy things to do in Tokyo, please check out these articles listed below!
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