7 Coolest Restaurants in Tokyo
Cool and Weird Themed restaurants in Tokyo!
Visiting cool/unique themed restaurants is one of must-do things in Japan. Tokyo has built various kinds of themed restaurants in the last decade and now they are one of the major tourist attractions. You can find many weird and crazy themed places to dine. Check out our picks of the coolest theme restaurants in Tokyo!
1. Alice in a Labyrinth, Ginza
Dine at the most cute and fancy restaurant in Tokyo! If you ever wish to be in the fairy-tale world, the dream can come true here in Tokyo. Alice in a Labyrinth (迷宮の国のアリス) is a Alice in Wonderland themed cafe/restaurant located in Ginza area, offering cute and photo worthy food and drinks in a fancy dining space decorated as the fairy tale world.
Access: 5 mins walk from Ginza Station
Hours: 17:00～23:30 (Monday to Friday)/ Lunch 11:30～16:00, Dinner 16:00～23:30 (Weekends and Holidays)
2. Curry Station Niagara, Yutenji
The most beloved and long-established themed restaurant in Tokyo. Curry Station Niagara (カレーステーション ナイアガラ) is run by a train geek owner. The shop is hugely adored by train geeks all around the world coming to see his collection of railway related goods. Another notable point is that there is a mini sized railway on the counter of the shop and a small train brings you food!!
Access: 3 mins walk from Yutenji Station
Hours: 11:00～20:00 (Closed on Monday)
3. Vampire Cafe, Ginza
Tokyo’s spookiest the Vampire/Gothic themed restaurant located in Ginza. The bloody red and jet black interior with coffins can take you to the ghostly horror world. Enjoy dining their creative western style dish with original goth/horror themed cocktails.
Access: 4 mins walk from Ginza Station
Hours: 17：00–23：00(LO 22：00)
The most entertaining and enjoyable place to dine, Fishing Restaurant Zauo (釣船茶屋 ざうお) is a restaurant with a massive fish pond where guests can actually fish and have the catches to be cooked right away with the way they like (Sushi, Sashimi, grilled, deep-fried, etc!) Zauo has several branches across Japan including 4 branches in Tokyo (Shibuya, Shinjuku, Meguro and Kameido Eki Mae)
5. Robot Restaurant, Shinjuku <<Permanently Closed>>
The world-famous Robot Restaurant (ロボットレストラン) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Japan today. High-tech robots, neon-lights and girls in fetish costume.. all you ever imagine about the craziness of Japan is in one place. The show takes 3–4 times a day and food can be ordered by optional. Make sure to check the schedule and book in advance as it’s extremely popular!!
Access: 5 mins walk from JR Shinjuku station East exit
Hours: 16:00 to 23:00
6. Kawaii Monster Cafe <<Permanently Closed>>
【Important Notice: Kawaii Monster Cafe is permanently closed】
If you are into Japanese pop/Kawaii culture, you can’t miss this one! The most colourful and pop place in Tokyo, Kawaii Monster Cafe is located in the center of Kawaii culture, Harajuku district, Tokyo. Kawaii Monster Cafe offers instagram-worthy menu such as rainbow spaghetti and unicorn pancakes in a super colourful dining space which is designed by the famous creator Sebastian Masuda. The themed show takes place in dinner time 4 times a week.
Access: 5 mins walk from Harajuku Station
Hours: Lunch 11:30~16:30/ Dinner 18:00~22:30 (Monday to Saturday)11:00~20:00 (Sunday and Holidays)
7. Ninja Shinjuku
The Ninja themed bar/restaurant in Roppongi/Akasaka area, Ninja Akasaka has newly opened their Shinjuku branch. It’s an amazing place to enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine and be entertained at the same time. Ninja Shinjuku offers the innovative and great quality Japanese dishes including Wagyu Beef and seafood with the top-notch hospitality and entertainments with the motif of Ninja from Edo Period.
Access: 5 mins walk from Shinjuku Station West Exit
Hours: Lunch 11:30~15:00/Dinner 17:00~23:00
Have you enjoyed the list?? Which restaurant do you wanna visit most?? For more unique spots to visit in Tokyo, please check out these articles, too!
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