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The Craziest Themed Restaurants in Japan

Okamoto Naoki

by GoWithGuide travel specialist:Okamoto Naoki

Last updated : Nov 24, 20136 min read

Food & Drink

Japan is a country of creativity, expressed within a wide spectrum of forms.
Themed Restaurants are one of the highlights in Tokyo. Not only do you get to enjoy delectable Japanese cuisines, you will be in for an unforgettable and interesting experience. Eating in Japan is not a mundane routine, but an adventure! Let's start off with the milder ones...

 

Hananomai Ryougoku (Sumo-themed) 

This is situated right in front of Ryogoku Station, which is the area of Sumo, There is an actual Dohyo (sumo ring) sitting right in the middle of the restaurant. There are even occasional shows performed on the Dohyo. You can enjoy good Japanese food while immersing yourself in the atmosphere of Sumo. Performances are usually on Saturdays. Please check the website below for more details.


Address
1-3-20, Yokozuna, Sumida
Access
1 min walk from JR Ryogoku Station
Tel
03-5619-4488
Hours
Weekday 11:30 – 23:00 (LO 22:00)
Weekend and Holiday 11:00 – 23:00 (LO22:00)
Web
http://www.chimney.co.jp/event/ooedo808/index2.html
Food Genre
Japanese

 

 

Ranse no Koshitsu Sengoku Buyuden (Samurai-themed)

This is a theme restaurant about the Sengoku Period where you can see replica armor of some samurais from that period. Inside this restaurant you can see many flags and family crests of the Samurai clan. If you are interested in Samurai this is definitely THE place to go!

Address
T-wing Building 4F, 1-6-2, Kabukichou, Shinjyuku
Tel
03-3209-2277
Hours
Monday and Tuesday 17:00 to 24:00
Friday, Saturday, and day before the holiday 17:00 to 23:30
Sunday and Holiday 17:00 -23:30
Access
3 min walk from Shinjyuku Station East Entrance
4 min walk from Seibu Shinjyuku Station South Entrance on Seibu Shinjyuku Line
Web
http://www.diamond-dining.com/shop_info/sengoku-buyuden/
Food genre
Japanese...maybe some spirit of Samurai in it^^

 

 

Alice's Fantasy Restaurant (Alice in a Labyrinth)

This is a theme restaurant about Alice in Wonderland. The atmosphere of restaurant is very cute and is a suitable place for families. Take a plunge into the world of Wonderland and brace yourselves for the adventures ahead!


Address
Sun building 5F, 8-8-5, Ginza, Chuo-ku,
Tel
03-3574-6980
Hours
Monday to Thursday 17:00 to 24:00
Friday and Saturday 17:00 to 4:00
Sunday and Holiday 17:00 to 23:00
Access
7 min walk from Ginza Station
Other branches
5 different restaurants in Tokyo, one in Osaka
Web
http://www.alice-restaurant.com/ 

 

 

Shibuya Kyoumachi Koi Shigure (Kyoto-themed)

This restaurant is based on Old Kyoto. Colorful vermilion colored buildings and calm dim lights create the traditional Kyoto atmosphere. Of course, the food is absolutely lip-smacking delicious!


Address
The Prime Building 4F 2-29-5, Dougenzaka, Shibuya
Tel
03-3463-8866
Hours
Monday 17:00 to 23:00
Tuesday to Sunday
Web
http://www.diamond-dining.com/shop_info/kyomatikoisigure/
There is also another branch in Shinjuku.

 

Vampire Cafe 

I know, I know it sounds cheesy, but yes there is always a theme restaurant about vampires. If you are a fan of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and etc.. don't hesitate; make your reservations today!


Address
La Paix Building 7F, 6-7-6, Ginza, Chuou
Tel
03-3289-5360
Hours
17:00 to 23:00 (LO 22:00)
Access
2 min walk from B5 Exit of Ginza Station
Food Genre
Italian, French
Web
http://www.diamond-dining.com/vampire/top_flash.html

 

 

Zauo Shinjyuku (Fishing-themed)

This is a theme restaurant based on "fishing". Weird as it may sound, but you can actually fish your own fish at the restaurant! Just throw in your fishing rod, pull up a fish and hand it over to the chef! Your professional chef will transform it into a mouth-watering dish! A great place for families and friends!


Address
Shinjuku Washington Hotel 1F, 3-2-9, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku
Tel
03-3343-6622
Hours
Weekday
11:30 – 14:00 (Lunch) (LO13:30) No Fishing...
17:00- 23:00 (LO 22:00)
Weekend and Holiday
11:30 – 23:00 (LO 22:00)
Access
7 min walk from JR Shinjyuku Station South Entrance
Web
http://www.zauo.com/ 

 

 

Ninja Akasaka 

Yes...Ninja...In Akasaka there is a place Ninjas hide in the shadows and darkness. Interesting food, that sometimes even involve magic tricks and fire, are served in this restaurant. Watch out for traps and hidden spots in the restaurant!


Address
Akasaka Tokyu Plaza 1F, 2-14-3, Nagatacho, Chiyoda
Tel
03-5157-3936
Hours
Monday to Saturday
17:00 – 25:00 (Door close 22:30)
Sunday and holiday
17:00 – 23:00 (Door Close 21:45)
Access
3min walk from Akasaka Mitsuke Station on Ginza Line or Marunouchi Line
Web
http://www.ninjaakasaka.com/ 

 

 

Robot Restaurant 

This place is more about watching a show. Food? Don't even think about it. The show is a little extreme!! Beautiful girls dance with vivid colorful lights and yes!! Robots!! Prepare for some exotic mouth-watering performances by some sexy girls...


Address
1-7-1, Kabukicho, Shinjuku
Tel
050-5869-5074 (Reservation)
03-3200-5500
Hours
19:00 – 23:00
Schedule of the Show
19:00~
20:30~
22:00~
Cost

5000 yen per person
Access
5 min walk from JR Shinjyuku Station
Web
http://www.robot-restaurant.com/E/system.html 

 

Little BSD (Otaku-themed)

In Akihabara, the center of otaku culture, this is a bar where the waitresses, dressed in cosplay, serve you outrageous food and drinks, in an interesting manner. Heard of the weird fetishes of the Japanese Otaku? So, here you go.


Address
Isamiya Building 4F, 3-7-12, , Sotokannda, Chiyada
Tel
03-3252-2733
Hours
Monday to Thursday
18:00 – 23:00
Friday
18:00 – 5:00
Saturday
17:00 – 5:00
Sunday and Holiday
17:00 - 23:00
Web
http://littlebsd.com/
Access
7 min walk from JR Akihabara Station
1 min walk from Suehirochou Station
Food genre
Original with a little taste of Otaku in it.

 

Yurei Izakaya “Yurei” (Ghost-themed)

The name of this restaurant explains it all. Yurei means "ghost" in Japanese. You can imagine the rest. The waitresses in this restaurant are dressed up like... yes, ghosts. Feel the chill run down your spine as the waitress steps up to serve you. Pick up your fork and spoon promptly and start eating quickly. Do not look around lest you see something you are not supposed to. Remember, what happens in the restaurant stays in the restaurant...
Address

1B 1-8-11, minamimachi, Kichijoji, Musasino City
Tel
0422-41-0194
Hours
17:00 until the final train of the day
Access
3 min walk from the Kichijoji Station
Web
http://www.yurei.jp/
Food genre
Orijinal...Ghost like chilliness is added

 

 

Shibuya Prison Hospital ALCATRAZ E.R.

Prepare for another ultimate experience in the hospital with zombies... no wait, there is actually a real restaurant, but once you step in, forget about coming out...
Nah, just kidding, but this restaurant will bring you into your worst nightmare and probably your most unforgettable dining experience!!
Address
Her Best Building 2F, 2-13-5, Dougenzaka, Shibuya,
Hours
Monday – Thursday, Sunday
17:00 to 23:00
Friday, Saturday, and day before the Holiday
17:00 to 3:30
Tel
03-3370-7100
Access
7 min walk from JR/ Tokyu Toyoko Shibuya Station
Food genre
Original...looks very original, as a joke it is awesome!!
Web
http://alcatraz-er.net/ 

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