themed restaurants

Tokyo Ghoul anime cafe opening in Tokyo, to the joy of ghoulish gourmands

Eat like an undead and indulge in a little light cosplay at this limited-time cafe celebrating the upcoming Tokyo Ghoul franchise.

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We visit a Maths Cafe in Japan and discover an adorable icy polar bear dessert

Mathematics and cute desserts go hand-in-hand at this unusual cafe in Japan.

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Sanrio’s Kero Kero Keroppi hops into restaurant biz with character cafe in Japan! 【Photos】

Hello Kitty’s frog buddy sits with lonely diners, entices with adorable, delicious food and drinks.

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Tokyo maid cafe customer drops more than US$4,000 on champagne-fueled bender

If you’re out enjoying the fantasies and frills, don’t forget that they come at a very real price.

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Animate Cafe ready to serve Black Butler-inspired menu this February, including a black burger

The menu also includes delicious anime-themed desserts and an extensive selection of interesting drinks!

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Hello Kitty Cafe coming to Osaka for a limited time!

Dear Daniel joins Hello Kitty to bring cuteness and love to a collection of themed meals and drinks.

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Old Japanese bathhouse gets converted into an izakaya restaurant in Tokyo

Diners get to sit in the old bathtubs while enjoying their meals.

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New Pompompurin Cafe opens with exclusive Japanese dishes modeled after the Sanrio star 【Pics】

Chain expands to new city and adds traditional local favorites to the menu.

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Lazy Sanrio egg Gudetama opens new restaurant in Tokyo!

Sanrio made the egg a star, then this cafe made his butt a marshmallow.

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Tokyo’s Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen Cafe is now open, and we stopped by for a PPAP meal!

Just two months ago, Piko Taro was largely unknown, but now there’s a restaurant in the comedian/musician’s honor.

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Dragon Ball anime cafes set to open in Tokyo and Osaka next month

Special eateries celebrate animated hit’s 30th anniversary.

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Edo era-themed sushi restaurant to bring delicious food, historical decor to Tokyo this month

Take a trip back in time, and enjoy some sushi while you’re at it!

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Shin Godzilla resurges in Tokyo with extended residency at cafe and new limited-edition ice cream

Now you can destroy Godzilla and his foes with your jaws in the heart of Tokyo!

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Step into a fairy tale at Japan’s new Beauty and the Beast themed cafe restaurant

This new eatery is transporting diners to another world with its special menu and atmospheric rooms.

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Dine like a samurai on the night of the Ikedaya Incident at Kyoto-themed restaurant in Tokyo

If you’ve ever wanted to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Kyomachi, the old streets of Kyoto, there’s a special dining establishment in Tokyo that will take you there. The Kyomachi Koishigure restaurant features private dining rooms, red bridges, bamboo corridors and a running stream so you can enjoy all the traditional beauty of Kyoto without having to leave the nation’s capital.

And now, for a limited time only, the restaurant will take you back in time to the late Edo period, with a special “fair” that recreates the infamous Ikedaya Incident, a significant moment in Japan’s history when a group of masterless samurai were ambushed at Kyoto’s Ikedaya Inn.

As part of the experience, diners can enjoy a specially designed menu inside a recreation of the inn, and staff dressed as members of a sword-wielding police force who “ambush” your private room every time you place an order.

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Official Sailor Jupiter bento boxed lunches being served now at Tokyo anime-themed cafe 【Photos】

Maybe we’re just predisposed to thinking with our stomachs, but even with all the brightly colored pleated skirts and magical monster battles in Sailor Moon, we always find our attention drawn to the food that shows up in the hit anime series. So when we heard that the official Sailor Jupiter bento boxed lunch is now being offered by a Tokyo cafe, took a break from marathoning episodes of the magical girl saga to go and try it for ourselves.

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New Dino-themed restaurant is already super popular, has rideable dinosaurs

Everyone loves the excitement of a good themed restaurant, and if you’re in Japan, you have plenty of options to choose from. There are ninja restaurants, jail-themed restaurants, hospital-styled restaurants, and more anime/manga themed cafes than you can shake a stick at.

With the whole world riding high on dinosaurs this year, it makes you wonder if anyone has ever tried a dinosaur restaurant before. Well you don’t have to wonder anymore, because Dinosaur – Ancient Times Restaurant and Bar opened in Yamato City in Kanagawa Prefecture this week! We sent our most dino-rific writer P.K. Sanjun to see if it was worth the 65-million-year wait.

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Eggs served with a side of biceps? Check out the Macho-Cafe opening next month in Tokyo

If you visit Japan, you’re bound to come across any of a number of establishments catering to men, from maid cafes, to “girls bars” and hostess clubs. But not to worry, ladies, there’s lots of fun to be had for you too, and you’re especially lucky if you have a fondness for men with a bit more in the muscle department, because next month a Macho Cafe will be opening in Tokyo, and it’s exactly what you’d expect it to be.

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