What is Themed Restaurants and cafes?

Recently, themed restaurants are very popular and famous in Japan. Tokyo has lots of themed restaurants to enjoy and this page introduces our recommendations of themed restaurants and cafes. It would be a great experience to have fun with the dishes and the unique atmosphere!

 

 

“Ninja themed entertaining restaurant”
Ninja Restaurant

Ninja restaurant has 2 locations, Shinjuku and Akasaka in Tokyo.  The entrance gate is very simple following Ninja’s significant aspect ‘to hide.’You’ll be led to the ‘village’ by a Ninja staff. Detailed Ninja performances are surely exciting!  This restaurant is famous for its high quality dishes as well. Ninja Shinjuku aims for more relaxing atmosphere than Akasaka. Why don’t you take a look at the Ninja world in Tokyo?

https://ninjaakasaka.com/gallery/photo-gallery/ © Copyright 2019 – Ninja Akasaka
https://ninjaakasaka.com/gallery/photo-gallery/ © Copyright 2019 – Ninja Akasaka

Ninja Akasaka
Address:2-14-3, Nagatacho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 1F 100-0014
Access:3 minutes walk from “Akasakamitsuke sta.”
Official:http://www.ninjaworld.jp/restaurant/

Ninja Shinjuku
Address:1-11-11, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023
Access:3 minutes walk from “Shinjuku sta.”
Official:http://www.ninjaworld.jp/restaurant/

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“Let’s wander off into the world of Alice’s Wonderland”
Alice’s Fantasy Restaurant

Alice’s Fantasy Restaurant is a themed restaurant of Alice’s Wonderland. There are 3 stores in Tokyo, Shinjuku, Ginza and Ikebukuro that each restaurant has different concepts. Ginza is chapter 1 which shows the mysterious world between dream and the reality where Alice got lost. Shinjuku restaurant is chapter 3 visualizes the world of picture books. (chapter 2 is at Osaka store!) Ikebukuro is the last chapter expressing the castle of Queen Judith of Hearts. The quality of decorations, dishes and staffs are very high.

Alice in fantasy book Shinjuku
Address:1-6-2, Kabukicho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo, B2 160-0021
Access:5 minutes walk from “Shinjuku sta.”
Official:http://www.alice-restaurant.com/ehon/

Alice in a labyrinth Ginza
Address:8-8-5, Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo 5F 104-0061
Access:5 minutes walk from “Ginza sta.”
Official:http://www.alice-restaurant.com/meikyu/

Alice in an old castle Ikebukuro
Address:2-16-8, Minamiikebukuro, Toshima City, Tokyo B1 171-0022
Access:3 minutes walk from “Ikebukuro sta.”
Official:http://www.alice-restaurant.com/kojo/

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“The cafe filled with cute pokemons!”
Pokémon Cafe

The pokemon cafe is the cutest cafe at Nihonbashi where you would be surrounded by pokemons. Pockemon printed on food, special pokemon goods, pokemon shaped plates… there are so many photogenic pokemon things which is surely a dream place for Pokemon fans. The first official pokemon store in Japan was opened at Nihonbashi in 1998. This pokemon cafe was opened in 2018 to celebrate its 20th anniversary. You cannot enter the restaurant without reservations so please reserve the table through online in advance. Let’s soak into the cute Pokemon world here!

Pokémon Cafe
Address:2-11-2, Nihonbashi, Chuo City, Tokyo 5F 103-0027
Access:4 minutes walk from “Nihonbashi sta.”/ 5 minutes walk from “Tokyo sta.”
Official:https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/cafe/

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“The entertaining cafe to enjoy the world of Gundam. Must visit for Gundam fans!”
Gundam Cafe

Gundam Cafe is a Gundam themed cafe as the name shows. The cafe is filled with Gundam, one of the most famous Japanese animations. Tokyo has 2 Gundam cafes, in Akihabara and Odaiba. The cafe in Odaiba is located in front of the real size Gundam statue but does not have eat-in spaces and it is only for take out. You can get special Gundam goods at both cafes. The cafes are particular about the details that once you enter, you will be part of the Gundam world.

Akihabara Gundam Cafe
Address:1-1 Kanda Hanaokacho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0028
Access:3 minutes walk from “Akihabara sta.”
Official:http://g-cafe.jp/en/

Odaiba Gundam Cafe
Address:1-1-10, Aomi, Koto City, Tokyo, 2F 135-0064
Access:7 minutes walk from “Tokyo teleport sta.”/ 7 minutes walk from “Daiba sta.”
Official:http://g-cafe.jp/en/

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“The most colorful and craziest cafe filled with neo Harajuku kawaii culture…!”
Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku

This Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku is a unique cafe in Harajuku expressing neo kawaii culture. If the seats are available, you can choose your seats from four areas, MUSHROOM DISCO, MILK STAND, Bar Experiment, and Mel-Tea ROOM. Every details depict kawaii culture from decorations, dishes, to drinks. Even food itself are colorful and photogenic, the taste is really good. Please also check the schedule of a show performed at night. It is like a small entertainment park…!

Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku
Address:4-31-10, Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 4F 150-0001
Access:3 minutes walk from “Meiji Jingumae sta.”/ 10 minutes walk from “Harajuku sta.”
Official:https://kawaiimonster.jp/

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“You can enjoy snacks and drinks at this beautiful planetarium at an airport”
PLANETARIUM Starry Cafe

PLANETARIUM Starry Cafe is the first planetarium at the airport which is located at the 5th floor of the Haneda Airport International Terminal. Programs from 3 minutes to 25 minutes are performed and has break between those programs. You can order and dishes would be served during this intermission. It is an epoch making cafe where you can enjoy planetarium while eating and drinking. Let’s relax at this cafe before your departure.

http://www.haneda-airport.jp/inter/en/©︎TOKYO INTERNATIONAL AIR TERMINAL CORPORATION.

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“Shops where you can taste freshly fried potato chips and snacks”
Calbee Plus

Calbee, the renowned and dominant snack company in Japan, operates this new type of store, Calbee Plus. Tokyo has 2 stores, in Harajuku and Tokyo station. You can eat freshly fried potato chips, hot snacks, ice cream, and drinks here. Calbee is very famous for its potato chips that about 70% of the potato chips sales in Japan is by Calbee. This is the only place where you can enjoy flavored and fresh potato chips.

 

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Calbee+ Harajuku
Address:1-16-8, Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo, 150-0001
Access:5 minutes walk from “Harajuku sta.”
Official:https://www.calbee.co.jp/calbeestore/calbeeplus/en/#Contentarea01

Calbee+ Tokyo sta.
Address:1-9-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo B1F 100-0005
Access:1 minutes walk from “Tokyo sta.”
Official:https://www.calbee.co.jp/calbeestore/calbeeplus/en/#Contentarea01

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“The cutest cafe where everything is Moomin designed”
Moomin Cafe

Moomin, the famous character from Finland, is loved by so many Japanese too. Tokyo has 2 moomin cafes, at Tokyo Dome City and at Tokyo Skytree Solamachi town. You can enjoy Scandinavia cuisine here with cute Moomin designed decorations, plates, and atmosphere. All the cutleries are also Moomin character shaped. You can see how the cafes are particular about details. Original goods from Finland and cafe’s original goods are also sold.

Moomin bakery&cafe
Address:1-1-1 Kasuga, Bunkyo City, Tokyo 112-0003
Access:5 minutes walk from “Korakuen sta.”
Official:https://benelic.com/moomin_cafe/tokyo_dome.php

Moomin House Cafe
Address:1-1-2, Oshiage, Sumida City, Tokyo 131-0045
Access:1 minutes walk from “TokyoSkytree sta.”
Official:https://benelic.com/moomin_cafe/skytree_town.php

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“Most scary cafe in Tokyo?!”
Vampire Cafe

Vampire Cafe is a vampire themed cafe in Ginza where vampires serve you. Dark and suspicious atmosphere is very thrilling and the dishes are very photogenic. Spider shaped icecream, alcohols with an eyeball… everything is related to vampires and draculas. The quality of dishes is high and the amount is appropriate. Mysterious and the best place to fall in love with a vampire…?!

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“Themed cafe of the famous Sanrio character, Pompompurin”
POMPOMPURIN Cafe

Pompompurin is a very popular character of Sanrio which is famous as the Hello Kitty’s company. Tokyo has only 1 POMPOMPURIN cafe in Harajuku. Literally everything is related to this cute Pompompurin and photo spots in the cafe makes people excited…! You can also get cute original goods only sold here. The cafe is usually crowded but please note that seats cannot be reserved in advance.

POMPOMPURIN Cafe
Address:1-7-1, Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo CUTE CUBE HARAJUKU 3F
Access:5 minutes walk from “Harajuku sta.”
Official:http://pompom.createrestaurants.com/jp/

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“A dream cafe filled with tons of Japanese toys”
Cheepa’s cafe

Cheepa’s cafe with its special toy gallery is located at Ginza. This cafe is owned by the former president of Bandai, the most renowned toy company in Japan. All the toys here are his personal collections which is more than 3,000 figure dolls and special wall arts. You can have a cup of coffee and take a look at the history (from 1950s to present day) of important toys collected by the toy company’s leading person. Guests are required to buy 1 drink to see the gallery and the cafe is closed on every Thursdays. 

Cheepa’s cafe
Address:7-12-15, Ginza, Chuo CityTokyo 1F・2F
Access:3 minutes walk from “Higashiginza sta.”
Official:https://peraichi.com/landing_pages/view/cheepas-cafe-en
Official:http://mys-ginza.com/cafe/index.html