ロボットレストラン Robot Restaurant
Maps are rarely carried out with accessing from mainland China.
- Shinjuku Area
- 1-7-1, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0021, Japan
- Theaters / Show
- Opening Hours
- 16:00-23:00, [Reservation Center] 9:00-23:00
- Open Every Day
Hilarious and surprising experience!
Raved about by many travel websites and guidebooks, I’ll add further complimentary comments and a few notes of caution about the Robot Restaurant.
They call themselves “restaurant” but it’s actually more of a cabaret show performed mainly by robots, as this venue doesn’t serve meals like a typical restaurant. You’ll have a 90-minute show with several intervals, during which popcorn and drinks are sold, and if you book in advance, you can have sushi meal for ¥1,000, but I recommend you eat elsewhere. After you finish watching the show, you have to leave the building to make space for the next performance, and there are many places to eat.
Inside the building, everything is glittery and noisy including the waiting room, restroom, the stairs down to the performance area, and needless to say, the show itself ! In the first place it’s located in the nightlife mecca of Kabukicho which includes the red light district, so you should be a bit aware of if you take children, although there is no age limit for the show.
As for the show, I had some doubts as Japanese about “the concept of Japan” which were performed during the show, but it’s just hilarious and bizarre, and that’s probably something you’ve never seen before. The name of the restaurant says “Robot”, but robots are not the only thing. A marching girl band, neon-clad samurai warriors, fight between robots and a monster python, a giant panda costume-clad man who straddles a big cow, and sudden appearances of shark and dinosaurs are all jumbled, it’s an experience!
Take a careful look at the robots, which are hugely expensive. It’s said that the total price for making this restaurant including the interior decorating and robots, and maintenance costs about a hundred million dollars.
The entry fee, which is ¥7,000 per person without any food and drinks, could be cheaper, but it is worth visiting at least once.
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