8 Popular Anime Themed Cafes In Tokyo you need to Visit
You must have visited thousands of cafes in your life but have you already come across anime themed cafes ? Some of us may think that they are only for children but you are wrong. Anime Themed Cafes are good spots for people to relax while admiring the well decorated café interior. it’s a great place especially for otaku
An Otaku is someone who enjoys anime and manga culture and the communities that surround them.
This post is both for otaku and non otaku. I will show you 8 Popular Anime Themed Cafes In Tokyo you absolutely need to visit in Japan. Well let’s first understand what an anime theme café is.
What are Anime Themed Cafes ?
An anime themed café is one which has an anime concept that appears in every aspect of the café like décor, drinks and overall ambience in general. Now let us visit some popular Anime Themed Cafes.
Popular Anime Themed Cafes
1. Pokémon café
Our first anime themed café is the Famous Pokémon café with Pikachu as the chef which greets you as you’re dining(Sometimes he gives a show). The restaurant interior is decorated with Pikachu and other elements from Pokémon. The food is equally decorated. The environment is lovely, spacious and bright.
There are approximately 20 dishes and the menu is available in English, Chinese and Korean. Popular plates includes:
Eevee Teriyaki Chicken Burger: Designed after Eevee’s face and served with fries and soup. It cost $20
Hearty Pikachu Plate: a Pikachu-shaped rice omelets served with a hamburger, steak. It’s also $20.
You need to make a reservation online in order to eat there. You can go home with a free Pokémon placemat(it’s given to everyone) and a Pokémon Donut set(cost $29).
Here comes another one of the amazing anime themed cafes “Gundam Café ” with chefs who mimicked the Gundam’s looks in their dishes. Have you ever tried a Donut Dessert , resembling a Zaku robot’s head all covered with green chocolate with some cereals and fruits ? UI recommend you try some in the Gundam Café before leaving Japan if you came just for a short stay.
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Dive into the Ghibli world of Hayao Miyazaki where you will find many things that feature in many Ghibli movies like Robot Soldier on the Rooftop or The Catbus in My Neighbor Totoro. There is also a very large Totoro at the entrance of the museum that will welcome you. Behind the museum you will find a Straw Hat Café that will fill your stomach up with Strawberry Shortcake and Bacon Egg Castle.
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Even though you are not a fan of Hello Kitty, this anime themed café will surely seduce you in all its aspects. Café de Miki with Hello Kitty is born from the union between Hello Kitty and Paris Miki Holdings, a popular eyewear company in Japan.
Equally popular in this anime themed cafe is the Milk Cream Ribbon style Pancake($12).
Kamen Rider The Diner serves food based on the main riders in the series. So you should take your time and choose your main food and drink
The café organizes shows to entertain their visitors. Another important aspect of one of these anime themed cafes is that seats are really limited and you should make a reservation as soon as possible when planning to go there.
Additional information about this anime themed café
Address: 4F, Pasela Resorts Ikebukuro, 1-21-9 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 171-0021
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 11:30 AM – 10 PM daily | Sat – Sun: 11:30 AM – 11 PM
You will think there is a giant egg in the middle of Tokyo. It’s not an egg, it’s The ARTNIA. The designer was simply super inspired. In this egg-like structure you will find merchandise like food based on series like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts,
You will also find at a section of the cafe the Final Fantasy Shrine.
At the center of the room you will find a crystal waterfall surrounded by some artworks and figures you will admire the whole day if you got nothing else to do.
Some of the cafe delices are pancakes designed with characters like Moogles, Slimes, and Chocobos.
Additional information about this cafe
Address: 1F, Shinjuku EastSide Square, 6-27-30 Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan