Robot Restaurant is a Tokyo Must Do
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If you find yourself in Tokyo someday and only have time to do one touristy thing, I highly recommend you visit Robot Restaurant! It is the most inexplicably crazy (in a good way) performance I have ever seen. This isn’t an actual restaurant, really, as the name implies. It’s a robot show where snack food and various drinks are served.
It’s honestly a bit hard to describe it, and I don’t even think my photos do it justice. It’s a whole lot of robots, lasers, dancers, fireworks, swords, singing – you name it! You get it all with this performance!
Tickets to the show cost about $60-$70 USD, and I would recommend ordering them in advance – there wasn’t an empty seat in the house! (You can book them by clicking here.) You’ll check in just outside the restaurant when you arrive at your designated ticket check in time. And then they will escort you to a very glitzy and bizarre lounge, where you listen to a band in robot attire and wait for the show to begin. Haha.
The photos above are the entrance to the show, and there are great big creepy robots that look just like these in the show!
There are fireworks and flames, and you’re asked to not wear hats or sunglasses on your head because they could potentially get knocked off. (And if you’re sitting in the front row like we were, this was most definitely a possibility if you weren’t paying attention.)
While I’m not really sure if I could tell you exactly what the performance was about, other than one act was definitely a war between some robots, samurai, and a panda…it was so much fun to watch! It’s just so crazy and bizarre and in your face. Haha.
There were some folks in the audience who were upset with it, though, because I think they were thinking the seating was going to be something similar to seeing a Broadway play. So, just a warning, there’s only a few rows and you are very close to the action, and at times you will be looking up to see the robots. I personally think that was half the fun, but just so no one goes here thinking the seating is going to be elaborate, as some other folks did!
Bottom line, if you have a couple of hours to spare while you’re in Tokyo – Robot Restaurant will be a very entertaining way to spend your evening! I’m still smiling looking through these photos!
You can click here for more information on the performance. And there are few more photos of the show below! (You won’t want to miss them, haha.)
Would anyone else be interested in a bizarre and crazy evening at Robot Restaurant? Or has anyone else gone to it while in Tokyo? Let me know in the comments!
To see my outfit post from Robot Restaurant, click here.
That place looks crazy…I LOVE it!!
Haha! It was great! 🙂
WOW! This looks so crazy and fun! Thank you for sharing with us!
Haha it was beyond crazy, but also very fun! Thank you for reading, Mona! Much love to you too! 🙂
This looks totally crazy, but in a fun way! I would go see this just to experience it and see what they show is all about. Definitely a cool night out and not part of the usual we’re all so used to.
Haha, it was definitely crazy but in a good way! 🙂
This show looks interesting, so many robots! This looked like a lot of fun! I liked the robots at the entrance!
I loved it! The robots at the entrance were fun for photos. (Although, I don’t advise wearing a skirt as short as mine when you sit there. Haha.) Glad you enjoyed the post, Denise! Thank you! 🙂
OMG, love the photos, this looked like a blast
Thank you so much, Mariana! It was so much fun! 🙂
WOW! Seems like quite the experience!!!
Haha, oh, it was! 😉
This is so cool & looks like such a fun experience! Ryan & I are dying to go to Japans sometime so I’ll have to add this to our list of “things to do.” Thanks for the recommendation! — SC at http://www.samanthachic.com
Thank you so much, Samantha! Definitely stop by Robot Restaurant when you guys come…I promise it’ll be worth your time. Haha.
I didn’t even know that this was a thing when I visited Tokyo last year! It looks like such fun though as a thing to say you’ve done! I mean, what other Robot Restaurant is there to attend? (: I’m going to have to head back to Japan sometime and make sure to attend the Robot Restaurant.
Haha, I do believe this is the only Robot Restaurant! 🙂 I hope you get to come back one day!
That sounds like a really interesting performance. It looks like you had a fun time.
It was quite interesting, haha. I loved it! Thank you for reading, Jessica! 🙂