Tokyo: Robot Restaurant [2016.01.20]

Robot Restaurant was a spur of the moment thing. I went for drinks with some guys from the hostel and they were going. And, there was a deal on at So I thought, what the hell (#yolo or #fomo)?

And what the hell was three words that popped into my head numerous times through out the show.

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Stairwell to the show #edhardybarf

First of all, Robot Restaurant is not a restaurant. I mean, you could buy food there. But it probably would’ve been over-priced and not good. What I mean is that the ticket price – which, holy moly, is it outrageous – does not include food of any sort.

So, the price. The price is ¥8000. You can buy the entrance tickets online at japanican for ¥5500 which is like $65 CAD. Orrrr, I bought it on Viator for $55 USD.  Which, would’ve been a sweet deal when we were on par. But, not so much when $55 USD equals $75 CAD. Which, is still less than the Canadian equivalent of the full price rate. I guess I still kinda came out ahead?

So, for $75 you get “an evening of eye-popping entertainment at the Robot Restaurant”. Eye-popping indeed. Entertainment it was.

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Robot Restaurant is located in the Kabukicho red-light district in Shinjuku so it was well within walking distance of the hostel. We got a whopping 60 (75? 90? Time seizes to exist in Robot Restaurant) minutes of wtf’s and omg’s, a probably not licensed costume of Po from KungFu Panda (which, Asian so obviously there had to be a panda?), and poor storyline told in the way of crappy anime.

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Also, $75 buys you entertainment and one whopping free drink.

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Not to be completely negative it was actually quite entertaining. It was a confusing, yet amusing, show.

There were lots of seizure inducing flashing lights:
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Dance off between horse masked men:
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Taiko drums:
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Barely dressed kawaii/scary Japanese gals:
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and lots of j-pop ❤ ❤ <3. 

Was it worth the $75? Perhaps not. Am I glad I partook in the tourist-trap madness? Perhaps. Could they have hired me to consult on their branding efforts?

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Definitely. (Is that Times New Roman?)

One thought on “Tokyo: Robot Restaurant [2016.01.20]

  1. Pingback: Tokyo: Ganso Kujiraya [2016.01.22] | occasional insomniac

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