What is the Robot Restaurant?
The robot restaurant is a robot themed cabaret and restaurant. You will see some very energetic young Japanese artists performing a lights, dance and singing show for an audience of around 100 people. The show goes for around 2 hours and I suspect there's not much like this anywhere else in the world.
Entrance to the Robot Restaurant in central Shibuya, Tokyo.
Video of the entrance... how could someone resist coming in here?
The opening act to the show
Where can I find the restaurant and what's the damage?
The restaurant is located in the center of the nightlife district of Shibuya, Tokyo. At this time of writing we paid 7000 yen each, about $50 USD. For a little extra you can eat dinner prior to the show. The standard ticket price also includes one drink, you can get a beer or a spirit, I personally settled on a gin and tonic. You will also receive a bucket of popcorn.
The restaurant on the 3rd floor in lead up to the show.
What to expect at the show?
Imagine you are watching Mad Max - Fury Road, a Mecha Anime (Neon Genesis maybe) and Tron, all at once in 3D. This would accurately describe the Robot Restaurant show.
I saw this on the x-factor once as the Tron dance and now I know where it comes from.
Honestly I give this 4.5 stars. 5 stars if you have a fetish for Japanese culture. It was a professional show unlike any single thing I've ever really seen before. Keep in mind that the music was very catchy so you might have some of the songs ringing in your head for a few days after.
Girls and robots boogie-ing together
Just utter mayhem at times :)
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