10 Bizarre Themed Restaurants in Tokyo

In Tokyo, some creative Japanese have turned the normal dining experience into something completely new. Check out some of these weird and bizarre themed restaurants in Tokyo. Do you dare to try?

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1. Prison Hospital - ALCATRAZ E.R.


Want to get the creeps and see glamorous nurses at the same time? Here's the perfect location for you. Located at the edge of Dougenzaka, Shibuya, this is a dungeon way beyond your expectations that will leave you petrified and desperate to escape. Unlike an ordinary haunted house, you'll be greeted by some attractive physicians, and can enjoy (if that is the right word?) some rather bizzare-looking food. If you're willing to be locked in, this is the ultimate destination for you. Why not get hospitalized now?

Address: Harvest Building 2F, 2-13-5, Dougenzaka, Shibuya
Website(Facebook):  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alcatraz-ER/169170416459363

2. The LockUp Restaurant


Haunted houses aren't usually known for their delicious cuisine, but here is a place where you can enjoy some great food while getting frightened half to death. With scarily-named cocktails such as "Life Imprisonment" and "Formalin-Pickled Fruits," you'll be startled at the combination of the grotesque and great flavors. Why not come along, get locked up and have your first (and last!) delicious meal in a cage!

Address: 33-1 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya Grand Tokyo Bldg. B2F
Website: http://www.lock-up.jp/ (Japanese Only)

3. Sumo - Hananomai Ryougoku

Address: 1-3-20, Yokozuna, Sumida
Website: http://www.chimney.co.jp/event/ooedo808/index2_ec.html

4. Ghost restaurant - Yurei Izakaya “Yurei”


Have you ever heard of a yurei? Unlike goblins or Frankenstein, these ghosts and beasts are actually awaiting for someone in the forests, in swamps, behind haunted mansions. Once you're cursed by them, you can never escape, and they'll keep on haunting you forever. Of course it's just a myth, but if you're willing to get the shivers while enjoying some good sake, here's place to go. 

Address: 1-8-11 B1F, Minami-Machi, Kichijoji
Website: http://www.yurei.jp/ (Japanese Only)

5. Samurai - Ranse no Koshitsu Sengoku Buyuden

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Have you ever wanted to meet a real samurai? What if the samurai offered his sword to you? What if he cooked dinner for you? You'll be surprised how good they are at cooking! With 30 types of shouchu and top-quality horse meat delivered directly from Kumamoto prefecture, you'll absolutely get absorbed into this Samurai Fantasy. 

Address: T-wing Building 4F, 1-6-2, Kabukichou, Shinjuku
Website: http://www.diamond-dining.com/shop_info/sengoku-buyuden/ (Japanese Only)

6. Alice in Wonderland - Alice's Fantasy Restaurant


Alice in Wonderland, an ever-lasting dream, an imaginary place that no-one has ever been. Although as strange as it may seem, this restaurant embodies the extraordinary image of Wonderland. From the White Rabbit to the Cheshire Cat, pack up your belongings to seize this chance to encounter the world's strangest yet cutest characters at all time.

Address: Sun building 5F, 8-8-5, Ginza, Chuo-ku
Website: http://www.alice-restaurant.com/

7. Vampire Cafe

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Would you ever want to get your blood sucked up by a vampire? Well, as horrible as having your skin punctured and your blood sucked out may be, you're sure to be amazed by this fancy design. The interior of this restaurant is mysterious with a rouge red and pitch-black theme, creating an exciting yet relaxing atmosphere.  

Address: La Paix Building 7F, 6-7-6, Ginza, Chuou
Website: http://www.diamond-dining.com/vampire/top_flash.html(Japanese only)

8. Fishing-themed - Zauo Shinjuku


If you're coming to Japan, one of your main goals should be to eat sushi. How about fishing for your own? Dump your bait into the big tank that's surrounding the Zashiki, and catch your favorite fish. Have it cooked the way you like, whether it's sashimi, fried or boiled. The best point is that you get a discount for every fish caught!

Address: Shinjuku Washington Hotel 1F, 3-2-9, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku
Website: http://www.zauo.com/en/

9. Ninja Akasaka

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Many people assume that ninjas are either totally extinct, or are still creeping around old castles swapping information and killing their enemies. What if the ninja came to serve you the best steaks and sashimi? Surprisingly, this restaurant has attracted the 88th Japanese PM and Grammy Award Winners. If you ever want to get assassinated by a ninja, this restaurant is the place for you! 

Address: Akasaka Tokyu Plaza 1F, 2-14-3, Nagatacho, Chiyoda
Website: http://www.ninjaakasaka.com/

10. Kamen Rider The Diner

Supermam, Batman, Spiderman... All of them are viewed as superheros that you would never want to mess with. And here comes the Japanese version of  superhero, marveling and inspiring generations. Dashing through plains and alleys on a bright red motorcycle with mosquito-like compound eyes, this dazzling bar will introduce you to the world of Kamen Rider, with models and a real-life size motorcycle.  Don't hesitate to enjoy this nostalgic yet fancy bar!

Address: paserarizotsu Ikebukuro Main Store 4F, 1-21-9, Nishiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 171-0021.
Website: http://www.paselabo.tv/rider/index.html (Japanese Only)

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The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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