Celebrate Christmas with a Spooky Twist at Ginza's Vampire Cafe
Vampire Cafe is a vampire-themed restaurant located in the fashionable Ginza district of Tokyo. Fans of all things gothic and lovers of Tokyo-style cosplay are sure to have a blast at this unique theme restaurant. This holiday season, three special Christmas menu items and cocktails have been dreamed up by the devilish minds at Vampire Cafe. Read on for all the details of an only-in-Tokyo Christmas feast with an edge!
Dec 13 2019 (Sep 09 2020)
About Vampire Cafe
The Vampire Cafe in Ginza is a theme restaurant that sweeps its visitors away into a world of a medieval vampire's castle. The manager, the Earl of Rose, and his vampire staff serve creatively-named French and Italian dishes that even us mere mortals find perfectly delicious.
One popular dish that been featured on Japanese TV is called, "Rebel Tragically Sentenced to be Burned at the Stake," and is a whole roast chicken that is flambeed dramatically in vodka at your very table.
The restaurant has a total of 81 seats and a range of semi-private rooms, including the VIP Saint Georgios' Altar that can seat 3 to 6; the Casket Room, which is styled on a castle's dining hall with a bat chandelier; and the Victim's Room, a red velvet-curtained room with cosy L-shaped booth seating that's perfect for dates. For larger groups, the Jet Black Ceremonial Room can be rented for a party of 20 guests.
Vampire Cafe Christmas Menu
Vampire Cafe has two limited time only course menus available from December 20th to December 25th, 2019. For six days only the head chef, a "gourmand of darkness," will serve up an authentic Christmas feast.
For those who can't make those dates, a course of the Vampire Cafe's most popular dishes with a Christmas twist will be available from December 1st to December 25th.
Vampire's Christmas Course: 5,000 yen per person
The six-course Vampire's Christmas Course comes with dishes including Scallop Marinade and Beet Tartare, Foie Gras Terrine with Butter-Roasted Radish, and Japanese Roast Beef with Black Truffle Perigueux sauce.
To finish, the Marscapone Mousse and Strawberry Trifle Roll is a Christmas log cake inspired by the image of a bat flying through a dark and snowy winter forest. Served with berry sauce and pistachio ice cream, this roll cake is the perfect way to cap off a vampire's Christmas feast.
Holy Night Vampire's Christmas Course: 8,000 yen per person
The seven-course Holy Night Vampire's Christmas Course is a luxurious seven-course meal that includes Duck Sausage and Foie Gras Terrine with Lotus Root, Lobster and Scallop Mousse with Sea Urchin Anglaise, and Butter-Roasted Beef Cheek with Truffle Sauce. The Marinated Salmon Terrine with White Puttanesca sauce, pictured below, is plated to invoke the image of a blood red rose.
Christmas Dinner Party at Dracula's Castle Course [3,500 yen per person]
Available from December 1st to December 20th, this 3,500 yen course includes six of the cafe's most popular dishes. Reindeers, Santa, and present motifs are all creatively depicted in the cafe's Christmas interpretation of their tried and true French and Italian-style dishes.
Highlights include the Wicked Reindeer's Prize, a squid and mushroom pasta served with squid ink with a crispy red-nosed reindeer decoration, and the Santa Claus of Despair-Inducing Darkness, a tender pork shoulder roast dish with butter gravy sauce.
Vampire Cafe Christmas Cocktails
Bloodstained Holy Night (Alcoholic)
The Bloodstained Holy Night (1,280 yen) cocktail is the perfect way to toast the start of your devilish Christmas celebration. Made with effervescent sparkling wine, blue curacao, and pomegranate juice, this cocktail glitters mysteriously in the candlelight. The white snow and red blood colored cocktail rim also makes an ominous contrast.
Vampire's Merry Christmas
The non-alcoholic Vampire's Merry Christmas (980 yen) cocktail is made with sparkling cranberry, grapefruit, and lemon fruit flavors that perfectly pairs with rich Christmas dishes.
How to Visit Vampire Cafe, Ginza
The Vampire Cafe offers reasonably-priced course menus like the special Christmas menu we've detailed above as well as an a la carte menu with appetizers starting from a spooky 666 yen.
If you're interested in a visit to the Vampire Cafe this Christmas, you can book a table in English online at Savor Japan!
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The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.