Famous Japanese Idol-Owned Restaurants
These restaurants are owned by the families of popular idols. If you get lucky, you'll be able to meet the owners.
Jul 07 2014 (Apr 08 2020)
Keikarou (桂花楼) - Aiba Masaki (Arashi)
If you are an Aiba, or Arashi, fan, on your things to do list, you probably have Keikarou somewhere in the top 10. Make sure you choose to go here on a day that you have A LOT OF FREE TIME because, chances are, you WILL be waiting for a while. Keikarou is located in Chiba prefecture, just east of Tokyo.
The nameplate next to the entrance of Keikarou.
Heaping portions, low prices, fast delivery and no frills—God, how we love B-kyu gourmet. But cheap doesn’t have to mean tasteless, especially at Torikizoku, a popular yakitori joint with branches across Japan. Last month, a group of journalists were invited to sample the wares at the new Shibuya Bunkamura location. Torikizoku’s main selling point is the price—everything on the menu, including drinks, goes for just ¥280 (¥294 with tax). The list includes standard offerings like chicken-thigh ske
Ryutaro (龍太郎) - Koyama Keiichiro (NEWS)
For those not in the know, Ryutaro Ramen is owned by the Koyama family (as in Koyama Keiichiro of News). Mrs. Koyama LOVED us! I brought the plushie of Keiichiro that Trisha made me for my birthday and she took pictures of it!! And us with it!! And we gave her omiyage and she gave us these little sticker/card things.
Tearoom Tane - Minami Minegishi (AKB48)
Inside the cafe, plates were displayed that had been designed by Takamina as well as souvenirs that No Sleeves members had bought in Vietnam. Although Kojiharu bought all three ornaments for the No Sleeves members with her own money, Kojiharu lost hers so there are currently only 2 ornaments displayed in the cafe.
*This place has closed down.
The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.