Tokyo is known for it's unusual mix of historic and ultra modern but also they have a flare for the quirky and unique. Peppered across the streets of Tokyo you will find some of the most unique and unusual themed cafes & restaurants, from mega cutesy to somewhat more spooky options, check out this list of some of the most unique ones you can discover.
Kawaii Monster Cafe
This cafe is all about the 'kawaii' culture of Harajuku with girls dressed up in the most eccentric outfits you've ever seen, in a wild and colorful setting. With bright, intense colours everywhere as well as some of the dishes, there's no way anyone can be unhappy in a place as wild and fantastical as this.
Swallowtail Butler Cafe
You may of heard of the Maid Cafe's before but at this one you will find the opposite, a Butler Cafe. It's a Victorian-inspired Cafe complete with dapper butlers. Tucked away underneath a bookstore in Ikebukuro here you will receive the royal treatment but make sure to pre-reserve your seats so you won't be disappointed.
Alice in Fantasy Book
This cafe embodies the whole concept of the story, Alice in Wonderland, from the interior to the dishes and desserts, with the classic eat me tags, heart sharp plates, and flowers everywhere. A meal here will sure to feel like you have step right into the pages of the book.
One of the most popular attractions in Tokyo is the wild and wacky, sci-fi inspired, Robot Restaurant. Having a meal here is an out-of-this-world experience with live shows of crazy giant robots, beautiful girls in wild outfits and neon lights everywhere, complete with full-blown theatrics, this is the place to visit for a taste of Japan's unique pop culture.
Zauo Fishing Restaurant
This restaurant is completely unique as you literally have to fish from an indoor river for your dinner. Once you've caught your fish, or if you are lucky a lobster, you are then can hand off your meal to the chefs, say how you would like it and climb aboard one of the big wooden boats in the center to eat it.
If you are craving something more spooky for your dining experience then this haunted, prison-themed restaurant is the one. After navitaging the maze in the dark with all it’s jump scare you will find yourself in a waiting area where one person in your group will be handcuffed before being locked in your cell for 2 hours. You will also find the menu fits the theme and includes some of the wildest dishes and drinks you can think of.
This ninja-themed restaurant is exactly what you imagine with the waiters dressed up like ninjas popping out with menus and meals. The restaurant is set within a labyrinth of wooden corridors reminiscent of the interior of a primeval Japanese castle, complete with treasure chests and disintegrating bridges.
In a dark candlelit setting you will find this gothic, vampire-themed restaurant complete with menus shaped like caskets, waiters dressed like draculas, and even a coffin in the middle of the restaurant. While you sink your teeth into your vampire-themed meal soak in the eerie atmosphere of this vampire lair with it’s blood-stained floors, vampires, severed body parts, and blood-red velvet curtains
Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory
Fans of My Neighbour Totoro will love this cozy bakery café that is specially dedicated to the Studio Ghibli animated fantasy film. Everything at that café is Totoro-themed with signs and rustic decorations to biscuits shaped like him as well as the famous cream puffs (see picture above).
Peter Rabbit Garden Café
This café would be more fitted for the English country side but it’s country-kitschy café is bound to wow you from the moment you arrive, with all their décor and food matching the Peter Rabbit theme. And if you are dining alone a plushy Peter Rabbit will be your dining companion while you nibble away on a delicious cheese bun.