Thanks to my mom being in town for a visit, Matt and I got a rare date night. We headed down to Shinjuku with our good friends, the Kever’s, to the Robot Restaurant. We were in for quite an experience!
This is the front of the restaurant. It is called Robot Restaurant, but it is really more of a show. A small bento box meal can be purchased for Y1,000 ($10.00), but we skipped that, as the main attraction is really the show.
Upon arrival, we were ushered into a lounge to wait for the show to begin. In this calming and serenely decorated room (haha), we visited and waited for the show. Las Vegas may have finally met it’s match!
These ladies were playing lovely classical music selections. Canon in D goes perfectly with the décor, no? But I really enjoyed the music!
The “beer girl” was actually wearing a keg on her back.
There were also cocktail waitresses in kitty ears.
And each table had a toy dinosaur crawling around the table. We’re off to a great start -and that was just the beginning!
When it was time for the show, we entered a very psychedelic looking staircase to make our way to the theater.
The show was a very bizarre mix of music, dancers, characters, robots, and everything else! These girls opened the show with taiko drums.
Some slow musical numbers.
Some drumming girls in bunny ears.
A boxing match between two huge robots.
A mermaid on a huge shark.
Some very big robots dancing to music.
But, the point which I realized that I had no clue what was going on, was when a panda bear came riding out on a cow. This was a highlight for me indeed!
Our intermission selfie.
There was even a moment during the show when they stopped all the action to allow the audience members to take pictures with the robots on the stage floor. (And in true Japanese fashion, pictures were also allowed during the entire performance!)
My adventure buddy, Merri, and I.
When our pictures had been taken and everyone had once again found their seats, the finale started. It was a bizarre mix of everything including audience participation with glow sticks to the tune of “Gangnam Style”. So fun.
At the end of the show they invited everyone to leave immediately. Haha! We loved the signs they brought out, especially the MOVE NOW part.
It was weird, it was wild, it was totally a blast. And oh, so Tokyo!