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Robot Restaurant is a unique entertainment experience! Japanese culture meets robots and bring you to a new world of entertainment! Anyone from adults to children can come and enjoy our amazing show! (The show is approximately 90 mins.) Robot Restaurant is powering up by updating our show program constantly. If you've been here before, please come and join us, because you can see a completely different show from half a year ago!
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Neighborhood: Shinjuku
Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
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James C
Perth, Canada11 contributions
Oct 2021
Very impressive and fun I must say. I came here a few times before and I liked all the activities and robots presented at the restaurant. I also had a school excursion last year taking place in this very restaurant which surprised me so much because of my memories here. The excursion visit was different to the normal visits though.

It started off as normal, but after 25 minutes suddenly the entire robot show and all the lights deactivated to my surprise. The staff and my teachers checked to see what was wrong with the place but they saw a message saying that the restaurant won't be fixed by the next few hours which meant we are all locked inside the place until the power is back on. We were very scared of what would happen next and the staff had another idea that would replace watching robot shows.

The staff guided all of us to a special kids room that had never been used for years. We saw electronic costumes that can be worn by kids of our age and a huge area for the audience to sit at to watch children put on a robot show. They told the teachers to leave the kids area and told us students to stay to help fix the problem. They told us that the small robot costumes in this area are unique and are the only way to provide spare power to the restaurant. They told us that we had to sit in a huge row of chairs assigned to us and that when activated, they will use their seat belts to strap us in our individual chairs, scan our body, cover our body in metal, turn us into the robots from the show in our size and then switch us on. We all were told to sit in the chairs and get ready. I didn't want to become a robot at first but the staff peer pressured me into becoming one so much, I gave in and got ready. When we became the robots, we had different movement skills, different voices, and a battery life. We had to ensure to complete the mission quickly before it is too late and we all get shut down due to lack of battery. We went in the energy center and managed to repair all the power that was gone from the restaurant. During that time though, all our battery lives were completely empty, rendering us not being able to get out of the suits. We were recharged and then released out of the suits. The staff thanked us for the help and then told us that we can return to school.

Overall, the excursion, or should I say heroine journey was fun and adventurous. I don't like how we almost died though.
Written June 4, 2022
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eileen
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Ticket is considered quite costly as 8500yen for each person for the show ONLY. Do note that drinks, snacks and food are not inclusive and need to purchase separately inside. Alcoholic drinks are mostly selling at anout 600yen and above. Apart from the costly ticket and beverages, duration of the show is about 2hrs. I would say every staff that participated in the show works really hard and really put in all of their efforts to make everyone enjoyed it.
Written January 31, 2020
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ManitraRakotoson
19 contributions
Jan 2020
This is just an amazing show that is demonstrating the creativity of Japanese artists and combining traditions and modernity with a clear reference to the importance of the balance between industrial development and the respect for the nature. The venue itself is a wonderful psychedelic space that cannot be missed in the Kabukicho area. We were greatly surprised to read the expression 'Tonga Soa' (meaning welcome in the Madagascan language) @the entrance and felt straight away like we were home and that we were special guests. The pre-show was amazing with the one-guitarist performance interpreting various international musical hits. The nature versus robots show was just amazing and unforgettable. The performers were very talented and the infrastructures used demonstrated the high level of imagination and creativity of the designers of that show. It was an immense privilege to have attended that show that we highly recommend to visitors to Japan.
Written February 1, 2020
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MarinaSouza35
Auckland Central, New Zealand96 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
It all started when I paid extra for second or third row seats. Guess what?! There are only 3 rows!!! And I paid 1000 yen for popcorn on the voyagin website as a special offer for 900g popcorn and drink. The one I got was more of a 100g popcorn. The photo shows their 900g popcorn. after complaining they said that that it was indeed 900g, rather than saying sorry, it was supposed to be 90. A sorry goes a long way. Guess I recommend in the sense that it was loud, colourful and the actors seemed to be having fun, but I don’t like dishonesty.
Written January 6, 2020
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Anders C
93 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Stay away! This is not a restaurant and the show is loud, time consuming and not good.

You are told to show up 30min before, then you are guided into a waiting lounge where you spend over an hour. This is mostly to get you to spend money on drinks and snacks. You are then let into the showroom where you spend another 20-30min waiting under constant pressure to buy souvenirs, drinks and snacks. You then get 3 short acts with long breaks in between with more pressure to buy stuff.

The sound level is horrible loud and it was physically painful at moments.

This is highly overpriced, overrated and the text book example of a tourist trap designed to force you to spend money on stuff you don’t need. It’s more waiting and very little show.
Written January 31, 2020
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jenmito
Toronto, Canada308 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I knew before going to this it was going to be not very good. I could tell from the pictures and the videos it's all fog and lights to create a smoke screen on a high school song and dance show. And I was not wrong.

I decided to go give it a try because there was a promotion with Drum Tao so the ticket cost about a bowl of ramen.

So the robot restaurant has no robots. There are guys with remote controls following the "floats" to move them around. If the float doesn't work, people push them. There might have been a problem during my show because they kept telling people to turn their wifi and bluetooth off.

The show is mostly dancing to music. The third act consisted of women in this weird skirt and umbrella costume. The men were obviously gawking, half the women were unimpressed and when it came to applause time, almost no one did. I think the men were too scared of their other half to clap their hands.

I generally found this offensive on two levels. First is there are no robots. Second it must be what Japanese people think foreigners want to see and giving them what they want. Either way, yuck.

The drinks were insanely expensive too. ¥1000 for alcoholic bubble tea and ¥800 for non alcoholic... and if you so choose ¥3400 for a tiny bottle of champagne.

It was also very loud so I was glad I brought earplugs with me.
Written January 10, 2020
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soslar
Mackay, Australia40 contributions
Jan 2020
This is not a restaurant, it is two crammed stalls either side of a stage that serves overpriced food and drink. Show is with large remote controlled props with dancing and colorful costumes. Noise is deafening and I found it not worth the money paid.
Written January 12, 2020
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FarAway688888
Thank you for visiting the Robot Restaurant. We regret to know that you were not able to enjoy the show. Please be assured that we will take you review seriously and make sure to use this for our improvement. We hope to see you again in the future!
Written January 16, 2020
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Simon G
Newbury, UK3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
The show is just bonkers and had we paid 1/4 the price we would have come away happy but it is very amateurish and completely lacking in robots let alone a restaurant!!! People dressed up or remote controlled carnival floats whose operators you can see are as close as it gets. All the performers are super enthusiastic and we enjoyed parts but the cost just makes you feel ripped off, Broadway or the West End cost similar! The quirky side of Tokyo can be found in much better ways than this. Go to the ticket office before hand and looks at the promo videos and make your own choice.
Written January 23, 2020
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FarAway688888
Thank you for visiting the robot restaurant! We regret to know that you were not satisfied on your visit. We strive to create shows according to the expectations and demands of our viewers. We will be more than happy if you will consider visiting us again on your next trip to Japan.
Written January 27, 2020
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TooTrue
Perth, Australia167 contributions
Jan 2020
First off the entertainers certainly put in the energy and kept the lame duck alive.
There are no robots just some very battle worn floats with folks either pushing or using last century controllers to drive, albeit at a pace behind
As for wasting time. Get there at assigned time, then told to come back later, then queue across the road at the “ticket office”, then go to lounge on 3rd floor which is just a holding room of crass colours, nothing more. Entertained by a pretty good singer of Jaz and Swing numbers, band really ordinary.
Then move down to basement via stairs for more queuing then onto the seats.
Show now broken into 20 minute segments between selling more crap food and drinks, of 4 periods. Show tacky, no continuity, just loud, silly and presume exciting. The story line segment with visuals on wall, very trying in all facets of trying.
Loved the tables of Aussies showing how clever they are at loading as many drinks as possible on small tables, so amazing! Very much Bali visiting Tokyo, Japanese so lucky.
Given the large crowd expect parting of yen from foreigners to continue. Yahoo.
Written January 7, 2020
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eparrott
London11 contributions
Feb 2019
We went to Robot Restaurant near the end of our holiday in Tokyo. As I perched in our seats I looked around and inadvertently blurted out to my husband, "There are a lot of white people in here." Is Robot Restaurant a gaudy, touristy experience? Sure. Is it really a restaurant? I wouldn't say so (we didn't get any food but I seem to remember the food they had was a little pricey). Are there actually any robots? Not really, not like you'd expect. However, suspend your cynicism and you're in for an entertaining ride. We didn't know what to expect, so we told ourselves to just enjoy whatever came our way, and we had a great time. The performers are incredibly talented, and SO enthusiastic and into what they do - their engagement with us in the audience was wonderful. The more giddy we got as the sensory overload continued, the more the entertainers seemed to throw us cheesy smiles. This isn't some high brow cultural exploration. Go and enjoy a wacky show full of drummers and dancers and pandas and cute robots fighting all the baddies.
Written January 20, 2020
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FarAway688888
Thank you for visiting the Robot restaurant! We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed the show! The performance changes every season so we do hope you would consider visiting us again in your next visit to Tokyo!
Written January 27, 2020
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