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8bit Cafe

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8-9 5F, Q building, Shinjuku 3 Chome, Shinjuku Tokyo Prefecture
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Tour the back alleyways in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district and visit hidden Japanese bars. Save time researching and planning your trip by having a guide show you places that are usually difficult for tourists to find. Take the stress out of language barriers when your local insider guide recommends food and drink options for you to try and helps you order.
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Leewhitaker1 wrote a review Jan 2019
Narrabeen, Australia54 contributions14 helpful votes
This is not a spot for family or to teach your kids on old school games. This is a tiny apartment converted with a stack of collected old gaming items. 500 yen per person cover charge, then staff and no working old gaming devices. Had a second drink just to feel cover charge was paid for
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Date of experience: January 2019
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ZapoMago wrote a review Sep 2018
Hermosillo, Mexico12 contributions2 helpful votes
there is so much to see and do in Tokyo, take a break from the big new stuff and enjoy a cozy bar on the 5th floor with a nice view over a Shinjuku street, and play some old games while you drink some fancy drinks or the always good Japanese Beer!, we loved this place, the owner, "NAO" is such a great host, he will most likely be there to serve your drinks and play some games with you!
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Date of experience: November 2017
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MoyaSarner wrote a review Sep 2018
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
We arrived expecting a friendly games cafe where we could relive some of our favourite times from the 90s on retro consoles. However when we got there we were promptly charged 500 yen admission before we had had a chance to clock that the entire bar was smaller than your average living room with only 2 consoles, one of which had only one game that we had ever heard of. The other was occupied with no way of knowing when it would be free. We were immediately handed a menu of expensive drinks with sour instructions to order once every 90 minutes and not to go to sleep - a tall order in this extremely boring environment. After a couple of minutes spent trying to work out if we had perhaps missed a secret room, we decided to ask for our money back, only to be refused, with the words "admission fee, sorry". The rudest service we have had on our travels, in a place that can only be described as "a bit crap".
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Bas B wrote a review May 2018
Haarlem, The Netherlands57 contributions10 helpful votes
I found this place a little bit disappointing. Although it is advertised as a game cafe, there is not much to do. Entrance fee is ¥500, but there are only 2 consoles which are playable (hope there is no one hogging the machines) and a couple of game boys with no batteries. Drinks aren't cheap either. The only cool thing is the museum part of the bar, but I would not spend my ¥500 just for that.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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lafbizguy wrote a review Mar 2018
Lantau Island, China157 contributions76 helpful votes
My 20 year old daughter was very excited to catch up on the games from her childhood. She did the research and managed to find the place even though it is quite well hidden. We showed up and immediately paid the $15 cover change ($5/person). As soon as that was settled, we then immediately paid for our 3 mandatory drinks ... 1 minute in and already we've spent over $30. And, to make the point that is a place for wealthy locals, there was only one Japanese beer available with the remainder of the menu being Carlsberg and Corona. We then sat down at their only arcade machine which had a single 1 player station working. We preceded to play 20 games non-stop ... with a broken machine that the joystick would literally pull loose in your hand. I ordered 2 more drinks, but the girls did not. After an hour or so, they come over and tell us it's time for another mandatory drink. We'd been spending money on games and drinking non-stop and it's "another drink or get out". This place has a great concept but is obviously owned or operated by amateurs. We were just getting started for the evening, but their non-stop demands for cash while we drank and paid for their games was obnoxious and diminished the experience to the point that I wished we hadn't visited. To add insult to injury, there were a number of Japanese sitting at the bar nursing their drinks and doing nothing else who didn't get shaken down for more money. This place is clearly set up to separate foreigners from their money for a little nostalgia and should be avoided if possible.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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