This was our second visit to Japan and we realised that on our previous visit we had missed a number of interesting looking places such as the Kawaii Monster Cafe.
After previously visiting places such as the Robot Restaurant we had high hopes. Admittedly, we went during the day when there were no shows, so it was going to be a different experience to the frenetic Robot Restaurant and we weren’t expecting a crazy performance. However, our disappointment was with the level of service more than anything. We had already been in-country for about 14 days and had become accustomed to the extremely high level of service and friendliness of the Japanese people.
Unfortunately this cafe did not live up to that expectation: our introduction was the girl at reception who clearly did not want to be there, she perfunctorily pointed at a sign and said “please read”. The sign listed the cover charge, minimum order per person and maximum time allowed. We were then shown to our table in quite literally the most boring part of the cafe, despite it being mostly empty. The table service was similarly uninterested and perfunctory.
On the positive side, the cafe is amazingly decorated and a sight to behold and some of the waiters’ costumes are spectacular. The food was also creative and tasted good enough for this type of location.
With the right management thIs place could be as good as any of the other unusual theme cafes/restaurants in Tokyo, they just need to motivate their staff.