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18 best themed cafes and restaurants in TOKYO

When traveling to Tōkyō, visiting themed cafes and restaurants is an experience not to be missed.

In this article, I have compiled “18 themed cafes and restaurants in Tōkyō” according to the criteria of being friendly to foreign tourists.

Besides famous Anime character cafes like Pokémon Cafe, there are also restaurants with Ninja and Sumō shows.
As long as you are a lover of Japanese culture and want to experience interesting things, you will definitely find a suitable themed restaurant in this article.

Character cafes and restaurants

Pokémon Cafe | Nihombashi Station

Image source: https://www.pokemoncenter-online.com/cafe/

“Pokémon Cafe” is the official Pokémon cafe located at Nihombashi Station.
Here, you can enjoy a unique menu featuring Pokémon characters, or buy Pokémon-related souvenirs.
“Pokémon Cafe” is a cafe not to be missed for those who love Pokémon.



POMPOMPURIN Café | Harajuku Station

Image source: https://pompompurincafe.com/

“POMPOMPURIN Café” is a cafe filled with the fun world of Pompompurin – Sanrio’s favorite character.
Please visit to “POMPOMPURIN Café” if you want to enjoy cute dishes shaped like Pompompurin or take pictures with Pompompurin!



Shiro-Hige’s Cream Puff Factory | Shimokitazawa Station

Image source: http://www.shiro-hige.net/

“Shiro-Hige’s Cream Puff Factory” is a cafe specializing in Totoro cream puffs – the extremely famous character of Ghibli. That’s why most of the shop’s customers are Ghibli fans.
You can also stop by “Shiro-Hige’s Cream Puff Factory” if you want to enjoy cute Totoro cream puffs. The advice is to go early because the cakes often sell out very quickly.



Alice in an old castle | Ikebukuro Station

Image source: http://www.alice-restaurant.com/kojo/

“Alice in an old castle” is an “Alice in Wonderland” themed restaurant where you can enjoy European cuisine in an ancient space decorated with chandeliers and crystal balls.

“Alice in an old castle” is especially suitable for those who come with their lover or friends, wanting to enjoy a special dinner while getting lost in Alice’s magical world.


http://www.alice-restaurant.com/kojo/ (Ikebukuro branch)

http://www.alice-restaurant.com/ehon/ (Shinjuku branch)

Harry Potter Cafe | Akasaka Station

Image source: https://hpcafe.jp/

“Harry Potter Cafe” is a cafe themed around the world-favorite movie “Harry Potter”.
The space of the shop is beautifully designed, and the menu closely follows the story, making you feel like you’re truly lost in the wizarding world of Harry Potter.
If you are a fan of Harry Potter, this is a place not to be missed in Tōkyō.



Cinnamoroll Cafe | Shinjuku Station

Image source: https://www.cinnamorollcafe.com/shinjuku/

“Cinnamoroll Cafe” is a cafe whose main character is Cinnamon – Sanrio’s favorite character. Besides the cuteness, the food here is also highly appreciated.
If you are looking for a themed cafe with cute style and delicious food, “Cinnamoroll Cafe” is a suggestion.



KAMEN RIDER THE DINER | Ikebukuro Station

Image source: https://www.paselaresorts.com/collaboration/rider/

“KAMEN RIDER THE DINER” is an official restaurant of Kamen Rider.
Inside the restaurant, figures of past Kamen Riders are lined up, along with many other interesting items that fans cannot resist.

“KAMEN RIDER THE DINER” has a shared space with “SUPER SENTAI RESTAURANT”, so this is a place not to be missed for those who are fans of Kamen Rider or Super Sentai.



PEANUTS Cafe SNOOPY MUSEUM TOKYO | Minami-machida Grandberry Park Station

Image source: https://www.peanutscafe.jp/shoplist/snoopymuseum-tokyo/

“PEANUTS Cafe SNOOPY MUSEUM TOKYO” is a cafe located adjacent to the Snoopy Museum.
You can see Snoopy and his friends everywhere, on the walls, interior, and on all menus. This is a must-visit place for Snoopy fans.



SHAUN VILLAGE | Minami-machida Grandberry Park Station

Image source: https://shaunvillage.jp/

“SHAUN VILLAGE” is a cafe inspired by the famous series “Shaun the Sheep”.
An extremely cute cafe and the food is also very cute, recreating the image of mischievous sheep in the movie.
If you are a fan of “Shaun the Sheep”, definitely stop by “SHAUN VILLAGE”!



PETER RABBIT Garden Café | Jiyūgaoka Station

Image source: https://www.peterrabbit-japan.com/cafe/jiyugaoka/

“PETER RABBIT Garden Café” is a cafe that recreates the worldview of the famous book “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”.
The shop is designed like an English garden, filled with flowers and greenery, with Peter Rabbit welcoming you at the entrance. Inside the shop, you can enjoy artwork and picture books about Peter Rabbit.

“PETER RABBIT Garden Café” is a recommended place not only for those who love Peter Rabbit but also for those who want to find a themed cafe with a relaxing space.



Kitaro Chaya | Mitaka Station

Image source: https://kitaro-chaya.jp/

“Kitaro Chaya” (鬼太郎茶屋) is a store inspired by the famous manga “Gegege no Kitaro” created by Shigeru Mizuki.
In addition to the cafe area, there is also a counter selling souvenirs and an exhibition room displaying works by Shigeru Mizuki.
If you are a fan of “GeGeGe no Kitaro”, “Kitaro Chaya” is a place not to be missed.



Other themed cafes and restaurants

NINJA TOKYO | Tōkyō Station


“NINJA TOKYO” is a Ninja-themed restaurant that is extremely popular with foreigners traveling to Japan.
The restaurant space is designed like a secret tunnel, there will be fire, smoke and many kinds of surprising dishes served by Ninjas.

“NINJA TOKYO” is a recommended restaurant for those traveling with children, because Ninja’s performances will definitely make them excited.



2D Cafe | Shin-Ōkubo Station

Image source: https://2dcafe.jp/

“2D Cafe” is a cafe with a unique design style: “a cafe in a picture”.
When you enter the shop, the world of black and white comics unfolds before your eyes. It’s such an interesting contrast to enjoy a colorful fruit dessert in a mysterious black and white space.

“2D Cafe” is beautifully photographed, so if you want to have beautiful photos to show off to your friends, definitely stop by.



Pepper PARLOR | Shibuya Station

Image source: https://www.pepperparlor.com/

“Pepper PARLOR” is a cafe where you can experience the exciting future in which humans and robots live together.
“Pepper PARLOR” uses a combination of many types of robots to serve, the most famous of which are Pepper robots – humanoid robots capable of recognizing emotions.
Do you want to chat with Pepper or listen to Pepper sing? Then please visit “Pepper PARLOR”.



EORZEA CAFE | Akihabara Station

Image source: https://www.pasela.co.jp/paselabo_shop/ff_eorzea/

“EORZEA CAFE” is a cafe themed after the famous game Final Fantasy XIV.
The stylish interior echoes the game’s worldview and the character-inspired menu won’t disappoint fans of Final Fantasy XIV.



Little TGV | Akihabara Station

Image source: https://littletgv.com/

“Little TGV” is a railway-themed Izakaya (Japanese pub).
Besides many interesting menus related to railways, the restaurant also uses real train seats to make you feel like you are sitting on a train.
The special thing is that you can also bring children to the restaurant. For young children, there will be special meals and take-home gifts.



8bit cafe | Shinjuku Station

Image source: https://twitter.com/8bit_cafe

“8bit cafe” is a themed bar that recreates “the room where friends gathered and played games in the 80s and 90s”. Items reminiscent of the old days are everywhere, including games, comics, music, figures, tables and chairs… Drinks are also named after classic games, such as Dr. Mario or Puyo Puyo.

“8bit cafe” is a themed bar recommended not only for those who like to play games but also for those who want to reminisce about old memories.



ASAKUSA SUMO CLUB | Asakusa Station

Image source: https://www.gltjp.com/ja/directory/item/15526/

“ASAKUSA SUMO CLUB” is a Sumō themed restaurant.
Inside the restaurant, there is a real Sumō ring designed. You can enjoy the Sumō performance while eating Chanko-nabe hot pot, a traditional Sumō dish in Japan.
By paying an additional fee, visitors can also participate in a trial match with Sumō.

If you want to see Sumō wrestlers up close or try wrestling with them, please visit “ASAKUSA SUMO CLUB”!




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