Tokyo, one of the world’s most densely populated areas with nearly 14 million residents recorded has an endless array of entertainment that caters to anyone and everyone.
In a highly eclectic city like Tokyo, restaurants are no exception; you will find restaurants of all genres from traditional pop-up stores to high end Michelin star restaurants, eating out in Tokyo has never been more entertaining.
To reach out to all the adventurous foodies out there, Rakuten Travel has compiled a complete list of Top 8 must-try eateries that will leave you with a lasting impression. Here are some of those made the list. How many have you tried already?
A trip to Japan would not be complete unless you have visited the outlandish “Robot Restaurant”. It sports all the bells and whistles you would expect from a country famed for its cutting edge robotics technology. It features generous amount of sci-fi inspired theatrics from the robots, futuristic showgirls and music. Sitting in a labyrinth of glitter and beaming laser lights, you will feel as if you are in a real life sci-fi movie. If you are looking for a dining experience ‘out of this world’, the robot restaurant will not disappoint!
Swallowtail Butler Cafe
Just as maid cafes have become increasingly prevalent in Japan's bigger cities, so have butler cafes. Tucked away in Ikebukuro, the very popular Swallowtail Butler Cafe seems like an oasis of Victorian indulgence.
The butlers here are dressed to impress the predominately female clientele (male customers are also quite welcome). You can expect to be pampered, waited on hand and foot like the princess (or prince) you are!
If you like your fish fresh, why don't you fish for your dinner? Zauo gives diners just that opportunity. Equipped with a fishing pole and bait, and try your luck in the fish-filled tank. Once you catch your fish, just tell the staff how you prefer them to cook, which can be prepared as sushi, tempura, braised, grilled or stewed. Fear not, if you fail to catch a fish, you can still order one off the menu!
If you are into Japanese history, this samurai-themed izakaya (Japanese pub) is for you! The Sengoku Byuden takes you back to Japan’s “Sengoku” Warring States period (1469-1603), when Japan was constantly in a state of political upheaval and civil wars. The samurai-inspired decor features replicas of armor and battle flags you lets you pretend to dine like a samurai warlord while you enjoy the izakaya’s specialties from its seasonal menu.