Robot Restaurant ロボットレストラン
Robot Restaurant at the show included busts of 3m high.
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Neon, bright color, Robot Restaurant de jure not in the decor of Shinjuku.
During performances of Robot Restaurant, anything is possible.
Credit: Osamu Iwasaki
Fighting robots, futuristic choreography and other scenes of science fiction: the Robot Restaurant (Shinjuku) features performances straight out of animated films.
Hard to miss. Even if in the district of Kabukicho where all the storefronts are covered in neon lights, the Robot Restaurant has placed robots in front of its entrance. As for the interior: garish lights, psychedelic colors, chandeliers, energetic music, and a joyfully chaotic atmosphere.
It must be said that here, the food is not the attraction. This fun restaurant serves a single dish, a bento (with a choice of meat or fish), but the essentials are not on the menu... but in the flashy decor, and the show that everyone comes to see.
After descending a colorful staircase, spectators take their seats on either side of the stage. Then the madness can begin.
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It lasts an hour, an hour of constant energy during which everything is possible in a zany show that mixes lights, sounds and futuristic choreography.
Then dinosaurs arrive on stage, followed by a battle of three-meter-high Amazons, before a hostess straddles a shark, or the arrival of a tank filled with neons and dancers.
The philosophy: no limits. The only moments of respite: when the dancers go to the changing room .... a time during which customers can take photos with the robots.