Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant is a “robot” themed restaurant full of “robots”, pretty girls, and seizure-inducing lights. For only ¥8,000 (~$70), which is hella expensive, you get to sit in a relatively small room where the walls are covered with TV screens and the floor of the room is the main stage of the show. I never heard of this place before until a friend told me about when he came to visit me in Tokyo. Based on what my friend told me, the robot show is the weirdest s**t you will ever see and they also provide bad food, but that will cost you extra. We ate beforehand and headed over to the ticket counter to confirm our tickets. Next, we were told to go to a different building for the show. Then, there was a guide who lead us to the back of the building and I was like, “This is pretty sketchy.” But we still went along.
Next, we were told that we had to wait in the waiting room, which was on the 3rd floor. The waiting room was full of mirrors and bright lights. There was even a makeshift stage with a singer and a band. At the corner, there was a bar that sold drinks at unreasonable high prices. After some time, we were told to go to the basement of the building for the show. Before the show began, there were carts that sold souvenirs, drinks, and popcorn. Just when they were about to start, the staff provided us some safety tips and demonstrations for those who were sitting in the front row. There was a likely chance for the audience to get hit during the show. So, that was nice of them.
It’s difficult for me to describe my experience at the Robot Restaurant. I was really skeptical at first because I didn’t care for this type of entertainment. I felt like it was a tourist trap because of the high ticket cost and overpriced drinks and food. Surprisingly, I actually enjoyed myself. The performers were energetic and it looked like they were having fun, too. The first part of the show was an amazing drum performance. It made me want to learn how to play the drums after watching them. Next, there was a battle between a tank and random animals (panda spider, shark, and finally a snake). Then, there was a stunning laser show where the performers dance to a Michael Jackson medley. At the grand finale, the performers were introduced and they had an impressive dance party. They went all out at the end. It was a great show, definitely entertaining.
Would I come back? Probably not.