Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku

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September 20th 2014
Published: October 5th 2014
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A friend of mine noted that this placewas fairly new and when I started to look into what it was about, decided that I had to see this show. When I started reading up on it, it sounded like a show there would only be about ¥ 4000, but when I got there learned that it was actually ¥ 6000. I also learned it was about a 90 minute show, but to be quite honest, found it pretty fun and interesting, even if I couldn't quite piece together the different acts of the show. The Josen Drum and Dance opening act was my clear favorite, and I have included a short video of that part of the show.

The way it works is you pay your money, then they take you into a very glitzy holding area where food and drinks can be ordered. In that holding area they start the dinosaur that sits on each table (it just slowly moves its head and tail, but reacts to being touched by wagging its tail), and then shortly thereafter some silver clag musicians will come out and play a song. A pianist accompanies them, but one is a saxophonist, one is a violinist, and the last features a singer as well.

Once those three songs are over, they usher everyone from that area to the real show area downstairs. The floor, walls, and ceiling on the steps leading down to the show area are entirely covered with colorful tiles and dinosaur motifs, such that there isn't a blank square inch in that stairway.

In the show area, there are three rows of seats, one set on opposite sides of the show floor, so there are just those two sets total. If you sit in the front row of those three, you have to watch for your drinks being spilled as the show can get that close to you.

It is worth seeing at least once, should you have 90 minutes to spare and find yourself close to the JR Shinjuku Train Station . Oh, I should also note that I didn't order or try any food here, and heard it was not all that good.

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Even a simple fan is done up over the top with lights and glitter

Not a square inch of lack of decoration

Dinosaurs have been "started"


Show has started. Josen Drum beginning

Didn't mean for camera flash to be on

Only reasonably good Robot photo I got

Once again, no loss of attention to detail when it comes to sensory stimulation in this place

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