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October 16, 2018 - The Pokemon Cafe experience

DISCLAIMER: The experience I had at the Pokemon Cafe is my honest opinion only and was a non-sponsored visit to the Cafe. The opinions of my visit is mine only.

When you think of Japan you think of cutesy mascots and characters. One of the most famous is Pokemon. As a "not-so-obsessed" fanatic, I had the chance to visit the Pokemon Cafe that opened early-2018. It was an experience that any child and man-child could ever imagine. So let's do a tour of this fantastic place.

The cafe is located in the Takashimaya East Building in Nihonbashi. There is a dedicated elevator which takes you to the 5th floor of the building. There, you will find both the Pokemon Center DX, and the Pokemon Cafe. Both the Center and Cafe are sought after and a great place to waste money.

Once you enter the lobby, the staff will ask if you have reservations (they do not accept walk ins). Once confirmed they take you to the restaurant filled with cutesy displays and TV screens showing episodes of the anime.

A series of green Pokeballs greet you at the entrance to the cafe

The menu is all automated as each person is given a tablet so you can scroll through the items. They have a wide assortment of entrees, desserts, snacks, drinks, and a special seasonal menu. When I was there they had special Halloween entree. Once you decide what you want, you enter it on the tablet.

You can take photos of you and two Pikachus, one in a chef outfit and the other as a server. Kawaii!!

While you wait for your meal, there are lots of memorabilia to take photos. This is a highly photogenic place and you could spend so much time taking photos here. Understandably so, you cannot touch the items.

Meowith!!
Japanese Curry (mild)

For my meal during the visit, I had ordered the Japanese Curry (mild). The Pikachu head was made of yellow-coloured rice with two slices of carrots, and two small strips of nori seaweed on the ears. The rest of the plate was filled with curry and stars made of pepper, carrots, and hashbrowns.

Not the items in the cafe is not cheap and based on the amount of food you get, it should be way cheaper. However, you can see how much attention was put to create an edible work of art.

Chef Pikachu comes out to greet guests

During my 11:20am to 12:20pm time slot, Chef Pikachu came out to greet me. It wanted to see how my lunch was doing and if I had a good time. You can take photos of the Chef while it goes around to each guest. Kids and kids at heart all have a great time. Eevee comes out as well as an alternative.

This is a really great place to spend some time if you or someone you are travelling with love Pokemon. But prepare to spend at least 3,000 Yen per person just on food and souvenirs alone.

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