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Sunday, 13 April 2008

Weird Restaurants


Japan, the land of the rising sun...is also home to many creative businessman with crazy idea's on creating some weird themed restaurants . At first we has the infamous restaurants, where fresh slices of sashimi is layed upon a naked lady, with just some leaves covering up some important assets, jail themed restaurants, toilet themed cafes..now we have this cross dressing restaurants where mans cross dressed as maids !!

Japan's vibrant, fast-moving culture delivers daily doses of the weird, wild and wonderful! Take, for example, theme cafes. First popularized by nerdy "otaku" geeks and then embraced by the public at large, the theme cafe phenomenon shows no sign of running out of steam. Just the opposite - it seems new theme cafes pop up every week, each one seeking to be just a little weirder than what's come before!

While we have theme restaurants in the west like Medieval Times where the audience gets into the swing of things, Japan's theme cafes don't usually involve cosplay by the patrons. It's the staff who provide the mood and the atmosphere, creating a soothing world where customers can feel right at home with their particular obsession.

The first Maid Cafes that appeared around 1998 deserve credit for jump-starting the boom in Japanese theme cafes. Simply stated, your average maid cafe appears normal from the outside, yet customers are greeted by subservient young women dressed in frilly French maid outfits.


"Hibaritei" cafe in Tokyo's Akiharabara district April 12, 2008. The cafe, which servers are all men dressed as maids, only opens its door in irregular basis at various locations in Akihabara district, once merely a Mecca for electronics buffs but now the centre of the capital's "nerd culture".

Other crazy themed restaurants worth checking out in Japan are as follow...

This vampire-themed joint in Ginza is both creepy and strangely kinky at the same time. the waitresses wear French maid outfits and the vermilion red decor is complemented by crucifixes, spiders, and Dracula’s coffin.Info:
Address: 7F La Paix Building, 6-7-6 Ginza, Chuo-Ku.
Tel: 03-3289-5360

What could be more Japanese than a Ninja-themed restaurant? At this cavernous underground Ninja-hideout in Akasaka, the food and booze are classy, and the waiters are dressed-up as Ninjas and perform brain-bending magic tricks. It ain’t cheap, though- you’ll need another drink when you see the check.
Info:
Address: 2-14-3 Akasaka Tokyo Plaza, Chiyoda-Ku.
Tel: (03) 51573936


At this truly macabre prison-hospital-themed eaterie in Shibuya, the waitresses wear nurses’ uniforms, the drinks are served in test-tubes, and your drinking is occasionally interrupted by a deranged escaped convict in an ice hockey mask. A classy joint.
Read about it here.

Info:
Tel: (03) 37707100
Alcatraz ER Website

A trippy destination for a party, this place is based around Lewis Carroll’s delirious story, with all the psychedelic decorations and costumes you might expect, and over a hundred different cocktails to choose from. Prepare for mental meltdown!

Info:
Address: Taiyo Bldg, 5F, 8-8-5 Ginza, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo 104 0061
Tel: (03) 35746980
Alice In Wonderland Website.


So whats in store next ??? Jurassic park ????War famine inspired ?? Lets wait n see...

4 comments:

SlowCatchUpKuan said...

yerrr... guys dress up as maids? don't think i'll have the appetite lor...

tanalan2 said...

Hehe..maybe some pintai taitai like wor...

alvincheng said...

cool blog

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