This is the craziest most awesome place in the whole world I believe. It could only have come out as a product of Japanese minds.
I intend to let the pictures speak by itself, because there are really no words that can accurately describe what that place is. But I’ll try.
In the heart of Kabuki-cho lies Robot Restaurant. Is it a restaurant? Is it a strip club? Is it a mecha-thing-place? A game shop? It’s all that and maybe more. Except a restaurant.
You start lining up with everybody else at the very flashy entrance, that has the two giant robot ladies that we saw the very first time strolling around the streets in Shinjuku.
Once in, the flashiness is so intense that you loose it. It all kind of a blur of different colours, animals, mirrors, lights and whatnot. We were so confused that we got lost. We went down a flight of stairs that had pretty girls in princess-mononoke-like masks sitting on each step, and when the stairs where done and I face forward (I was hypnotised by the girls) I see a big bulky robot, that turned around to reveal his bright green eyes.
After the initial shock we realised that we were not supposed to be there (no one said anything to us) so we went up the stairs and found the elevador that we were supposed to go in.
Once the elevador opens its doors we find ourselves in a humongous room with sea-shells giant chairs and glass opulent tables, were a girl in a minimal cat suit sat us. On our table – surprise! – a robot dinosaur that – surprise! – reacts to our touch. It behaves like a pet. And it’s creepy. And adorable. And creepy.
We have a drink and then start to hear music, violins and pianos and all of the sort, are being played by some very professional musicians that are somehow dressed like silver power rangers. It’s awesome.
And then we are directed to the true thing. The moment we had been eagerly waiting! A room lined up with chairs on both sides and completely dark. But there’s about to be light.
I’m pretty sure the entire show has a storyline, but it’s just very confusing and difficult to follow with SO MUCH going on. You have girls in drums facing more girls in drums, and then a pterodactyl appears and the robots as well and there’s a fight between good and evil and out of the jungle comes the Kung Fu Panda to save the day, but it’s actually a spider that kills the evil queen that is going to be eaten by the giant snake.
See what I mean? That’s not even half of it!
There isn’t much more I can say about the show, but even for some of you who are now thinking this is completely insane, yes, you are absolutely right. But it’s a right-kind of insane. You are absolutely engaged and in awe with every little detail you can get your eyes on. It’s an amazing and very unique experience, completely totally and utterly magnificent.
If you get a chance to go, don’t hesitate for even a second, go.