I wanted to go to the Kawaii Monster Cafe since I arrived in Japan but miserably failed on my first try and didn’t want to go alone, that’s why I was really happy when Robin read my mind and suggested we go after our hanami in Yoyogi Koen. Oh, look at me writing my posts in the wrong order.
I’m now able to check this themed restaurant on my list and move on to try one of the thousands of other you can find in Tokyo (I haven’t even tried the one I’m working at, that’s how bad I am at this game) .
Kawaii Monster Cafe is a collaboration between Diamon Dining, a company behing a hundred something other places as the famous Christon Cafe, and Sebastian Masuda, artist, founder of 6%DOKIDOKI and art director for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, NHK’s Kawaii International, and some others.
Unsurprisingly, the place is crazy and colorful. A huge cake-shaped merry-go-round welcomes you at the entrance and the whole place looks from Alice in Wonderland. Before coming I’ve read they had 4 different rooms but it’s actually different areas in the same big space, which is way more convenient if you want to see everything (and go to the bathrooms). The cafe is really big and even with all the stuff inside I’m sure you can sit a lot of people.
As it was our first time we didn’t choose our seats and got a regular table. You can also choose a fancy themed table but it will cost you 1000 yen per person, while the normal seats charge you “only” 500 yen.
The menu is brougt to you on a tablet and while you can’t order on but where you can see pictures of everything, including the goods you can buy at the shop near the exit. The menu doesn’t have so many items but we managed to choose different things, taking a main dish and a drink per person. We chose the emblematic colorful spaghetti in 2 different variations, the colored sauce palette one and regular tomato sauce one (I got this one, I’m weirdly classic when it comes to pasta dressing) and a plate of fries, waffles, sandwiches, and fried chicken with the famous colorful sauces as well.
My cocktail, an alcohol-free fruit punch, was extremely sweet, but I enjoyed the pasta.
The food looks great and is fairly good, but the price can stop some of us. I paid about 1400 yen for my pasta, and about 800 yen for my cocktail, and you have to add the table fee of 500 yen on top of this. It’s still a really nice experience I would recommend because the place is awesome and the monster girls are super cute. Plus they will sing you a song if you order a birthday cake.
- Address: YM square building 4F, 4-31-10,Jingumae,Shibuya,Tokyo
- web: http://kawaiimonster.jp/
- by train: Meiji-jingumae and Harajuku stations are the closest ones, you will have to walk about 10 minutes