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Awesome, every visitor should see this show. Sensory Overload!!!
The show was an assault to all your senses and it was wonderful. This is a must-see show!! Please do not miss out on this experience.
This is a not to be missed option for anyone that is visiting Tokyo. The show was indescribable. A real once in a life time event. And the restaurant was full of great food and a fun experience.
Oh god we can,t explain how beautiful it was, amazing,awesome. The show,interior decoration,location,was exceptionally beautiful. Japanese restaurant a good experience. Thanks viator tours.
Whoa! What a night at the Robot Restaurant in Japan. My friend and I have been traveling Japan for a few weeks before arriving in Tokyo, and had heard stories about the wild, exciting nightlife in Shinjuku. A night at the Robot Restaurant was the perfect introduction to the scene out here. We first had dinner at Sengoku Buyuden, a delicious Samurai themed restaurant. The menu was all in Japanese, which can be scary, but I was very happy to get into the spirit of the night and just sort of see what happened! All the food was wonderful and it was a great experience. Then it was a short walk to the Robot Restaurant. It was easy to find the ticket office with all the lights and signs, and before you know it we are in the lounge with a drink (I recommend a highball with Suntory Whiskey, kanpai!). They usher us into the show and we had front row seats RIGHT in the action. It was a blast! The actors in costumes really look to be enjoying their time out there, which for me made the whole experience. And the larger robots are insane! Lots of laughs and action the whole time, what a show! I am giving this 4.5 stars, just because I felt they stopped the show too much to try and sell you drinks and popcorn. But all in all this was an awesome introduction to Tokyo, worth the price of admission, and I will recommend it to anyone coming to Tokyo.
Unique, captivating and delicious in Tokyo! On a recent trip to Tokyo I had the pleasure of visiting Sengoku Buyuden for some authentic and delicious Japanese food! We were led through a beautiful atrium where we were seated in our own private booth, separated by flowing curtains which allowed for privacy without being disconnected. From then on we were treated to course after course of delicious, fresh sushi, meat, soup and other seafood! The final piece was cooked right in front of us on a hot pot and was delicious. I must admit I am not a big Japanese food fan but this certainly changed my opinion, loved it all! Following this we made the short walk to the robot restaurant, a true icon of the Tokyo entertainment scene and something I had been very curious, and excited to experience for some time. Once we stepped inside the kaleidoscope of colors and reflections I knew I was in for a treat. After enjoying a quick welcome drink we descended many flights of stairs to a stage similar to a fashion runway with seats on both sides! We took our seat and from then on were transfixed with the choreography, pyrotechnics, sights, sounds, neon lights, costumes! We were transformed into a different reality and had to pick up my jaw from the floor many times. It was truly unique and something that must be seen with one’s own eyes! If I had to describe the show I would say an electronic Mardi Gras on steroids, with lasers, floats, music, robots and electronics!
The Samurai Restaurant was great - very Oishi food! The Cabaret was different I enjoyed it and it is probably good to go and see it just to see the craziness. The way they do their ticketing is a little strange and confusing but was all ok in the end.
Not quite sure how to really rate this one. Should it be five starts because it is so..? or should it be almost no stars? I am not sure about why it is the number 1 thing to do in Tokyo but it will get you into quite the nightlife and just over the top crowds of tourists. If you want a different angle of robots well then you have found it here. You will find no one who goes to this show actually from Japan. This does not pretend to be anything else but over the top cheesy show of bling and other eye popping lights. I doubt people in Japan would steer you this way to see this show. Would I go back?? Maybe? It is a bit of a younger crowd so don't bring your grandmother unless she is up for all of this. You will come out laughing at the over the top type of lights and robots. Again be prepared that the Robot restaurant is NOT a restaurant. Your restaurant will be in a different location and so be prepared to have both places translated into Kanji when trying to find the two on your own.
Prior to the show and throughout, there was a constant push to buy drinks and food. It was over the top how often they were pushing purchases. The seating is EXTREMELY tight. We were on the bottom row and it was difficult with people getting in and out. The person behind my husband spilled his beer on him from knocking it down accidently. The show itself was pretty good. After, you had to climb quite a bit of steps to get out.
Dinner at the restaurant was okay. The food was pretty good but we had to keep waiting for each dish. There was 6 of us sharing each dish that took anywhere from 5-10 minutes to come out. We had to open the sliding door and track down the waitress several times to ask if the rest of the food was coming.
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience from the kitsch waiting area to the performance itself. Completely insane, colourful, energetic and a must see whilst in Tokyo.
For Samurai restaurant, it was enjoyable however no English is spoken so it we were unsure of what we were eating, whether any more food was to come or when the experience had finished.
Victoria H New Zealand
Great atmosphere, fun presentation, tasty food but very small amount. I left the restaurant feeling a bit ripped off having paid for a dinner and only got a few tiny portions.
The food choices at Samurai Themed restaurant were poor. The Robot show was cheesy, and waste of money.
The Samurai Restaurant was very bad! There was no English menu and we were given no choice of meal option and because the communication was so difficult (not the restaurant fault but you would think if they take bookings from Viator they would have English menus) she ended up just bringing us food.
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