The district of fashion and kawaii culture of Harajuku took another turn in summer 2015, opening its best representative in the form of a restaurant. Stepping into Kawaii Monster Cafe it’s a one way trip to Wonderland and a sweet experience to enjoy. Would you adventure into this sweet experience? Advance booking is highly recommended!
Kawaii Monster Cafe
The mind of art director Sebastian Masuda in collaboration with Diamond Dinning company brought to life the Kawaii Monster Cafe, located in Harajuku. You can check their location and opening hours on their website. The restaurant is divided in four main areas, with a central space occupied by a giant cake spinning, like a merry-go-round. On friday nights special events and DJ come to hype up the guests. At the entrance, depending on how crowded are the different areas, is possible to choose the table in your preferred area. All spaces are bright and colorful, with plenty of decoration following a theme.
It comes in a cake PDA, with different language options, and has a good feeling to navigate through the different pages. There are many colorful food options, but if rainbow pasta is not your choice, there are some traditional looking food to choose. The names of the plates are themed, so having the menu with photos of every item helps to understand what you’re ordering.
Fans of sweets will love Kawaii Monster Cafe, as most of the items in the menu have a sweet flavor. Even the fried chicken comes with chocolate. For a full rainbow and sweet experience, check the dessert menu.
The Monster Girls
The special staff from Kawaii Monster Cafe. They wander around the areas, and come greet the guests whilst waiting for their order. Every one has a theme, and is a challenge to your eyes to appreciate all the details in their fashion. With basic english conversation you’ll be able to exchange a few words with the monster girls. And one monster boy.
Like mentioned at the beginning of the article, a trip to Wonderland. From the first step into the restaurant, you’re kindly guided to the world of colorful and kawaii culture. In japanese, kawaii means cute, but for those not used to what can be “cute” in Japan, might feel a bit out of place. As many other themed restaurants in Japan, the level of detail is stunning, even the bathrooms are worth checking, for a bright color experience. Once finished the meal, there’s a goods shop near the exit, in case you want a memento from the restaurant to bring back home.