Robot Restaurant, Shinjuku, Tokyo

Robot Restaurant, Shinjuku, Tokyo


Some women danced on their feet,
some women sat in chairs tied to the ceiling There were women on bikes Buggies Tank Oh, and a neon giant plane Whilst some were paraded through the air like some sort of futuristic dystopian female cult Which…I quite want to join Robot Restaurant opened in mid-2012 in Shinjuku, Tokyo after someone spent 125 million dollars building the venue, constructing the robots and hiring the female population of a small city to come perform everyday, 3 times! After reading about how unusual this place was,
and being something of a robotic fanatic myself a friend and I decided
to check it out on our recent trip to Tokyo and….well…it was pretty interesting The thing kicked off fairly normally, well to some degree, with the female cult as I said,
parading around their tattooed leader Shouting loudly and advocating…Soy Milk? Or…just Soya in general..something to do with Soya And after a change of clothes we had a fairly normal performance which my friend particularly enjoyed Alright, so did I And then it all started to turn rather weird A giant robot called King Robota was wheeled out to the Dance Floor Brought to life by the son of Father Christmas Before it started stumbling around and shouting inaudible words we were disappointed or in my case relieved to know to that there is actually someone in the robot There is someone in the 8 foot costume Although half the costume is technically a robot, with the hands and face that do their own thing I’m genuinely scared, what is that?? It was a rather terrifying insight into a future of giant dancing robots singing to remixes of We Will Rock You
and of course dancing to Gangnam Style I wasn’t the only one uncomfortable being
in the presence of this giant robot There were quite a lot of other “robots”
dancing in Power Rangers-style costumes As well as members of the Albert Einstein fan club and they all seemed hesitant to share the dance floor with the eight-foot tall half man, half robot, half fucking nightmare robot swinging arms thing Or perhaps they were afraid
of the crazy man sitting on our left who was on a high dosage
of fizzy soft drinks and women and he must have been the only person in that room
to have succeeded in touching every women In massive contrast to the overly excited guy on our left on our right we had Tokyo’s most thoroughly unenthusiastic man I couldn’t for the life of me establish whether he was genuinely unimpressed or just overwhelmingly sexually frustrated Things then died down Except they didn’t Because then a fleet of women
on giant animatronic robots made their way into the room and started to surround us before poking the giant robot thing in the face which she didn’t seem to like very much because she starting doing this My friend even got to sit on one pull a stupid pose on it before driving it backwards and forwards
across the room with a cheeky smile And it was at that moment that things
started to die down Except they didn’t Because just then, a motorbike burst into the room The room turned into a giant merry-go-round with women hanging from the ceiling Then what happened…? Oh yeah! There was a woman riding around on an ostrich A woman being assaulted, cuddled, fondled by a giant rabbit And then… some sort of buggy with half a dozen women just burst into the room And my friend got overwhelmed by it all But then things got really mental because right then in a scene reminiscent from the world’s greatest weapon demonstration A giant plane flew into the room and…and a neon Tank drenched with women drove through the room crashing into the plane twice I almost spilled my sanity all over the floor What the fucking hell is going on?? It’s during this part of the performance that you’ll start to wonder why tanks aren’t build in neon and covered in bikini wearing women No self-respected enemy soldier
would open fire on them They’d be too busy filming it let’s face it It was then that the plane and the tank turned around, disappearing off stage with a wave and the cries of goodbyes the performance ended and we emerged from the place wondering
what the hell had just happened Even though…whatever I saw…was bloody brilliant They say the best things in life are free They’re not, they cost 4000 yens
and they come with a bento box dinner Not that you’ll be thinking about the food And after all you’ll probably have to only do it once although let it be said there are definitely some
who make it a weekly pilgrimage The show may not have had all the robots I’d hope for But one things for sure you’ll certainly have a hard time finding a cabaret performance as interesting, dramatic, ridiculous as the one at Robot Restaurant

100 Replies to “Robot Restaurant, Shinjuku, Tokyo

  1. I'm a Japanese student. calling "Soya" don't have to do with soy milk. It's a traditional calling when the festival takes place. If you have look my comment and understand it , I would be glad.

  2. 6:28 wrong. the best things in life is to crush your enemies. to see them driven before you. and to hear the lamentation of the women

  3. I totally wanted to do this when I went to Japan last year. But, I don't know if it was because we had 2 kids, or because it was later in the day or what but they said it was around 7,000 each and it didn't included food. But I'm glad to see this video because it looks awesome! too bad I couldn't afford it at the time lol

  4. It's ~Y9000 now, incl. a meal, according to the website.

    I think I'll give it a miss when I eventually visit.

  5. If I were straight, this would be my dream come true….is there a night when the girls are replaced with dudes?

  6. We're just barely on the edge of real robots doing these sorts of things, no human females required. I'm not looking forward to it.

  7. That performance was like an LSD trip! But I think I’d like to watch something like it someday. I like flashy performances! (although being in the red light district seems intimidating).

  8. Dammit I wanna go to Japan 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  9. We went in July and still can’t find any adjectives to describe it. We keep defaulting back to “WTF”. Splendid night!

  10. You are all composed, articulate, and witty in describing your experience, but judging by the shaky camera work I think you were almost emotionally and physically overwhelmed by the experience. That place looks like amazing fun and the "Robot Restaurant" is now officially on my bucket list. At this moment in time, I'm a new subscriber to your channel and I'm catching up on your early videos. Keep up the great work. This video had me laughing with your comments and witty British humor.

  11. I feel like all this insane stuff they do in Japan is merely a replacement for the fact they have no almost recreational drugs and work far too much. Perhaps if they didn't have these insane outlets for their confused energy then something truly awful would happen.

  12. Your entire demeanor and tone throughout this video is less like describing a strange restaurant you went to, and more like a witness describing a traumatizing experience to a cop in a police station.

    And it is hilarious.

  13. You should really go back. We went there a couple of days ago and they have truly upgraded it, if that’s possible.

  14. This gave me a much needed episode of, laughing till I cry, tonight, so thank you for this review and your personal comments on this restaurant, even if I am commenting 6 years too late

  15. This video is what inspired me to visit Japan. I saw it many years ago and went last year. It was amazing. Just found it randomly today. Will subscribe!

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