[Tokyo] Popular and Entertaining Restaurants to Visit at Night
You want to enjoy your trip to Tokyo to the fullest even at night, right? Well, you’re in the right place because Tokyo is filled with venues that are open until late. In this article, you’ll get to know five restaurants with plenty of entertainment to offer where you can have a great time at night!
1. ZAUO Shibuya Branch
This is a restaurant where you can savor delicious fresh fish dishes while fishing! At ZAUO, you can easily try your hand at this activity that not many get to experience in their daily lives.
Here’s a simple explanation of how the restaurant works:
1. Rent a fishing rod (108 JPY per rod).
2. Receive the bait.
3. Start fishing.
4. Call the staff when you hook a fish.
5. Choose how you want your fish prepared.*
* You can choose between sushi, sashimi, grilled, deep-fried, or simmered in soy sauce.
The most popular fish is the sea bream. The regular price for the sea bream sashimi dish “Tai Ippon Ikizukuri” is 4,104 JPY (excl. tax), but if you catch the fish yourself, you can have the same dish for 2,950 JPY (excl. tax)!
* Prices might vary from one branch to another.
Weekday dinners: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Weekend and holiday lunches: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm; Dinners: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
2. VREX Shibuya Miyamasuzaka Branch
This is a cafe and bar where you can enjoy cutting-edge VR and AR games while enjoying a great meal. The Shibuya branch’s recommendation is the Platinum Course (6,264 JPY (incl. tax)). VREX has a system of points and in this course, you receive 4 points to choose your favorite games and 4 points to order food and drinks. VREX is a must-go restaurant if you're looking for an exciting night out.
Open hours: 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Yurei is a haunted izakaya (Japanese-style pub) where you can experience what fear tastes like! Dimly lit and full of graves and sotoba (Buddhist wooden grave tablets), it looks as if a ghost from a Japanese horror story could appear at any moment at this place. Even the dishes, such as the horrific human eye-shaped Gankyu Kyofu no Mentama (Cheese Flavor) (460 JPY (excl. tax) for 4 pieces), will make your spine shiver. Yurei even offers a course where you can feel how it is like to be inside a coffin! This izakaya is the choice place for horror movie lovers.
Open hours: 5:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Komparu is a restaurant where you can watch exciting dance performances by talented dancers. But the stage here is not only reserved for breathtaking spectacles! The house also has comedy shows and many other types of entertainment waiting for you! Try the Konparu Course (7,800 JPY (incl. tax)): a special course that includes not only your meal and an all-you-can-drink menu, but also covers the performance and service charges.
Weekdays: 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturdays, holidays: 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sundays: 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
5. Robot Restaurant
With a stage that cost 10 billion yen to build, Robot Restaurant offers you stunning spectacles performed by professional dancers and robot staff. The restaurant allows patrons to take pictures in its premises, so get your camera ready to capture some pretty unique images here! Robot Restaurant has 5 shows a day and the entrance fee is 8,000 JPY (incl. tax) per person. This price doesn’t cover food, so if you want to consume something during the show, ask the servers. Don’t forget to make your reservation in advance because it's the only way to gain access to the restaurant!
Open hours: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
* Open hours might change depending on the season, so make sure to check the latest news on the restaurant's homepage.
With so many exciting restaurants, it’s hard to decide which one to visit first! Make sure to use this article to enjoy your time in Tokyo to the fullest!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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