Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant cabaret show is a must-see for fun-seekers visiting Japan. Like nothing you’ve seen, it’s a crazy mash-up of robots, laser lights, music, theatre, props and dancers.
Find out how to get discount Robot Restaurant tickets, coupon deals and the lowest prices. And what you can expect and need to know to make the most of your trip.
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Update October 2022: The Robot Restaurant is temporarily closed. Hopefully, it will reopen soon. In the meantime, why not stay at the world’s first robot-staff hotel for your Tokyo robot fix?
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Prices in US$ fluctuate daily due to exchange rate changes. Last updated 23 December, 11.15pm (JST). SAVINGS compared to on-the-door prices $78.92 (¥8,500 Japanese Yen)
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Robot Restaurant Cabaret Show: Quick Links
- Robot Restaurant Tokyo Discount Tickets
- Why Visit the Robot Restaurant at Shinjuku, Tokyo
- Is it Worth it?
- Top Tips: Get the Most from Your Trip
- Best Places to Stay Near the Robot Restaurant
- Robot Restaurant: How to Get There and Location
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Get a 55% discount if you buy Robot Restaurant tickets online, compared to steep on-the-door costs of ¥8,500 ($78.92) per person. At the show, drinks start at ¥300 and food ¥1,000.
Why Visit the Robot Restaurant at Shinjuku, Tokyo
The Robot Restaurant cabaret show is pure fun. A once-in-a-lifetime pleasure palace for people who don’t take life too seriously.
Be entertained as you’ve never been before with an insane mash-up of crazy characters, lavish costumes, banging music, and dazzling lights at a wacky venue.
Japanese culture and folklore themes run throughout the show. A dizzying array of Kabuki theatre, samurais, ninjas, Taiko drummers, monsters, geisha, and of course, robots!
Set in the heart of Kabukicho – Shinjuku’s famous red-light district – you’re in for a feast of entertainment and neon lights. Around Kabukicho, you’ll see Godzilla looming high above the streets, its iconic red gate, and endless bars and restaurants. Why not watch the show, eat yakitori (chicken skewers) at Omoide Yokocho (known as ‘Piss Alley’), go bar-hopping in Golden Gai, and crash out in a ‘Love Hotel’.
On my journey, I’ve seen some weird stuff while travelling for a decade and living in London and Japan. For me, the Robot Restaurant show is the ultimate theatre of pulsating energy, weirdness and originality.
For the crazy ones out there, it’s a unique experience you’ll never forget!
In the words of the late, great, Japan-loving Anthony Bourdain:
I’ve seen Jimi Hendrix. I’ve seen Janis Joplin. I’ve seen David Bowie Diamond Dogs. I’ve seen Colleen Dewhurst and Jason Robards in A Moon for the Misbegotten, directed by José Quintero on Broadway, considered one of the greatest productions ever. And this was the greatest show I’ve ever seen in my life.
Robot Restaurant cabaret show: Planning your trip
Here’s what you need to know to plan your trip.
Robot Restaurant’s daily main showtimes
The main Robot Restaurant cabaret show evening times are the same every week. There’s also a more family-friendly afternoon show on Fridays to Sundays, which includes photos with the robots.
|Saturday||3.30 pm||5.30 pm||7.30 pm||9.30 pm|
|Sunday||3.30 pm||5.30 pm||7.30 pm||9.30 pm|
|Monday||3.30 pm||5.30 pm||7.30 pm||9.30 pm|
|Tuesday||3.30 pm||5.30 pm||7.30 pm||9.30 pm|
|Wednesday||3.30 pm||5.30 pm||7.30 pm||9.30 pm|
|Thursday||3.30 pm||5.30 pm||7.30 pm||9.30 pm|
|Friday||3.30 pm||5.30 pm||7.30 pm||9.30 pm|
Note: You must check in at least 30 minutes before the main show starts.
Robot Restaurant pre-show and main showtimes
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|Entry & Opening Act||Main Show: Robot Cabaret|
|First Show||2.00 pm||3.30 pm|
|Second Show||4.00 pm||5.30 pm|
|Third Show||6.30 pm||7.30 pm|
|Fourth Show||8.30 pm||9.30 pm|
We recommend you arrive before the Live Robot Music opening act. It’s performed in the dazzling and multi-coloured Rainbow Lounge.
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How long is the Robot Restaurant show?
The main Robot Restaurant cabaret show lasts for 90 minutes. During that time, there are a few breaks between acts where you can buy refreshments.
The whole event, including the pre-show, is around 2 hours and 30 minutes.
For example, event timings for the 5.55pm main show are as follows.
|Drinks in the lounge bar|
|5.15pm||Opening act music in the lounge bar|
|5.45pm||Seated in the main show area|
|5.55pm||Main show starts|
|Refreshments served between acts|
|7.25pm||Main show finishes|
Robot Restaurant menu: Food and drinks
The Robot Restaurant has plenty of bento box light meals, snacks, and drinks served during the evening. But, contrary to its name, it’s not a restaurant!
Japanese-style bento box light meals are available in three flavours:
- Bento box: Assorted meat, fish, vegetables and rice
- Grilled beef with rice and vegetables
All meals are served with a bottle of mineral water.
Before and during the main cabaret show, light bites and snacks are available:
- Cotton candy
- Robot chips
The lounge bar and cabaret show are well-stocked with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including:
- Chu-hi (Japanese shochu mix)
- Cocktails: cassis, Campari, gin, rum, sake, tequila and vodka-based
- Japanese shochu
- Japanese whisky
- Shots: gin, Jagermeister, rum, tequila and vodka
- Soft non-alcoholic drinks: Coca-Cola, fruit juices, green tea, ginger ale, ice (coffee, milk and tea), oolong tea, root beer and soda
- Wine: plum, red and white
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Robot Restaurant, Tokyo: Is it Worth it?
Is the Robot Restaurant worth it? You bet it is!
If crazy, bonkers, insane and ridiculous resonate with you, you’ll love the Robot Restaurant. Only Tokyo could put on an evening cabaret show so outlandish, fantastically fun and damn right weird!
Believe me; you won’t see anything like this in Las Vegas or anywhere else.
With so much attention to detail that’s gone into the props, costumes, visuals and sounds, it’s no surprise most reviews are positive.
Top Tips: Get the Most from Your Trip
Get the most out of your Robot Restaurant cabaret show trip with my top tips!
1. Watch the pre-show Robot Restaurant lounge bar opening act
Don’t miss the pre-show lounge bar act! Listening to a live artist singing soft melodies with a robot band is worthy of the main show itself. Soaking up the atmosphere with a drink (or three!) in the spaceship-like room gets you in the cabaret mood.
And getting there on time will make sure you…
2. Don’t arrive late
Arrive on time for the start of the pre-show, as mentioned above; it’s fantastic!
And don’t be late for the main cabaret show, or else you won’t get in! Being on time is essential in Japan, and the show must go on.
Don’t leave it to chance. Arrive early!
3. Young children
Loud sound effects, flashing lights and costumes make the cabaret show unsuitable for young children.
The Robot Restaurant has toned down the more risqué elements of the show, so you don’t have to worry about that. Although Kabukicho is a red-light district tame by many standards, it still has a seedy underbelly.
Not the ideal place for a family day out!
Best to use your judgement on whether to bring children. The afternoon show (Monday to Friday) has photo opportunities with the robots if you do.
4. Dress code and behaviour
You’re not allowed to wear sunglasses or extravagant costumes (like large wigs) at the show. And if you have visible tattoos, you’ll need to cover up.
Also, don’t arrive drunk or dishevelled, as you won’t get in.
5. Robot Restaurant or cabaret show?
A Robot cabaret show with light meals and snacks would be more apt to describe it! While a bento box is a novelty for some (and the food in Japan is always high quality), it’s not a restaurant.
Tokyo is the world’s number one food destination; have your evening meal elsewhere! Or, take a food tour in Tokyo to discover the city’s culinary culture.
6. Book early during Japan’s tourist high-season
The Robot Restaurant always sells days (or weeks!) in advance during cherry blossom season in March and April. And weeks before, you’ll find getting the exact date and times challenging.
Book as early as possible to avoid disappointment!
Other busy seasons include autumn leaves (mid-November to early December), Japan’s Golden Week holiday from 29 April for one week, and around Christmas.
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Best Places to Stay Near the Robot Restaurant
The Robot Restaurant’s located in Kabukicho, a few hundred metres from Shinjuku Station. One of Tokyo’s premier entertainment districts, it’s brimming with restaurants, bars and shops.
Shinjuku evenings buzz with excitement and neon lights, making it an ideal base in Tokyo. Here are my top picks of places to stay near the Robot Restaurant.
|Hotel Gracery Shinjuku||0.1 km||⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hotel||Book >>|
|Book And Bed Shinjuku||0.1 km||⭐⭐ Capsule Hotel||Book >>|
|Citadines Central Shinjuku||0.2 km||⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hotel||Book >>|
|Super Hotel Kabukicho||0.3km||⭐⭐⭐ Hotel||Book >>|
|Hotel An Kabukicho||0.4 km||⭐⭐ Love Hotel||Book >>|
|Shinjuku Urban Hotel||0.4km||⭐⭐ Hotel||Book >>|
|Bespoke Hotel Shinjuku||0.5Km||⭐⭐⭐ Hotel||Book >>|
|Hotel & Spa J-Mex Kabukicho||0.5 km||⭐⭐⭐ Love Hotel||Book >>|
|Best Hotel Shinjuku||0.5 km||⭐⭐ Hotel||Book >>|
|The Global Hotel Tokyo||0.5 km||⭐ Capsule Hotel||Book >>|
Robot Restaurant: How to Get There and Location
Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant is in Kabukicho, Shinjuku’s red-light and entertainment district.
Robot Restaurant address:
How to get to Robot Restaurant from Shinjuku Station
- Shinjuku Station (East Gate, East Exit) is 5 minute’s walk, 400m (1/4 mile) to Robot Restaurant
- Shinjuku Station is served by JR East Railway and Tokyo Metro subway services
Shinjuku Station to Robot Restaurant: Walking route map and directions
To get from Shinjuku Station to Robot Restaurant by foot, follow the blue dotted line on the map and the instructions below.
Go up the stairs on the left-hand side. At street level, keep to the left and walk ahead.
Take a right at the first pedestrian crossing and continue across the square until you see Gucci. Cross the main road and walk up the side road between Gucci and Mizuho Bank.
Continue walking in this direction. Cross the main road (Yasukuni Dori) and walk up the side road to the right of Family Mart and pass under the ‘Kabukicho Sakura-dori St.’ sign.
Continue walking until you reach the Robot Restaurant. Look out for the big neon ‘Robot Restaurant’ sign; you can’t miss it!
How to get to Robot Restaurant from other stations nearby
The Robot Restaurant is also close to these stations:
- A1 Exit from Higashi-Shinjuku Station is 9 minute’s walk, 700m (0.4 miles)
- Travel to Higashi-Shinjuku Station by Tokyo Metro subway
- C6 Exit from Shinjuku-sanchome Station is 8 minute’s walk, 650m (0.4 miles)
- Travel to Shinjuku-sanchome Station by Tokyo Metro subway
- Main Exit from Seibu-Shinjuku Station is 5 minute’s walk, 300m (0.2 miles)
- Travel to Seibu-Shinjuku Station by Seibu-Shinjuku Railway
Robot Restaurant Cabaret Show
The Robot Restaurant cabaret show is a unique experience you will never find anywhere else. The intelligent mix of traditional Japanese percussion, singing and dancing contrasts with contemporary high energy, dazzling lights, robots, monsters and dancing girls.
Be enchanted by this spectacular, choreographed show of special effects, LED lights and flashy costumes. The Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku, Tokyo, is the craziest fun-packed show you can only find in Japan!
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