Sunday, 23 February 2014

Akihabara Gundam Cafe

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Our next stop of otaku trip was to stop by Akihabara Gundam Cafe for dining ^_^ The cafe is situated just beside Akihabara train station so it would be an easy find. From a distance, you would noticed that the cafe is directly below the railway track. It's a common sight to see shops or eateries below railway track in tokyo. It's a way the Japanese maximized land use in this urbanized city where land is scarce. Visitors can check and grand menu before enter... Menu is written mainly in Japs but the pricing won't scare you away... Trust me, it's definitely cheaper than maid cafe... heehee...

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If you ain't patronizing, you can also take photos with the human size statue outside the cafe or pick up a souvenir or two at the section beside. The theme of Gundam Cafe would change from time to time and during our visit, it was metallic coat Char's custom Zaku II welcoming us. Once you entered the premises, you would be amazed by the decoration and Gundam artifacts that blends with it. 

The menu are really interesting as every dish was nicely designed to Gundam series or a particular Mobile Suit. Like the fried tomato rice in the shape of Char's Custom Zaku II, two circular cakes on a plate to resemble 00 and chicken wings protruded from the side of plate for Wing Gundam. Very idea  for those radishes and carrots to be cut into the shape of Zeon or E.F.S.F logo. 

The most unforgettable experience I had @ Gundam Cafe was visiting the loo! Check out the video I had uploaded for what happened in the toilet! Gundam eyes glow from the mirror and automated toilet bowl! Never before have I seen such high tech toilet! Stunning to the max!!!

 

6 comments:

chrismandesign said...

this Gundam Café has a lot of design everywhere !!!... the counter, the tables and chairs, the signaling, the menu, the decoration and well, the food !!!... being a graphic designer, this is something i really appreciate !!!... i was wondering, actually the food is tasty ??? =)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Graphic Designer is a cool and artistic profession pal... The tomato fried rice of Char was pretty tasty... Well, could be the atmosphere...

deSMOnd said...

Toilet is so high tech..Power!!

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Lol... The toilet is a real highlight...

bluedrakon said...

Where is everyone??? I would have had a blast with the maids, but seriously the eyes in the loo would be a bit intimidating (O_O)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

I waited and took pics when most ppl had left. Stanley and I when there past dinner time so I think the crowd and subsided. That photo taken at Maid Cafe is for some laughs and that's my first experience @ Maid Cafe in Japan... As for the Gundam eyes in the loo... Lol... Can be spooky that the eyes went off and the Gundam eyes started glowing @_@

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