Sunday, 23 February 2014

Akihabara Gundam Cafe

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic1 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic1_zpse8b7c3e2.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic2 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic2_zps218b51f8.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic4 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic4_zpscfa10115.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic3 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic3_zpsc4f72bac.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic5 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic5_zps7dc0f031.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic8 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic8_zpscf0766ef.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic7 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic7_zpsb5e898fd.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic6 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic6_zps9b95fb20.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic9 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic9_zps22dfd889.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic10 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic10_zps380a1999.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic11 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic11_zps0dee0804.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic12 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic12_zps90c50be1.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic13 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic13_zpsc3be718b.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic14 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic14_zps1ef07ec2.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic15 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic15_zps3b9f704c.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic16 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic16_zpscdd3e33c.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic17 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic17_zps2e336877.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic18 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic18_zps101bf00b.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic19 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic19_zps1e7e44cd.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic20 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic20_zps7d42f3ad.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic21 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic21_zps968338c5.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic22 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic22_zps9611d55d.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic23 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic23_zpsd265cc2c.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic27 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic27_zpsc8acb758.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic24 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic24_zpsdb0b9db8.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic26 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic26_zpsd1d4aec6.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic25 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic25_zps002d986c.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic28 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic28_zps2c263d5c.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic29 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic29_zps1c18d06d.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic30 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic30_zps59826b96.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic31 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic31_zpsca877626.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic32 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic32_zpsdc8f8dc8.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic33 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic33_zps0c46ad58.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic34 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic34_zps0bf0903f.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic35 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic35_zpsfc4f2c60.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic36 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic36_zpsc35a1b81.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic38 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic38_zps88bbd2ff.jpg

Akihabara Gundam Cafe Pic37 photo AkihabaraGundamCafePic37_zps089f4699.jpg 

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...

Japan Maid Cafe photo MaidCafe_zps0bb047a8.jpg

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!!!



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 @_@


Related Posts with Thumbnails