At this point, you've spent the past few months reading about my amazing Tokyo travels on Tuesdays. I've shared pastries, a slew of Michelin starred dining, plus all the Japanese classics of sushi, okonomiyaki, tepanyaki, and ramen.
But not all of my adventures were for the food. Some were for ... the experience, and the experience alone.
Like, the Robot Restaurant. We were tipped off to this place by Levi, who proclaimed that he was going, even if none of the rest of us joined him. I don't think he expected anyone else to go, particularly not Emil. But we all joined for the adventure.
This is a case where the photos will speak much better than my words ever will, so I'll leave the narrative simple, except of course, for the meal review. You can also watch Anthony Bourdain's experience on Parts Unknown.
This experience was even more insane than it looks. And I'd recommend it in a heartbeat. Thank you Emil for the photos!
When I was in college, ZIMA was my drink of choice. But when is the last time you saw ZIMA in the US? Answer: at the latest, 2008, when it was discontinued. You can only find it in Japan now. And find it I did. Available almost everywhere, also in a pink variety!
|Levi and the dino.|
|Julie and the dino.|
|Going down ...|
|The Dining Portion.|
|Fish Bento Box.|
The top left section contained tamago and beans. The tomago wasn't layered, it wasn't very sweetened, but it wasn't offensive. Meh. The 3 large beans next to it were sweet, and I actually liked them. They reminded me of molasses baked beans, and I gladly ate all the beans from Emil's box too, as he clearly wasn't going near this food. The green beans next to those however I really didn't care for, they had a really strange unfamiliar taste.
In the center was a tiny container of pickles, pretty standard.
Top right was my first seafood, raw salmon over a small salad with pickled onions. I wasn't brave enough to try the fish, but the onions were fine.
Bottom right was my other seafood, a miso coated, cooked fish. I'm not sure what type of fish it was, but it didn't have much flavor, and was very fully cooked.
The final section was rice balls. They were not good at all, the rice dried out yet mushy, flavorless.
I had heard that you definitely don't go there for the food, so I was expecting it to be worse than this. Sure, I didn't actually like anything in here besides the beans, but it wasn't THAT bad.
|"Meet" Bento Box.|
|Glowing drummers that is.|
|Mermaid Riding a Shark.|
|High speed rolling robots.|
|Dancers and Terminators.|
|More Dancers. More Lasers.|
|Girls & Airplane.|
|Riding the Wing.|
|Riding the Tank,|
I have no more words.