15 Japanese Pop Culture Restaurants You Didn’t Know Existed

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Gundam Anime Cafe (Tokyo, Japan)

Gundam Anime Cafe

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At the Gundam Café you may be greeted by anime-inspired doorman or doorladies, who begin the experience from the moment you arrive. When you walk up, you can’t miss the vibrant entrance in all of its anime glory.

Godzilla Sushi (San Francisco, USA)

Godzilla Sushi

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Many may be unaware of this fact, but Godzilla is actually more popular in Japan than anywhere else. This San Francisco sushi joint pays respect to the popular movie figure across its walls.

Alice in Wonderland Restaurant (Tokyo, Japan)

Alice in Wonderland

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Whether you’d like to experience the tea party or the garden, you can do it all with Alice at her Wonderland restaurant in Tokyo.

Buddha Bar (Paris, France)

Buddha Bar

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Reflective of Japan’s primary religion, this high-class bar in Paris features a giant Buddha and ambiance lighting throughout.

Namahage Boogeyman Restaurant (Tokyo, Japan)

Namahage

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Namahage is a Japanese “boogeyman” and the masks worn throughout this restaurant are enough to keep any small child awake all night.

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Katie Steinharter

Katie Steinharter

Katie Steinharter lives in Denver, Colorado but finds herself at home all around the world. She recently spent three months traveling through Southeast Asia and Australia, helping social enterprises and NGOs develop strategic marketing plans. Currently Katie is a freelance writer and marketing consultant for start-ups in Colorado. In her free time you may find her reading a book at her local cafe, on the backside of any Colorado ski resort, or just laying on a hammock in the backyard of her parents’ house in Maine.