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Everyone in Tokyo wants to escape their daily grind somehow, so why not do so at one of the city's many fantasy dining restaurants? Alice in Wonderland is the classic rabbit-hole tale, but with a Japanese spin - the waitresses are garbed in Alice-esque, gothic Lolita costumes. The fusion food is good, but visitors really come here for the décor and the atmosphere. Order your drinks from playing-card menus, and desserts from heart-shaped ones. Large clocks, mad hatters, and the lot permeate this place. Make reservations, and don't be late for this very important date!
Fans of the kawaii cartoon character Pompompurin from Sanrio will have a reason to cheer and indulge their taste for all things cute at this busy cafe. This theme cafe draws you into Purin's world right from its over the top decor to its Purin-themed menu. The original menu highlights desserts and savory dishes shaped to resemble this cute golden retriever like the Purin-shaped dim sum. The cafe does brisk business and welcomes fans from around the world, so getting here early is a must. Whether you're five years old or fifty, if you have a soft spot for adorable animated characters, you'll love a visit here. A great place to bring the kids, the Pom Pom Purin Café is one of a kind in Tokyo.
Omotesandō Chachanoma is an elegant tea-room in the Shibuya-ku region of Tokyo. This tea-room prides itself of offering traditional Japanese teas and serves around 30 tea variations to choose from. Sip on to the Susuri cha or devour the Jussai Shiru from their menu which have been the popular favorites. In case you feel hungry, the cafe pampers your palate with some scrumptious delights like an assorted vegetables with white or brown rice that make up for a hearty meal. The white-dominated interiors are adorned with cozy furnishings and complemented with warm hospitality that assures a pleasant experience while dining here.
Tucked away in the basement of Tokyo's Otaku hangout, Nakano Broadway, Daily Chico has gained almost cult status for its unique 8-layer soft serve ice cream. The towering cone is piled with eight different flavors in colorful hues that make them fun to devour. If that is too daunting, you can opt for one of their delicious seasonal flavors that come in one-of-a-kind options like purple sweet potato, sesame, chai latte, green tea, and grape. For those craving something savory, the cafe also serves flavorful udon noodles in the store. Come discover a piece of Japanese pop culture and challenge yourself to the towering ice cream. Kids will definitely love this little spot too, making it great for a family outing.
Baby King Kitchen as the name suggests is a toddler-friendly cafe that offers a fun range of entertainment and game options for the little ones. Opt to be seated at one of their comfortable sofas as your kid explores the kid's book library, mini slide or indoor swing. Besides this, Baby King Kitchen also offers a unique array of Studio Ghilbi-inspired plates that bring to mind studio classics like Kiki's Delivery Service. The cafe menu also features a sizable selection standards of pasta, pizza, rice bowls, salads, snacks, and desserts. Welcoming all age groups, this no-age-barred cafe has a friendly ambiance and relaxed vibe that make it a great spot to enjoy a casual meal.
Tokyo's branch of Disney's Rainforest Cafe is well worth discovering, especially if you've got children, of any age. Descend into a world of exotic flora and fauna, where the cries and bleats of animatronic jungle animals mix with the vibrant colors of tropical fish for an otherworldly dining experience—and the food is pretty good too. At Rainforest Cafe, safari-clad servers whisk food and drink to and fro while monkeys hang from the ceiling. If that's not enough, check out their educational gift shop on the way out. While this could dent your pocketbook a bit, the Rainforest Cafe experience really is fun for the whole family, as well as the closest you may ever get to true jungle dining.