Crazy Wacky Theme Restaurants: Tokyo
Even if you’ve been to Tokyo, you’ve never done a restaurant tour like the one endeavored by La Carmina in Crazy, Wacky Theme Restaurants: Tokyo. Traditional dishes like sushi, rice balls and curry get tricked out thanks to theme restaurants inspired by everything from religions to animals. Waitresses dressed as maids slap you when you lose a food version of Russian roulette that concludes with an unbearable amount of wasabi; a drunken Buddhist monk imparts wisdom; boy-toys dote on female customers; ninjas bring menus and throw food.
La Carmina, the mistress of the hugely popular Gothic Lolita website, has traveled all over Tokyo to document these insanely themed eateries. With stories as quirky and singular as the restaurants she visits, illustrated with photographs of the food, menus, interiors and waiters, La Carmina reveals this astonishing and utterly fascinating niche of dining in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.