If you’re heading to Japan and will be spending some time in Tokyo then you most probably have heard about the famous Robot Restaurant show located in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
To sum up the show, it’s an experience you will never forget. It’s an extremely over the top Japanese experience all combined into one outlandish entertainment show. You simply have to see it to believe it.
This blog post is a guide to the Robot Restaurant show in Shinjuku.
Be sure to spend some time walking around Shinjuku as it is a wonderful part of Tokyo to explore with its nightlife, entertainment, shopping and large selections of restaurants to choose from. You should totally add this awesome destination to your trip to Japan.
Travel information for the Robot Restaurant
The easiest way to reach the Robot Restaurant is to take the subway line Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin to Shinjuku Sanchome Station.
Take exit B9, and the walk to the restaurant is around 5 minutes. You will start to see signposts from the Metro station. It’s easy to spot once you arrive so don’t worry about getting lost.
Robot Restaurant Discount with Voyagin
For the best Robot Restaurant discount price, I would recommend booking your ticket in advance for a big saving.
After searching online, I found that Voyagin offered the best ticket price online. You could even book it in advance and get an e-ticket, which made the whole process a piece of cake.
I found my personal saving to be 34% off compared to the price on the day so it really is worth booking in advance online if you know that you want to go.
Normally the first show of the day is the most affordable.
After making a booking in advance, all you have to do is arrive on time to the restaurant and show your mobile voucher (e-ticket) to get your print ticket. Enjoy the saving and the Robot Restaurant show.
Opening times for the Robot Restaurant
Every day you can choose from a selection of four shows. Doors open earlier before each performance so you can enjoy a drink in the Robot Lounge before the show.
– Show one: 16:00pm (reception opens: 15:20)
– Show two: 17:00pm (reception opens: 16:45)
– Show Three: 19:50pm (reception opens: 19:10)
– Show Four: 21:45pm (reception opens: 21:05)
The show lasts for about 90 minutes with several breaks in between, and they do keep the action going through that period.
Enjoy a pre-show at the Robot Restaurant lounge
The Robot Lounge is located on another floor than the show. You can wait in the lounge area for your show to start and enjoy a pre-show performance in the meanwhile.
The venue itself is an attraction. You can sit back in the massive spinning chairs, relish at the wacky robot-like design and interior, and enjoy a robot band performance.
This will give you a light taste of what’s to come.
The Robot Restaurant performance
Think ninja’s fighting robots. Robots fighting dinosaurs. Laser shows. Robot Christmas. Electric drums. Oversized snakes. This show simply has it all.
It’s cheesy as hell but for some reason, I absolutely fell in love with the show.
I had very low expectations going in but after hearing so many rave reviews from friends, I simply had to check it out and see for myself.
I’m happy I made my own judgement on this one as it was simply out of this world.
The energy of the performance is well put together and you can see that the performers enjoy bringing the show to life and it’s rather impressive.
They also change the show frequently every month or so in order to keep the Robot Restaurant trendy and new.
The performance is 90 minutes long with breaks in between, and the show is split up into three themed sections.
As I visited in November, one of the themed sections was focused on Christmas so they do change the show according to the holidays.
I would review the show more in-depth but I don’t want to take away the magic, and with the show changing frequently, it’s best to see for yourself.
Top tips to enjoying the Robot Restaurant
Even though the show is called the Robot Restaurant, the Restaurant side of the name shouldn’t be taken to heart. You can buy a selection of snacks by the bar, but I would recommend eating before the show, and Shinjuku offers many options to choose from.
The performance is mostly done in English and you can take photos as long as you turn off the flash. You must also turn off your Wi-Fi and set your phone to aeroplane mode to not interfere with the robot controls.
If the sound is too loud for you, you can request ear protectors to wear during the performance.
During the show, you can find a menu on your table and you can order to your seat during the breaks. I found the prices to be reasonable at the table, and you might need a few drinks to get through the performance.
At the end of the performance, you can usually exchange your ticket for a drink at the bar.
Make sure you take a trip to the toilet as well, you will be in for a surprise!
Thank you for reading my guide to the Robot Restaurant
Thank you for reading my guide to the Robot Restaurant show in Shinjuku. I hope you enjoy the show and your time in Tokyo, Japan.
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