A GOTH RESTAURANT IN GINZA, TOKYO
• You have to go on a date but you have no idea in choosing the location? • Looking to impress the girl of your dreams • Then, if you’re somewhere around Tokyo, you shouldn’t miss the Vampire Cafe in Ginza.
• Blood isn’t on the menu but it’s splattered all over the glowing red floors. • The snug rooms are piped with Baroque music and peppered with crucifixes, spiders, skulls, candelabras, and Dracula’s coffin. (Sounds like home to any Gothic Lolita.) • Thick, beaded drapes ensure that any naughty behavior in the booths won’t make the rounds on the Internet.
• The waitresses dress in Gothic French maid outfits and the waiters wear tuxedos (do they ask you to “vokkk dizzz vayyy?”). • Like at the Alice in Wonderland café, each table comes with a bell, which you can ring for a “Vampire’s blood cocktail” or a cigarette.
• All of the menu items have vampiric names, which you won’t be able to decipher if you can’t read kanji. The cuisine is best described as an Italian/French/ Japanese mix. • Vampire Café’s morbid motifs extend to the food presentation; an order marinated octopus suckers and smoked salmon comes in a little burial casket; “raw” spring rolls filed with tuna are arranged in a cross on a bed of thinly-sliced tomatoes.
Infos Address: 7F La Paix Building, 6-7-6 Ginza, Chuo-Ku. Tel: 03-3289-5360 Open: 6pm-4am Mon-Sat, 5pm-11pm holidays, closed Sun. Menu English/Japanese. Reservations necessary.