Perhaps in Tokyo it’s not quite as alarming to see a flatbed truck with two gigantic robotic women driving through traffic – but as the vehicle wound its way through Shinjuku yesterday, it was advertising a very special restaurant.
The ‘Robot Restaurant’ offers ‘cabaret dances’ from giant robots – looking like plastic women, but with robotic lower halves.
The £83 million restaurant will let customers operate the ‘fem-bots’ – but staff will also ‘steer’ the performers as they dance for visitors.
She’s not human, but she’s all woman: The robot ‘women’ are controlled by customers using joysticks
Are you man enough? The giant metal robot stares at a customer of the robot bar
Dare you enter? The robot bar’s door hints at the metal delights contained within.
The fem-bots: Customers are dwarfed by the giant robots in the Robot Restaurants
Rise of the machines: The £9 million restaurant is themed entirely around robots
Metal machine madness: The robot restaurant is run by real women dressed in military clothes
Tempted? The robots in the restaurant are controlled by women
The new restaurant advertised that it cost 10 billion yen – £83 million -to open
The robots operated by real women dressed in military and other outfits will perform ‘cabaret’ dances for its customers.
The robots are themed after the character Valkyrie in the game Soul Calibur.
The restaurant is located near the heart of Kabuchiko in Shinjuku.
A flat fee of 3000 Yen – £25 – allows entry to the robot show and a drink.
Sushi is also served – although local reviewers say that it’s difficult to ignore the hour-long ‘show’.
Not only are there dancing robots, there are drummers, tanks, and fighter aircraft.
The robot bar is advertised with a truck with two of its performers – and a man dressed (vaguely) as Boba Fett.
‘ The portions served are rather small and you’ll probably forget about it once the neon extravaganza is underway,’ said Japan Today.
‘Truly the main reason to visit Robot Restaurant is the performance which goes on twice a night from Monday to Saturday.’
She’s electric: Customers operate the female robots at a restaurant on July 23, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan
Robots on tour: A Hummer tows two robots in the streets of Shinjuku
Metal madness: A customer poses outside Tokyo’s robot bar
On tour: The restaurant worth £9 million is a robot themed space
Signature attractions Robots are run by real women dressed in military clothes and perform cabaret dances for the customers