Located opposite the famous 'Golden Gai' izakaya (bar) square in Shinjuku's Kabukucho district (Tokyo) is a small cafe dedicated to all things Capcom. Whether your franchise of choice is Street Fighter, Biohazard (Resident Evil), Rockman (Mega Man), or something a little more niche, there's plenty of memorabilia and a themed menu on offer.
From vibrantly coloured themed cocktails complete with specific skits performed by the enthusiastic staff, to anatomically grotesque looking sweets, the food will intrigue more than satisfy - what we tried was all pretty tasty, however. Our group had varying degrees of bravery when it came to beverages, trying out a cocktail mixed by adding a syringe full of liqueur, a mocha served in a jam jar and a 'freshly squeezed' orange juice resembling long time Rockman enemy Met.
Aside from the Biohazard menu the main dishes play it pretty safe, with pizza based on both Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney and Devil May Cry, a sausage on a bone from Monster Hunter, and a Rockman stew being the highlights.
There are also a number of single and multiplayer games available to try, with the new Mega Man Collection on a screen behind the bar. Predictably the center piece is a Street Fighter V booth between the two main seating areas - complete with arcade sticks. There are stickers from B side labels and funko pops of all Capcom's iconic characters available to purchase, and the wide variety of plushes on display are quite easy to find in nearby Akihabara.
Compared to the multitude of themed cafes that pop up in Tokyo, this Capcom café has a wider variety in terms of IP than the Gundam or the Final Fantasy equivalents, but we'd love to see more displayed artwork and history behind these iconic series.
Given the fact that exhibitions and special events happen all the time in Tokyo there's always something to look forward to, and probably more quirky game-themed meals to experience.
Would love to go there one day, just for the atmosphere.
@Kalmaro me too
I want Ace Attorney Pizza!
Shouldn't it be an Ace Attorney Burger?
Oh now, you gotta explain what's going on with that Biohazard menu! It looks awesome...
I see MHXX...
Also, gimme Barioth figurine thingy.
I'm really curious about that Biohazard/RE menu. Looks like a cool place!
I have been to this place a few times. It's near some of the nightclubs I like right there in Kabukicho.
I game my experience a 6/10. Had to wait a long time and the drinks and food were low value for the cost. I liked the Monster hunter salad and the weaker cocktails.
Likely won't go again.
What I miss is the old biohazard cafe in Shibuya at Parco. That place was my joint.
The monster hunter salad came with a sharp sword to eat it with. Kinda awkward. The ordering process was also slow and inefficient as I have rarely seen this place packed. Its always only been me and one other party,
The karaoke place next door is better than Shidax
@Tyranexx you wanted the old Biohazard cafe in Shibuya.
Had an extensive menu with cool items from all of the games and a cool dinner theatre event / recreation of the final scene in biohazard 1.
There was also a secret staff room where you could place the shotgun in the rack to open the secret door just like the mansion.
"Rockman stew: because we make everything megaman except games."
I just want alphabet soup with "OBJECTION!" spelled out with noodle letters.
I so wish we got stuff like this in the US. Lucky Japanese.
Give me a Jill Sandwich or you're getting 1 star on Trip Advisor!
Where's Street fighter fruit punch?
@Kalmaro yeah that is definitely what we would pay for. One thing to play games but another to be in an environment and have some e-tanks to drink after fighting a boss
In Japan...everything has its own cafe!
What's on the ace attorney pizza??
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