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Ninja Cafe

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Jujiin 1 Comments Category : , ,

Last year, mom's friend brought us to my first theme restaurant in Tokyo - Vampire Cafe in Ginza. The food was waley, the ambiance was so-so, in short, flopchinamae saison. A few days before leaving for Tokyo last month, I had seen a feature about a hospital/prison theme restaurant. Read about it here. It reminded me of Party Monsters and Dr. Giggles. I excitedly told my cousins who were in Tokyo but due to lack of planning and them leaving a week after I arrived, Alcatraz didn't happen.

I told mom about Ninja Cafe. A couple of her Japanese friends volunteered to take us there.

They pick us up at 4PM. Dinner reservation is at 7PM so they drive us to Roppongi first since I haven't been there. Here's an observation: Most, if not all of mom's friends know nothing about directions. They have car navigation systems and printouts of maps and still end up having question marks as heads. Well, Japan does have the most confusing address format in the world. They take me to Roppongi Hills' observatory.

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The parking is amazing! It's like a motel for cars! How sauce!

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To the 52nd floor.

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Haruki Murakami merchandise! Look at that chica monopoly!

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I got this super cute Flower Pochette!

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The observatory. Parang sa Tokyo Tower lang. I kinda want to sing Empire State Of Mind but using Tokyo instead of New York.

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I wanted to see more of Roppongi Hills but we have a dinner reservation. Boo. Next time.

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We park at Akasaka Tokyu Plaza. We walk a few meters. We spot a ninja!

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We enter a dark, claustrophobic room. The receptionist gives instructions. We summon a ninja by saying, "Nin-nin!" with a hand gesture. A ninja comes out of a secret door!

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The ninja opens another secret door leading to a cave-like room with streams of water. It's very dark and cramped.

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We approach a dead end. The ninja commands us to recite "nin-nin." A bridge comes down from a wall.

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Leading to a dungeon, like something from a movie set. All the ninjas greet us. In character, of course.

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The ninja takes us to our table. Fumu-Fort Santiago sa pagkabato-bato.

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A ninja in charge of our table explains all the dishes comically. But poor me, I know little Nihongo.

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Before dessert, we hear a loud knock accompanying a commanding voice. It's a ninja magician! He speaks little English. I get to be the one to participate in his tricks. It's actually my first time to watch magic that close to my face. He gave the card I signed that he used in most of his tricks as a souvenir. He was totally funny and entertaining! Hontoni sugoi desu yo!
At one point, Mom: Oh my god! TheNinjaMagician: No! Me just ninja! *claps and laughter*

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Other ninjas.

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Teaching me how to do it.

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This is how I do it.

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We left busog and happy. Hinabol pa kami for this! Ninja Cafe is love!

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1 comments

  1. oh..the guy in the last picture holding the 'thank you come again' sign looks like this certain japanese pop idol, ohno satoshi.

    really cool place! :)

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