Harajuku Food Scene – Kawaii Monster Cafe + Tonkatsu + Yakiniku


Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan – Today I explore 3 very unique Japanese Food options in the popular Harajuku neighborhood in Tokyo.
When looking for things to do in Tokyo, Harajuku is always a good option. If you get away from the main streets (and Takishda Dori) it is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Tokyo.

Add these to your “things to do in Tokyo” list:

1. KAWAII MONSTER CAFE – A chaotic rollercoaster fueled by mushrooms and candy. There’s an area covered in baby bottles, a dining room designed by the mad hatter, and a bar positioned under what seems to be a glowing tarantula. I think, this is what Ozzy Osborne must see all the time. At the table, you’re required to order a combo meal or dessert set from an equally as stimulating menu.
*price: most combos range between $20-35 USD

2. MAISEN TONKATSU – A short walk from the Kawaii Monster Cafe, down the quiet and higher-end backstreets of Harajuku you’ll find Maisen. The place is known to draw a crowd, so I get here around 4pm to relax and enjoy my pork in peace. The menu describes the many types of cuts available and there’s a ton of different set options.
I go with the special pork loin cutlet set and the house speciality, Tonkatsu sandwich.
*price: Tonkatsu sets range from $20-35 USD, sandwiches $5-12

3. SEIKO-EN YAKINIKU – Seiko-En Restaurant in central Harajuku is well known for it’s Yakiniku, which translates to “grilled meat.” You order meat and cook everything right at the table.
*price: All-You-Can-Eat from $40 USD, a la carte prices vary

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