A new pop-up café in Tokyo has not only been hit by overwhelming demand, but it has also extended its run in the Shibuya district of Tokyo.
The café’s look, feel, sound and food have been based on the Netflix hit series Stranger Things.
The horror drama has been one of the streaming service’s top 10 shows in Japan since it was released several years ago. The story features a group of friends in the 1980s as they fight the Upside Down in the fictional town of Hawkins in Indiana, United States.
The fourth season recently aired.
Tokyo is no stranger to themed restaurants having previously played host to restaurants with ninja waiters and exotic animals.
The series’ Demogorgon monster is there if patrons want to take photos next to it while listening to 1980s anthems as featured on the show.
Food on the menu includes meals inspired from the show like squid-ink pasta arranged in such a way that it looks like the monster’s head, or even waffles craved by Eleven, one of the characters in the series.
Unfortunately, the pandemic still has an effect on the city’s restaurant industry.
CNN reports that to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19, now battering Japan in record numbers, the café requires visitors to make a reservation and only about 20 people are allowed inside every hour.
Wannabe patrons are desperate to get a table reserved with several of them hoping someone would cancel so that they can get an opportunity to dine there.
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