KITTY IN A BOW TIE! JAPANESE CAT CAFES, DECO DOG CAFE, ALCATRAZ ER JAIL THEME RESTAURANT: FOOD NETWORK TV.
Hello, squishy-faced feline in a bow tie! We’re in Calico Cat Cafe, Shinjuku. Many Japanese are unable to own pets (not enough time or space), so they come here to play with over a dozen cats.
My Pirates company arranged a TV shoot at this and other theme cafes, for Food Network’s “World’s Weirdest Restaurants.”
First Mate Naomi had to wear a mask, since she’s allergic to kitties. This Scottish Fold reminded me of mine…
… but nobody can hold a cuteness candle to Basil Farrow! Here is a photo of him as a kitten, in case you haven’t seen it.
One day, I’ll live in a crazy cat-house like this.
Then, the shoot went to the dogs.
At Deco’s Dog Cafe, owners sit with their pets and eat the same food as them!
My cat has a stroller too. Don’t judge…
Moving on. Do you recognize these bloody mannequin heads? Yes, we’re back at Alcatraz ER, the haunted jail theme restaurant in Shibuya.
Sexy nurses put you in handcuffs and lead you to your cell, where you order cocktails with floating eyeballs.
Every so often, the lights go dark — and the monster prisoners escape! They run around, bust into your jail cell and scare you silly.
I took Andrew Zimmern here for an episode of “Bizarre Foods” Travel Channel. Above is the clip, and you can see all my TV hosting videos on my Biography page.
Who knew danger and gore could be so much fun? Only in Japan.
You can see more of the horror mental hospital, cat and dog cafes in La Carmina’s book, Crazy Wacky Theme Restaurants: Tokyo (Mark Batty, Random House).
Now I’m in Ohio (ohayo!); remember why? Here’s the reason…
Would you visit a cat, dog or bunny cafe? What is your favorite type of theme restaurant?
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