The Pokémon Cafe in downtown Tokyo is getting a set of limited-time-only Halloween dishes certain to please any Pokémon and Halloween fan.
In case you weren’t aware, Pokémon is big in Japan. It’s big everywhere but in Japan, it’s become a bit of a national icon. Pikachu parades are common at corporate events. There’s an entire store dedicated to various Pokémon merchandise and right next to that store is a cafe that only serves dishes made to look like Pokémons.
Guests can try the Eevee Teriyaki Chicken Burger, where the burger has been burned to look like the face of Eevee with a pair of chips for ears. Or you can try the Pikachu Curry, where Pikachu has been fashioned out of rice and surrounded with delicious brown curry.
We wouldn’t exactly say the food is fine dining, but it’s certainly edible and definitely on-brand.
Now the Pokémon Cafe is getting a set of Halloween-themed dishes to go along with the whole Pokémon theme. Starting with the Pikachu Halloween Yokubari Plate, which is a dish made from a beef patty, some hash browns, a salad, a fried prawn, and mashed potatoes that have been molded and decorated to look like Pikachu’s head. And who wouldn’t want to eat Pikachu’s head?
You can even keep the Halloween-themed plate for an additional 1,188 yen (or about 11 bucks).
Next up we have the Gastly Menchi Katsu Burger, which has fried meat in between two buns with fries and a small soup. The bun, according to Sora News 24, is made with bamboo charcoal to give it that spooky visage.
Then we have the Tangela Halloween Mont-Blanc, which is a ton of puréed chestnuts, icing, and whipped cream fashioned to look like Tangela over a bed of peanuts. It’s not the usual Western-style desert, but again, we’re going with a theme here.
What Halloween dish would be complete without a bat? The Golbat "Dokudoku" Float drink is made out of a ton of fruit-flavored syrup, some berries, and a heaping scoop of ice cream on top. Finish your meal with the Pikachu Halloween Chestnut Latte, served either hot or cold.
These dishes are only around for a limited time only, and if you’re in the area you might want to make a reservation now rather than waiting until October. The Pokémon Cafe typically books about a month in advance and walk-ins aren’t really a thing.