Those dastardly Shockers are back with another heinous scheme to undermine Japan. This time they're plotting to swindle milk money from innocent children . Backed by the Pasela Group, the very same masterminds behind the Dragon Quest tavern in Roppongi, Kamen Rider the Diner is poised to serve up a steaming plate of nostalgia laced with mind control serum.
Today, themed restaurants.
Tomorrow, the world!
Reservations need to be through the website in advance or the staff will show you the door.
The interior is ostensibly decorated as a secret Shocker hideout, though the Third Reich eagle motif clashes with the walls adorned with rider action figures and glamor shots of the heroes.
Past riders are encased in vacuum sealed glass coffins for future generations.
There were two display cases featuring every rider belt ever.
Having a rider belt embossed shirt is the Japanese version of those novelty tees with a tie printed down the front.
Naturally you're not paying for the food itself, but rather the ambiance and right to take sweet pictures to brag to your friends. It takes a truly insidious organization to make you feel good about blowing 800 yen on a plate of cheese and rice.
Cheese Condora Risotto.
Amazon Green Tea Float.
Stronger Strawberry Hot Cake.
X Riders's Gateau Chocolate Scarf.
X Rider Cocoa.
Apollo Geist Killer Spicy Shrimp Chili.
Rider Ichi-Go Melon Soda Float.
Some of the items are more of a stretch then others and require a high level of mental gymnastics to justify their existence. Half the fun is seeing how desperate the menu can get; the other half is returning to a child-like state of mind that can see rider helmets in green ice cream and kaiju in pan-fried shrimp.
Despite the slightly dodgy menu, this is intended as a somewhat classy dining experience for friends and couples looking to play grown-ups by dishing our major bank for a meal. Never mind that it's a living museum dedicated to a children's show about spandex-clad grasshoppers beating up guys in rubber suits. The restaurant feels no shame in reveling in the source material, and honestly, why should they? Kamen Rider the Diner helps us remember that in the real world sincerity beats out irony, one overpriced novelty dish at a time.