All-you-can-eat ice cream and frozen food restaurant becomes a hit in Akihabara
Ever wanted to try all those mysterious Japanese frozen foods? Well, now you can!
We’ve seen plenty of quirky restaurants pop up in Tokyo in our time, but this latest pop-up in Tokyo’s otaku mecca, Akihabara, is definitely one of the most quirky of them all.
This is because the menu here consists of frozen foods only and diners can help themselves to as many items as they want from the freezers located in the restaurant.
How will diners eat frozen food? Well, the answer to that is suggested in the name of the restaurant, which is called the “Chin! Suru Restaurant“. In Japan, “chin” is an onomatopoeia for the sound a microwave makes when food has finished heating, and by adding the verb “suru” (“to do”) at the end, “Chin! Suru” is a expression that describes the action of heating something in the microwave.
▼ The restaurant is equipped with seats, freezers and microwaves.
Not only is it a new way to introduce diners to a wide range of frozen foods that they might never have tried otherwise, but it’s also a smart way to introduce them to different microwave models, which they can use firsthand to see exactly how they work.
▼ This story shows what customers can expect to find when they visit the restaurant.
As the clip above shows, it’s not just unlimited frozen foods that diners can enjoy, but unlimited ice cream too. Two plans are available for diners – a lunch plan which costs 1,500 yen (10.26 USD) per adult for 90 minutes between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., and a plan for dinner, which costs 2,500 yen per person for 120 minutesbetween 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Middle and high school students pay half the price of adults, while children under elementary school age eat free, and there is extra alcohol (not frozen) for adults and soft drinks available, with prices starting at 150 yen.
The chin! Suru Restaurant is only open for a limited time, October 8-23, so you’ll want to get in early to take advantage of this amazing offer. It’s a great way to try Japanese frozen foods you might not otherwise try when visiting Japan, and you can feast on over 50 types of ice cream, so hopefully it finds a permanent home in Tokyo in the future!
Chin! Suru Restaurant / チン！するレストラン
Address: Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-ku, Kanda Kanda Hanaokacho 1-1, Yodobashi Akiba 8F Restaurant Quarter Eat-In Space
東京都千代田区神田花岡町1-1 ヨドバシAkiba 8Fレストラン街 イートインスペース
Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last orders at 8 p.m.)
The restaurant will close at 7:30 p.m. on the last day, with last orders at 6:30 p.m.