The Guest cafe&diner at Ikebukuro Parco is having a collaboration café with the popular anime and manga series Tokyo Ghoul. It is a limited cafe that will be open until 28 June 2017.
Tokyo Ghoul tells the story of Ghouls, creatures living among humans. They may look like humans, but their main sustenance is human flesh. Kaneki is a regular university student who after a fateful incident finds out he is a half-Ghoul. His destiny is changed.
Tokyo Ghoul is the debut work of Sui Ishida. Conflict, revenge, family, and love… The story has everything and it unfolds in unexpected ways. Ishida’s artwork is exceptional.
The menu at the collaboration café was modeled after the characters. If you order Kaneki’s Eye Curry, you will not only get a very interesting dish, but you can also wear Kaneki’s mask. Everybody who gets to upload a picture of them wearing the mask and the curry will for sure get some astonished comments from their friends.
Kaneki’s Eye Curry
If you are brave enough to order Kaneki’s Eye Curry, you will get the chance to put on his ghoul mask and take a picture
Another item on the menu is the ‘Can you really eat this…? Burger.’ It is a dish Kaneki gets from Yoshimura in the Anteiku Café made of ‘some kind of meat.’ It is a big dish that comes with fries and salad on the side. And if you have ‘Hinami’s Burger’ standing in front of you, pay close attention to the sausages. They are very detailed and eating ‘that’ will probably make you feel guilty, or at least second-guess what you just ate.
Can you really eat this…? Burger!
Can you really eat this…? Burger
In Amano’s Kakiage Udon we find strange sausages on top. Tsukiyama’s Eyeball Mousse looks exactly like the name would suggest, and Uta’s Snack Jelly is an adventurous food, where you pour syrup over cotton candy to achieve certain effects. The Touka Jelly Drink will refresh you with its sour taste.
Amano’s Kakiage Udon
Tsukiyama’s Eyeball Mousse
Touka Jelly Drink
What we shouldn’t leave unmentioned is the Disgusting Sandwich. Is it keeping the promise it gives with it’s name or is it the only sane thing to eat there? Ghouls eat humans. They can’t eat what humans eat. But if they could, their food would probably look like this sandwich. Let’s be honest, it looks horrible! Inside the bread is something that looks like kouyadofu (freeze dried tofu), mixed with blue cheese. A forbidden combination. Eating it alone is a challenge. ‘So this is how Ghouls feel!’ is what I thought. This sandwich opened the door to the world of Tokyo Ghoul. Fans who want to understand Ghouls should order the sandwich.
Nobuyuki Suzuki, who portrays the Ghoul investigator Kotaro Amon in the live action movie of Tokyo Ghoul coming out on 29 July 2017, was also at the café. He was there to celebrate the opening.
Those who come to the café will get a lunch mat as a present. For every drink, they will get one out of 10 stickers, at random. The store next door sells original goods, like posters, t-shirts, post cards, and more.
Tokyo Ghoul Café
Ikebukuro Parco Main building 7th floor – The Guest café&diner
Collaboration Period: 27 May – 28 June 2017
Business hours: 10:00-22:— (last order food: 21:00, last order drinks: 21:30)
※ On the final day of the collaboration will the shop close at 19:00 (last order food: 18:00, last order drinks: 18:30)
‘Tokyo Ghoul’ Live Action Costume Exhibition
Exhibition Period: 31 May-28 June 2017
Opening hours: 10:00-21:00