Haunted Prison Restaurant? Yes, Please!

 

Abandon sanity, all ye who enter here!

Abandon sanity, all ye who enter here!

Do you even have to ask? Of course Tokyo has a restaurant where you get locked into a cell and made to drink cocktails with eyeballs in them!

The creepiness grabs hold of you the second you figure out how to get through the hidden door and head down into the Lock-Up's dungeon.

The creepiness grabs hold of you the second you figure out how to get through the hidden door and head down into the Lock-Up’s dungeon.

Inside, a prison guard promptly whips your most dangerous-looking team member into a pair of handcuffs and marches you to your grimy-lookin' cell...

Inside, a prison guard promptly whips your most dangerous-looking team member into a pair of handcuffs and marches you to your grimy-lookin’ cell…

...where you're forced to mix your own alcoholic experiment from a selection of test tubes, and down cocktails made from...well, best not to know.

…where you’re forced to mix your own alcoholic experiment from a selection of test tubes, and down cocktails made from…well, best not to know.

If you've been especially bad, you're made to take your medicine from a rusty IV stand...

If you’ve been especially bad, you’re made to take your medicine from a rusty IV stand…

...and eat bloody eyeball eggs until the monsters arrive!

…and eat bloody eyeball eggs until the monsters arrive!

Every group gets their own private cell, and each seating features a monster show with live cast members roaming the prison. Food is fairly decent, with well-executed prison-themed names and styling. The drinks were awesomely photo-worthy, but super sweet, so be warned. (A big plus is that they offered non-alcoholic versions of the best ones, so kids and non-drinkers could be punished I mean get in on the fun too.) Menu is only in Japanese, but it has pictures, so ordering isn’t a problem. There are three locations in Tokyo – Shibuya, Shinjuku & Ikebukuro – and reservations are a must. Here’s the reservations number for all three restaurants: 03-5728-7731.

If you’d like to go to the Lock-Up the next time you’re in Tokyo, maps to the Shinjuku, Shibuya and Ikebukuro locations are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had. Special thanks to my friend Kendall Bailey, for being the sacrificial prisoner!

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