Geek out at five temporary Star Wars cafes opening up around Japan
Not so far in the future and in a galaxy not so far, far away… Star Wars fans around Japan will have a limited time to try foods themed after the latest (and final) theatrical release of the saga.
Marking the 2019 film “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” five Star Wars OH MY CAFE temporary pop-ups will open in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Hokkaido and Fukuoka. The Osaka location will open Jan. 17 and the cafe inside Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku will open Jan. 18, with the rest to follow within the week.
The cafes will present a conceptual art gallery-like space and feature a variety of dishes with Star Wars touches like a stew with Yoda-garnished toast on the side, a burger slider set inspired by R2-D2 and C-3PO, and soda drinks with a light saber straws and souvenir coaster. Prices range from about 600 yen for a beverage to about 1,690 yen for an entrée (around $5.46 to $15.38).
And don’t forget to pick up a few souvenirs like keychains, stickers, buttons and other merchandise available for purchase for your friends back home.
Star Wars is wildly popular in Japan, so “patience you must have“ and expect to queue up for a seat in the cafes. Fortunately, all five locations accept reservations (for an additional fee of 660 yen) and will remain open through the end of February, so “Try not. Do or do not. There is no try,” and get your Star Wars grub on!
Star Wars OH MY CAFÉ
Information and reservations: https://sw.ohmycafe.jp/ (Japanese only)
Tokyo: OH MY CAFE TOKYO (Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku Store)
Dates: Sat., Jan. 18 - Feb. 23.
Hours: 11: 10 a.m. to 8:40 p.m.
Osaka: kawara CAFE & DINING Shinsaibashi store
Dates: Fri., Jan. 17 – Feb. 23
Hours: 11:15 a.m. to 8:35 p.m.
Nagoya: kawara CAFE & KITCHEN Nagoya PARCO store
Dates: Thu., Jan. 23 – Feb. 25
Hours: 11 a.m. to 8:40 p.m.
Hokkaido: Koh Chang Four Shinkawadori Store Cafe Interlude
Dates: Fri., Jan. 24 – Mon. Feb. 24
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8: 50 p.m.
Fukuoka: kawara CAFE & DINING KITTE Hakata Store
Dates: Fri., Jan. 24 – Feb. 26.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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