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Come for the fantasy, not for the food
Price: 4500 yen
I had an amazing night in the Alice in Wonderland Fantasy Dining Restaurant in Ginza. I will never forget it. However, it wasn't for the quality of the restaurant, but rather the company I was in. Sure, it was fun, but for what you pay it would be nice if there was some quality, and not just aesthetics, to the food.
There are some great points though and if you are a fan of Alice in Wonderland or if you are crazy about theme restaurants, it is well worth the visit. However, for me, I walked away feeling that it is all smoke and mirrors as we say in English. The fun feel, the funky decor, the staff in costumes, the elaborately presented food distract you from all that is wrong with this dining experience. The food is at the very best mediocre, in fact I would go so far to say that my main course, a pasta dressed up as the Chesire Cat was worse than anything I'd make myself. And that is saying a lot as I am very culinary challenged. It was dry, bland, basic and frankly I found it hard to finish. The salad wasn't much better. The saving grace was the desserts, which are as good to eat as they are as delightful to look at. I also found our table terribly cramped. We were in a booth that was too narrow to pull your chair back. It was a bit of an acrobatic act to get from one end of the table to the other. The lighting was also too dark especially as the decor is quite dark too.
However, having said all that, I am glad I went, saw and experienced. I wouldn't rush back, but it was a fun place to visit.