Missed your chance to eat at the limited-time Pokémon restaurants? The new eatery will be ready for you whenever you come to town.

In recent years, Japan has seen a number of themed restaurants pop up, many of them drawing inspiration from popular anime series. However, most of these are limited-time affairs, meaning that if you’re only going to be in Japan for a short trip, it’s a role of the dice as to what otaku dining options you’ll have.

But next year Tokyo is getting a Pokémon restaurant that fans can eat at any time. Like its limited-time predecessors, the permanent Pokémon Cafe will feature food, drinks, and décor that draws on decades’ worth of Pokémon anime and video game aesthetics.

The new Pokémon Café will be located inside the Takashimaya department store in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi neighborhood, a short walk from either the Nihombashi subway station, as well as Tokyo Station, which is accessible by both subway and surface trains.

Also coming to Takashimaya Nihonbashi is a new Pokémon specialty shop, to be called the Pokémon Center Tokyo DX. In Japan, “DX” is commonly used as an abbreviation for “deluxe,” though the Pokémon Company hasn’t made any promises that the Pokémon Center Tokyo DX will be any larger than the other already-huge Pokémon Center branches in Tokyo and elsewhere in Japan. Most Pokémon Centers do have certain exclusive pieces of merchandise, though, and the presence of Mew in the store’s logo suggests the Pokémon Center Tokyo DX will be the best place to shop for merch for the mysterious Pocket Monster.

The permanent Pokémon Café and Pokémon Center Tokyo DX are scheduled to open simultaneously on March 14.

Source: Pokémon official website via IT Media
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