New Curious George Kitchen at Tokyo Solamachi Reveals Menu
Curious George is getting his first themed restaurant for a limited time! The Curious George Kitchen is scheduled to open at Tokyo Solamachi on March 17 and will feature an entirely original menu of George-themed dishes. Unique merchandise will also be available!
Food Menu (Selected Items)
‘Good Night?’ Curry Hamburger Steak & Omelette
‘Balance, Balance!’ Meat Sauce Pasta
‘Hundley!?’ Hot Dog
‘The Manager’s Recommendation!’ Burger & Pasta Plate
Dessert Menu (Selected Items)
‘The Wobbly Tower!’ 7 Plain & Chocolate Pancakes
‘Jiggle Wiggle!’ Caramel Almond Pudding Gnocchi
‘Let’s Paint!’ Sweet Crepe Plate
‘I love the Man in the Yellow Hat!’ Cannoli
‘Colorful!’ Fruit Panna Cotta
Drinks (Selected Items)
Art Collection Au Lait
Original Merchandise at a Glance
Visitor Bonus: Commemorative Coaster (Not for Sale)
The pancake tower is not only delicious but perfect for posting to social media! Those wanting to social distance can also order from the take-out menu to enjoy some tasty treats at home.
Curious George merchandise exclusive to the restaurant will be available, including kitchen goods. Some can actually be used while enjoying your meal at Tokyo Solamachi, so be sure to stop by!
Curious George Kitchen
Opening: March 17, 2022
Address: Tokyo Solamachi East Yard 1F, #11 (1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Hours: 10:00-21:00 (Last order at 20:00)
Running: March 17 – June 5, 2022
Sumikko Gurashi 10th Anniversary Cafe to Open in Tokyo and Osaka for a Limited Time
The characters of Sumikko Gurashi are celebrating an incredible decade! A 10th-anniversary cafe will open in Tokyo on July 1 and in Osaka on July 22 for a limited time.
Sumikko Gurashi characters have become popular with children and adults alike. Anyone who enjoys cute goods has likely been aware of these little critters as they’ve continued to become a global phenomenon. In November 2021, the second Sumikko Gurashi film premiered to celebrate the franchise’s 10th anniversary, pulling in over a million viewers.
Bonus for Guests Reserving a Spot in Advance / Purchase Bonus for Cafe Visitors
Menu at a Glance
10th Anniversary Celebration♪ Hamburger Plate
French Fry Bowl
Chilly☆Sumikko Shaved Ice
Sumikko Bouquet Parfait
Sumikko Milk Drink
Tapioca Orange Soda
Hot Cafe Latte
Sumi-cone Ice Cream (Limited Time Only)
Drink in Original Bottle
The cafe menu includes three unique items inspired by the popular characters Shirokuma, Penguin?, Tonkatsu, Neko, or Tokage. These treats range from parfait and ice cream to bowls of french fries and fluffy pancakes. Snap some photos of your favorite dishes for social media while you’re there, and pick up some exclusive 10th-anniversary merchandise!
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Sumikko Gurashi 10th Anniversary Cafe
Oshiage, Tokyo: BOX cafe&space Tokyo Solamachi
July 1 – September 4, 2022
Tokyo Skytree Town / Solamachi 1F (1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Abeno, Osaka: Abeno contact
July 22 – August 28, 2022
Abeno Q’s Mall 4F (1-6-1 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka)
July 22, 12:00 – September 4, 23:59
Official Site: https://sumikkogurashi-10th-cafe.jp
Tokyo Solamachi’s Curious George Cafe Launches New Summer-Only Menu
Curious George Kitchen, located at Tokyo Solamachi, has unveiled a tropical summer menu along with new original merchandise! These goodies will be available from July 1 until September 25, 2022.
Bubbly & Colorful Fruit Punch: ¥1,480 (Tax Included)
‘Count the Stars’ Seafood Cream Pasta: ¥1,680 (Tax Included)
‘George Meets the Man in the Yellow Hat’ Drink Set with Figure: ¥1,800 (Tax Included)
The summer menu is perfect for those wanting to escape the heat, including colorful fruit punch and creamy seafood pasta utilizing seasonal ingredients.
‘I Love the Man in the Yellow Hat!’ Sicilian Lemon Cheese Cream Cannoli: ¥550 (Tax Included)
Colorful Grapa Panna Cotta: ¥450 (Tax Included)
Art Collection au Lait (Hot/Iced): ¥1,500 (Tax Included)
A refreshing Sicilian lemon cannoli is available for takeout, as well as a rich panna cotta topped with fresh cream and grape. The Art Collection au Lait includes a souvenir cup for customers to bring home!
Banana Stand: ¥3,280 (Tax Included)
Keychain: ¥690 each (Tax Included)
Apron: ¥4,950 (Tax Included)
New summer items are also available for purchase outside of the cafe. From a banana stand made of Japanese cypress to unisex T-shirts and even an apron, there’s something for everyone. Keychains with newly-drawn artwork have also appeared.
Chef George Swinging Stuffed Animal: ¥4,620 (Tax Included)
Menu Book Chocolate Cat Tongue: ¥1,080 (Tax Included)
An adorable Curious George stuffed animal and cute chocolate sweets inside of a book-like package will be available during this period. More details will be announced on the official Curious George Kitchen Twitter account.
Come enjoy summer with everyone’s favorite monkey and friends!
© Universal City Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved. Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H. A. Rey, are copyrighted and registered by HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. and used under license. All rights reserved.
Curious George Kitchen
Address: Tokyo Solamachi East Year 1F #11 (1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Hours: 10:00-21:00 (Last order at 20:00)
Available: March 17 – September 25, 2022
*Closed from June 27 until June 30
Official Site: https://curiousgeorge-kitchen.jp
Limited Time Attack on Titan Pop-Up Store and Collaboration Cafe to Open at Tokyo Solamachi
From June 25 until July 29, 2022, fans of Attack on Titan will want to visit Tokyo Solamachi at Tokyo Skytree! A special pop-up shop and collaboration cafe will welcome guests with exclusive merchandise and themed foods and drinks.
The original goods feature newly-drawn designs inspired by the Survey Corps’ rest outside the walls. These items can only be found here!
Please see the official website for store information, including more details about original goods and cafe menu purchase bonuses.
Attack on Titan x Tree Village Cafe & Goods 2022
Venue: Tokyo Solamachi West Yard 4F #4
Running: June 25 – July 29, 2022
Tree Village Official Site: https://tree-village.jp/
Boys Love Anime Film ‘Given’ Inspires Cafe & Shop at Tokyo Solamachi
From April 2 to April 28, fans of the boys love series Given will want to visit Tokyo Solamachi! A pop-up shop and collaboration cafe celebrating the 2020 film is coming to the 4th floor Official TV Station Shop ~Tree Village~.
In addition to goods featuring original illustrations and cafe menu items named after characters from the film, there will also be bonus items handed out to those purchasing goods and menu items. Life-size panels will be on display, so come take some photos for social media!
‘Given’ Film CAFE&SHOP in Tree Village
Running: April 2 – April 28, 2022
Location: Tokyo Solamachi West Yard 4F #4 ‘Official TV Station Shop ~Tree Village~’
Hours: 9:00-21:00 (Shop)
Tree Village Official Site: https://tree-village.jp/
Curious George and Sumikko Gurashi McDonald’s Happy Meals Now Available
20.January.2022 | FOOD
McDonald’s locations across Japan are now offering Curious George and Sumikko Gurashi Happy Meals for a limited time!
The Curious George set features six different toys that can be assembled and controlled by turning the gears. This year’s theme is inspired by creativity, shape recognition, and teaching children how things work. When the colorful gears on the toy are turned, the force is transmitted to the swing, Ferris wheel, seesaw, and other items, causing George to swing and spin! The first set of toys include ‘George’s Seesaw,’ featuring George and the Man in the Yellow Hat, and ‘George’s Swing,’ featuring George happily swinging back and forth. The second set will include ‘George’s Ferris Wheel’ and ‘George’s Rocket Ride.’
The Sumikko Gurashi includes six kinds of puzzles decorated with illustrations of popular characters. The theme of these toys is color and shape recognition, imagination, and communication. The front side of each puzzle shows Sumikko and Minikko, and the backside displays an illustration of a story related to a particular Sumikko character. By putting the pieces together one by one, children develop their ability to recognize shapes and move their fingers with increased dexterity. The inside of the case that comes with the puzzle is decorated with stories about Sumikko and her friends. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sumikko Gurashi, a new character called ‘Deshi’ will appear on the case as well, and by scanning the QR code on the back of the case, customers can play an original mini-game!
From January 8 until January 10, participating locations will also be giving away Curious George and Sumikko Gurashi stickers with the purchase of each set.
Curious George Happy Meal
Sumikko Gurashi Happy Meal
McDonald’s Official Site: https://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/
Kirby Cafe Introduces Healthy New Menu and Seasonal Items
The Kirby Cafe, with locations in Tokyo and Hakata, began offering some brand-new menu items on September 21, including the new Waddle Dee Soy Burger & Meat Pasta with Warm Veggies. This marks a collection of new healthier options, along with some cute new dishes perfect for the fall season.
Waddle Dee Soy Burger & Meat Pasta with Warm Veggies: ¥2,838 (Tax Included)
Souvenir Plate TOKYO
Souvenir Plate HAKATA
Waddle Dee Salmon Avocado Bowl: ¥2,178 (Tax Included)
Waddle Doo Beam Salad: ¥1,298 (Tax Included)
Kirby’s Inhaling Star Drink, Seasonal Apple Flavor (with squishy mascot): ¥980 (Tax Included)
Some adorable new dishes at the Kirby Cafe feature Waddle Dees, one of the most common characters in the video game series! The new Waddle Dee Burger is topped with avocado and made from soy, while still having the taste and texture of real meat. The spooky enemy Waddle Doo also makes his appearance in the new Waddle Doo Beam Salad! For those looking to eat healthier while enjoying time with some classic gaming characters, these new menu items are sure to satisfy. Don’t miss out on the apple-flavored drink, also available for takeout.
In addition to these tasty new items, brand-new goods will also be popping up at each location! Keep an eye out for some unique Kirby merch coming soon.
Kirby Café TOKYO
Address: Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi East Yard 4F (1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Hours: 10:00-20:00 (Last orders at 19:30)
Kirby Café HAKATA
Address: Canal City Hakata North Building B1F (1-2-1 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka)
Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Last orders at 19:30)
Reservations are not required, but they are recommended.
Kirby Café THE STORE
Address: Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi East Yard 4F (1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Official Site: https://kirbycafe.jp/thestore/
Coji-Coji Pop-Up Store Selling Parakeet Goods at Tokyo Solamachi
Popular Nippon Animation character Coji-Coji is getting a new pop-up store at Tokyo Solamachi, and this one is focused on the 3rd Year Parakeet Class from the series! The shop will be open from September 17 until October 10, 2021, and is located just underneath Tokyo Skytree–you can’t miss it!
Original Business Card
Magnified View (Partial)
Coji-Coji attends school in a fairy tale land, and the 3rd Year Parakeet Class is filled with all kinds of fun characters. The pop-up shop will sell 300 different Coji-Coji items, and will also feature a classroom-inspired photo spot!
Those who spend more than ¥3,000 (including tax) on either Coji-Coji or Chibi Maruko-chan goods will get a special business card as a gift, with five unique cards available. A different character’s card will be handed out depending on the day of the week!
A special stamp card will be given to guests visiting the shop. Just showing up to the store is enough to earn a stamp, and those with three stamps will receive an original business card as a present.
Coji-Coji Pop-up Shop – 3rd Year Parakeet Class
Running: September 17 – October 10, 2021
Where: Tokyo Solamachi East Yard (4F, #12)
Hours: 10:00 – 21:00 *Hours of Operation are the same as those of Tokyo Solamachi.
Official Site: http://cojicoji.site/
Glamping Restaurant Malibu Farm to Open at Riviera Zushi Marina for Limited Time
Prepare for the ultimate comfy camping and dining experience! The Riviera Zushi Marina in Zushi City, Kanagawa, is opening a glamping-themed restaurant, Malibu Farm Kamakura Terrace, for a limited time only. Returning from a popular run last year, the comfy spot will be open from October 1 until February 28, 2022, with reservations now open.
In addition to Malibu Farm’s commitment to fresh, organic, and local ingredients, this year’s menu will feature sustainable ingredients, with plenty of seafood and vegetables. Guests can relax in the luxurious comfort of their own private tent, enjoying a meal and the crisp sea air.
Malibu Farm, incredibly popular with celebrities from L.A., opened its Japan location last March at the Riviera Zushi Marina Resort. Looking over the ocean, the locale offers breathtaking scenery with over 900 palm trees and a collection of luxury cruisers and yachts.
Introduced last winter, the Kamakura Terrace is perfect for winter, with each private tent heated while not obstructing the view and giving guests a safe place to enjoy time with family and friends. This is the ideal location for birthdays and anniversaries, and watching the sunset will offer an unforgettable way to celebrate.
Malibu Farm Kamakura Terrace
Open: October 1, 2021 – February 28, 2022
Reservations Starting September 17, 2021 10:00
Reservation Link: https://www.riviera.co.jp/malibufarm/events/58/
niko and…Celebrates 80th Anniversary of Curious George with New Collab Items
Japanese fashion brand “niko and…” will release a collection of Curious George-inspired items to celebrate the character’s 80th anniversary. These items are now on sale at the brand’s stores nationwide, and on the official web shop, as well as on ZOZOTOWN and Rakuten Fashion.
Collaboration Items at a Glance
Remote Control Box: ¥1,540 (Tax Included) / Slippers: ¥2,090 (Tax Included) / Tissue Case: ¥4,180 (Tax Included)
Large Plushie: ¥4,840 (Tax Included) / Medium Plushie: ¥3,520 (Tax Included) / Vinyl Umbrella: ¥1,320 (Tax Included) / AC Adapter: ¥2,860 (Tax Included) / Charging Cable: ¥1,760 (Tax Included)
Masking Tape: ¥440 each (Tax Included) / Bath Chair: ¥2,970 (Tax Included) / Bath Bucket: ¥1,430 (Tax Included) / Alarm Clock: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)
Curious George is celebrating his 80th anniversary in 2021. In Japan, the monkey character was first introduced in 1954, and has been loved by countless people ever since. This collection combines the humorous and retro feel of Curious George with the sensibilities of “niko and…,” creating a unique mash-up of products.
Are you a fan of Curious George? Which of these products are you most likely to grab?
※Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H.A. Rey, are copyrighted and registered by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company and used under license.All Rights Reserved.
※Universal Studios Licensing LLC（ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ライセンシング LLC）との商品化契約に基づき、株式会社アダストリアが企画・制作した商品です。
niko and… x Curious George
Release Date: September 8, 2021
Where to Buy: niko and…shops nationwide, and in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China / Official Web Shop / ZOZOTOWN / Rakuten Fashion
Online Store: http://www.dot-st.com/nikoand
Product Page: https://www.dot-st.com/cp/nikoand/202109product_zakka
Official Site: https://www.nikoand.jp
Ultraman Themed Cafe Celebrates Series’ 55th Anniversary in Tokyo
In celebration of 55 years of Ultraman, the Ultraman Cafe GO BEYOND 55th Anniversary is set to run on the 1st floor of Tokyo Solamachi, the shopping area under Tokyo Skytree, from July 16 to August 29. Fans of the series can tuck into a menu based on Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Trigger, and popular kaiju from the series, as well as get their hands on original merchandise and more.
Customers who book a table in advance will receive one of two possible A5 folders, and if they order a drink, one of seven paper coasters. Check out the designs below.
Left: A5 Folders (2 Designs) / Right: Paper Coasters (7 Designs)
Ultraman Burger | ¥1,600 (Before Tax)
Ultraman Tiga Burger | ¥1,600 (Before Tax)
Ultraman Trigger Burger | ¥1,600 (Before Tax)
Alien Baltan Pancakes | ¥1,300 (Before Tax)
Zetton Hiya Hiya Parfait | ¥1,400 (Before Tax)
Dada Fruit Sandwich | ¥1,200 (Before Tax)
Pigmon Fuyaseru Cream Puff | ¥500 (Before Tax)
Ultra Drink Float Type ¥800 (Before Tax) / Ultra Drink Normal Type ¥600 (Before Tax)
Ultraman Latte | ¥900 (Before Tax)
T-Shirt / Logo Tote Bag
Pins (12 Designs) / 3 Postcard Sets (31 Designs)
Acrylic Key Rings (14 Designs)
Limited-Edition Sofvi Figures
Ultraman x TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS
T-Shirts – Designers: Masanori Ushiki / Mae Ju / Tsuyoshi Hirooka
Tote Bag / Sticker Set – Designer: Mae Ju
Ultraman & Baltan Sofvi Figures
Ultraman was first released in 1966 and has gone on to become one of Japan’s most famous tokusatsu superhero series for the last 55 years, with fans both in Japan and overseas.
The cafe menu line-up features a range of dishes, drinks, and desserts inspired by the titular character as well as Alien Baltman, Pigmon, Dada, Zetton, and other familiar faces. There’s also plenty of merch to get your hands on, Sofvi figures, as well as a collaboration with TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS with some stylish designs from three creators.
Ultraman Cafe~GO BEYOND 55th Anniversary
Location: TOKYO BOX cafe&space Tokyo Solamachi
Running: July 16, 2021 – August 29, 2021
Address: Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi 1F, 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Price: ¥715 (Tax Included) *Includes freebie
Event Details: http://go-beyond-55th-cafe.jp/
Running: August 6, 2021 @ 12:00 – August 29, 2021 @ 23:59
Cafe Online Shop: http://go-beyond-55th-cafe.jp/online_store
Ultraman 55th Anniversary Site: https://m-78.jp/55th/
Butter no Itoko x Samantha Thavasa Open Second Store Together at Tokyo Skytree
Butter no Itoko and Samantha Thavasa opened their second collaborative store branch in the desserts area of Tokyo Skytree Solamachi last Tuesday.
Butter no Itoko is a Nasa-based confectionery company co-developed by Chus and Shinrinno Bokujo, a company specialising in milk from Jersey cattle. It opened a store in collaboration with Samantha Thavasa last year at Haneda Airport Terminal 2.
Samantha Thavasa Exclusive Butter no Itoko Salted Caramel
Solamachi Exclusive Samantha Thavasa x Butter no Itoko Eco Bag
The new store will sell a whole range of tasty treats including the salted caramel Butter no Itoko which was first released at the Haneda Airport branch, Shinrinno Bokujo’s soft service ice cream, updated 90 Banana Smoothies, and more. There’s also a limited-edition complete box of milk, chocolate, red bean paste butter, and salted caramel Butter no Itoko youc na get your hands on which were first released in April.
If you spend over ¥3,000 on desserts at the new store, you can also get your hands on the exclusive eco bag. These are available on a first-come, first-served purchase.
Butter no Itoko x Samantha Thavasa Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi
Grand Opening: 10:00-22:00 (currently operating on reduced hours at 10:00-20:00)
Address: Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi Floor 1F East Yard 9, 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida, Tokyo, 131-0045, Japan
Samantha Global: https://samantha-global.com/
Butter no Itoko Official Website: https://butternoitoko.com/
Peter Luger Steak House Opens First Japanese Branch at Ebisu Garden Place
Hailing originally from Brooklyn, the 130-year-old Peter Luger Steak House has announced the opening of its first-ever Japanese branch which will welcome customers at Ebisu Garden Place in Tokyo this September with its 3-storeys of red brick.
Peter Luger is credited with spreading the mouth-watering wonder of dry-aged beef steak to the world which has made the restaurant’s name globally famous. The restaurant of course wields a Michelin Star and has been featured high on the Zagat Survey for over 30 years.
The secret behind Peter Luger’s signature ingredient
The restaurant’s beef fillet and New York strip are signature items on the menu, both of which are made from porterhouse steak. Their steak is also made from USDA Prime beef which is dry-aged by hand to intensify the flavour and aroma.
The porterhouse is placed directly onto the broiler and seasoned solely with salt. The steak is flipped only once during the broiling process. A knob of melted butter is added to a serving platter and the steak is sliced atop it. It’s then placed back into the broiler for a few minutes depending on the doneness requested by the customer. It’s this process that gives Peter Luger’s steaks their deliciousness.
Brooklyn red brick building and theatre decor
The Japanese branch takes inspiration from the Brooklyn restaurant with its red brick exterior.
The first floor is home to the bar where customers can enjoy food and cocktails. There’s also a takeout shop with gifts and other items.
The second floor is the spacious dining space which is home to Peter Ruger’s first-ever open kitchen. The third floor is another seating area with balcony-like seats so you can look out over the city.
There are seven private dining rooms of varying sizes for those looking a little more intimacy and privacy. The restaurant’s lighting was also designed by a New York designer.
Peter Luger Steak House Tokyo
Grand Opening: September 9, 2021
Address: 4-19-19 Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo
Bookings: From August 2021
Peter Luger Steak House Japan Official Website: https://peterluger.co.jp/