At the Sanrio Café Ikebukuro, you can dine alongside your favorite Sanrio characters as well as enjoy some rather adorable-looking dishes.

What is the Sanrio Café Ikebukuro like?

The Sanrio Café is split into two sections — a seated area and takeout kiosk.

The seated area is an immersive Sanrio experience, with its Sanrio light shades, decorations, and plushies. All seats inside the café has either Sanrio artwork or a plushie nearby. The space is designed to accomodate both families and children.

Inside the café. | Photo by Jane Pipkin

Savory and sweet foods resemble the most popular Sanrio characters including Cinnamoroll, Kuromi, and Kitty herself.

Try the Hello Kitty meat bun, roll cake, and latte.

If you don’t have time to stay, you can always get take-away. Plenty of portable food like meat buns, roll cakes, and drinks can be ordered from ticket kiosks in front of the take-out area. Hand your ticket to the worker, and you will have your Sanrio snack wrapped and ready to go, in a few minutes.

Order here to take home your Sanrio snacks. | Photo by Jane Pipkin

Do they sell merchandise?

There are a few small goods including exclusive food-theme Sanrio keyrings. To shop for more Hello Kitty merchandise, just head to the Hello Kitty store located inside Sunshine City.

What to know before you visit the Sanrio Café Ikebukuro

Do you need reservations for the Sanrio Café Ikebukuro?

No, you do not need to book in advance and can simply walk-in. Select the number of people visting and collect your ticket at the waiting area. Expect a queue on weekends.

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