Curious George Kitchen

A limited-time café dedicated to the inquisitive monkey

Kim   - 2 min read

Curious George isn't a new character to many of us – the inquisitive monkey has featured in a host of books, TV shows, and movies. Something that is new, however, is the Curious George Kitchen, which opened at the Tokyo Solamachi complex in March this year.

The limited time café is set to run until September 25th, and at the moment they're serving up a summer-themed menu with some adorable dishes on offer. Guests can choose from the likes of a seafood pasta, a burger with Curious George embossed on the bun, or a pancake stack with syrup and tropical fruit on the side.

The burger has a Curious George embossed bun and is served with pasta and salads on the side
The burger has a Curious George embossed bun and is served with pasta and salads on the side (Photo: Benelic Co., Ltd.)

As is the case with many themed cafes, it's not just food on offer – fans can purchase a variety of Curious George merchandise at the venue, including key chains, baseball caps, t-shirts, cooking aprons...and even Curious George banana stands.

Unlike most other themed cafés, Curious George Kitchen doesn't accept advance reservations via phone or online. If potentially waiting for a seat is going to be difficult, it would be advisable to get there right as they open, which is at 10 am daily. The café seats 24 patrons, and a numbered ticket system is implemented on days where the visitor count exceeds the number of seats available.

Getting there

Curious George Kitchen at Tokyo Solamachi can be easily accessed in just a minute on foot from either Oshiage Station (Keisei Oshiage Line, Tobu Skytree Line, Toei Asakusa Line, and the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line) or Tokyo Skytree Station (Tobu Skytree Line).

For those who opt to drive, on-site parking is available and is charged at a rate of ¥350 per 30 minute increment. Some stores validate parking (1 hour free parking for purchases over ¥3000, 2 hours free parking for purchases over ¥5000), so be sure to bring your ticket in with you.


Kim @kim.b