Go on a Girl’s Night Out at Sailor Moon Cafe 2019-2020
Sailor Moon Cafe 2017 was a huge hit, so it’s back as the brand new Sailor Moon Cafe 2019! The concept is “Girls Night Out.” Hang out with Usagi and the gang with their adorable new food & drink! We’ve visited the Omotesando location – check out our review!
BOX CAFE & SPACE is the host for this round, spreading the Sailor Moon love over six of their stores across Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Hokkaido, Fukuoka, and Saitama).
As with many collab cafes, Sailor Moon Cafe 2019 prioritizes reservations over walk-ins. It varies depending on location, so it’s best to see the official site for those details.
[UPDATED 1/21/2020] There’s a new round of Sailor Moon Cafe at the Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, going 1/17 – 3/1! If you haven’t tried it yet, here’s your chance! Check out their special Omotesando menu as well.
Sailor Moon Cafe 2019
There’s one location left in Omotesando Harajuku.
|Tokyo – Omotesando Harajuku||1/17 – 3/1/2020||RSVP|
|[Closed] Tokyo – Solamachi||10/25 – 1/13/2020||–|
|[Closed] Saitama – Koshigaya||11/14 – 1/13/2020||–|
|[Closed] Tokyo – Shibuya||10/3 – 11/17||–|
|[Closed] Osaka – Abeno||10/3 – 11/17||–|
|[Closed] Aichi – Nagoya||10/10 – 11/24||–|
|[Closed] Hokkaido – Sapporo||10/18 – 11/17||–|
|[Closed] Fukuoka – Hakata||10/26 – 12/1||–|
[UPDATED 10/26/2019] There’s now a location in Tokyo Solamachi, because a new BOX CAFE & SPACE is opening up there! It’s open from 10/25, and does not have an RSVP system. That means you can go there without a reservation, which is kind of awesome. (Might be a line though.)
[UPDATED 11/14/2019] We’ve had a report telling us it wasn’t as great as they thought. So just wanted to give everyone a heads up that it might be good to have some realistic expectations going in – what’s good here is the visuals of the food and the cafe interior, and maybe the taste and the service isn’t top-notch or anything. If that’s cool, then probably worth going. Also fixed a typo. Thanks!
And without further ado…
So much cute food! There are some fun lunch-only and dinner-only options, so if you’re going for a specific item, make sure it’s available when you go!
Oh man, these are so cute. Luna, Artemis, and Diana have their own parfaits (their heads are ice cream)
How’s that for cute food and drink? There are some menu differences between the six locations, so check with the official menu just in case.
Sailor Moon Cafe Special Menu at the Omotesando Harajuku Location (1/17 – 3/1/2020)
They added a few new dishes for the Omotesando Harajuku location inside the Tokyu Plaza building!
The Luna & Artemis pancakes are available if you sit at their cafe on the 2.3F.
If you’re on the first floor, there’s some takeout foods available below. You can’t order them inside the actual cafe. Nice way to try them without actually getting a reservation!
Sailor Moon Cafe 2017 Revival Menu at the Solamachi Location (10/25-1/13/2020)
Since there’s a new Solamachi cafe, why not have a little special something? That comes in the form of some new menu items from Sailor Moon Cafe 2017. Featuring Tuxedo Mask and Sailor Moon.
Goodies with Your Order
You can get a random coaster with a drink order, and a lunch mat when you come in! The coasters are pretty cute… Sailor Moon S, anyone?
How to Reserve a Spot at Sailor Moon Cafe 2019
Reservations are 650 yen per person. Let’s take Tokyo’s Shibuya location as an example.
Rules on their location page
Some of these are super-specific, so if you’re worried, go do a Google translate on the page. Otherwise, here are some details I thought are good to know so you’re not in for a bad surprise.
- All reservations must be at least 3 days in advance (e.g. if you want to reserve on 10/10, you need to reserve by EOD 10/7)
- 80 min per reservation
- Up to 4 people per reservation (this is strict – don’t arrive with a different number of people from your reservation!)
- You need a reservation for anyone over 4 yrs old
- You can’t change or cancel reservations after they’re done
- Be at the cafe at least 10 min in advance — if you’re late by 20+ min, you may not be able to enter the cafe for your reserved time slot
- Show your electronic ticket when you arrive
- One dessert or food order per person (can’t just order 1 drink / person)
It’s basically the same as buying tickets online.
1. Choose a date
2. Choose a time
3. Choose the number of people, then hit “Add to Cart”
4. Confirm reservation
You can get a little ticket case (randomly chosen) by reserving a seat at the cafe (650 yen per person).
Our Visit to the Sailor Moon Cafe 2019: Girls Night Out
We made a visit to the Sailor Moon Cafe 2019 at their Omotesando location. We had a reservation in advance, but since it was basically empty on a weekday morning, we probably could have simply asked for a seat. There’s a sign outside the store noting whether there’s space available, so check for a circle mark which means there’s space.
Their first floor is just a merch area with minimal seating – here, you can order a drink or some food to go. Their second and third floors are where most of their menu is served.
The way they check your reservation is kind of cool – you pull up the ticket on the website, and they use a little stamp to check you in. And when they do, voila! Stamped screen. If you made a reservation, you get your ticket holder here.
They lead you upstairs to your seat, and there’s your free luncheon mat waiting for you. It’s a pretty thin paper, but I think you’re supposed to use those laminating folders that collab cafe regulars have.
We ordered a couple of the desserts – Luna & Artemis’s Night Out Pancakes, specific to the Omotesando location, and the Cosmic Heart Berry Sandwich. The Luna & Artemis pancakes were quite good – souffle pancakes with ice cream kitties on top. The moon was some kind of white chocolate. The Cosmic Heart was surprisingly dense – this is probably more than enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. It was very much berry flavored.
Throughout the cafe, there’s Sailor Moon OP/ED music playing in the background to trigger some nostalgia.
Everything is themed around the designs made specifically for Sailor Moon Cafe 2019. They had cute little acrylic coasters and figurines, as well as things like postcards, pillows, and tote bags.
The stuff on the first floor (free for all) is slightly different from what we saw on the second floor, so check out both if there’s anything you’re looking for.
Enjoy your time with the Sailor Moon themed food and drink!