The wildly popular game, Resident Evil 2 is coming alive in cafe form! Capcom has done these collaborations before, but this time, to commemorate its sale release, the game (known in Japan as Biohazard) has become the zombie-filled inspiration for this special menu. The only way to make your way into the cafe-cised world of Resident Evil, is by private advance reservation at Bar Rhythm in Akihabara.
Zombies are a huge inspiration for the food, so we suggest only those with a strong stomach for the “raw” make their way here. The cafe held its first opening season in January, and for the second stint of its run, it has a new menu. For the main dishes, you can expect gore on every plate. Offerings include the Zom-beef Bowl, Field of Meat Pizza, and a bleeding Brain Cake. There will be additional limited choices, but the official site has yet to release details.
The Bar will also be mixing up a spread of specialty drinks. In the first half the bar served character drinks, with Leon S Kennedy and Claire Redfield as their namesakes. In the second half, while choices are slightly more limited, our pick would have to be the RE2: Herb Drink, served in a copper pint overflowing with green herbs, and complete with red, blue and green injectable (just into the drink!) shots. And for those who need a little something to calm the nerves, three different alcohol Vaccine Shots are available.
For die-hard fans you have the chance to walk away with a limited edition luncheon calendar that comes in 6 different designs if your bill reaches 3,000円. (There is a point system by which 1,000円 earns you 1 point, and 3 points can be exchanged for the calendar.) However, numbers are limited and getting in early is key if you want to make sure to walk away with one!
Please note, reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance.
Enjoy!…and watch out for zombies…