The Hooters Restaurant has been opened in Akasaka Tokyo for a while now and it seems successful. If you’re in the area and you’re craving hot wings that remind you of the western style restaurant, then this is a good place to check out. They are also opening up a 2nd location in Ginza later in June.
The cute waitresses are a mix of Japanese and Non-Japanese women. Since it’s in a popular area the staff speaks both Japanese and English (and I heard they are paid well). One thing that makes Hooters Japan different than the restaurant chain in America is that you don’t tip. When it first opened the service was a bit slow due to people lining up outside, but now they’ve maximized staff utilization and things are moving at a steady pace. You can even make a reservation!
Set menus are available just like almost every restaurant in Japan and they often run campaigns. The prices are a bit expensive, but so are the prices at the Hard Rock Café and that didn’t stop me from ordering tons of food. If you’re not in the area or not a fan of the atmosphere but like the hot wings, you can always buy import their sauce from the U.S. and try to make your own at home.
Hooters Tokyo Address: Akasaka Tokyu Plaza 2F, 2-14-3 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0014
Open: on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun from 11AM to 11PM (Last Order at 10:30PM) and then Friday from 11AM to 4AM (Last Order at 3:30AM).
It’s easy to get there! Here’s a map and here are some tips:
Ginza Line / Marunouchi Line Sotobori-Dori Exit 1min WALK
Hanzomon Line No.8 Exit Direct
Nanboku Line No.9 Exit 3 min WALK
Yuraku cho Line No.6 exit 4 min WALK
The official Hooters Japan website in Japanese and English: www.hooters.co.jp
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