Lock Up - The Most Unique Restaurant in Tokyo (Shinjuku)

Restaurant: The Lock Up
Phone: 03-5292-5516
Address: 1-16-3, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Shinjuku square building 6F, 7F
Nearest Station: JR Shinjuku Station, East Entrance
Open Hour: 5PM - 5AM, Food L.O. 4:15, Drink L.O. 4:40
Close: N.A
Credit Card: (JCB, VISA, MASTER, AMEX, Diners)
Seats: 158 seats
Menu: English menu available
Note: Advance Reservation is recommended


The Lock Up is indisputedly one of the most bizarre themed restaurants in Tokyo in terms of pursuing realism in both interior design and the entertainment they perform to knock the customers flat. 

The adventure begins as soon as the elevator door opens at 7F.  You will have to pass the skeleton and walk through the darkness to reach the entrance where you must put your hand in the guillotine hole in order to open the prison gate (Don't be scared! They won't bite you!).  Once the gate opens, you go inside and wait for the lady wardens to put the handcuffs on you (only 1 person from the group).  Then they will charge you for crime and lock you up in one of the prison rooms!  
There are many unique drinks that you would never see anywhere around the world such as Medusa's eyeball (829 Yen) and Pink Vaccine (724 Yen) which might make you hesitate to drink at first because of how hideous they look.  On the other hand, the food menu looks rather cute and entertaining.  Among many tempting choices on the menu, we had ordered some spooky dishes like cross shaped pizza (819 Yen), skeleton shaped hamburg (609 Yen), eyeball shaped cheese with olives on top (504 Yen), and prison cake (609 Yen) for the dessert. This restaurant is an entertaining restaurant and not the refined restaurant that serves exceptional dishes and drinks that take your breath away, but it is definitely worth to experience if you are in Japan.  


The most thrilling moment was the monster attraction show they perform few times a day.  We won't tell you much about this so that you can see and feel the excitement by yourself when you are there, but it was absolutely astonishing even when you could clearly imagine what they were going to do. You can never watch the monsters without making your hands sweat!  


Picture Guide to the Restaurant

・Total distance: 260m, 3 mins (on foot)

・Starting Point : JR Shinjuku Station, East Entrance

・Steps to follow : 1 - 11


Picture Guide Information:

JR Shinjuku Station East ➡ West Exit (Picture Guide)

JR Shinjuku Station West ➡ East Exit (Picture Guide)

1. Let's start your way from Shinjuku Station, East Entrance.

2. This is the East Entrance ticket gate.  After you come out from the gate, follow the arrow.  

3. You will find stairs to your left in less than 20 meters from the ticket gate.  Go upstairs by following the arrow.  

4. This is how Shinjuku East Entrance looks like from outside.  Follow the arrow to the RIGHT.  

5. If you see this picture on the way, you are on the right track.  Keep walking straight until you find the intersection.  

6. When you get to the intersection, cross the street and keep walking straight between the buildings.  

7. Keep walking straight for about 100 meters until you reach the big intersection.  

8. Cross this big intersection and make a right turn as shown on the picture.  

9. After making a right turn, walk straight for about 20m and you will find Shinjuku Square Bld to your left.  

10. This is Shinjuku Square Bld.  Take the elevator to 7F. 

11. Take the elevator to 7F.  Enjoy the unique experience in Lock Up (ロックアップ)!

Comments: 1
  • #1

    Steve (Tuesday, 24 January 2017 03:40)

    Made me laugh at least 20 times. lol. Weird place, but very entertaining:-) Wanna take my friends there sometime to see how they react. lol. Good weird experience in Japan for sure.


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