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The Kirby Café: Everything You Need to Know!

By Sophia Wasylinko
February 16, 2024
The outside of Kirby Cafe

Kirby is one of Nintendo’s most popular characters, with his eye-catching design and ability to swallow anything and anyone. He’s gone beyond video games into his own manga and anime series. But if you’re looking for a new Kirby experience, you’re in luck.

Japan is home to not one but two Kirby Cafés. Here’s everything you need to know about them—where they’re located, what they sell—and why you should visit them. Kirby Café ni Ikimashou! (Let’s go to the Kirby Café!)

What is the Kirby Café? 

The Kirby Café is a particular project that Kirby and the Waddle Dees created. With help and ideas from Chef Kawasaki, they cook delicious food and make fun memories with customers in Pupupurand.

A smorgasbord of Kirby Cafe items.
This restaurant features themed dishes from the Kirby franchise! Image via Nintendo Soup

Nintendo opened several temporary Kirby Cafés in late 2016 in Osaka, Tokyo, and Nagoya. They were so popular that the Tokyo location reopened in 2018 and became permanent in 2019. A year later, another permanent café opened in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka.

There are pictures and figurines of Kirby and friends inside and outside the café. The seating area is big but cozy, with decor inspired by the Whispy Woods. Close by is the brightly colored gift shop where you can buy Kirby treats and merch.

Where is the Kirby Café? 

The first Kirby Café is in Tokyo Solamachi MISE, the shopping mall inside Tokyo SkyTree. It’s on the fourth floor in the Japanese souvenirs area, where Pokémon, Hello Kitty, and other character shops can be found.

Address: Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi East Yard 4F 9, 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Hours: 10 am to 10 pm every day

Tokyo SkyTree is Japan’s tallest structure at 634 m (2080 ft), with 450 floors and over 300 shops. It’s also home to the Sumida Aquarium and Konica Minolta Planetarium Tenku. Nearby, you’ll find other tourist attractions, including Sumida Park and Tokyo Mizumachi (“Water Town”).

An assortment of Kirby Cafe dishes.
They have locations in Tokyo Skytree and Fukuoka! Image via Japan Travel

Fukuoka’s Kirby Café is inside Canal City Hakata. The mall has five buildings with over 200 stores, two hotels, a theater, and many more. The canal also hosts “Dancing Water” shows during the day, while at night, it hosts the “Canal Aqua Panorama” using 3D projection mapping.

Address: Canal City Hakata North Building B1F, 1-2-1 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Hours: 11 am to 10 pm every day

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What’s on the menu?

The Kirby Café has so many tasty treats we couldn’t include them all! These are some of the most popular items on their winter menu.

Winter Burger & Powdered Snow Cheese Pasta 

First, the adorable Winter Kirby and Winter Waddle Dee burgers are wrapped in a warm muffler. They come with star-shaped fries and a side of pasta dusted with (cheesy) snow. You can also order them with a souvenir plate. 

The Winter Burger Set from Kirby Cafe.
This dish has fettuccine! Image via Entabe

With plate: 2980 JPY ($20 USD), 3278 JPY with tax ($22 USD)

Without plate: 2080 JPY ($14 USD), 2288 JPY with tax ($15 USD)

Kirby Café’s authentic oven-baked pizza

Next, we have a mouth-watering pizza made with natural ingredients and baked in a wood-fired oven. Flavors range from Maxim tomato margherita to Tokyo Mentai Monja. These pizzas can also be ordered for takeout. (Not available in Hakata.)

Two oven baked pizzas from Kirby Cafe.
Oven baked pizzas are a hidden gem here. Image via Excite

One Flavor: 1380-1580 JPY ($9-$11 USD), 1518-1738 JPY with tax ($10-$12 USD)

Yokbari Half & Half: 3980 JPY ($26 USD), 4378 JPY with tax ($29 USD)

Art Collection Au Lait

The best way to warm up on a snowy day! There are three flavors and eight art designs to choose from. You can also order the drink with a souvenir mug and coaster. For extra sweetness, try the Café Au Lait with Kirby marshmallows.

A cup of from the Kirby Cafe Au Lait Collection.
This milky drink has very cute decorations! Image via Nijimen

Art Collection Au Lait with mug: 1980 JPY ($13 USD), 2178 JPY with tax ($14 USD)

Art Collection Au Lait without mug: 1380 JPY ($9 USD), 1518 JPY with tax ($10 USD) 

Kirby’s Exciting Marshmallow au Lait: 1480 JPY ($10 USD), 1628 JPY with tax ($11 USD)

Why should I visit the Kirby Café? 

A cute aesthetic 

Inside the Kirby Café, you’ll see the charm of the video games come to life. There’s a lot of attention to detail, from the menu board with characters drawn in chalk to the big tree in the middle of the dining area. Moreover, it’s the ultimate location for a Kirby-themed photoshoot!

The Art Collection Au Lait dessert from Kirby Cafe.
This dish features Kirby as a car! Image via Medium

A delicious cuisine 

These menu items also show off the chefs’ creativity with adorable designs like the ones for the Winter Burgers. Using the best ingredients, they create dishes that taste like they’ve been made with love. This food is a feast for the eyes, stomach, and heart. 

A combo plate from Kirby Cafe.
What would you like to try at the Kirby Cafe? Image via Entabe

Fun for everyone 

The Kirby Café is perfect for a family dinner or romantic date. And you can find all sorts of goodies for your loved ones or treats for yourself at the gift store. It’s not just a character café but a chance to have fun, whether you’re familiar with Kirby. Have you visited the Kirby Café? What’s your favorite menu item? Tell us in the comments below.

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