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Matt Renoux visited a restaurant in Japan with dancing robots

The Robot Restaurant in Tokyo has music, dancing and giant robots to watch while eating from bento boxes.

TOKYO, Japan — In the Shinjuku District near downtown Tokyo, tourists are packing a unique restaurant that puts dinner theater on a new level.

It was a place Colorado resident Michelle Summers and her friends had to see in the months just before the pandemic.

"We heard from multiple people who have visited Japan that this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Summers said. 

It’s called the Robot Restaurant, and it’s loaded with a bright lounge with mirrors everywhere. People sit down here first to listen to musicians dressed as robots play a little music.

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“It’s a glitz lounge,” Summers said. “It’s the American Lounge. They have gold furniture.”

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Downstairs, the lights and music are turned up and the main show includes a barrage of banging drums. A parade of warrior people, robots and dancers spin in a lavish laser light show that comes with life-sized dinosaurs, monsters and of course robots.

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Summers and her friends couldn't help but smile at the spectacle. 

"It's pretty crazy," she said. 

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> Watch the video above to see more of this wild, robotic Japanese restaurant. 

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Editor's note: 9NEWS Reporter Matt Renoux went to Tokyo to preview the 2020 Olympics before the COVID-19 pandemic. This story is from this trip. 
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