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Kangoku in Shoku

There are several courses to choose from that range from ¥2,000 to ¥3,500 per person. If you order one of these set meals you can also indulge in the all-you-can-drink deal (¥1,000 for the basic plan and ¥1,500 if you want a larger selection). Instead, it’s worth ordering individual items off of the menu. The pace of drinks in the all-you-can-drink might also disappoint some: I went with a group of thirsty gentlemen and there were more than a few complaints that beers were a little slow coming. For the more adventurous among you, there are some oddities on the menu that are worth trying, such as the chrysalises of silk worms and deep fried treats including frog legs and crocodile feet. It may seem odd to recommend an establishment where both the food and service are average on a good day, but what makes it truly worth your time is that at set times during the evening (Sun-Thurs 8 p.m., Fri-Sat 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.), the lights are cut and you are left in absolute darkness. Doors bang, keys clatter and, with the infrequent pulsing of strobe lights and camera flashes, you’ll see robed figures skulking outside the cells. Soon you’ll hear other customers screaming in fear, and as the tension reaches fever pitch, a masked maniac invades your cell and tries his very hardest to make sure the wet patches on the floor are not just from spilled drinks.