Tokyo eatery devoted to Masked Rider


Kamen Rider the Diner, a restaurant in the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo based on the TV hero Masked Rider, is drawing in the fans as part of commemorative activities marking the 40th anniversary of the series’ debut.

The restaurant, part of a collaboration involving producers of the “Kamen Rider” series, will be in operation until spring.

Fare at the 60-seat diner is based on “Kamen Rider,” including dishes dedicated to the secret syndicate Shocker, such as “evil syndicate risotto” made of squid ink, and a Kamen Rider No. 1 soda float.

The restaurant boasts life-size replicas of Kamen Rider No. 1 and No. 2 and the motorbike Cyclone, which was actually used in the program.