Simple furnishings such as low wooden chairs and bench seats create a classic Japanese minimalist effect that provides the perfect complement to the animation posters that line the walls. Soft lighting with a red-orange hue only adds to the cosy Tokyo feel. Robot is small; however, it is spread out over two floors.
While the downstairs area is perfect for the cooler months, summer sees the crowd spill out into the laneway which creates a lively social atmosphere. Come on a Tuesday for Anime night where you can watch a selection of Japanese cartoons while nursing a Kirin or an Asahi. Fridays take care of the after work crowd.
Robot draws a younger but eclectic mix of punters, some of whom are here for the cartoons and others just for the quirkiness of it all.
Rachel Cook, May 2010
March 16, 2007
The saki here is top notch. I have staggered out of Robot many times after sampling bottles of saki from their Saki menu. Get there early on a Friday if you want a seat.