One Piece Restaurant opens in Taipei!

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Ahoy Mugiwara Fans! In late November 2016, One Piece officially opened a resturant in Taipei, calling out to the One Piece crazed Taiwan to rush to its latest themed restaurant. 


Being One Piece fans, we obviously joined the craze and proceeded to the restaurant expecting long queues. We were shocked to see that there was no one queuing for it, alas we were wrong. I mean, who were we kidding? It was One Piece!

There was no queue because of their extremely organised way of accepting guests. They would assign seats to patrons, as well as take down your name and phone number, and number of guests before telling you to return at your reserved timeslot.

There were a couple of timeslots that you could 'register' for. Here are the timeslots (see below image), first one being 11am to 1pm, 1pm to 3pm, so on and so forth. 


Note that for the 3.30pm to 5.30pm slot, they only sell drinks, fried finger foods and desserts as it was labeled a 'high-tea' period. Main dishes are not available for ordering. 

Each time slot is 2hours, which is a systematic way of ensuring that others have a chance of visiting the restaurant too. 

Those visiting the restaurant would be satisfied by the displays and the One Piece Taipei restaurant related merchandise. The restaurant has an entire photozone dedicated for One PIece fans, so if you do visit, it'll be worthwhile. They squeezed a mini Thousand Sunny ship into that small space!

Check out my One Piece Taipei Restaurant Stamp!


The food looks extremely well designed, as are the decor, filled with one piece imprinted tabletops.

While waiting for our food to arrive after placing the orders with the wait staff, we took a tour around the merchandise section. Too much to show, so I'm only showing a few things here!
 






Because it was high-tea period, we could only order the high tea items, and we did so crazily cos we wanted to try EVERYTHING - our meal costed almost $90 (NT$1716) for the 3 of us! (Say whutttt~) 



I wonder how much we would spend if we were to come during normal meal times - I think we could easily exceed $150. 

To be honest, I was quite disappointed with one of the latte art, because it was slightly marred by the shaky foam (it was the Sanji one!). The latte art designs cannot be chosen, like, I wanted Luffy and they said 'when it comes it might not be Luffy. You cannot choose'. Anyway, we also could not finish the latte because it was too milky for our liking.


We tried the Zoro matcha cake, Devil Fruit Matcha Smoothie, Brook Nuts Chocolate & Cotton Candy Waffle and also 2 fried food items cos we were craving for a savoury taste. 


Zoro Matcha Cake

Brook Nuts Chocolate & Cotton Candy Waffle (left) and Devil Fruit Matcha Smoothie (right)

I'm sorry, I know I didn't publish the prices for the individual items. The price is steep (for Taiwan standards) and all I can say is, be prepared to spend an average of $10 to $15 (TWD$300) if you order like us. 

And I'm not going to lie, the presentation looked good, but the taste was extremely so-so. Perhaps you could walk away feeling happier cos the main dishes did look much yummier on the menu. 

But as usual, themed cafe/restaurant food won't surprise you so don't come here with any high expectations, but just know that it'll probably satisfy your fan cravings. 

When you pay up at the counter, don't forget to stamp your notebook with the One Piece stamp, only available at the Taipei Restaurant!

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One Piece Restaurant Taipei 台灣航海王餐廳
Location (English): No. 8, Lane 169, Section 1, Dunhua S Rd, Da’an District Taipei City, Taiwan 106 (Level 2)
Location (Chinese): 敦化南路一段16982 Taipei, Taiwan
Tel: +886 2 2752 0559
Hours: 11am to 10pm