Totoro Themed Restaurant – May’s Garden House Restaurant Bangkok
It’s a touch of Japan in Bangkok! May’s Garden House restaurant is the first restaurant that is themed to the popular anime, My Neighbour Totoro by Studio Ghibli. The restaurant was opened in May of 2018. In Japan, it’s common to see theme cafes such as maid cafe, dog cafe and anime based cafe. Studio Ghibli itself already has a Straw Hat Cafe but it’s located in Japan. Hence, the establishment of this Totoro-themed cafe in Bangkok just made a huge favor to the fans outside of Japan!
The restaurant is way much more than just a place to eat and drink. It comes with facilities like orchid house, playground and more. There’s also shelves of Totoro books and merchs! The food is unique and geared to suit local flavors. So, you can be sure to get a taste of Thailand in every bite.
There’s also a unique story behind this iconic restaurant. Certainly we would wonder of all places, why Thailand? Well, the story started when the Studio Ghibli producer, Toshio Suzuki had a super yummy chicken wing in a restaurant there. Sadly, it was about to run out of business. So, Toshio-san decided to save the business. May’s Garden House becomes the extension to that particular restaurant. People till this very day still can have a taste of that chicken wing that became the reason for the opening of the Totoro restaurant there.
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