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World's 1st official MLB restaurant opens in Tokyo

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MLB Cafe Tokyo, Major League Baseball’s (MLB) first official restaurant, opened Thursday across from Ebisu Garden Place in Tokyo.

The 3-story MLB Cafe Tokyo is 1,600 square meters in area and has 260 seats, including a VIP area. A 500-inch giant TV monitor will show both live and recorded MLB games. The restaurant offers lunch and dinner for about 1,500-2,000 yen and 3,000-4,000 yen respectively. The facility also includes a wedding chapel and a shop selling MLB goods.

The restaurant has hired popular Japanese chef Masashi Nagasaka to supervise its cuisine that will be original food based on regional specialties of MLB team hometowns, such as clam chowder with Japan’s burdock root and crab cakes made of tofu. Sunrise Foods also plans to have entertainment events in the restaurant.

Sunrise already operates the cafe chain “news DELI” which collaborates with other companies, such Dell Computer, Sony and even a banana brand, to promote their products and services in its cafe outlets. Sunrise said the cafe chain is not just a cafe but an effective medium for commercial promotion.

Sunrise expects 100,000 people to visit MLB Cafe Tokyo as a new sightseeing spot and 600-800 million yen sales a year from the restaurant and bridal businesses respectively. The company also plans to organize events for children to meet professional MLB players to foster future major leaguers as part of Sunrise’s CSR (corporate social responsibility) activities.

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LoL at the half a glass of foam. Learn how to pour a beer!

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Let me guess whats on the menu - Burgers, Fries and Hot-dogs? And what's the surchage to eat in this fine culinery establishment?

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Anyone wanna bet on the impossibility on getting an all-beef hot dog there? I hope I am wrong...

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Guess that's where I'll be watching the Yankees win the Series.

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Wedding chapel?? What's that got to do with MLB?

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all beef hot dog or not, its lips, snouts and bumholes, any way u slice it. cant believe ppl eat those things

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nice, hope their burgers are good. will check it out.

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lips, snouts and bumholes, any way u slice it. cant believe ppl eat those things

I actually like hot dogs. Trust me, they are a lot better than things you have to hunt down and eat raw.

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Wedding chapel?? Like the ramen shops at every corner. Ask the pastor about prayers!? or to recite the rosary!? He/she knows just the basics and can only read English/ the bible. The J-idiots who wed here know nothing about Christianity. There are ads on newspapers that say, "looking for part-time pastors"!!

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Will go under within 2 years.

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I ordered a bottle of Sammy Sosa's wine, but it was corked!

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I recommend the Barry Bonds beef, with extra steroids.

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Two thirds foam and one third beer is a pretty good metaphor for MLB, Osakadaz.

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This is the place where I will take my American guests.

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Had lunch on the 2nd floor which opened today. 2,000 yen for all you can eat buffet, which is not so cheap for Tokyo standards, but food was fantastic, includes a menu of soft drinks, coffee and tea and the service was super. Very nicely done. I will be back.

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