Popular maid cafe Akiba Zettai Ryoiki opens new 'Maid Cafe Winery' in Akihabara

By SoraNews24

Once a unique phenomenon, Japan’s maid cafe culture is now well-known around the world, and has grown to make all sorts of niche fantasies come true, with plump maids, zombie maids, and maids to help you flex your muscles.

Out of all the many establishments in Tokyo’s Akihabara district, where most of the country’s maid cafes are located, one newly opened business called Akiba Zettai Ryoiki has been votedthe most popular maid cafe on travel site TripAdvisor, where it also ranks as the third most popular restaurant in Akihabara’s wider Chiyoda Ward.

▼ The cafe is bright and airy with a welcoming atmosphere, which makes it great for first-time visitors.


Since its opening in February last year, Akiba Zettai Ryoiki’s popularity has skyrocketed, with locals and overseas tourists giving it rave reviews for its service, food, and “kawaii” cute appeal. Given the huge demand for their style of maid experience, the “No. 1 Kawaii Maid Cafe” opened a second branch in Akihabara on July 20.


Whereas the first branch, which has an “otaku x kawaii” or “nerd × cute” theme, is staffed by cute maids in cat ears and over-the-knee socks, the new second branch takes a slightly different approach, but keeps the focus on the “zettai ryoiki” from its title.

▼ “Zettai Ryoiki” translates to “absolute territory” and is used to refer to the exposed thigh area between skirt and thigh-high stocking.


Called Akiba Zettai Ryoiki A.D.1912, the new branch will take visitors to a different era of exposed thigh, with a “Classical English-style feel” present in the decor, uniforms and demeanor of the maids.


While the maids in many classically themed cafes tend to wear long uniforms, Akiba Zettai Ryoiki A.D.1912 is looking to give their customers a cute and contemporary take on the classical maid with specially designed outfits featuring shorter hemlines. The new branch will also be incorporating its original cute feline theme into the mix, with cat-ear headwear.


The cat theme will also be a feature of the meals, with menu options like this juicy hamburg steak served up in a cast iron cat plate.


And maids will be ready to decorate your omuraisu, or omelette rice, with ketchup cats as well.


For dessert, sweet-tooths will be able to treat themselves to a number of special mini cakes, featuring cute anime illustrations by Japanese artist Tsurushima Tatsumi, with the whipped cream topping standing in as the skirt for each maid.


And for those looking to indulge over dinner, the evening menu will include more than 18 varieties of sommelier-selected wines; a move that’s prompted them to call themselves “Akihabara’s First Maid Winery."


It appears that the word “winery” is being loosely used by the new cafe, as no wine will be made on the premises. However, they’re serious about giving diners a wine-centric experience with their evening meal, as they have a cellar stocked with wines from around the world for all to enjoy.

So if you’re looking for a place to sip some good quality wine with your meal in the company of maids with “absolute territory”, Akiba Zettai Ryoiki A.D.1912 is waiting for your visit.

Maid Cafe Information

Maid Cafe & Winery Akiba Zettai Ryoiki A.D.1912 / メイドカフェ&ワイナリー アキバ絶対領域 A.D.1912

Address: Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-ku, Soto-Kanda 3-1-15, Hashisho Building 2F

東京都千代田区外神田3-1-15 箸勝ビル2F

Hours: 12:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. (last order 9:30 p.m.) every day


Source, images: PR Times

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most japanese cant handle wine so nerds + wine + cute girl could = trouble.

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Shameful business.

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When I grow up I wanna be 12! This is such a childish and sexist concept. Is there any wonder so many Japanese men have an unhealthy sexual fascination with children? With so many adults addicted to manga comics and movies, so many adults addicted to pointless video games so many adults addicted to teenage fantasies it would seem Japanese adults are afraid of growing up! "I wanna be 12 forever!"

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A perv world.

Why not ?

Demography to get worse with such seemingly modern and civilized new ideas...

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Never really felt comfortable with the concept of these cafes. They feel a bit creepy.

Got no problem with most manga/anime/comics. It's entertainment and no different from other story-telling genres.

Of course, likes other genres, there's dodgy stuff to be avoided. A bit of common sense is needed, that's all.

The Japanese and the French get the manga/comic vibe. There's no snootiness and accusations of being a big kid.

Hell, grow adults screaming and jumping up and down over the World Cup or a baseball tournament - why not?

Let your hair down a bit folks, don't be so uptight :-)

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