It’s no secret that Hello Kitty is big in Taipei. In fact, we decided on a Taipei family vacation because I wanted to fly the EVA Air Hello Kitty jet but alas they canceled the service from Hong Kong before our departure (cue much sadness here). But with other Taipei theme restaurants to choose from, including Hello Kitty Kitchen and Dining (Taipei’s Hello Kitty Cafe), we went anyway and I’m so glad we visited this foodie haven.
A Supercute Taipei Theme Restaurant
Lucky for us, Hello Kitty Kitchen and Dining is located just a few blocks from the chic Hotel Proverbs in the Da’an District, where we stayed with friends during the second half of our trip. It’s a very popular area and easy to find with a big neon sign surrounding a massive Hello Kitty head.
It’s a busy cafe even on a weekday evening, but the server immediately showed us to a table upstairs even though we did not have a dinner reservation (make one if you can plan in advance).
It’s pink. Really pink. But you expected that, right?
Hello Kitty Kitchen and Dining Menu
Having been to Modern Toilet the evening prior (more to come on this hilarious Taipei theme restaurant), I was not surprised the supercute menu had a minimum spend per person (it’s low… I want to say $180 TWD but I can’t remember) with the best value as a set meal that includes soup, bread, entree, dessert and a drink for around $400 – $580 TWD ($12 – $18 USD). Sadly, there is no wine, beer or alcohol of any sort.
This is a page out of the dinner menu.
I forgot to take a photo of the decent mushroom soup but here is the bread course. It may look a little funky but the bread was slightly sweet and tasty. The Hello Kitty coaster is just covering a glass of water.
I was feeling like a good Japanese curry so opted for the Kitty Curry Pork Chop.
My daughter chose a Hello Kitty hamburger (apologies for the photo angle). The soup course is pictured toward the top.
There was a dessert choice but I opted for the mango pudding.
Waitstaff takes orders, delivers food and tallies the check, but you’ll pay at the counter downstairs.
I know you’re wondering what it all tasted like. The answer is that it’s fine. It’s not the best meal you’ll have in Taipei seeing that the city’s food choices are mind-blowing but you’re going for the supercute experience. The 9-year-olds in tow loved it and I admit that I did, too. I’ve seen pictures of a Hello Kitty character making the rounds inside the restaurant but do not know when that happens.
Consider Hello Kitty Cafe Afternoon Tea or Takeaway
If you don’t want to spend a meal time here, I might suggest going for afternoon tea or grabbing some sweets from the takeaway counter here. The desserts I saw on the afternoon tea menu are more heavily Hello Kitty-d out so much more photogenic than the entrees. But I do suggest going to Taipei’s Hello Kitty Cafe whenever you can. There is also a Hello Kitty shabu shabu restaurant in Taipei, too.
Have you been a Taipei Hello Kitty cafe?
Hello Kitty Kitchen and Dining
Address: No. 90, Section 1, Da’an Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Phone: +886 2 2711 1132
Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).
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