Have you ever wanted to step into a Studio Ghibli movie? Why are we even asking—of course you have. A restaurant in Thailand, opening this month, gives anyone who walks in the same warm, snug feeling of a beloved Ghibli movie. My Neighbor Totoro, to be precise. May’s Garden House Restaurant in Bangkok is the first themed restaurant officially licensed by Studio Ghibli. It’s the little details that really capture the feeling of the 1988 anime classic, from the adorable plates and table settings to the incredibly intricate designs on the stained glass windows.
Take a moment to zoom in on those windows–they’re simply delightful! You might also notice two new characters on the bottom of the window design. On Facebook, May’s Garden House Restaurant says those are two special birds, Koru and Pi, are mascots created by Studio Ghibli Producer Toshio Suzuki just for the restaurant.
As beautiful as the decor and atmosphere is, a restaurant is all about its food, and the desserts at May’s Restaurant look truly outstanding and completely adorable.
How can you even eat something that cute?
If dessert isn’t your thing, the restaurant describes its cuisine as “Asian fusion, Japanese, and Thai,” so there’s something for everyone. On a cool, rainy evening, there’s probably no better place to be than sipping warm soup in a Totoro-themed restaurant.
From the lush, leafy decor to the incredible attention spent on details (Totoro is even etched on the drinking glasses), it’s obvious that May’s Garden House Restaurant is a labor of love. Fingers crossed that it’s just the first of many Ghibli-themed restaurants to delight fans worldwide.
Which Studio Ghibli-themed restaurant would you want to create? Tell us in the comments.
Featured Image: Studio Ghibli