Of all the things to inspire a restaurant, Ted, Seth MacFarlane’s 2012 movie about a foul-mouthed teddy bear that is best friends with Mark Wahlberg, is a bit of an unexpected culinary muse. But that’s happened, and now there’s a Ted-themed restaurant in Tokyo.
According to Rocket News 24, Ted is very popular in Japan. Ted was reportedly a bit tamer and cleaner in Japan, and its sequel was even released in a kid-friendly version for the whole family.
Now a Ted-themed restaurant has opened in Tokyo’s fancy Shibuya neighborhood, and it has tufted booths and exposed brick and a surprisingly extensive menu of curries, burgers, pizzas, and sandwiches, most of which is designed to look like the titular teddy bear.
The place is, of course, covered in plush toys of Ted, including one at the door that is bigger than a human being. That’s a little creepy, especially since in the movie Ted is just the size of a normal teddy bear, not a particularly giant one. But it certainly serves to get attention for the restaurant from the street.
In keeping with the movie’s adult themes, the restaurant is also a full-service bar, and it’s open until 3 a.m.