Anime Food Festival
Sunday, December 18 from noon until 10:00 p.m.
Norikoh Chelsea – 43 W. 24th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Norikoh Chelsea and Upstairs NYC present Anime Food Festival, the official after party for the Big Apple Trading Card Show!
This one-of-a-kind event will include anime-inspired foods. From 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., vendors will sell an eclectic array of products and merchandise ranging from Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Dragon Ball, Naruto, One Piece, and more. Voice actors Marc Thompson and Barrett Leddy of Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! fame will be the special guests.
Tickets are sold in two tiers: Noon until 5:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Price of admission includes
ONE FREE drink (Beer, Pikachu cocktails* or non-alcohol drinks)
$5 discount for one menu item
Raffle for the chance to win figures, a poster, a backpack, and more!
*First 50 guests during each time slot will receive a character straw
To purchase tickets, please visit Anime Food Festival’s event page.
Anime-Inspired Food Menu
Luffy’s Manga Meat (Giant grilled chicken meatballs)
SLAM DUNK Fried Noodle
Rengoku’s Sushi Roll
Takeshi’s Fried Chicken
Dessert: Matcha Tiramisu, Mochi Ice Cream, or Banana Spring Roll
East Asian beer selection: Orion, Sapporo, Asahi, Kirin, etc. and Pikachu cocktails
Price range: $10-$15
Menu will be available from Sunday, December 18 through Sunday, December 25.
Anime Food Festival
Anime Cards/Goods Vendors
5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. only
Popular anime cards, goods, games, and activities
For the complete list of participating vendors, please visit Anime Food Festival’s event page.
Don’t miss out on this unique night of anime culture, food, and festivities!
About the Organizers
Formed in 2022, Upstairs NYC is a non-profit organization based in New York City dedicated to promoting friendly relations between New York and other countries. The organization focuses on fostering learning and community engagement across four pillars: arts and culture, lifestyle, technology, and food. Upstairs NYC regularly hosts panel discussions, experiential events, cultural celebrations, and socials.
Their events also provide a forum for local creators to connect with future collaborators and engage with their audience.
Located in Chelsea, Norikoh is a sleek Japanese restaurant. Norikoh blends the modern with the traditional, reflected both in its menu rooted in Japanese Kaiseki cuisine in addition to its fun cocktails. Upstairs NYC is partnering with Norikoh to present the best of arts and culture, fashion, technology, food and socials to the community.