You’ll Totoro-ly fall in love with it

Totoro fans, this is for you! Right in the heart of Bangkok is May’s Garden Restaurant, is a first ever Totoro-themed restaurant that’s officially licensed by Studio Ghibli. Now, your obsession is can take on a whole new form!

Cover image via May’s Garden House Restaurant

A world’s first in Bangkok


Photo Credit: May’s Garden House Restaurant

Perhaps the most striking feature of the restaurant is a giant-sized Totoro that is the subject to many selfies and photo op sessions. If you’re a Totoro fanatic, you’ll probably be tempted to steal it and bring it home with you!

Although the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo, Japan has the Straw Hat Cafe, this restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand differs in the fact that it’s a restaurant dedicated solely to the lovable Totoro from My Neighbour Totoro.


Photo Credit: May’s Garden House Restaurant

It’s been said that Toshio Suzuki, Studio Ghibli producer and co-founder, was inspired to open the restaurant in Bangkok because of his love for Thailand’s countryside and the chicken wings he tasted from a humble local stall.

The food is adorable and Instagrammable


Photo Credit: May’s Garden House Restaurant


Photo Credit: May’s Garden House Restaurant

Although you can count on the menu to feature the yummy chicken wings, there are also a number of other dishes that are not to be missed. There are mini fluffy Totoro steamed buns, Sootballs (Susuwatari) dessert, comforting local dishes like Thai soups, curries and many more to come.

May’s Garden House Restaurant


Photo Credit: May’s Garden House Restaurant

There’re more to come in the restaurant, so keep a lookout for the new updates! Located in the heart of Bangkok, May’s Garden House Restaurant is easily accessible and is a walking distance from nearby MRT and BTS stations.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 12pm to 7pm
Address: 18 Soi Lak Khet (Sukhumvit Soi 29), Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana
Bangkok, Thailand
How to get there:
5-min walk from MRT Sukhumvit Station | 6-min walk from BTS Asoke Station | 6-min walk from BTS Phrom Phong Station

Photos used in this article are featured with permission from May’s Garden House Restaurant.