Karaoke bar Duke of Tokyo Utrecht opens in the Ganzenmarkt Tunnel
For over a week you have been able to reserve your private karaoke booth at the Duke Of Tokyo in Utrecht in the Ganzenmarkt Tunnel. After a long wait and speculating about the opening date, it’s finally here! This Thursday, February 17, Duke of Tokyo will officially open its second location on the Ganzenmarkt Tunnel in the heart of Utrecht. Karaoke fans and party animals can show off their singing skills in seven over the top karaoke booths, or sip Japanese cocktails or ice cold beer in the cozy bar.
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For all nightingales in Utrecht and surroundings
Each of the seven karaoke booths is inspired by a distinctive neighborhood in the metropolis of Tokyo. From a cute Harajuku room full of manga paintings (4 pers.) to a large party booth full of color areas and neon lamps inspired by the entertainment district Roppongi (20 pers.). The rooms can be booked for groups of 4 to 20 people in time blocks of 2 hours, you pay between €10 and €18 per person. In the karaoke booth, drinks are ordered via a tablet and brought to you personally. From all-time favorites to new hits; a karaoke system with over 20,000 songs to choose from offers plenty of choice for everyone. You can reserve a private karaoke booth through their website. Even if you don’t want to sing, you are welcome for a drink at the bar.
Karaoke bar Duke of Tokyo 2.0
In 2018, twee entrepreneurs from Amersfoort, Has Peters-Sengers and Wessel Kruyt, together with their British partner Ben Warren, opened the first Duke of Tokyo location in the Reguliersdwarsstraat in Amsterdam. A concept that, after a short time, was part of the Amsterdam nightlife. With the help of crowdfunding, plans were soon made for a second location in Utrecht, where Has and Wessel once studied. When the men entered the Ganzenmarkt Tunnel, the distinctive wharf cellars were completely empty; the entire interior and exterior of the new location is custom-made and conceived by ‘creative mastermind’ Goof Vermeulen of Goofz Art Department.
As a creative person and Japan enthusiast, Goof has once again fully immersed himself in the Japanese culture. Literally everything in the bar is handmade and conceived and developed with so much care, attention and love. We are very happy with our collaboration with Goof, without him there would be no Duke of Tokyo.” – Wessel Kruyt
High-quality Japanese cocktails with a signature Duke twist and a selection of beers, wines and sakes can be found on the menu. But Duke of Tokyo is also the right place for an old school Gin Tonic or Espresso Martini. The brains behind the drinks menu is professional bartender and co-owner Ben Warren. At Duke of Tokyo, they like to keep the cocktail menu fun and light-hearted, just like the gentlemen hope their guests feel when they come to visit. Every recipe has, where possible, Japanese influences with the addition of ingredients such as yuzu, cherry blossom and wasabi. flavor combinations are often surprisingly different, but above all very tasty!