Shisha-smoking café opens in Tenmonkan, Kagoshima City – 50 flavors available

PUBLISHED Jul 13, 2021

Inside DaliCafe

It has been a month since the opening of DaliCafe, where people can enjoy shisha, on Ten Park St. in Tenmonkan, Kagoshima City. Shisha is also known as a waterpipe, originating in the Middle East.

The first DaliCafe opened in Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture, and the Ten Park branch is its second outlet. “When I was thinking of a second café, I thought it would be interesting to open one in Kagoshima, where shisha is still new. So I decided on Tenmonkan,” said Orita Toshiya, the owner of DaliCafe. The Ten Park branch opened on May 10. The café has an area of 100 square meters. There is a table in the center for shishas, and sofas and chairs are arranged around it, which comfortably accommodate 20 people.

The price for shisha is 1,650 yen per use, and one shisha can be shared by two people for 550 yen per person. About 50 flavors are available. The drink lineup is also extensive, including soft drinks, beer, cocktails, wine, whiskey, sake, shochu, and tequila.

Café’s logo with a shisha-smoking French bulldog is eye-catching, and dog figures are displayed throughout the café. Orita said, “I wanted to use an animal as a mascot to shake off the negative or dark image of shisha.” The dog in the logo is modeled after Dali, a French bulldog owned by one of the six co-owners.

Opening hours: 3:00 p.m. – midnight (from 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays). It is illegal for anyone under the age of 20 to consume shisha.

  • Shisha at DaliCafe

  • Inside DaliCafe