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Have you ever seen? A Japanese restaurant has changed the face of customer service by employing two monkeys to …

Have you ever seen? A Japanese restaurant has changed the face of customer service by employing two monkeys to help with the table service! The Kayabukiya Izakaya, a traditional ‘sake house’ north of Tokyo (where is Utsunomiya, around 1hours by high speed train) has employed a pair of uniformed Japanese macaque called Yat-chan and Fuku-chan to serve customers.

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12 years old Yat-chan is the crowd-pleaser as he moves quickly between tables taking customer drink orders. Fuku-chan is quick to give the diners a hot towel to help them clean their hands before they order their drinks. Yat-chan and Fuku-chan, who are both certified by the local authorities to work in the Izakaya are well appreciate by customers, who tip them with soy beans.

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The monkeys actually might be better waiters than some really bad human workers! Izakaya owner Kaoru Otsuka, 63, originally kept the monkeys as household pets but when the older one started aping him, he realized they were capable of working in the Izakaya.

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They are so cute and working well, so now there are so many customers are coming even from all over the world. If the two monkeys are not so busy, you might have chance to take some pictures with them! Of course here is not only about monkey, but also the taste of some food and drinks are very good and traditional Japanese style! Please check it out!

Station

Okamoto

Price

varies according to the food/drink

Open

18PM~12AM

Closed

Tuesday