Japanese restaurant replaces waiters with conveyor belt to deliver your food

By on October 24, 2013, 6:15 PM

I love going out to eat at local restaurants. Not only do I have access to a much wider variety of food than I could cook at home, I don’t have to deal with dirtying up and then cleaning the dishes. As you are likely well aware, however, restaurants more often than not have one common complaint: the service stinks.

A Japanese restaurant has come up with a novel approach to the issue – simply get rid of the waiters. The restaurant has installed an elaborate conveyor belt that runs along the side of each table. If you see a dish that you’d like to eat, simply take it off the belt and chow down. In the event you don’t see what you’re after, you can order a custom dish from a touch screen tablet and have it sent out via conveyor belt when ready.

When you’ve finished, simply dispose of each dish into a slot under the conveyer belt. Your bill is calculated based on how many plates you send down the chute.

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Guest said:

This is not something new or specific to one restaurant, this has been going for a while in Japan and is also being used in many Japanese restaurants in Europe. This was first used in 1958 so you're just a little behind the times.

yukka, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Ok after watching the video there is a bit more to this restaurant with its tablet menu and priority conveyor belt. As long as it doesn't break down

4 people like this | yRaz yRaz said:

"Japanese restaurant replaces waiters with conveyor belt to deliver your food"

contrarily, if you want a waiter you can pick one up at one of Japan's many vending machines.

Xtreme gamer said:

Automatic Human feeder?

I am not an animal!!!


Guest said:

No no

not automatic human feeder

this is an automatic animal feeder


Japanese and Chinese and Asian waiters are the best

LukeDJ LukeDJ said:

Dude, this sort of thing has been around for ages.

I mean, live in Perth and I know of a sushi bar like this one.

And nothing interesting ever happens in Perth.

Guest said:

Yo Sushi have done it for years and years

Guest said:

Yeah, this isn't new.

And it isn't even the most novel way.

There's a restaurant (I forget the name) which delivers your food and drink via miniature railway trains which run all through the restaurant.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

Great. Now I don't have to tip.

mctommy said:

This is based on "Kaiten" sushi bars but takes it to the next level with the disposal chute and automatic count.

Traditional kaiten sushi will have the waiter/waitress bring you your drink, take any special orders and count the colored plates at the end of the meal. This does replace the waiter/waitress for those duties: you probably go get your drink at the fountain drink, order special items on the screen and it automatically counts your bill for you.

Acid said:

Great. Now I don't have to tip.

Tipping in Japan is considered rude as they believe good service should be provided as standard.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

Tipping in Japan is considered rude as they believe good service should be provided as standard.

Most waiters in my country aren't paid at all so a tip is mandatory. I suppose waiters in Japan are paid something by whoever they work for.

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