ormally if you go out to eat at a restaurant and they bring you the wrong food, it's pretty frustrating. But what if you went out to eat knowing that you probably wouldn't get what you ordered, and that that was the point of it all?
Welcome to The Restaurant of Order Mistakes.
Located in Tokyo’s Toyosu district, the premise of the pop-up restaurant, which was in a trial period from June 2 to June 4, was that the staff all have dementia.
This means they'll probably get your order wrong, but if you know that going in, you'll be much more understanding about the situation — and the disease.
It helps show that even though they suffer from such a debilitating condition, they can still serve as productive members of society.
Food blogger Mizuho Kudo visited The Restaurant of Order Mistakes, and had nothing but a glowing review of her experience.
She originally ordered a hamburger but ended up having gyoza dumplings instead, but everything turned out to be unexpectedly delicious.
In addition, the waiters were all extremely friendly and seemed to be having tons of fun.
The short trial period has now ended, but organizers are currently planning for another pop-up event in September to coincide with World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21.