There aren’t many things more frustrating than going out to eat and having a waiter get your order wrong. Sure, you can always send it back and get what you wanted in the first place, but you still have to wait another ten minutes for your food while everyone else eats at a slower pace to make you feel better about yourself. It’s just an unfortunate situation for everyone involved.
When you consider how awkward getting the wrong food can be, it’s hard to imagine someone would willingly visit a restaurant that employs waiters who are almost guaranteed to forget your order. However, that didn’t stop diners in Japan from flocking to a pop-up based on that very concept. It might sound odd, but there’s a reason people were so eager to visit.
The Restaurant of Order Mistakes- whose name is inspired by a Japanese story called “The Restaurant of Many Orders”- recently opened in the Toyosu district of Tokyo. The restaurant was the brainchild of a collective of chefs who decided to open a restaurant based on an incredibly novel concept: all of the waiters that work there have dementia. It might sound like a bizarre idea, but they have a pretty inspiring explanation.