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Check Out Thailand's Samurai Robot Restaurant

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This isn't the only restaurant with robots. We've seen that. However, this Japanese restaurant in Thailand has samurai garb wearing robots.

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With two locations in Thailand, Hajime features booths with touch-screen displays, which customers use to place their orders. Then robots glide along a track in the middle of the restaurant and bring the food to the table. Drinks, however, must be brought by humans.

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There is a protective glass between the robot staff and the customers—probably in the event that the robots rise up.

As Bangkok.com noted, when the robots aren't serving, they dance to Lady Gaga.

The restaurant has been around for a few years now, but the video above was recently uploaded to YouTube and covered on Japanese website Pouch.

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The food does look pretty good. A big complaint, however, seems to be about the service—you know, that it's robotic.

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Robot restaurant i Bangkok [Robert Eik@YouTube]

これは行くっきゃない!! ロボットが配膳するタイの「ハイテクレストラン」がアツい!! [Pouch]

Photo: Hajime Robot Restaurant

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DISCUSSION

(From the linked review site)

“Very disappointing.”

Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Flew from California for 17 hours just because my son wanted to try the food in this place after seeing the you tube video.
We have a party of 5 and all of us ordered from the a la carte menu. None of the food we ordered were good at all, the foods are worse than the frozen TV dinners.
The robot only dance to one song only. Will not go back there again, not worth the trip, time or money.