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‘Naked Restaurant’ in Japan Won’t Serve Overweight Customers

Guests found to be “overweight” will be refused entry to the restaurant, which opens on 29 July.

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Representational image of the restaurant. (Photo: iStockphoto)

Japan’s first “naked restaurant” opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry – podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat.

The Amrita – Sanskrit for ‘immortality’ – also has strict age restrictions, with only patrons between 18 and 60 allowed in, after they check in their clothes and put on paper underwear provided by the restaurant.

If you are more than 15 kg above the average weight for your height, we ask you to refrain from making a reservation.
Restaurant Rules

It further explained that patrons could be weighed if they do not appear to be within the correct weight range.

Guests found to be “overweight” will be refused entry to the restaurant, which opens on 29 July, and will not be entitled to a refund, its website points out. All payments must be made in advance on an online booking page.

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In London, they allow overweight patrons in and some guests complained they had a terrible experience.
Miki Komatsu, Amrita’s Spokesperson

She further denied that the establishment was guilty of discrimination.

If fat people are allowed in, it could be miserable for some guests. Guests can see the guidelines clearly on our homepage. We are aiming for a sort of Roman aesthetic, like the beautiful paintings you see in museums.

The list of rules asks visitors not to “cause a nuisance to other guests” by touching or talking to fellow diners.

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Tattooed customers are barred from entry.

Those who meet the restaurant’s entry requirements will be asked to lock away mobile phones and cameras in a table-top box. Guests will fork out up to 80,000 yen (USD 750) for tickets entitling them to eat food served by muscle-bound men wearing g-strings and watch a dance show featuring male models.

Meal tickets, not including a show, cost from 14,000 to 28,000 yen depending on the choice of menu.

Also Read: Dine In Your Birthday Suit at London’s First Naked Restaurant!

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