In this restaurant, it doesn’t matter what you want to eat, because probably you will not get what you ordered.
You can read on the introduction of the restaurant page, “All of our servers are people living with dementia. They may, or may not, get your order right.”
The aim of the restaurant
The project of ‘Restaurant of Mistaken Orders’ aims to include those that suffer from dementia in society, rather than just isolating them.
The idea for starting this restaurant comes from an intellectual partnership between the creator Shiro Oguni and a home where a group of people with dementia live.
In Japan, which wildly known as a super-aging society, researchers predict that one in five people will have dementia by 2025.
More than half of Japanese with dementia live at home in isolation. The creation of this restaurant gives them a chance to be useful to the community. The pop-up restaurant gives them a cheery place where these amazing people could be happier than just sitting at home.
To make sure that the customers will feel satisfied, “everything on the menu tastes delicious,”. So even if you didn’t have what you ordered don’t worry, you’ll enjoy the mistaken meal brought to you. Since the restaurant’s first event, staff calculated that 37% of orders were mistaken, while 99% of the customers “declared themselves happy,”.
Some of the mistakes can be really funny.
Like one older woman how shows her guests to their table and then sits down with them. Yet another serves a hot coffee with a straw.
Due to its success, the Restaurant of Mistaken Orders has appeared in many places around Japan. Would you like to have a meal there?