Fukuchan Monkey in wig, mask, works Restaurant!106,446 views
...Oh yeah, the menu... ignore the fancy menu posted on the wall. The one with stuff like boar, deer and duck.
There's none of that, that menu is just for show.
Today's choices were: teppanyaki with chicken and tofu with meat.
Plus the usual sides of kimchi, gyoza and tempura (which consisted mostly of onions).
And thank goodness, because that was enough to creep me out. The monkey did her shtick of delivering hot towels for about 30 minutes and then disappeared behind the bar.
Fukuchan getting friendly with customers. That was our cue to pay and leave.
Oh yeah, speaking of paying... Our bill should have been 2200 yen (teppanyaki 900yen x2, plus oolong tea 200 yen x2), but we were charged 2600 yen and no explanation was forthcoming as to why.
I was planning to leave a tip for the monkey (the sign on the wall asks you to do just that), but after being overcharged 400 yen, I changed my mind.
Fukuchan sans the creepy mask
Conclusion: it was interesting for one night, but we won't be back.
I can ignore nasty attitude (god knows, I have plenty of that myself) but I won't put up with being ripped off.
Here's a short film, sorry about the cellphone camera quality.
Still, it's a creepy place, definitely not my favorite.
Do you want a hot towel? We were being purposely ignored for about 30 minutes.
So much effort went into that ignoring that I was beginning to worry that mamma-San and her helper might sprain their necks from turning their heads to avoid looking at us.
But when we finally managed to place our order (teppanyaki x2 and oolong tea x2), the food arrived relatively quickly.
Mamma-San's helper for some very strange reason insisted on explaining the menu to us in English.
Even though Dr. Trouble was answering her in perfect Japanese. We were bored today and thought that seeing a couple of monkeys in goofy costumes would be a swell idea.
No, we didn't go to a cosplay event, we went to Kayabuki.
Kayabuki is a restaurant (actually, an izakaya, to be precise) in the Miyukihoncho part of Utsunomiya
(address: 4688-13 Miyukihoncho, parking available),
where two monkeys work as waiters (or waitresses - sorry I didn't feel like pulling down underpants).
Their names are Yacchan (presumably a boy) and Fukuchan (presumably a girl, though I'm not sure).
Kayabuki restaurant in Utsunomiya, Tochigi 4:02
Added: 11 months ago From: budgettroubleblog
21 CommentsRhett was right this is Horrifying O_O
oh god, this is terrible and grotesque. i was searching for human mask by Pierre huyghe ....but this somehow explains where the story started initially. alas.....very weird, creepy and perverted... mockery to mankind and animals
This really is repulsive.
why are they laughing? this is a nightmare to watch, not to mention, extremely abusive.
Thank you HMM, for making me witness this nightmare...
Thank you. I can genuinely say that I now feel closer to the animal kingdom.
Karl Tarkington would love this.
This is animal cruelty.
Rhett and Link this is super creepy!!!! disturbing and cruel!
I saw the craziest film about this monkey and this place in Sweden