The first naked restaurant in Japan has been accused of bare-faced cheek – for barring podgy diners from entering.
Customers can expect to be weighed when they turn up to eat, and if they are found to be 15 kilos over the average weight for a person of their height, they’ll be turned away.
The Amrita in Tokyo, which opens next month, also has strict age restrictions, with only patrons between 18 and 60 allowed in. Oh, and tattoos are not allowed, either.
Rules posted on the restaurant’s website state: “If you are more than 15 kilograms (33 pounds) above the average weight for your height, we ask you refrain from making a reservation,” and goes on to explain anyone who looks overweight will be put on the scales.
Naked restaurants have opened in London and Australia, but they go for full nudity. The Japanese, perhaps being a bit more reserved, will give diners paper underwear to wear during their meals.
The restaurant opens on July 29, and fatties who fail the weight test will not be entitled to a refund.
Its rules also specify customers must not “cause a nuisance to other guests” by touching or talking to them. They must also lock away mobile phones and cameras in a table-top box.
Guests will fork out up to 80,000 yen (US $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, will cost from 14,000 to 28,000 yen depending on choice of menu.