Say Kawaii, This Quirky Japanese Spot Has Put Inflatable Animals At Their Empty Tables

By Victoria Patapan
26th May 2020

A restaurant with people at some tables, and inflatable animals at other

When the Queensland Government gave the go-ahead for restaurants to reopen, people across the state jumped at the chance to once again dine-in at their favourite eateries. But as we all know, the relaxation of restrictions came with a catch: only 10 patrons are allowed in a venue at any one time.  

While we certainly aren’t questioning the need to keep crowds to a minimum, a restaurant full of empty tables sure is a different vibe to what we’re used to.

Thankfully, the bright minds behind Harajuku Gyoza have come up with a way to make social distancing a little more fun—by seating cute inflatable animals at the empty tables in between those used for diners. So instead of sitting in a half-empty venue, you’re given the chance to dine with the likes of a green sea turtle, two flamingos and even a bright blue elephant, all of whom are happy to pose for a photo while you chow down on dumplings.

A restaurant with people at some tables, and inflatable animals at other

If you want to get in on the fun, we recommend you book online to skip the queue and secure yourself a seat with the cutest diners in town. Otherwise, you can call ahead to grab your order to-go, and just wave hello to the animals on your way out the door. 

In other dining news, you can book out this entire VIP suite a W Brisbane for a long lunch. 

Image credit: Supplied 

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