At an izakaya tavern, there is a restaurant waited on by monkeys. This was probably a PETA nightmare, but monkeys are totally awesome!!!

No No, we are not talking about guys disguised as monkeys, the actual ones!

A couple of monkeys named Yat-chan and Fuku-chan working as waiters (or waitresses, we’re not sure) at the Kayabuki Tavern.


16-year-old Yat-chan is the older of the two, but he moves quickly between tables as he takes the customers’ drink orders. Fuku-chan gives diners a hot towel and helps them clean their hands before they order their drinks, as is the custom in Japan. The customers like them as well, so they get tipped with soya beans.

At times, the monkeys don a face mask as well.

Customers also say that Yat-chan is able to understand exact orders and remember them. It’s amazing how he seems to understand human words.

Due to Japanese animal rights regulations, they are each only allowed to work for two hours a day.

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