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(Soshiok)   Seafood restaurant fines customers who don't finish everything on their plates and gives the money to the fishermen who risk their lives to catch the customers' food   (soshiok.com) divider line 72
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2013-02-14 07:27:41 AM
Do they deduct pay from fishermen if they run out of food due to the actions of a remorseless eating machine?

i47.tinypic.com

/can't talk
//eating
 
2013-02-14 07:28:29 AM
FTFA: The restaurant is called Hachikyo and is a three-minute walk from Susukino

Just say the word, ooooohhhhhhh...
 
2013-02-14 07:59:30 AM
Interesting...

My parents were depression era and leaving food on your plate was frowned upon. "Take what you want but eat what you take." To this day  I almost always clean my plate. After hitting 40 I realized that I was going to have to "take" waaaaaayyyy smaller portions!
 
2013-02-14 08:06:08 AM
Couldn't they just threaten to withhold the pudding?
 
2013-02-14 08:09:37 AM
If it's not a buffet, screw off.  I paid for the food on the plate, I can eat it, take it with me, or throw it away; either way I paid for the food at the price listed on the menu.
 
2013-02-14 08:10:19 AM
They're "risking their lives" because it's not easy anymore.  It's not easy anymore because fishermen don't know when to quit.
 
2013-02-14 08:11:44 AM
Maybe that would work if they serve something approaching a logical portion size. Most of the times I go out over here, though, I end up with my meal plus one or two more that I box up and take home.
 
2013-02-14 08:11:52 AM
finish your fish sir or there will be a hefty fine!
sidesalad.net
 
2013-02-14 08:12:13 AM
We drove around until 3AM looking for another all you can eat seafood restaurant.
And when you couldn't find one?
We went fishing.
 
2013-02-14 08:13:50 AM
If the fishermen think they deserve more, then they should charge more.  I wouldn't be going to any restaurant that was going to charge me extra because their cook f'd up dinner and it was inedible.
 
2013-02-14 08:14:22 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: Interesting...

My parents were depression era and leaving food on your plate was frowned upon. "Take what you want but eat what you take." To this day  I almost always clean my plate. After hitting 40 I realized that I was going to have to "take" waaaaaayyyy smaller portions!


Me too (grandparents) every meal had at least one serving that was a leftover and no food in their fridge ever went bad. I wish me and my wife were as efficient with food.
 
2013-02-14 08:14:52 AM
FTFA: ..."the overflowing bowls..."

Well, stop serving overflowing bowls, assholes.
 
2013-02-14 08:16:10 AM
Feb 14 2013: Story - "Japanese seafood restaurant fines customers for wasting food"

Feb 21 2013: Sign in Window - "Japanese Restaurant Space Available For BEEF Restaurant"
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-02-14 08:17:03 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: finish your fish sir or there will be a hefty fine!
[sidesalad.net image 346x254]


It's wafer thin!
 
2013-02-14 08:20:09 AM

rnatalie: We drove around until 3AM looking for another all you can eat seafood restaurant.
And when you couldn't find one?
We went fishing.


Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I ask you, is that the actions of a man who had ALL he could eat?
 
2013-02-14 08:20:34 AM
Eh, Sushi is different.  I've often felt a personal feeling of guilt over leaving sashimi or nigiri on a plate, this is not really any different imo.

Charging for not finiishing is a bit much but its not like americans getting fined for not inhaling every morsel of mock tenderloin they got at Ryan's steakhouse...
 
2013-02-14 08:20:43 AM
Fishing USED to be easy, until the fishermen trawled all the fish out of the ocean.

The best thing that could possibly happen to the marine ecosystem is if all the fishermen died off for a generation or two.
 
2013-02-14 08:23:18 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: Interesting...

My parents were depression era and leaving food on your plate was frowned upon. "Take what you want but eat what you take." To this day  I almost always clean my plate. After hitting 40 I realized that I was going to have to "take" waaaaaayyyy smaller portions!


I was taught the same, and am now having to do the same. The only time I can't is at restaurants; they always give you way too much food to begin with. I wanted fish and chips, not chips and fish dammit. Always too damned many fries....
 
2013-02-14 08:25:13 AM
Well to be fair it sounds like a gimmick on one item - we will pile a bowl of rice with as much salmon roe as you want, but if you can't finish you have to donate. People know the deal when they order.

That said, weird. But cool? But rude and interfering.

Maybe it taps into a Japanese cultural norm, since the local newspaper sounds both apologetic of the brazenness but defensive of the restaurant's being in the right... Instead of the 'lolwut' tone that a foreign paer would take.
 
2013-02-14 08:26:42 AM
There's no way to segue into this easily, so I'm just gonna say it. So I was in a Chinese buffet...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdwuiyO7hOU&feature=youtube_gdata_pla ye r
 
2013-02-14 08:29:44 AM

Lucidz: Charging for not finiishing is a bit much


It's bullshiate.  I paid for the food.  It's mine.  Now you're going to come back and make me pay more if I don't consume my own property?  The cost to fishermen for risking their lives is already built into the price they charge for their product.  Stick your fine up your ass.
 
2013-02-14 08:30:16 AM

dopekitty74: The only time I can't is at restaurants; they always give you way too much food to begin with. I wanted fish and chips, not chips and fish dammit. Always too damned many fries....


I have had to adjust what (and where) I eat when we go out. While i have the grilled chicken or fish (with veggies) my kids still get something that comes with fries...I'll snag one or two from them to get my fix in. Once a month I'll get stupid but for the most part I try to keep it in line as the only thing the waitron will haul back on my plate is the utensils and kale.
 
2013-02-14 08:31:25 AM
I read the article expecting to be annoyed, but I'm actually fine with giving a donation, especially since the customers are informed ahead of time and are requesting the large portion.

Normally, I follow the "buy/cook once, eat twice" formula" especially in most restaurants.  I rarely "waste" food but I seldom eat everything in one sitting.
 
2013-02-14 08:31:51 AM
Someone post a picture of MOD with a 'not amused' caption. Mobile fark won't let me.

/MOD probably isn't kosher in this day and age but there shiat was funny.
//spandex enormity
 
2013-02-14 08:34:42 AM
They need to hire this guy to sing a slightly different jingle (yt)

s20.postimage.org



Like a musical admonishment for not cleaning your plate or something.
 
2013-02-14 08:34:43 AM

Galloping Galoshes: Lucidz: Charging for not finiishing is a bit much

It's bullshiate.  I paid for the food.  It's mine.  Now you're going to come back and make me pay more if I don't consume my own property?  The cost to fishermen for risking their lives is already built into the price they charge for their product.  Stick your fine up your ass.


Its all you can eat Salmon Roe with rice dude.  Look, I get that if I pay 75$ for a steak, and I have one bite, who cares, I paid for the steak...

If I pay 25$ for a buffet, eat 25$ worth, and then order one more bowl just so I can have one last teaspoon of Salmon Roe, that's bad form.
 
2013-02-14 08:34:51 AM
CSB:
My exwife was Japanese (well she still is), and I was in Japan visiting the in-laws. They took me to this resturant where you pay a set price and they bring unlimited raw beef to your table, and you cook it to your preference on a little grill in the middle of the table. You get a couple of different bowls and marinades to choose from. (As a side note, her dad bought me a beer, and since I'm not a big beer drinker, I used it to marinade the beef. He had never seen this done before and was utterly baffled as to why someone would do that. Until he tasted it and was shocked as to how good it was. Not sure what all he was saying, but he was one excited Japanese guy right then)

Anyway, you get as much beef as you want, but if you have any left over, they make you pay for it. We had all eaten quite a bit, and they were unsure wether or not to order another plate. I told them to go ahead, it would be ok. We get 1/3 of the plate done and everyone is now full. Now her mom is saying something about "Now we have to pay extra!" Not to worry, I assure her. As an American, I am well versed in how to fix this. I cook up the rest of the beef, and ask her to show me her purse. She's like "Uh.....okay" and I wrap the remaning beef in several napkins and plop it right in there. Tada! Clean plate. She stared at me in wonder. That had never crossed her mind to do.
So we finished up the rest of it later that night as a snack. I was glad for the chance to share our two cultures. I got to experience a traditional Japanese dining experience, and they got to learn how to game the system like a true American.
 
2013-02-14 08:36:34 AM
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2013-02-14 08:39:53 AM

Galloping Galoshes: Lucidz: Charging for not finiishing is a bit much

It's bullshiate.  I paid for the food.  It's mine.  Now you're going to come back and make me pay more if I don't consume my own property?  The cost to fishermen for risking their lives is already built into the price they charge for their product.  Stick your fine up your ass.


Or, you know, you could go to another restaurant.
 
2013-02-14 08:39:53 AM
Nanny Bloomberg sees a new income revenue for NYC

Maybe food suppliers could monitor how much you disguard and then start


Wheres my aluminum foil?
 
2013-02-14 08:40:03 AM
Sticking anything in your mouth should be a consensual act.  This is one restaurant I won't be going to.
 
2013-02-14 08:43:00 AM
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They always stop you at 12.
 
2013-02-14 08:43:19 AM

pciszek: Sticking anything in your mouth should be a consensual act.  This is one restaurant I won't be going to.



I had a girlfriend that tried telling me that once. There was a lot of muffled mumbling and some gagging so I cant be sure
 
2013-02-14 08:43:20 AM
 
2013-02-14 08:43:22 AM
Just throw the rest on the floor under the table and say "OOppsss" if anyone sees you.
 
2013-02-14 08:46:51 AM

d23: Jon iz teh kewl: finish your fish sir or there will be a hefty fine!
[sidesalad.net image 346x254]

It's wafer thin!


fark off he cant eat another bite
 
2013-02-14 08:46:53 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: Interesting...

My parents were depression era and leaving food on your plate was frowned upon. "Take what you want but eat what you take." To this day  I almost always clean my plate. After hitting 40 I realized that I was going to have to "take" waaaaaayyyy smaller portions!


same here. i got the old "there are children starving in india" line.
 
2013-02-14 08:48:06 AM

mentula: Dancin_In_Anson: Interesting...

My parents were depression era and leaving food on your plate was frowned upon. "Take what you want but eat what you take." To this day  I almost always clean my plate. After hitting 40 I realized that I was going to have to "take" waaaaaayyyy smaller portions!

same here. i got the old "there are children starving in india" line.


I tried putting the leftovers in an envelope and saying "wheres a stamp, well send it to them"
Couldnt sit down for a week after that
 
2013-02-14 08:48:44 AM

WhippingBoy: Galloping Galoshes: Lucidz: Charging for not finiishing is a bit much

It's bullshiate.  I paid for the food.  It's mine.  Now you're going to come back and make me pay more if I don't consume my own property?  The cost to fishermen for risking their lives is already built into the price they charge for their product.  Stick your fine up your ass.

Or, you know, you could go to another restaurant.


Yeah, god forbid you adhere to the customs and rules of another culture, in another country, in a specialized restaurant.  Tell you what Galoshes, I'll try new cuisine, you stay out in the midwest and keep eating at restaurants that brag about their yeast rolls.
 
2013-02-14 08:52:30 AM
All you can eat fugu?
 
2013-02-14 09:00:38 AM
Or maybe just offer smaller portions? We're not all Kobayashi, you assholes.
 
2013-02-14 09:07:43 AM

DirkTheDaring: Or maybe just offer smaller portions? We're not all Kobayashi, you assholes.


Its a specific item on the list, "all you can eat salmon roe and rice".  You realize, you could not only NOT go to the restaurant, you could NOT order that menu item?

Did you rtfa?
 
2013-02-14 09:08:35 AM

Galloping Galoshes: Lucidz: Charging for not finiishing is a bit much

It's bullshiate.  I paid for the food.  It's mine.  Now you're going to come back and make me pay more if I don't consume my own property?  The cost to fishermen for risking their lives is already built into the price they charge for their product.  Stick your fine up your ass.


This is pretty common at the Chinese-run AYCE places that dot this town. I've never been stuck with a bill, but I've never ordered a plate of 300 sashimi for just myself either.
 
2013-02-14 09:08:50 AM
One of my earliest jobs in life was busboy at a local Choke and Puke in Orange, Texas.  I learned fairly quickly if you print the words "All You Can Eat" anywhere on your establishment's advertizement you set off some kind of Aquamanesqe beacon that becons all the mouth-breathing, grease-guzzling, cankled, no-necked, barely-ambulatory piles of genetic waste within a 100 mile radius to your front door.  The owners had to install 16' wide double doors to allow clearance for all the Rascals, wheelchairs, and oxygen tanks, not to mention the girth, of our average patrons.

The waitstaff had a daily pool on the number of heimlech manuvers each of us would be called upon to perform.  I had to start working out regularly to physically prepare myself for the task lest I wind up crippled on my first attempt to squeeze a chicken bone from the windpipe of one of our regulars.  CPR was out of the question.

One of my more memorable evenings involved a quartet of "ladies" who answered the clarion call during our annual All You Can Eat Crawfish buffet.  We all knew our evening was in jepoardy when they waddled into the front door.  We all prayed to the dining gods for mercy as they made their way through the buffet line.  The cries of "Please, gods, not my section" could be heard throughout the kitchen area while we watched the women pile food on their trays in abject amazement.  A small wimper sounded behind me when the ladies found their table.  My eyes met Sandy Pittman's and an unspoken message was communicated between us; our numbers were up.  Our chances of surviving the night were no better than those of the chairs the four boner-killing women were resting their overfed asses in.

What those women did to that buffet defies description.  In all of my years of life, I've never seen anything that matched the absolute horror of what I witnessed.  The psychological scars of that night still haunt my dreams.  When the massacre was finally completed and the four physics-defying females left the building, the task of cleaning up after them fell to me.  From the safety of the kitchen, Sandy Pittman  communicated her desire to help me out of some misguided sense of compassion but she was unable to return to the scene.  The rest of the staff were too busy placing their bets on how long it would take me to spew my dinner.  Paul Holan won at 13 minutes.

I never went back to that place...except in my darkest nightmares.  And people wonder why I do crank.
 
2013-02-14 09:11:41 AM
Not a place I would frequent. Well, for one they are a seafood place and I have a phobia about eating fish. But on top of that they want to charge me extra because their food sucks so bad I can't finish it? No thank you.
 
2013-02-14 09:16:37 AM

SundaesChild: Not a place I would frequent. Well, for one they are a seafood place and I have a phobia about eating fish. But on top of that they want to charge me extra because their food sucks so bad I can't finish it? No thank you.


You read the article start to finish, twice, didn't you?  Don't worry, the restaurant is in Japan, no one's going to charge you extra for not finishing your fourth burger in one setting at the In N' Out.
 
2013-02-14 09:20:36 AM
Wasn't there an all-you-can-eat buffet that did the same thing?
They weigh your plate after finishing and charge for food left on it.
Could have sworn I read about it here.
 
2013-02-14 09:22:45 AM

Joe Blowme: I tried putting the leftovers in an envelope and saying "wheres a stamp, well send it to them"
Couldnt sit down for a week after that


HAHAHAHAHA!
 
2013-02-14 09:25:27 AM

Lucidz: DirkTheDaring: Or maybe just offer smaller portions? We're not all Kobayashi, you assholes.

Its a specific item on the list, "all you can eat salmon roe and rice".  You realize, you could not only NOT go to the restaurant, you could NOT order that menu item?

Did you rtfa?


Guilty.
 
2013-02-14 09:28:13 AM
Take what you want, but eat what you take!
 
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